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How Different Will S23 Look Like Compared To S22?

January 24, 2023

With the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S23 approaching, many are curious to know what will be new. And to help answer these questions, here is a text with all the confirmed rumors and information about the new version of the Korean giant's premium cell phone.

Information such as what to expect from the design, the screen, performance features like processor, RAM, and storage, as well as battery capacity and camera array, will be named. Finally, information about the previous S22 phone will be displayed as well to make things easier to compare.



Samsung S22 Ultra brought a magnificent screen with a diagonal of 6.8 inches and a resolution of 1440×3088 pixels, with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. There is nothing to complain about, except for the fact that the phone had to measure 163.3×77.9×8.9 mm and weigh 228 grams, which can be a nuisance.

That's why Samsung offered the S22 model, which weighs only 168 grams, its dimensions are 146×70.6×7.6 mm and the screen diagonal is 6.1". The resolution is 1080×2340 pixels, with a refresh rate of 120 Hz, but due to the smaller dimensions, the pixel density is actually higher, so the picture is perfect, and at the same time large enough for practically all applications. The Dynamic AMOLED 2X screen, relying on Vision Booster technology, automatically adjusts the lighting to the environment and improves color contrast. The pursuit of a perfect image required an increase in sensitivity, so the S22 has a maximum brightness of as much as 1,300 nits.


According to leaks, the Galaxy S23 line should have the same screens as the previous generation, with some minor differences only in brightness. The Galaxy S23 screen will have 6.1 inches and a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. The Samsung S23 Plus is 6.6 inches with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and the S23 Ultra is a 6.8-inch 1440 x 3088 pixels screen.

CPU, RAM, Storage


Although it is smaller and cheaper, the S22 does not lag behind its "big brother" in terms of capabilities as it is still based on the powerful Exynos 2200 processor (in some markets, the Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is supplied). Memory is 8 GB and storage, depending on the selected version, is 128 or 256 GB.


The Galaxy S23 will have its processor as a major upgrade. It will get a customized version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, Qualcomm's newest and best processor for all three phones. It has improvements in performance, power, and more advanced Artificial Intelligence engines.

In addition to the Qualcomm chip that performed better than the iPhone 14's A15 Bionic in tests, it will also have 8GB of RAM, which was considered little by many experts, and versions with 128GB or 256 GB of internal memory. The Ultra model will come with 12GB RAM and 512GB storage.



The camera system is superb - the resolution of the main camera is 50 MP, and there is also an ultra-wide camera (12 MP), and a telephoto camera with a resolution of 10 MP. These are dynamic cameras, they work without problems both day and night (so-called Nightography), and intelligent image processing ensures top results without any effort on the part of the user. The front camera has a resolution of 10 MP, and all cameras allow recording 4k video at 30 or 60 frames per second, while the rear camera also provides 8K video at 24 fps. The Auto Framing function intelligently detects and tracks up to 10 people in the frame, optimizing focus so that everyone is clearly visible.


The big news about the cameras is in relation to the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, which will have a 200MP main sensor. This represents a big increase, as the S22 Ultra had almost half this resolution (108MP). The sensor will also have a larger aperture, increasing light capture, which will deliver better photos in dark places. However, the other two phones will most likely retain the same camera systems, only improved by better AI processing.



During the construction of the phone, a special effort was directed towards saving energy, but the S22 also had to have a powerful battery with a capacity of 3700 mAh, which lasts the whole day without any problems and then charges super-quickly with a power of 45 W. The possibility of reverse charging another phone is also important with a power of 4.5 W.


We can expect improvements in the batteries of the Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus. According to the leaks, the Galaxy S23 will have a 3,900mAh battery, larger than the 3700mAh of the S22. The Samsung S23+ will have a 4,700 mAh battery, also higher than the 4,500 mAh of the S22 Plus.

The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra will remain with the 5,000mAh battery of the S22 Ultra. Another point that should not change is the charging system, which will remain at 25W on the Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus, and 45W on the Galaxy S23 Ultra.


Regarding the design, speculations do not indicate many changes. According to the leaker Ice Universe, the size of the three models should remain practically the same, getting just a little thicker, which could be due to the change in the camera module.


Improved biometric reader under the screen - The Galaxy S23's main improvement isn't necessarily in the display, it's under the display. It's your new Qualcomm 3D Sonic Max biometric reader. It is up to 17 times larger than the fingerprint scanners currently used by Samsung. In this way, it will increase the security of the cell phone, being able to capture up to two fingerprints at the same time.

The different cooling system on all three models - Recent leaks indicate that the Galaxy S23 Ultra will have a more efficient, full vapor chamber system, just like the Galaxy S22 Ultra. The Galaxy S23 will have a bottom Heatpipe system, while the Samsung S22 will have a basic system with thermal paste and graphite tape.

New Feature - Satellite Communication

Like the iPhone 14, the Galaxy S23 will have a satellite communication system. This system aims to solve the problem of lack of signal in situations of high risks, such as when the user is lost. With Samsung's new system, the user will be able to send SMS messages and low-resolution images, to be found in emergencies. The manufacturer will operate the service in partnership with Iridium Communications, which has 66 low-orbit satellites.

Final Words

As is customary at Samsung, the new Galaxy S23 will be launched during the Samsung Unpacked 2023 event. The event will likely take place in San Francisco, United States, in February. It will then be seen how the S23 phones will look for sure.

Be that as it may, we can expect great improvements, many of which are already known. Will the new S23 series be better than the previous one? Definitely.