New rumors have appeared on the Internet about the upcoming generation of Samsung's strongest smartphones, devices from the Galaxy S series. This year, the company plans to present three phone models - Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and the strongest model Galaxy S23 Ultra.
All phones should be powered by Qualcomm's upcoming and most powerful chipset – the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, and will probably be available in several versions depending on the amount of memory and storage space. Also, all three models should work on the latest version of Google's operating system, Android 13.
So far, the S22 Ultra has been considered the best phone on the market for various reasons. And now, it seems like Samsung will bring even more firepower with this series. Will S23 Ultra be the best phone on the market when it comes out? Let’s check out.
All new Samsung flagships will feature a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. Akash Palkhiwala, CFO of Qualcomm, confirmed on the call expectations for a strong second half of the March 2023 quarter, which coincides with the first months of sales of the Galaxy S23 series phones. He also confirmed that Qualcomm has moved from a 75% chipset share within the Galaxy S22 series to a global share - meaning we'll see Snapdragon chipsets in all Samsung flagship phones next year, confirming earlier rumors.
Long gone are the days when buyers in other markets envied Europeans with an Exynos chipset. Qualcomm has overtaken Samsung, and in recent years we've seen a widening gap, so customers rightly wanted to have the most powerful Snapdragon processor in their devices.
Although the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 has not yet been announced, information about the expected performance has been leaked among the GeekBench synthetic test results, where the Galaxy S23 Ultra scored 1,524 Single-Core and 4,597 Multi-Core.
- This will be the most powerful chipset in a mobile phone.
Naturally, the CPU will not be the only thing upgraded. Almost every aspect of the phone should see improvements. Here are the most important ones summarized:
When it comes to the display, the new Galaxy S series should get LTPO displays with a dynamic refresh rate of 10Hz to 120Hz. Yes, there are phones on the market that use 144 Hz displays but combining such a display with the rest of the machinery would have a significant impact on the battery life. Therefore, 120Hz is more than enough and the dynamic refresh rate (meaning that the phone will lower this rate when not necessary) will only further save the battery life.
The devices will have a Qualcomm X70 5G modem for better connection options. 5G is, of course, standard today, and these phones will all have 5G connectivity. In addition, it’s a Qualcomm modem which will synergize with the CPU well.
When it comes to software, the phones will run the latest Android 13, with One UI 5 as the user interface. It is the latest OS version and will come with various useful features. The hardware will be more than efficient in quickly processing all the operations with ease.
Finally, 12GB RAM and 1TB storage space are expected, both are practically overkill but the fans will love to see them.
- All other specs (except for the display refresh rate) will be the best and newest on the market.
In addition to information about the hardware, we also learned what kind of cameras we can expect on the most powerful model of the new generation of the Galaxy S. The S23 Ultra model should have four rear cameras - the main one with a resolution of 200MP, then a telephoto periscope lens with a 10x zoom resolution of 10MP, another 10MP camera with triple zoom, and a 12MP ultra-wide lens.
It is, therefore, about a similar camera system as on the current generation of this phone, and the biggest change should refer to the main camera, for which we can expect an increase in resolution from 108 to 200 MP. Of course, it's not all about megapixels, so it will be interesting to see if Samsung will present some other innovations and improvements to the cameras.
- The 4-camera setup with the 200 MP main camera will be even better than what S22 Ultra offers, and it offers the best.
After the first images of the Samsung Galaxy S23 and S23+ phones, the first images of the Galaxy S23 Ultra arrived. The new information confirms what we already wrote about - the Galaxy S23 Ultra will look almost identical to its predecessor.
The most expensive non-flexible phone from Samsung will have a screen of about 6.8 inches, and recognizing the differences compared to last year's model will be reduced to analyzing with a microscope because the new device is taller and wider by only 0.1 mm, i.e. thicker by 1.8 mm. However, it is claimed that the screen frame will be the thinnest ever.
The power button and volume rocker are located on the right side of the phone, while the speaker openings, USB-C port, and SIM holder can be seen at the bottom of the device.
The camera system is also almost identical to its predecessor, with the only difference being that the two small sensors are now in-line with the back, rather than slightly protruding. Another "change" is that the edges of the phone itself are less curved.
- While the design is not as important as the performance, it is still a powerful look that all fans will love.
Be that as it may, it remains for us to see for ourselves these "changes" when the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra hits the market early next year. The beginning of the year is traditionally scheduled for the launch of new Samsung flagship phones, and nothing will change this time either as the Samsung Galaxy S23 series will be premiered in the first week of February in San Francisco.
And when it does, we can expect to see S23 Ultra at the top of the food chain, if all these rumors turn out to be true.