Samsung Galaxy S23 series with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, Dynamic AMOLED 2X display launched

Samsung Galaxy S23 series runs on the Android 13 operating system out of the box with One UI 5.1 customization.

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South Korean tech giant Samsung launched the Galaxy S23 Ultra, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 smartphones at the Galaxy Unpacked event on Wednesday. The Galaxy S23 series feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, Dynamic AMOLED 2X display, IP68-rated for dust and water resistance, and runs on Android 13 out of the box with One UI 5.1 customization on top. Further, all three models also come with Samsung Knox and Samsung Knox Vault security.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra specifications

The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra features a 6.8-inch QHD+ (1440 x 3088 pixels) Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with a 120Hz variable refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, and a vision booster feature. The phone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4 nm) chipset paired with Adreno 740, up to 12GB of RAM, and up to 1TB of onboard storage.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra sports a quad-rear camera setup of a 200-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.7 aperture, a 12-megapixel 120-degree ultrawide angle lens with f/2.2 aperture, a 10-megapixel telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture and 3x optical zoom, and a 10-megapixel periscope telephoto lens with f/4.9 aperture and 10x optical zoom. For taking selfies and making video calls, the phone has a 12-megapixel camera on the front with an f/2.2 aperture.

The phone packs a 5000mAh battery that supports 45W fast charging technology. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, Bluetooth version 5.3, 4G VoLTE, 5G, GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C 3.2 port. Sensors include an accelerometer, gyroscope, ambient light, proximity, magnetometer, barometer, and an in-display ultrasonic fingerprint reader. Lastly, the phone measures 78.1 X 163.4 X 8.9mm and weighs 234 grams.

Samsung Galaxy S23+ specifications

The Samsung Galaxy S23+ features a 6.6-inch full-HD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels) Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with a 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate in game mode, and a vision booster feature. Under the hood, the phone has an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4 nm) chipset paired with Adreno 740, up to 12GB of RAM, and up to 512TB of onboard storage.

In terms of optics, the Galaxy S23+ boasts a triple rear camera setup of a 50-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, a 12-megapixel 120-degree ultrawide angle lens with f/2.2 aperture, and a 10-megapixel telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture and 3x optical zoom. The phone is equipped with a 4700mAh battery that supports fast charging technology.

Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, Bluetooth version 5.3, 4G VoLTE, 5G, GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C 3.2 port. Sensors include an accelerometer, gyroscope, ambient light, proximity, magnetometer, barometer, and an in-display ultrasonic fingerprint reader. Lastly, the phone measures 76.2 x 157.8 x 7.6mm and weighs 196 grams.

Samsung Galaxy S23 specifications

The Samsung Galaxy S23 features a 6.1-inch full-HD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels) Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with a 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate in game mode, and a vision booster feature. The phone has an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4 nm) chipset paired with Adreno 740, up to 12GB of RAM, and up to 512TB of onboard storage.

The Galaxy S23+ comes with a triple rear camera setup of a 50-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, a 12-megapixel 120-degree ultrawide angle lens with f/2.2 aperture, and a 10-megapixel telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture and 3x optical zoom. The phone packs a 3900mAh battery that supports 25W wired fast charging technology.

Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, Bluetooth version 5.3, 4G VoLTE, 5G, GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C 3.2 port. Sensors include an accelerometer, gyroscope, ambient light, proximity, magnetometer, barometer, and an in-display ultrasonic fingerprint reader. Lastly, the phone measures 70.9 x 146.3 x 7.6mm and weighs 168 grams.

Pricing and availability

The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra price starts at USD 1199 (around Rs. 98,271) for the base 8GB RAM and 256GB storage variant, while the Galaxy S23+ price starts at USD 999 (around Rs. 81,878) for the base variant with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. Lastly, the Galaxy S23 price starts at USD 799 (around Rs. 65,486) for the base 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant.

The Samsung Galaxy S23 series comes in Phantom Black, Cream, Green, and Lavender color options and will be available across retailers and Samsung.com starting February 17.

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Samsung may adopt cost-cutting strategies for the base Galaxy S23 model planned to go on sale early next year. According to a tipster, one area that may see such a downgrade is the vibration motor, i.e., haptic feedback.

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It seems Samsung will truly go all in on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip for the Galaxy S23 series.

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