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Samsung S23 Release Date, Specs, Models, and More!

Samsung S23 Release Date, Specs, Models, and More!

Samsung has confirmed the Samsung Galaxy S23 release date following leaks and rumors surrounding the Galaxy S23 series. According to Samsung's website, the Galaxy S23 will be launched at Galaxy Unpacked 2023 - Part 1 in Korea on February 1, 2023. That would likely put the Galaxy S23 series on sale as early as the second week of February. That being said, the purpose of this blog is to keep you informed about the Samsung S23 release date and give you a better idea of the features, measurements, and upgrades you can expect when Samsung brings the new S23 series to market.


We've broken this review into sections for the Samsung S23, the Samsung S23+, and the Samsung S23 Ultra. The first section will have some general info on the price and the different S23 models to expect, and then we will give you a rundown of each device with any leaks or rumors about the features and a spec table for each model. This should make it easy for you to tell the devices apart on this page and easy for anyone in a hurry to find out about the features of the S23 series phone that they are interested in.

Let's get started!

Samsung S23 Series - General Information

The S23 series includes the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra, and until the phones are officially released, we have some leaks and rumors about the features and specs that we can share with you. Among the expected features of the Galaxy S23 series is the faster Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, the same one in the Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro models that will soon be up for grabs here on Wireless Place. This is one of the fastest processors currently in use in mobile devices.

The S23 series, according to rumors will be priced right around the same price level as the S22 series, so if you were looking for an affordable and super powerful new cell phone, you could wait for the S23 to come out and have one of the latest devices for a reasonable price.

What Devices will Be in the Galaxy S23 Series


Samsung's Galaxy S23 series is expected to come with the same models as previous Samsung Galaxy S models since it has been a few generations since we noticed any changes. As for the current generation, the Galaxy S22, we have yet to see a 'Fan Edition' model, such as the Galaxy S22 FE, but that is not to say that they don't have one planned or being released in the future.

Based on this information, the S23 models should be:

  • Samsung Galaxy S23
  • Samsung Galaxy S23+
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 FE (maybe)


In the sections below, we will tell you everything we know about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S23 family. There have been official and unofficial leaks, along with dates for presentations and releases. We update our information frequently to provide a preview of what is to come, so bookmark this page, and when the 23 series comes out, we will have links on this page to our product pages where you can view the individual models.

Samsung Galaxy S23 and S23+: Design (rumors and leaks)

Judging by the leaks already circulating about the Samsung Galaxy S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra, the Galaxy S23 series will likely look a lot like the Galaxy S22. From what we can tell, the design and the dimensions will be close to the same as the S22s.
The S23 is said to be 146.3 millimeters thick, just 0.3 millimeters thicker than the Galaxy S22. The 6.1-inch screen of the device is expected to remain unchanged. The same goes for the Galaxy S22+ and the new S23+. The S23+ is expected to be 157.7 millimeters tall and 0.3 millimeters thicker.

According to rumors, Samsung may be redesigning the rear camera module, leaving the cameras grouped like on the S22, but adding a "pill-type” cover lifted independently from the back of the phone. This would be the same concept as the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, in which the cameras are all independent on the back cover. Only the S23 would have them grouped in a camera module that’s slightly raised off the back cover.

Samsung 23: Expected Price


The Samsung 23 expected price is rumored to be around the same price as the S22 series devices, but a December rumor claimed that Samsung executives were still in debate on how much to charge for the devices. As far as we can tell, they should be priced right around this price point:

Samsung Galaxy S23: Design Specs

 Specifications: Details:
Samsung Galaxy S23 128GB: $799
Samsung Galaxy S23 256GB: $975
Samsung Galaxy S23+ 128GB: $999
Samsung Galaxy S23 + 256GB: $1190
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 128GB: $1199
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 256GB: $1458
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 512GB: $1565
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 1TB: $1780

Samsung 23: Expected Release Dates


The Samsung 23 series is expected to be released in early February sometime, but speculations are that they will be released in this order:

Samsung Galaxy S23: Design Specs

Specifications: Details:
Samsung Galaxy S23 128GB: $799
Samsung Galaxy S23 256GB: $975
Samsung Galaxy S23+ 128GB: $999
Samsung Galaxy S23 + 256GB: $1190
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 128GB: $1199
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 256GB: $1458
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 512GB: $1565
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 1TB: $1780

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra: Design (rumors and leaks)

We can expect the Galaxy S23 Ultra to have a screen of 6.8 inches diagonal and a height of 163.4 millimeters. There have been leaks stating that we will have 2,150 nits of peak brightness, color accuracy, HDR performance, and reflections will also be improved. Additionally, according to rumors, all three phones will support 120Hz refresh rates, but only the Ultra will be able to reduce it to 1Hz when static; if rumors are true; the S23 and S23 Plus will maintain their 48Hz to 120Hz range.


According to rumors, all three models will come in Phantom Black, Lavender, Green, and Cream colors. These colors have been seen in images of Galaxy S23 accessories such as the Ultra's S Pen, though there may be some last-minute options as well.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Series: Performance (rumors and leaks)

The Samsung Galaxy S23, according to rumors, will be equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, and not include the Exynos processor. The charging speeds of the S3 have also been leaked, and they are expected to have 20.5W wire charging and wireless charging. The wireless charging will be reversible also allowing you to charge other devices with wireless charging like watches or headphones with your phone.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra charging


According to Ice Universe, the Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra will be able to charge at 45W. That’s the same as the Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra (if you wante to buy a separate charger), with the base Galaxy S22 charging at only 25W.


At that wattage, Samsung's 45W charging speed isn't as fast as phones from OnePlus and Xiaomi. Even so, it's faster than the Google Pixel 7 and iPhone 14 series, so recharging your phone quickly is much easier. Due to Samsung's move away from including adapters with its phones, you'll still need to buy one of these chargers separately.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Series: Camera (rumors and leaks)


There are also leaks that Samsung has called the S23 their most powerful mobile ever, and there are expected to be enhancements with four rear sensors, one of which will have 200 megapixels. The main camera with the 200-megapixel sensor is most likely going to be the ISOCELL HPX. This camera would include mechanical stabilization within the sensor itself, but not within the set of lenses. The S23 series should also have a 12MP wide-angle camera, a 10MP main camera with stabilized periscopic lens of up to 10x, and a secondary 10MP camera with stabilized lens and 3X zoom.


Samsung Galaxy S23 vs. Galaxy S23 Plus vs. Galaxy S23 Ultra software and special features


Galaxy S23 Ultra stands out from the other two models in this lineup in one important way. This new version should also include an S Pen, as did the last two Ultras in the Galaxy S family. Samsung's stylus will be built into the S23 Ultra, as was the case with the Galaxy S22 Ultra before it.


In any case, we wouldn't expect many differences between the Galaxy S23 lineup's software and special features. Samsung's One UI 5 interface will come preloaded on all three phones.


According to another rumor, the Galaxy S23 could support satellite connectivity, a feature similar to Apple's iPhone 14 series, which lets you access emergency services without a cellular signal. This new capability will be supported by all three Galaxy S23 models, as it is with the iPhone 14.

Samsung S23 Series Specs


Here is a table with the leaked and/or rumored Samsung Galaxy S23 specs up to this point:

Samsung Galaxy S23: Design Specs

Specifications:

Details:

Dimensions:

5.75 x 2.78in x 0.30in

(146 x 70.6mm x 7.6mm)

Resistance:

Yes; IP68

Biometrics:

2D Face Unlock, Ultrasonic In-screen Fingerprint

Keys:

Right, Volume control, Lock/Unlock Key

 

Samsung Galaxy S23: Display Specs

Specifications:

Details:

Size:

6.1 inches

Resolution:

2340 x 1080px, 19.5:9 ratio, 422 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED

Refresh Rate:

120Hz

Screen-to-body:

88.57 %

Features:

HDR Support, Scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass Victus Glass, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor

 

Samsung Galaxy S23: Performance Hardware Specs

Specifications:

Details:

System Chip 

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4 nm)

Processor:

Octa-Core

GPU:

Adreno 740

RAM:

8GB

Internal Storage 

128GP

Operating System

Android 13

 

Samsung Galaxy S23: Camera Specs

Specifications:

Details:

Rear:

Triple Camera

Main Camera:

50MP, OIS, PDAF

     Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 23mm; Sensor size: 1/1.56"

Second Camera:

10MP,  Telephoto

     Specifications:

Optical zoom: 3.0x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 69mm; Sensor size: 1/3.94"

Third Camera:

12MP, Ultra-wide

    Specification:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"

Video Recording:

Yes

 

Samsung Galaxy S23: Battery Specs

Specifications:

Details:

Capacity:

3900 mAh

Type:

Not User Replaceable

Charging:

Qi Wireless Charging

Max Charge Speed:

Wired: 45.0W; Wireless: 15.0W

 

Samsung Galaxy S23: Cellular Specs

Specifications:

Details:

5G:

5G Ready

Data Speed:

LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s

SIM Type:

Dual Nano SIM + eSIM

 

Samsung Galaxy S23: Multimedia Specs

Specifications:

Details:

Headphones:

No 3.5mm Jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple Speakers

Screen Mirroring:

Wireless Screen Share

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise Cancellation

 

Samsung Galaxy S23: Battery Specs

Specifications:

Details:

Capacity:

3900 mAh

Type:

Not User Replaceable

Charging:

Qi Wireless Charging

Max Charge Speed:

Wired: 45.0W; Wireless: 15.0W

 

Samsung S23+ Series Specs


Here is a table with the leaked and/or rumored Samsung Galaxy S23+ specs up to this point:

Samsung Galaxy S23+: Design Specs

Specifications:

Details:

Dimensions:

6.20 x 2.98 x 0.30 inches, 157.4 x 75.8 x 7.6mm

Resistance:

Yes; IP68

Biometrics:

2D Face unlock, Ultrasonic In-screen Fingerprint

Keys:

Right: Volume Control, Lock/Unlock Key

 

Samsung Galaxy S23+: Display Specs

Specifications:

Details:

Size:

6.6 inches

Resolution:

2340 x 1080px, 19.5:9 Ratio, 390 PPI

Technology:

Dynamic AMOLED

Refresh Rate:

120Hz

Screen-to-body:

89.71 %

Features:

HDR Support, Scratch-resistant, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor

 

Samsung Galaxy S23+: Performance Hardware Specs

Specifications:

Details:

System Chip 

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4 nm)

Processor:

Octa-core

GPU:

Adreno 740

RAM:

8GB

Internal Storage 

128GB

Operating System

Android 13

 

Samsung Galaxy S23+: Camera Specs

Specifications:

Details:

Rear:

Triple Camera

Main Camera:

50MP, OIS, PDAF

     Specifications:

Aperture Size: F1.8; Focal Length: 23mm; Sensor Size: 1/1.56"

Second Camera:

10MP Telephoto

     Specifications:

Optical Zoom: 3.0x; Aperture Size: F2.4; Focal Length: 69mm; Sensor Size: 1/3.94"

Third Camera:

12MP Ultra-wide

    Specification:

Aperture Size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13mm; Sensor Size: 1/2.55"

Video Recording:

Yes

Front:

10MP

 

Samsung Galaxy S23+: Battery Specs

Specifications:

Details:

Capacity:

4500 mAh

Type:

Not User Replaceable

Charging:

Qi Wireless Charging

Max Charge Speed:

Wired: 45.0W; Wireless: 15.0W

 

Samsung Galaxy S23+: Cellular Specs

Specifications:

Details:

5G:

5G Ready

Data Speed:

LTE-A, HSDPA+ 4G, 42.2 Mbit/s

SIM Type:

Dual Nano SIM + eSIM

 

Samsung Galaxy S23+: Multimedia Specs

Specifications:

Details:

Headphones:

No 3.5mm Jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple Speakers

Screen Mirroring:

Wireless Screen Share

Additional microphone(s):

For Noise Cancellation

 

Samsung Galaxy S23+ Connectivity & Features

Specifications:

Details:

Bluetooth:

5.2

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax Wi-Fi 6; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

Type-C Reversible

     Features:

Charging, OTG

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi Positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Others:

NFC

 

Samsung S23 Ultra Series Specs


Here is a table with the leaked and/or rumored Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra specs up to this point:

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra: Design Specs

Specifications:

Details:

Dimensions:

6.43 x 3.07 x 0.35in, 163.4 x 78.1 x 8.9mm

Weight:

8.22 oz, 233.0 g

Materials:

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum

Resistance:

Yes; IP68

Biometrics:

2D Face Unlock, Ultrasonic In-screen Fingerprint

Keys:

Right: Volume Control, Lock/Unlock Key

 

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra: Display Specs

Specifications:

Details:

Size:

6.8 inches

Resolution:

3088 x 1440px, 19.3:9 ratio, 501 PPI

Technology:

Dynamic AMOLED

Refresh Rate:

120Hz

Screen-to-body:

89.87 %

Features:

HDR Support, Scratch-resistant, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor

 

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra: Performance Hardware Specs

Specifications:

Details:

System Chip 

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SM8550 (4 nm)

Processor:

Octa-core, 1x 3.36GHz Kryo Prime + 4x 2.8GHz Kryo Gold + 3x 2.0GHz Kryo Silver

GPU:

Adreno 740

RAM:

8GB

Internal Storage 

128GB

Operating System

Android 13

 

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra: Camera Specs

Specifications:

Details:

Rear:

Quad camera

Main Camera:

200MP, OIS, PDAF

     Specifications:

Aperture Size: F1.7; Sensor Size: 1/1.3"

Second Camera:

10MP Telephoto

     Specifications:

Optical Zoom: 3.0x; Aperture Size: F2.4; Focal Length: 69mm; Sensor Size: 1/3.94"

Third Camera:

10MP, Telephoto

    Specification:

Optical Zoom: 10.0x; Aperture Size: F4.9; Focal Length: 230mm; Sensor Size: 1/3.52"

Fourth Camera:

12MP, Ultra-wide

    Specification:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"

Video Recording:

Yes

Front:

40MP

 

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra: Battery Specs

Specifications:

Details:

Capacity:

4500 mAh

Type:

Not User Replaceable

Charging:

Qi Wireless Charging

Max Charge Speed:

Wired: 45.0W; Wireless: 15.0W

 

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra: Cellular Specs

Specifications:

Details:

5G:

5G Ready

Data Speed:

LTE-A, HSDPA+ 4G 42.2Mbit/s

SIM Type:

Dual Nano SIM + eSIM


Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra: Multimedia Specs

Specifications:

Details:

Headphones:

No 3.5mm Jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple Speakers

Screen Mirroring:

Wireless Screen Share

Additional microphone(s):

For Noise cancellation

 

Conclusion


In the past, Samsung has made a habit of doing things on Wednesdays, so we think the Samsung S23 Series devices will be released the following Wednesday (February 8) after Galaxy Unpacked 2023 - Part 1 in Korea. Please bookmark this page, and our Samsung models page, and check back with us around the projected release date to find out more, and check back daily during the second week of February to get your new S23, because they will be going fast!

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