With the release of the Samsung Galaxy S23 ranges just around the corner, there has been a steady flow of rumors and leaks in the market. However, much of the focus has been on the high-end Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, as it aims to compete for the title of the best Android phone of 2023.
But now, well-known tech insider, Roland Quandt, has released a complete list of specifications for the base model S23 and the S23 Plus. Quandt has a strong track record for leaking this information, making his word highly credible.
The specifications are underwhelming, with only a few changes from the previous Samsung Galaxy S22 and Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus models. While this is not ideal, it should be noted that similar scenarios have occurred in the past, such as with the Google Pixel 7 series, which still delivered a range of software-based improvements.
There are a few significant changes in the leaked specifications. The most important one is the inclusion of the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor. This should provide a significant increase in performance for these devices, particularly in Europe, where previous versions had a weaker Exynos chip.
The front camera has been slightly upgraded from 10MP to 12MP. It’s a positive change for TikTok users and those who take many selfies, but it’s not the highest-resolution front-facing camera we’ve seen. Bluetooth connectivity has also been slightly improved, with these devices now featuring Bluetooth 5.3 instead of the Bluetooth 5.2 found on the S22. The batteries are also somewhat more prominent, with an extra 200mAh compared to the previous generation. Notably, the base model S23 still needs ultrawideband (UWB) connectivity, which is used for keyless entry and location tracking and has been absent in the last few generations of Samsung Galaxy phones. Overall, these changes are incremental rather than significant.
The Galaxy S23 Ultra has the same 5,000 mAh battery and 45W charging capabilities as its previous model. We hope that it will have a noticeable impact this time.
The phone will come with the latest Android 13 operating system and One UI 5.1, as well as advanced connectivity options such as Bluetooth 5.3, Wi-Fi 6E, NFC, and UWB.
We’ll have to wait until the Galaxy Unpacked event on February 1st to see what software changes are included and better understand these phones’ capabilities.