Samsung Galaxy S23 Series Officially Unpacked. Preorders Start

Samsung has simply revealed the brand new Galaxy S23 Sequence of smartphones at its Unpacked occasion in our residence metropolis of San Francisco. As anticipated, there’s a trio of smartphones which can be just about what the assorted leaks described. Listed below are the necessary particulars it is best to find out about. 

The brand new Galaxy S23 fashions 

Samsung doesn’t change a successful method, and identical to final yr’s Galaxy S, there are three smartphones: the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Extremely.


The brand new Galaxy S23 and S23+ have practically equivalent specs aside from a number of gadgets, such because the display screen and battery measurement (3900 and 4700 mAh), plus the utmost storage capability. When you like compact telephones, the S23 is the smallest, with a 6.1″ FHD show, whereas the S23+ is a 6.6″ smartphone.

The Galaxy S23 Extremely is in a unique class and options considerably larger specs, together with a big 6.8″ QHD edge show, an built-in S-Pen, a 5000 mAh battery, vastly superior digicam {hardware}, and better most RAM and storage capability. 

After all, the costs will mirror these variations, and the telephones value respectively $799.99, $999.99, and $1199.99 (for the essential 256GB model). Pre-orders begin at this time (Feb 1), and these telephones will hit the retail channels on Feb 17.

Carriers offers

AT&T provides a $1000 off deal with eligible trade-in, that reduces the worth of the flagship to $199.99 and makes the S23 and S23+ free!  

For a restricted time, if consumers swap to Verizon or improve their present telephone, they get a Samsung Galaxy S23 or $800 off any Samsung Galaxy S23 sequence telephone with choose trade-in on certified 5G Limitless plans. And, they get a free Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G with buy. Switchers additionally get a $200 Verizon eCard after they enroll. If new or present clients pre-order their Galaxy S23 sequence telephone on Verizon web site at this time, they get the following storage tier totally free.

S23 Sequence design

From a distance, the looks of the brand new S23 telephones appears just like final yr’s telephones, however a better look reveals cleaner traces on the S23 and S23 plus because the digicam bump has utterly disappeared, leaving solely the spherical shapes of the a number of lenses.

Technically, that is fairly cool, particularly if there’s no compromise on the digicam specs. Traditionally, it was troublesome for telephone makers to suit all of the high-performance digicam boards with out the presence of a hefty bump. 

The again cowl comes within the following colours for all fashions: Phantom Black, Cream, Inexperienced, and Lavender. It’s price checking that Samsung may need unique colours on their web sites.

All three telephones are waterproof (IP68), and their glass surfaces are made from high-strength Gorilla Glass Victus2, whereas the steel chassis is Armor Aluminum. Samsung may be very aware of these supplies.

Recycled supplies

The S23 Sequence includes many recycled supplies, together with the 20% recycled Gorilla Glass Victus2. The quantity/facet keys, the SIM tray, and a few speaker module elements are made from 80% recycled plastic. Lastly, the S-Pen is made from 20% ocean-bound plastic.

Frequent S23 household traits

The brand new S23 telephones have lots in widespread as effectively. All have a superb AMOLED show with equivalent efficiency: AMOLED 2X Infinity-OFHD+, 120Hz Adaptive Refresh Charge, and 1,750 NITs most peak brightness.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Extremely edge show

They’re all powered by the highly effective Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, which we talked about intimately and benchmarked, so we all know it is a superb processor and that is probably the most necessary variations with the S22 Sequence

The massive telephones will are likely to have higher cooling tools (it’s simply physics), so there could be small variations in efficiency. Nonetheless, the every day expertise needs to be comparable.

The bottom configuration begins with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage for the S23, with a 256GB possibility. The S23+ and  S23 Extremely base fashions function 256GB of storage. Each telephones’ storage can attain 512GB, and solely the S23 Extremely has a 1TB possibility.

The 5G and WiFi capabilities are the identical on all telephones, with assist for sub6 / mmW 5G and WiFi 6E. For sure that that is most likely the very best cellular connectivity obtainable on the earth, and now we have been extraordinarily happy with Qualcomm’s communication options. No surprises right here. Notice that solely the S23+ and S23 Extremely do have UWB.

All handsets additionally function an under-the-screen massive ultrasonic fingerprint reader, which you’ll be able to pair with the built-in face recognition unlock for max comfort. 

Galaxy S23, S23+ and S23 Extremely cameras 

The S23 and S23+ have equivalent digicam techniques that function three modules within the again and a selfie digicam. The rear digicam system has a Major (50MP with OIS, f/1.8), an Ultrawide (12MP, f2.2), and a 3X Telephoto module (10MP with OIS, f/2.4). The selfie digicam is a traditional 12 MP with dual-pixel AF, f/2.2.

The S23 Extremely is one other beast altogether. Its major digicam is a 200 Megapixel sensor (maybe the Samsung HP2?) with an f/1.7 lens, OIS, and laser Autofocus. The Ultrawide digicam is the similar as the 2 smaller telephones, and so is the 3X zoom.

That mentioned, the Extremely has a fourth rear digicam, a 10X optical zoom with a 10MP sensor (+OIS) dual-pixel autofocus, and an f/4.9 lens. Having used earlier Samsung telephones with the sort of zoom, we all know how helpful lengthy zooms are.

We’re trying ahead to seeing how this new digicam setup will rating in our CAMERA HW benchmark when now we have all of the {hardware} particulars. 


The Samsung Galaxy S23 sequence is getting up to date sufficient to maintain the competitors at bay, however it’s a cautious and efficient evolution of final yr’s fashions. The configuration appears strong, and customers will get pleasure from larger speeds and a refined look

Maybe one necessary factor to think about is that Samsung has not modified the nominal launch costs (vs. S22) regardless of the worldwide economic system’s excessive inflation. We’re undecided different telephone makers can match this, and we’ll see how the scenario evolves in 2023. For now, that’s actually excellent news.

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