Samsung has a history of not withholding information about its high-end smartphones. This week, the Galaxy S23, the next premium model from South Korea, was approved by the FCC (telecommunications regulatory body in the United States). In addition, speculation grows that the smartphone will be released on February 15, 2023.
The next Galaxy Unpacked, according to several rumors, will be a face-to-face event – the first of its kind since 2020. The city of San Francisco, in the United States, is quoted as hosting the first Galaxy Unpacked of 2023. is known about the Galaxy S23 series.
Galaxy S23: Snapdragon today, Snapdragon tomorrow…
Snapdragon for almost forever! All Galaxy S23 series models will be powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoCs — worldwide.
The rumor about the hardware started to gain strength in July, a few months after the cases of throttling of the Galaxy S22 line. A leak here and a leaker reinforcing the proposal there, confirmation came unintentionally from Qualcomm itself, manufacturer of Snapdragon chips.
Akash Palkhiwala, CFO of Qualcomm, disclosed in a meeting with investors that the company will have the global slice of processors in the Galaxy S23. Currently, like 75% of Galaxy S22 smartphones are powered by Snapdragon SoCs. In Europe, Samsung uses Exynos 2200 chips. The interpretation of Palkhiwala’s speech is one: Qualcomm will equip all Galaxy S23 with its Snapdragon. And better, with an “exclusive” version for South Korean.
Exynos is not loved in several countries, including Brazil. Even though the Galaxy S20 FE and S21 FE are good smartphones, Samsung chooses to say only that they are equipped with octa-core chips🇧🇷 And this aversion is not unfair: the Exynos line has a history of overheating and performance degradation.
Aware of its problems, Samsung will use Snapdragon SoCs while the division responsible for Exynos will work to correct the chip’s problems – launching the new version in a few years.
Interestingly, the Snapdragon of the Galaxy S23 will be an “almost own” model. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 used in the S23 will be manufactured at Samsung Foundry. According to leaker RGCloudS, this version will be clocked at 3.32 GHz🇧🇷 The “normal” SD 8 Gen 2, manufactured by TSMC and sold to other cell phone brands, will clock at 3.2 GHz.
5,000 mAh battery on Ultra and new battery on S23+
Last week, the Technoblog exclusively disclosed the homologation of the Galaxy S23 line batteries at Anatel. The battery of the Galaxy S23 Ultra is expected to have a typical capacity of 5,000 mAh. The equipment approved by Anatel has a nominal capacity of 4,885 mAh. These specs are the same as the Galaxy S22 Ultra.
The news in the battery are in the S23+ and S23 “basic” models. The nominal battery capacity of the S23+ version will jump from 4,370 mAh to 4,565 mAh — at launch, Samsung may announce the total capacity of 4,700 mAh. The S23 model had a 3,785 mAh battery approved, which should generate a final capacity between 3,800 mAh and 4,000 mAh.
the dutch website GalaxyClub disclosed that the Galaxy S23 Ultra will debut a 200 MP camera from Samsung. The vehicle’s sources confirm the rumors circulated for a long time. And let’s face it, that’s what makes sense. If you have the sensor at home and can already use it, why not put it as the main camera on the flagship?
It is worth highlighting one thing: the lens that the Galaxy S23 Ultra will use has not yet been announced. The expectation is that it is the Isocell HP2 and has 1 inch.
The other cameras on the Galaxy S23 Ultra should be the same as the Galaxy S22 Ultra: 12 MP ultrawide with telephoto and 10 MP periscopic. The expectation is to see the combination of the 200 MP main sensor with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.
Speaking of specifications that will not change, the approval of the Galaxy S23 batteries at the FCC confirmed that the S23 Ultra will continue to have a slot for the S Pen. The novelty debuted on the Galaxy S22 Ultra and it would make no sense to be removed for 2023 – even more so that the Galaxy Note line is dead and buried.
Two and a half months is not that long. In the blink of an eye, we’ll be in February seeing the Galaxy S23 unveiled in Galaxy Unpacked. Until then, you can be sure that more specifications will be revealed. But Snapdragon for the whole world is already, for many, the most important novelty in the line.
With information: The Verge🇧🇷 gizmochinaSamMobile (1 and two🇧🇷 GalaxyClub and 9to5Google