Leaked Samsung Galaxy S23 specs speak of incremental upgrades over the S22
If you’ve been following the leaks, you’ll know that the Samsung Galaxy S23 is very much a successor to the S22 – meaning it pretty much follows the same specification recipe with the exception of a few component upgrades.
Yesterday we got our first glimpse of the performance of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, which showed a promising Geekbench result. However, it also revealed that the 2023 model will come with 8GB of RAM, just like the 2022, 2021 and 2020 phones. Is a bump to 12GB long overdue? Samsung doesn’t see it that way (S20 had a 12GB option, Samsung knows how well it sold).
Leakster Yogesh Brar has shared a summary of the Galaxy S23 specs and they tell the same story – 8GB RAM, 128/256GB storage. The new model will have a larger 3,900 mAh battery, yes, larger compared to the S22, but not the S21 or S20 (both 4,000 mAh). And it will support the same old 25W wired and 15W wireless charging. Both Samsung and Apple have been quite conservative with charging speeds on their smartphones, especially the smaller models.
Still, the new phone will have a 50MP main camera (with OIS), 12MP ultra-wide and 10MP telephoto, plus a 10MP selfie camera. It sounds the same as the S22 cameras, although it may involve new sensors and optics. It will certainly involve new processing thanks to the more powerful chipset.
Finally, the phone will have a 6.1” Dynamic AMOLED 2X display, still with 1,080 x 2,340 px resolution, still not LTPO. At least that’s what the rumors say. The ice universe claims the bezels will be fractions of a millimeter thicker, but that’s not the whole story.
We’ve seen from renders that the design will be reworked to be more in line with the S22 Ultra (the S23 Ultra will look pretty much the same). We’ve seen that in the case design too – the camera island is gone, with only the individual lenses sticking up from the back.
If you look back, the Galaxy S21 used the S20 cameras but put them in a revamped body. The S22 reused the design but upgraded the cameras. Now we need a new design and the same cameras. This seems to be Samsung’s upgrade cadence for the Galaxy S series, at least for the vanilla and plus models (the Ultras see bigger changes year-over-year).
At this point, a big question that remains is whether the S23 series will exclusively use Snapdragon chipsets or whether the Exynos team has convinced their colleagues to give them another chance.