Samsung Galaxy S23 trio has improved cooling with larger vapor chambers
If you watch the Galaxy S22 and S22 Ultra teardown video, you’ll see that the Ultra brought a new, larger vapor chamber to cool its chipset. The little S22? It just had graphite pads (you can also see this video to S22). This year, Samsung made the vapor chambers bigger and even gave one to the lowly Galaxy S23.
Check out this animation posted by The ice universe showing the growth from last year’s S22 range to new models announced yesterday. You can see how much larger the chambers on the Galaxy S23+ and S23 Ultra became.
If you prefer, you can look at these static images instead:
Last year’s Galaxy S22 couldn’t maintain peak performance for very long, even though it was tuned well and degraded gracefully (more details in our review). This year, the little S23 should last longer thanks to improved cooling and of course the more efficient TSMC-made Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy chipset.
Additional performance gains are to be had from the faster RAM – LPDDR5X, which runs at 8.5 Gbps, up from 6.4 Gbps of the original non-X variant. The faster UFS 4.0 storage also helps, but be warned that the Galaxy S23 with 128GB of storage uses the older UFS 3.1. The 256GB model has the new stock chips and is a free upgrade during the pre-order period.
See our hands-on review of the Galaxy S23 series for more details.