Samsung Galaxy A23 launched in March, a 4G phone powered by Snapdragon 680. A few months later, the first traces of a 5G model appeared, and now the phone has been seen at Geekbench. The phone, SM-A236U, appears to be a US version. There should also be a European version, at least the first report from May claimed.
The Galaxy A23 5G is powered by Snapdragon 695, an upgraded version of the SD 690 chip with mmWave 5G support, 15% higher CPU performance and 30% faster GPU (thanks to upgraded Kryo 660 cores and Adreno 619). The mmWave connection (if found in the actual model) is likely to be restricted to the United States.
The Geekbench scorecard reveals that the phone ran Android 12 (with One UI 4 on top) and it had 4GB of RAM. Considering that its 4G siblings also have versions with 6GB and 8GB of RAM, the 5G model should also offer more configurations.
We’ve seen 3D renderings of the Galaxy A23 5G, but there are no obvious differences. Measurements showed that it gets a 6.55 ”screen, the panel type is unclear.
The 4G phone has a 6.6 ”90Hz LCD (FHD +) along with a quad camera on the back (50 MP head, 5 MP ultra wide, 2 MP macro and 2 MP depth), plus an 8 MP selfie camera. Its 5,000 mAh battery supports 25W fast charging.
The 5G version will share some or all of these specifications, possibly with some upgrades (e.g. we’ve heard that the ultra-wide camera will have an 8MP sensor).