Next year’s Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra will have a 5,000mAh battery, the same capacity as the S22 Ultra now, according to Leakster Ice universe. The phone will be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, the new chip will have further efficiency improvements over the 8+ Gen 1, which itself was a notable improvement over the 8 Gen 1 actually inside the S22 series.
There’s a very good chance that the S23 series will exclusively use Snapdragon chips while the Exynos division reorganizes and tries to build a more competitive flagship chipset.
If the battery capacity is the same, does that mean Samsung will stick to 45W charging like on the S22 Ultra? It is quite possible, but the charging speed can still increase. For example, the Galaxy Z Fold4 is expected to have an output of 25W, the same as its predecessor, but it should charge faster, reaching 50% in half an hour, up from 33%.
The Cat has speculated about the 200MP sensor that will appear in the new Ultra. The leakster suspected that it was neither the 1/1.22” 0.64µm HP1 nor the 1/1.4” 0.56µm HP3, but instead an as yet unreleased HP2.
New technology can improve the full well capacity (FWC) of even tiny 0.6 µm pixels
It seems that a source has now confirmed that the new flagship will use the ISOCELL HP2, a sensor with 0.60 µm pixels. This should put the optical format in the same 1/1.33″ range as the current Ultra. The other camera modules may not see many changes.
Note that the rendering included above may not be at all representative of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra design. The 2022 Ultra dropped the camera bump, and there might not be a reason to bring it back if the main camera’s sensor isn’t bigger.