The 5G variant of the Galaxy A23 was quietly made official with surprisingly few changes – a new chipset to enable the 5G connection and the screen refresh rate may have been dialed back to 60Hz, but even that last bit is yet to be confirmed.
Samsung’s official specs are mum on the exact chip powering the Galaxy A23 5G. A Geekbench results suggested that it is Snapdragon 695 – an upgraded 690 with 15% faster CPU and 30% faster GPU. The 695 was announced alongside the Snapdragon 680 powering the Galaxy A23 (4G), and both are made on TSMC’s 6nm node, but the 695 hardware is several generations newer (eg the CPU uses Kryo 660 cores vs Kryo 265 , i.e. A78/A55 vs. A73/A53).
The phone can be configured with 4GB, 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of storage, which can be expanded with microSD card slots up to 1TB. Like its 4G sibling, this phone launches with Android 12 and OneUI 4.1 out of the box.
Galaxy A23 5G: 6.6″ FHD+ LCD
The display on the Galaxy A23 5G is a 6.6″ LCD panel with FHD+ resolution, the same size as the 4G phone. That one had 90Hz refresh rate and Gorilla Glass 5, but the specifications that have been published so far neither confirm nor deny whether these features are also present on the 5G model. In any case, this is an “Infinity-V” display, which means the 8MP selfie camera (f/2.2) is housed in a notch.
The rear camera setup is unchanged. There is a 50MP main module with an f/1.8 lens and optical image stabilization (OIS). Along with it is a 5MP ultra wide (f/2.2) plus a pair of 2MP modules – macro and depth.
Galaxy A23 5G: 8 MP selfie camera • 50 MP main (with OIS), 5 MP ultra wide, 2 MP macro, 2 MP depth
The battery has 5,000mAh capacity as before, the charging speed is not specified (was 25W on the 4G phone). FCC documents have apparently confirmed that it will be 25W again.
There are no official launch details for the Samsung Galaxy A23 5G yet, but we expect to see it in Europe and India. Last year’s model, the Galaxy A22 5G, was launched at €230/₹20,000. The Galaxy A23 (4G) started at ₹24,000, so the 5G version should be more expensive.