As promised, Samsung recently unveiled its flagship Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23+ smartphones at its Galaxy Unpacked event. Similar to their predecessors, these feature 6.1-inch and 6.6-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O flat displays with an adaptive refresh rate of 48-120Hz. However, they now have brightness levels of up to 1750 nits.
These are powered by Samsung’s brand-new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, which has a clock speed of 3.36 GHz. This is significantly higher than the 3.2 GHz clock speed of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor found in other smartphones. There are no Exynos versions this time. Both models now feature cooling in the vapor chamber.
The phones run Android 13 with OneUI 5.1 and have an Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner built right into the display. The phone has three cameras on the back, but no cutouts this time. These are the first smartphones with the brand-new Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 on the front and back, as well as having an armor-aluminum frame.
The phones have a 50-megapixel Dual Pixel primary sensor with optical image stabilization (OIS), a 12-megapixel ultrawide lens with a 120-degree field of view, a 10-megapixel telephoto lens with a 3x optical zoom and OIS, and a 12-megapixel ultrawide lens. These also include a brand-new 12-megapixel Dual Pixel front-facing camera with an AI object-aware engine. Also, you can shoot 8K videos with these. Because both devices are powered by cutting-edge VDIS technology, which reduces vibrations to a minimum, you can enjoy smooth, sharp video even when you’re moving around.
The S23+ is capable of Ultra-wideband (UWB). The IP68 ratings for dust and water resistance are included with both phones. The Galaxy S23 has a 3900mAh battery that can be charged quickly at 25W, while the Galaxy S23+ has a 4700mAh battery that can be charged quickly at 45W. Wireless charging of 10W and reverse wireless charging are available on both phones.
Specifications for the Samsung Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23+:
3.36 Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy 4nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 740 GPU, 48-120Hz adaptive refresh rate, 240Hz Touch Sampling Rate in Game Mode, up to 1750 nits brightness, Gorilla Glass Victus 2 protection, Android 13 with One UI 5.1 Dual SIM (nano + nano), 50MP rear camera with LED Flash, f/1.8 aperture, OIS, 12MP 120° Ultra Wide sensor, f/2.2 aperture, 146.3 x 70.9 x 7.6mm; Weight: S23+ 168g Dimensions: 157.8×76.2×7.6mm; Weight: 5G SA/NSA, 4G VoLTE, 195g, Bluetooth 5.3, UWB (S23+ only), GPS + GLONASS, USB 3.1, NFC, and a 3900mAh (S23) or 4700mAh (S23+) battery that supports 25W (S23) or 45W (S23+) fast charging, Qi wireless charging, and Wireless PowerShare are all included.
Phantom Black, Green, Cream, and Lavender are the colors available for the Samsung Galaxy S23 and S23+. Graphite and lime hues are available only online, depending on the nation.
Cost and accessibility:
The Samsung Galaxy S23 (8GB + 128GB) retails for $799.99 (Rs. 65,495 in total) / £849 (Rs. 85,689 in total) / €949 (Rs. 84,800, roughly)
The Samsung Galaxy S23 (8GB + 256GB) costs $859 (Rs. 70,495 in total) / £899 (Rs. 90,580 in total / €1,009 (Rs. 90,050 approx.)
The 8GB and 256GB Samsung Galaxy S23+ costs $999.99 (Rs. 81,970, roughly) / £1049 (Rs. 1,05,850, roughly) / €1,199 (Rs. 1,07,015 in total
The Samsung Galaxy S23+ (8GB + 512GB) costs $1119.99 (Rs. 91,810, roughly) / £1149 (Rs. 1,15,795 in total) €1,319 (Rs. 1,17,880 in total).
The phones will be available for pre-order starting today, February 1, and shipping to several countries will begin on February 17.