Samsung Galaxy S23 Collection Formally Unpacked. Preorders Begin

Samsung has simply revealed the brand new Galaxy S23 Collection of smartphones at its Unpacked occasion in our house metropolis of San Francisco. As anticipated, there’s a trio of smartphones which might be just about what the varied leaks described. Listed below are the necessary particulars it is best to find out about. 

The brand new Galaxy S23 fashions 

Samsung doesn’t change a profitable system, and identical to final yr’s Galaxy S, there are three smartphones: the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Extremely.


The brand new Galaxy S23 and S23+ have practically equivalent specs apart from a couple of gadgets, such because the display screen and battery measurement (3900 and 4700 mAh), plus the utmost storage capability. When you like compact telephones, the S23 is the smallest, with a 6.1″ FHD show, whereas the S23+ is a 6.6″ smartphone.

The Galaxy S23 Extremely is in a distinct class and options considerably larger specs, together with a big 6.8″ QHD edge show, an built-in S-Pen, a 5000 mAh battery, vastly superior digicam {hardware}, and better most RAM and storage capability. 

In fact, the costs will mirror these variations, and the telephones value respectively $799.99, $999.99, and $1199.99 (for the fundamental 256GB model). Pre-orders begin at present (Feb 1), and these telephones will hit the retail channels on Feb 17.

Carriers offers

AT&T presents a $1000 off deal with eligible trade-in, that reduces the worth of the flagship to $199.99 and makes the S23 and S23+ free!  

For a restricted time, if patrons swap to Verizon or improve their present cellphone, they get a Samsung Galaxy S23 or $800 off any Samsung Galaxy S23 collection cellphone with choose trade-in on certified 5G Limitless plans. And, they get a free Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G with buy. Switchers additionally get a $200 Verizon eCard after they join. If new or present prospects pre-order their Galaxy S23 collection cellphone on Verizon web site at present, they get the following storage tier without cost.

S23 Collection design

From a distance, the looks of the brand new S23 telephones appears just like final yr’s telephones, however a more in-depth look reveals cleaner traces on the S23 and S23 plus because the digicam bump has fully disappeared, leaving solely the spherical shapes of the a number of lenses.

Technically, that is fairly cool, particularly if there’s no compromise on the digicam specs. Traditionally, it was troublesome for cellphone makers to suit all of the high-performance digicam boards with out the presence of a hefty bump. 

The again cowl comes within the following colours for all fashions: Phantom Black, Cream, Inexperienced, and Lavender. It’s price checking that Samsung may need unique colours on their web sites.

All three telephones are waterproof (IP68), and their glass surfaces are made from high-strength Gorilla Glass Victus2, whereas the steel chassis is Armor Aluminum. Samsung could be very conversant in these supplies.

Recycled supplies

The S23 Collection includes many recycled supplies, together with the 20% recycled Gorilla Glass Victus2. The quantity/facet keys, the SIM tray, and a few speaker module elements are made from 80% recycled plastic. Lastly, the S-Pen is made from 20% ocean-bound plastic.

Widespread S23 household traits

The brand new S23 telephones have rather a lot in frequent as nicely. All have a wonderful AMOLED show with equivalent efficiency: AMOLED 2X Infinity-OFHD+, 120Hz Adaptive Refresh Price, and 1,750 NITs most peak brightness.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Extremely edge show

They’re all powered by the highly effective Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, which we talked about intimately and benchmarked, so we all know it is a superb processor and that is probably the most necessary variations with the S22 Collection

The giant telephones will are likely to have higher cooling gear (it’s simply physics), so there is likely to be small variations in efficiency. Nonetheless, the day by day expertise needs to be comparable.

The bottom configuration begins with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage for the S23, with a 256GB possibility. The S23+ and  S23 Extremely base fashions characteristic 256GB of storage. Each telephones’ storage can attain 512GB, and solely the S23 Extremely has a 1TB possibility.

The 5G and WiFi capabilities are the identical on all telephones, with assist for sub6 / mmW 5G and WiFi 6E. Evidently that that is most likely the perfect cellular connectivity out there on the planet, and we’ve been extraordinarily glad with Qualcomm’s communication options. No surprises right here. Word that solely the S23+ and S23 Extremely do have UWB.

All handsets additionally characteristic an under-the-screen giant ultrasonic fingerprint reader, which you’ll be able to pair with the built-in face recognition unlock for max comfort. 

Galaxy S23, S23+ and S23 Extremely cameras 

The S23 and S23+ have equivalent digicam techniques that characteristic three modules within the again and a selfie digicam. The rear digicam system has a Main (50MP with OIS, f/1.8), an Ultrawide (12MP, f2.2), and a 3X Telephoto module (10MP with OIS, f/2.4). The selfie digicam is a traditional 12 MP with dual-pixel AF, f/2.2.

The S23 Extremely is one other beast altogether. Its main digicam is a 200 Megapixel sensor (maybe the Samsung HP2?) with an f/1.7 lens, OIS, and laser Autofocus. The Ultrawide digicam is the identical as the 2 smaller telephones, and so is the 3X zoom.

That mentioned, the Extremely has a fourth rear digicam, a 10X optical zoom with a 10MP sensor (+OIS) dual-pixel autofocus, and an f/4.9 lens. Having used earlier Samsung telephones with any such zoom, we all know how helpful lengthy zooms are.

We’re trying ahead to seeing how this new digicam setup will rating in our CAMERA HW benchmark when we’ve all of the {hardware} particulars. 


The Samsung Galaxy S23 collection is getting up to date sufficient to maintain the competitors at bay, however it’s a cautious and efficient evolution of final yr’s fashions. The configuration appears strong, and customers will take pleasure in larger speeds and a refined look

Maybe one necessary factor to contemplate is that Samsung has not modified the nominal launch costs (vs. S22) regardless of the worldwide economic system’s excessive inflation. We’re unsure different cellphone makers can match this, and we’ll see how the scenario evolves in 2023. For now, that’s actually excellent news.

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