The Galaxy S23 will have some large shoes to fill when it debuts, but we’re convinced that Samsung can do it with its new lineup of top devices.
The Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus felt among this year’s launches to be much more iterative than innovative. At the same time, the Galaxy S22 Ultra had no such issue, bringing the Galaxy Note back to life.
Although the Galaxy S23 rumors are only getting started, we wanted to discuss what is already known and what we hope to see. Here is all we currently know about the Galaxy S23 and our wish list.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Release Date
We anticipate the Galaxy S23 will launch similar to the Galaxy S22, which launched in February. Samsung likely delayed the release of the Galaxy S22 because it needed to create a way for the Galaxy S21 FE, which was released in January 2021.
That most likely indicates the Galaxy S23 will debut in early 2023. Nowadays, phone release dates are quite regular. Therefore, we don’t anticipate Samsung to stray from this trend, even if the coronavirus pandemic and chip shortages have delayed prior phone launches.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Early Rumors
A tweet from a well-known Samsung leaker Ice Universe, says that the main camera on the Galaxy S23 Ultra will have 200MP. This rumor has existed since the early days of speculation about the S22. It is said that this camera will be “optimized for a few years.”
We don’t know if that means Samsung will keep improving the camera over time with software updates or if the 200MP sensor will be improved after the S23 Ultra comes out.
A new report says that Samsung is working on a second-generation 200MP sensor that will be used in the S23 if everything goes as planned. This makes the rumor about the camera even more likely. Another leak says it might not be the newer ISOCELL HP3 sensor that Samsung chooses but, the older ISOCELL HP1.
But a recent rumor says that an unreleased Samsung sensor will give the Galaxy S23 Ultra a 200MP camera.
This could be good news for the next top-of-the-line phone from Samsung. Samsung’s HP 3 is a mid-range sensor, and Motorola’s X30 Pro or Edge 30 Ultra are likely to be the first phones to use the HP 1, which is bigger and more refined. Samsung might add another sensor to its flagship phone to be better than its competitors.
Samsung has shown a video of the 200MP HP1 camera sensor in action by taking a picture of a cat and then blowing it up to fit a 28 x 22-meter canvas that was hung off the side of a building. From a YouTube video and not in person, it’s hard to tell for sure, but the image looked impressive. Even down to the individual cat hairs, the details look very clear.
Even some of the best phone cameras can have trouble with this because they only have a few megapixels. Samsung’s video shows that a 200MP main camera could be the key to making Galaxy phone photography even better.
GalaxyClub also says that the front cameras of the Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus will both be 12MP. That would be the first time either model has gotten a higher resolution since the Samsung Galaxy S10 came out in 2019.
It’s unclear if this rumor is true or if there will be any other changes. Still, when the Galaxy S22 Ultra has a front camera with 40MP, it’s about time Samsung gave the two cheaper models more shooting power.
There won’t be any changes to the telephoto cameras on the cheaper models. GalaxyClub’s sources also say that the Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus, like the S22 and S22 Plus, will have a 10MP telephoto camera. That doesn’t mean that the zoom camera won’t change in other ways, but if the sensor has the same resolution, it seems likely that nothing will change.
So far, we’ve only heard rumors about the Galaxy S23’s chipset that don’t agree with each other. A tipper said a couple of weeks ago that Samsung would put a MediaTek chip in some Galaxy S23 units. Some people, like myself, were scared by this. We’ve heard that the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 chip is surprisingly good, but we’re not sure, given MediaTek’s troubled past.
But another source shot it down when that rumor made it into the news. Yogesh Brar has a good track record and said that the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S22 FE would not work with MediaTek in the future. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 — What We Want to See
Since then, we’ve heard that Samsung might stop making Exynos chips for two years so that a new Galaxy-only chipset can be ready by 2025. This would make sense since Samsung is looking for other chipsets besides the ones it already uses from Qualcomm, even if they come from MediaTek.
None of these things are 100 percent proof, but Samsung might still want to improve its Exynos brand. We’d be happy about this because the Exynos 2200 didn’t meet our expectations. In our Galaxy S22 Plus benchmark tests, it was behind the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.
The only other thing we know is that Samsung might call the Galaxy S23 “Project Diamond” on the inside. Before, some people thought this codename instead referred to a third foldable, but DSCC analyst Ross Young says that’s not the case.
Samsung Galaxy S23: What we want to see
Samsung has a long time to work out the details of the Galaxy S23, so here’s what we hope to see.
Better battery life
All three models of the Galaxy S22 have disappointing battery life. Not even the Galaxy S22 Ultra, with its 5,000 mAh battery, could last as long as the OnePlus 10 Pro or the iPhone 13 Pro Max. Even the Galaxy A53, which is in the middle range, doesn’t have great battery life.
Samsung needs to do better with how long its batteries last. It wasn’t smart to make the battery packs in the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S22 (3,700 mAh instead of 4,000 mAh), and Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 (4,500 mAh instead of 4,800 mAh), smaller. This hurt both phones in testing.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip gets hot, which is no longer a secret. This makes it slow, especially in games with a lot of action. Samsung was also caught slowing down some apps on purpose to protect system performance. Even though the move turned out to be shady or bad, it proved one thing: the Galaxy S22 needed better cooling. Read Also; Samsung Galaxy A53 vs. Samsung Galaxy A73: Which Galaxy A is Best?
The OnePlus 10 Pro has a new cooling system that, in my experience, makes the phone much more comfortable to use after long gaming sessions than the Galaxy S22 Ultra. We don’t want a phone as good as the best gaming phones, but the S22 can get very hot. We want this to be fixed by the Galaxy S23.
Snapdragon or better, Exynos
Look, we all want Qualcomm to stop having almost a monopoly on Android phones in some parts of the world. The Snapdragon chips in the best Android phones are the ones that work the best. Apple Silicon is still miles ahead in some ways, but Samsung’s Exynos processors aren’t as good as Qualcomm’s in many others.
We all had high hopes for the top-of-the-line Exynos 2200, which had graphics powered by AMD, but in the end, the chip was, at best mediocre. Samsung needs to figure out why its Exynos chips aren’t as fast as Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips, or it needs to give up and use them everywhere.
One problem with smartphone telephoto lenses is that you can only use the full optical or digital zoom to fill in the gaps. Rumors about the Galaxy S22 Ultra said that Samsung would add a “continuous zoom” feature, letting the phone go smoothly from 1x to 10x and everywhere in between.
We want Samsung to put this on all three Galaxy S23 models, but we have a feeling that if it ever comes to be, it will only be on the Ultra. Read More; Samsung Galaxy A53 5G vs. Apple iPhone SE 3
Better model differentiation
Let’s be honest: the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus aren’t very exciting. Without many new features, they look just like their predecessors. The biggest change was better “nightography” for taking photos in low light, but it’s clear that all of Samsung’s work went into the most expensive Galaxy.
Even though that makes sense, we’d really like to see the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 get something that makes them more than just upgrades. Whether it’s a new look, better cameras, or a screen refresh rate that actually drops to 10Hz, the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus did not have the 10Hz Samsung said they did. Instead, they had a minimum of 48Hz.
We just don’t want to get bored with the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus. The Galaxy S23 Ultra, on the other hand, shouldn’t be dull at all. Samsung executive Roh Tae-moon may have just told us that the Ultra will be back for the S23 lineup and won’t be going away any time soon.