The Samsung Galaxy S23 is the new compact top model smartphone from the popular phone manufacturer from South Korea. With considerably faster hardware, a larger battery, good cameras, and Samsung’s well-known long support, the Galaxy S23 is the Android phone to beat in 2023.
The main highlight is a slightly higher clock rate than other Android phones. Another novelty is its set of cameras, now we have a main sensor of 50 MP with OIS (optical image stabilization), another ultrawide and a telephoto. Its design is reminiscent of what we saw on the Galaxy S22 Ultra, as the camera module was abandoned in favor of “floating lenses” at the rear.
Galaxy S23 Full Specifications
| Announced ||2023, February 01|
| Status ||Released 2023, February 17|
| Colors ||Phantom Black, Cream, Green, Lavender|
| Models ||SM-S911B, SM-S911B/DS, SM-S911U, SM-S911U1, SM-S911W, SM-S911N, SM-S9110, SM-S911E, SM-S911E/DS|
| Price ||€ 949.00 / $ 799.99|
| Dimensions ||146.3 x 70.9 x 7.6 mm (5.76 x 2.79 x 0.30 in)|
| Weight ||168 g (5.93 oz)|
| Build ||Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus 2), glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus 2), aluminum frame|
| Sim ||Nano-SIM and eSIM or Dual SIM (2 Nano-SIMs and eSIM, dual stand-by)|
| Type ||Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+|
| Size ||6.1 inches, 91.3 cm2 (~88.1% screen-to-body ratio)|
| Resolution ||1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~422 ppi density)|
| Protection ||Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2|
| OS ||Android 13, One UI 5.1|
| Chipset ||Qualcomm SM8550 Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4 nm)|
| CPU ||Octa-core (1×3.36 GHz Cortex-X3 & 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A715 & 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A710 & 3×2.0 GHz Cortex-A510)|
| GPU ||Adreno 740|
| Card Slot ||No|
| Internal ||128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 512GB 8GB RAM|
| Triple ||50 MP, f/1.8, 24mm (wide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS||10 MP, f/2.4, 70mm (telephoto), 1/3.94″, 1.0µm, PDAF, 3x optical zoom||12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.55″ 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, Super Steady video|
| Features ||LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama|
| Video ||8K@24/30fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS|
| Single ||12 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), Dual Pixel PDAF|
| Features ||Dual video call, Auto-HDR, HDR10+|
| Video ||4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps|
| Loudspeaker ||Yes, with stereo speakers|
| 3.5mm jack ||No|
| WLAN ||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, tri-band, Wi-Fi Direct|
| Bluetooth ||5.3, A2DP, LE|
| GPS ||GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO|
| NFC ||Yes|
| Radio ||No|
| USB ||USB Type-C 3.2, OTG|
| Type ||Li-Ion 3900 mAh, non-removable|
| Charging ||25W wired, PD3.0, 50% in 30 min (advertised)||10W wireless (Qi/PMA)||4.5W reverse wireless|
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the Samsung Galaxy S23 release date?
The Galaxy S23 will be presented on February 1, and will be for launched globally from February 10 or 17.
What is the Samsung Galaxy S23 price?
According to rumors, the base prices of the Galaxy S23 will remain about the same as the Galaxy S22 last year. In that case you can buy the Galaxy S23 from €849 – with 128GB storage – but this is not certain.
What’s new with the Galaxy S23?
Samsung gives the Galaxy S23 a completely new, (much) faster processor. But the design is also being refreshed, with a new look for the back of the phone. And you take better selfies thanks to the improved front camera.
When does the Galaxy S23 pre-order start?
You can pre-order the Galaxy S23 from Dutch shops and providers immediately after the presentation on February 1.
What colors will the Galaxy S23 come in?
You can buy the Galaxy S23 in black, beige / cream, green, and pink. In addition, in some stores you can also choose gray, light green, light blue, and red.
Does the Galaxy S23 have a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor?
Yes, in 2023 the Samsung Galaxy S23 will also have Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor.
Is the Samsung Galaxy S23 waterproof?
The Samsung Galaxy S23 has an IP68 certification. This means that it is resistant to rain and splash water, and can be submerged to a limited extent. However, the device is not completely and officially waterproof.