Samsung Galaxy S23 rumours: price, release date, cameras and more

the Galaxy S22 This list includes our best phones of 2022. The basic S22 impressed as a more affordable option, S22Plus it is perfectly comprehensive while being powerful S22 Ultra he impressed us with his excellent camera skills. We’ve even given out CNET Plus and Ultra Editors’ Choice Awards.

But it’s time to turn to the next generation: the Samsung Galaxy S23 series. CNET has Lisa Eadicicco already put together a S23 wishlist, includes better battery life, new camera features and faster charging. But what do the leaks and rumors say?

Samsung’s next Galaxy S series is expected to launch soon, and while reliable rumors remain thin on the ground, we’ve rounded up our best predictions of what to expect.

Galaxy S23 release date

The latest generation of Samsung’s Galaxy S phones went on sale earlier in the year, with the S22 series set to launch on February 9, 2022, and go on sale later that month. Samsung has yet to confirm details, including timing, for the S23 lineup. But we suspect it will stick to the same release schedule and current rumors support this moment.

The S22 Ultra saw stiff competition this year, especially from Google’s Pixel 7 Pro.

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Whether the phones will be in stores for purchase that month is another matter, as global supply chains are still struggling and there could be a longer-than-usual delay.

Several models of the Galaxy S23

We expect Samsung to continue its strategy of introducing multiple phone models, each with different features and price points. Based on Samsung’s history, we’re pretty sure we’ll see an entry-level Galaxy S23 model, an upgraded S23 Plus with a bigger screen, and a top-of-the-line S23 Ultra. It’s the Ultra that will pack the best tech, including extra cameras, a bigger screen, and almost certainly an S Pen stylus.

Galaxy S23 Price

Assuming Samsung releases more than one model, the S23 lineup will come at three main price points. We do not expect Samsung to deviate from last year’s price. For reference, the base S22 retails for $800, the Plus model for $1,000, and the high-end S22 Ultra for $1,200 in the US last February.

Galaxy S22 (left), Galaxy S22 Plus (middle) and Galaxy S22 Ultra (right)

The S22 range is available in three sizes and we expect the S23 range to be as well.

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Size and screen

Influential leakster Ice Universe has detailed the dimensions of the three upcoming phones (via Arena GSM ), which puts them almost exactly in line with the current S22 series dimensions. So, we don’t expect any noticeable difference in the screen sizes of any range compared to its predecessors.

It was 6.1 inches for the Galaxy S22, 6.6 inches for the S22 Plus and 6.8 inches for the S22 Ultra.


Cameras seem to be one of the main areas of focus for the new series. This is especially true for the Ultra model, which is probably where Samsung’s biggest camera innovations are found.

Given that Samsung launched two of these image sensors, we expected the S22 Ultra to include a large 200-megapixel image sensor. on other phones. We haven’t seen it on the S22 Ultra, but it’s likely that the 200-megapixel sensor will be one of the main advantages of the S23 Ultra. ice universe also predicts that the Galaxy S23 Ultra will have a 200-megapixel sensor. It remains to be seen whether it will be the HP1 or HP3 sensor that the company already produces, or a new variant designed specifically for the phone.

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In our tests, the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s camera performed very well against the Pixel 7 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro.

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Samsung’s product pages for these sensors offer improved image quality (obviously), but also improved low-light photography by combining smaller sets of pixels into larger individual pixels that can capture more light. S22 Ultra is already one of them The best night camera phoneswe beat the Pixel 7 Pro in our recent tests, so it’s exciting to hear another burst of its low-light prowess.

This greater resolution will also help the phone’s already impressive zoom capabilities thanks to its 10x optical zoom lens. Latest Rumors Ice Universe suggests that the lens range will remain the same across all phones, but that extra resolution should help make zooms even sharper.

Battery, processor and other specifications

The Galaxy S23 kit will almost certainly use the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor. In previous years, Samsung used its own Exynos chips for European models. But a recent Qualcomm earnings call suggested that Samsung will actually use Qualcomm’s silicon for every phone in the lineup.

As for other specifications, we expect a minimum of 8GB of RAM on the base models and 12GB of RAM on the S23 Ultra. Storage should continue to start at 128GB, with higher capacity options available at higher prices. No, we don’t expect the return of the microSD card slot to expand storage. Sad face.

Recent certifications from the Federal Communications Commission indicate that the base S23 will have a 3,900 mAh battery, a 3,700 mAh increase from the base S23, while the S23 Plus will get a battery boost to 4,700 mAh. There’s no official figure for the Ultra model yet, but Ice Universe still suggests it will have the same 5,000mAh cell size as the S22 Ultra.

We’ll likely learn more as we move into January and closer to the rumored February launch date. But if the rumors are true, the Galaxy S23 line will likely be a modest step up from the Galaxy S22 family.

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