Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus may get a chip upgrade, but not much else

Samsung’s Galaxy S23 series is less than six months away, but when it arrives, it may contain minimal upgrades over its predecessor.

With the new Galaxy Z foldable smartphones out of the way, the Galaxy S23 The series is next on Samsung’s radar. Samsung continued to maintain a bi-annual launch event for its flagships. The first half sees the Korean giant announcing new Galaxy S series smartphones, while the second half, which was once reserved for the Galaxy Note series, is now reserved for the Galaxy Z line.

The last three generations of the Galaxy S series have received some changes. There are now four models in the Galaxy S series, including an Ultra model and an FE model. Additionally, the Galaxy S series has supported the stylus, starting with the Galaxy S21 Ultra. The S Pen, an optional accessory with the Galaxy S21 Ultra, is now built into the Galaxy S22 Ultra.


RELATED: Galaxy A23 5G Vs Galaxy A13 5G: Comparing Samsung’s Budget 5G PhonesSamsung’s next flagship smartphone line is expected to be the Galaxy S23 series, and it will arrive as the successor to the Galaxy S22 series. Like its predecessor, it’s believed there will be three models – the standard Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra. New details about the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus have surfaced, and they don’t paint an exciting picture. Details of the two smartphones shared by popular leaker Ice Universe (@UniverseIce) confirm that the new smartphones will share most of their features with the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus. However, one improvement the phone can see is an updated chipset, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor.

Don’t fix what isn’t broken?

The Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus would retain the design of the Galaxy S22. This means that both phones will have a glass and aluminum sandwich design, an IP68 dust and water resistance rating, a centered punch hole and three rear cameras. Since the Galaxy S22 phones are well-made and feature high-quality materials such as Gorilla Glass Victus+ aluminum frame and Corning’s Armor, there should be no problem with the new phones. Additionally, the source mentions that the upcoming smartphones will have the same display, sensors and cameras as their predecessors.

To recap, the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus use a Dynamic AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. However, this is not the LTPO type used by the Ultra model. They also have 50MP triple rear cameras. Since these camera sensors have been upgraded from those in the Galaxy S21 series, they’re good for another year. However, it is possible that Samsung will add new camera features to new phones. It is also worth mentioning that a previous report indicated that the Galaxy S23 might get a selfie camera upgrade. Whether that will happen remains to be seen. Another part of the phone that would not upgrade is the battery. Although the source is unsure, a battery upgrade seems necessary, at least for the Galaxy S23, given that battery life is one of the weaknesses of the Galaxy S22. However, if the battery capacity does not change, there might be an improvement in battery life due to the new chipset. Qualcomm’s new chip is expected to be more power efficient than its predecessor, which will translate to longer battery life.

Samsung seems to be opting for minimal upgrades again, just like it did with the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4. Still, it’s expected that there will be enough new features to gain new users. And while trade-in deals are as good as those for its new foldable phones, a good chunk of Galaxy S22 owners are bound to upgrade their devices as well. However, the Galaxy S23 the series isn’t expected to arrive until the first quarter of 2023, which is still months away. So there are bound to be more details coming to light as the launch gets closer.

Source: Ice Universe/Twitter