This time next week, the Samsung Galaxy S23 phones will be officially unveiled, which means we won’t have any more leaked reports about the phone — such as the full spec sheet that just surfaced on the web.
Posted by a reliable source Roland Quandt (opens in a new tab)the spec sheet covers all three phones — the standard S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra — and gives us a rundown of everything from battery capacity to camera modules.
In other words, if you don’t want spoilers for Samsung’s Unpacked event next week on February 1, look no further. Of course, we’ll be streaming it live, and anyone who wants to see it will be able to watch everything live online.
We’re looking at 120Hz screens for this year’s phones, with the Galaxy S23 offering a 6.1-inch display, the Galaxy S23 Plus bumping it up to a 6.6-inch display, and the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra with a 6.8-inch display (and a stylus).
Under the hood, we have 8GB of RAM on the S23 and S23 Plus, and either 8GB or 12GB of RAM on the Ultra. Storage options are 128GB/256GB/512GB for the base model, 256GB/512GB for the Plus, and 256GB/512GB/1TB for the Ultra. It’s not listed in this table, but the processor inside will be the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.
The Ultra has a triple-lens 200MP+12MP+10MP rear camera, but the selfie camera is only 12MP (40MP on the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra), just like the S23 and S23 Plus, they both swapped a 200MP main camera with a 50MP model on the back camera.
Analysis: Some well-chosen upgrades
We’re used to year-over-year smartphone upgrades by now, and the Galaxy S23 promises just that again. The screen sizes all match last year’s model, though the standard S23’s peak brightness has been bumped up to 1,750 nits (up from 1,300 nits) to match the screens on the other two phones.
On the camera side, the only difference in terms of megapixels is an increase from 108MP to 200MP for the main camera on the back of the Ultra model – however, it remains to be seen what other upgrades and optimizations Samsung has made to build the 2023 technology.
The battery capacity of the S23 and S23 Plus models has increased slightly — from 3,700mAh to 3,900mAh and from 4,500mAh to 4,700mAh, respectively. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S23 Ultra model retains the same 5,000mAh capacity, but keep in mind that battery capacity is only one of several factors that affect battery life.
Performance should certainly be the best you can expect from an Android smartphone in 2023, and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 can run everything. We’ll just have to wait until Wednesday for all these specs to be officially revealed, but we’re excited for what’s to come.