It was during the recent Unpacked conference that Samsung unveiled the new Galaxy S range for 2023.
Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+ and Galaxy S23 Ultra: common specifications
As usual, the range has three references, from the premium model to the Ultra premium: Samsung Galaxy S23 5G, Samsung Galaxy S23+ 5G and Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 5G. The three terminals have many points in common, starting with Dynamic Amoled screens with an adaptive refresh rate of 1 Hz to 120 hertz.
Samsung Galaxy S23+, screen and processor specs
The screen of the Galaxy S23+ 5G is a 6.6'' (16.76 cm) Oled specimen with a 19.5/9 ratio with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels (393 ppi), the HDR10+ compatibility, 1,750 nits peak light and Gorilla Glass Victus 2 coating. .8 GHz Cortex-A715 + 2 x 2.8 GHz Cortex-A710 + 3 x 2.0 GHz Cortex-A510) engraved in 4 nm, supported by 8 GB of Ram memory and -optionally- 256 GB or 512 GB of Flash memory and the Adreno 740 graphics chip.
Samsung Galaxy S23+, photo and video specs
On the photo side, the Galaxy S23+ 5G has a triple sensor: a 50 Mpxls wide-angle (f/1.8, 24 mm, 1.0 µm photosite, Dual Pixel, PDAF, stabilized) + an ultra-wide camera 12 Mpxls angle (f/2.2, 13 mm, 1.4 µm photosite, stabilized) and a 10 Mpxls telephoto lens (f/2.4, 70 mm, 1.0 µm photosite, PDAF, stabilized, x3 optical zoom) . For its part, the selfie camera is 12 Mpxls (Dual Pixel PDAF, 26 mm and f / 2.2 aperture). We also note an LED flash.
On the video capture side, the smartphone can naturally record video sequences in 4,320p resolution (Ultra HD 8K) in 24 fps or 30 fps, 2,160p up to 60 fps, 1,080p up to in 240 fps and 720p at 960 frames per second. 2160p up to 60fps or 1080p up to 30fps for the selfie camera. Of course, audio recording is always provided in stereo.
Samsung Galaxy S23+, Bulk Specs
The Samsung Galaxy S23+ 5G adopts Bluetooth 5.3, NFC and Wi-Fi 6e standards. For its part, the battery has a capacity of 4,700 mAh. The fast charging function is required (45 W), the same for Reverse Charging (4.5 W) and wireless charging (15 W).
Last details, the fingerprint sensor is placed under the screen, the Bixby, Samsung Pay, Samsung DeX functionalities are on board and there is 384 kHz / 32 bit compatibility in addition to IP68 certification. Finally, Android 13 is in charge.
The word to TM Roh, president and director of the MX (Mobile eXperience) activity Samsung Electronics“The cameras in our smartphones have profoundly changed the way we create, share and communicate. Through photos and videos, we express ourselves and stay connected with the people we care about, said TM Roh, president and director of MX (Mobile eXperience) business, Samsung Electronics. That's why the new Galaxy S offer exceptional image quality day and night and the best mobile performance ever offered by Samsung.”
Availability announced, in graphite, light yellow, green or pink for March 11. Indicative prices: €1,219 for the Samsung Galaxy S23+ 5G 8GB/256GB version, €1,339 for the Samsung Galaxy S23+ 5G 8GB/512GB version.
Reminder of the key features of the Samsung Galaxy S23+ 5G:
• OS: Android 13 + One UI 5.1
• Network: 5G, 4G/LTE, HSPA, GSM
• Screen: 6.6'' (16.76 cm) Oled, from 10 Hz to 120 Hz
• Coating: Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2
• Resolution: 1,080 x 2,340 pixels (393 dpi)
• Format: 19.5/9
• Peak light: 1750 nits
• Processor: Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (1 x 3.36 GHz Cortex-X3 + 2 x 2.8 GHz Cortex-A715 + 2 x 2.8 GHz Cortex-A710 + 3 x 2.0 GHz Cortex-A510) engraved in 4 nm
• Graphics chip: Adreno 740
• RAM: 8 GB
• Flash: 256 GB or 512 GB (not expandable)
• Camera: 50 Mpxls wide-angle (f/1.8, 24 mm, 1.0 µm photosite, Dual Pixel, PDAF, stabilized) + a 12 Mpxls ultra-wide-angle camera (f/2.2, 13 mm, 1.4 µm photosite, stabilized) and a 10 Mpxls telephoto lens (f/2.4, 70 mm, 1.0 µm photosite, PDAF , stabilized, x3 optical zoom)
• Selfie camera: 12 Mpxls (Dual Pixel PDAF, 26 mm and f/2.2 aperture. There is still an f lash LED
• Wi‑Fi Direct compatibility
• HDR10+ compatibility
• Dual Band compatibility
• Bluetooth 5.3/NFC compatibility
• Wi-Fi 6e compatibility• Others: GPS, A-GPA, Glonass, Quick Charge function (45 W), Quick Charge Qi function (15 W), Reverse Charging (4.5 W)
• Video capture: up to 4320p at 24 fps or 24 fps, 2160p at 60 fps, 1080p at 240 fps or 720p at 960 fps, 2160p at 60 fps or 1080p at 30 fps on the Selfie camera
• Fingerprint sensor: yes, under the screen
• Certification: IP68, Hi-Res Audio
• Sound section: Dac 384 kHz/32 bits• Connector: USB-C port
• 3.5 mm mini-jack headphone socket: no
• Battery: 4,700 mAh (non-removable)
• Dimensions: 157.8 x 76 .2 x 7.6 mm
• Weight: 196 g