Galaxy S23: Two brands have dominated the smartphone market despite the fact that numerous businesses in the sector are fighting for the top place.
The past ten years have seen Apple and Samsung square off against one another in a tight race.
Samsung has always had the advantage with a wide range of models, but Apple has regularly maintained consistency in its lineups.
Samsung followed up with an upgrade to its top-tier Galaxy series with the S23 lineup months after Apple released the iPhone 14.
The new phones
The most recent model to join Samsung’s long-running S-series portfolio are the Galaxy S23 phones.
The Samsung Galaxy S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra are the most recent improvements to the lauded S-series portfolio.
For this year’s release, the leaders in Android have made significant hardware and software upgrades.
The tech titans stuck to their strategy, with little to no adjustments to the gadgets, despite the changes.
The S23 phones marketed worldwide will have one of the most important enhancements in the form of its processor.
Each model will exclusively have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, which will be popular with European customers.
The phones’ higher clock speeds than other 8 Gen 2 processors are made possible by the Qualcomm chipset.
Additionally, the S23 phones will provide a variety of storage options.
The fixed 8GB RAM is another feature that the phones carry over from earlier S-series devices.
The Qualcomm processor improves connectivity by supporting Bluetooth 5.3 and 6Ghz WiFi 6E.
One of the most coveted things that users search for in smartphones is the camera.
Even though Apple has always been the top in quality, many Samsung supporters still like the Android device’s cameras’ sharpness.
The cameras were updated for the S23 lineup.
The Galaxy S23 and S23+ have several major modifications, albeit not as many as the Ultras.
The Camera RAW app on the phone has substantially improved from the 12MP on the S22 series.
It now uses the main camera to its full potential by shooting at a resolution of 50MP.
The camera’s 50MP sensor is still present, but instead of last year’s 24 fps, the new Qualcomm chipset can shoot videos at up to 8K resolution at 30 fps.
The 3x10MP telephone lenses and the 12MP ultra-wide camera, meanwhile, continue to be of the same caliber as earlier models.
All three S23 variants, however, include a slightly improved 12MP selfie camera.
Super HDR at 60FPS is now supported during video recording.
The S23 lineup has improved displays while keeping the general design concept of the S22 series.
Flat Dynamic AMOLED 2X screens with an FHD+ resolution are employed on the phones.
Additionally, they have a refresh rate that varies from 48 to 120 Hz and, when the Game Mode is used, a 240 Hz touch sampling rate takes place.
The display of the standard Samsung Galaxy S23 measures 6.1 inches, while the S23screen +’s extends to 6.6 inches.
Both variants maintain the fingerprint reader under the screen and feature centered punch holes for the selfie cameras.
The Vision Booster and Enhanced Comfort are two new features that Samsung has implemented this year.
Vision Booster modifies the colors and contrasts to match the lighting environment.
Evenings are treated similarly by Enhance Comfort, which lessens eye fatigue.
Samsung made the decision to increase the battery life of the S23 devices for 2023.
They now have a battery life of 4,700mAh for the S23+ and 3,900mAh for the basic S23, which are 200mAh more than the S22 series.
The regular model can charge at a rate of 25W through wires and can reach 50% in 30 minutes.
The S23+, on the other hand, receives a higher charge with 45W, reaching 65% in 30 minutes.
Both versions continue to enable wireless power transfer and charging.
The S23 and S23+, the newest versions in the Samsung Galaxy S-series, adopted the Ultra’s design strategy by removing the Contour Cut camera housing to reveal the three camera lenses.
Additionally, they feature an IP68 rating for water and dust protection.
The S23 phones are also the first ones on the market to use Gorilla Glass Victus 2, a more robust material.
The packaging for the phones is also made from recyclable materials.
There are four color options for the S23 phones: Cream, Green, Lavender, and Phantom Black.
The following prices pertain to Samsung Galaxy S23 cell phones:
Standard Samsung Galaxy S23
- 8GB RAM + 128GB storage: $799
- 8GB RAM + 256GB storage: $849
- 8GB RAM + 512 storage: TBA
Samsung Galaxy S23+
- 8GB RAM + 256GB storage (the new starting storage): $1,049
- 8GB RAM + 512GB storage: TBA
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
- 8GB RAM + 256GB storage: $1,199
- 12GB RAM + 256GB storage: $1,299
- 12GB RAM + 512GB storage: $1,399
- 12GB RAM + 1TB storage: TBA
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