Samsung’s Galaxy S22 Ultra was well-received this year. While Samsung’s focus is on foldable phones, details and rumours of its 2023 flagships are emerging. Samsung is already developing the Galaxy S23 lineup, so it’s not rocket science. Despite being months away, rumours are flying. According to rumours, Ultra users could get a better camera.
Expected major Features
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Samsung isn’t confident its upcoming Exynos 2300 is competitive with the 8 Gen 2 and doesn’t want a large performance gap between the two phones.
An earlier report from RealmiCentral suggests that Samsung has decided to build new bespoke processors for the Galaxy range. The shifting of its engineers to pursue this project means that work on the current Exynos chips may be slimmed down or stopped, resulting in Qualcomm processors in the Galaxy S23 and possibly the S24 models, though there may be a big shift back.
The Super camera
It’s not the first time we’ve heard this rumour, but we now know it may have a “unreleased HP2 sensor,” which would be better than the ISOCELL HP1 and HP3 200MP sensors. It’s too early to say how this presumed S23 Ultra-exclusive will be improved; we’ll learn more in the coming months. One factor could be a larger pixel size. More light and accuracy from larger pixel sites.
As Samsung’s first 200MP sensor, the S23 Ultra may have growing pains. The S20 Ultra was the company’s first 108MP release, and it had problems that were fixed with the S21 Ultra and the S22 Ultra. Megapixel counts alone don’t indicate camera quality. It’s possible Samsung is working overtime to avoid more teething troubles, but it’s still a possibility, so don’t be surprised if S23 Ultra camera reviews in a few months are negative. Expect leaks and rumours until next year, when this phone launches and we get all the details.
Motorola hasn’t released its X30 Pro with the 200MP HP1 sensor yet. News events delayed its launch.
Battery and charging
All those pixels and processors will require a lot of power, so it’s good news that Samsung could be developing a new stacked battery design to increase density without making them bigger. The post says the S23 Ultra will have a 5500mAh battery, while the S23+ will have 5000mAh and the standard S23 will have 4500mAh.
One UI5 Software
Samsung doesn’t always release major software updates with new hardware. Samsung is working on a new version of its One UI Android skin, which will appear on the S23 phones even if it doesn’t debut there.
9to5Google obtained an early internal beta version of One UI 5, which reveals some details.
Fans can expect a redesigned notification UI, a security and privacy hub, and new multitasking gestures.
That’s all the Samsung Galaxy S23 news we’ve found. We’ll update this as more information becomes available, so check back often. Check out our best Samsung Galaxy S22 deals roundup if you can’t wait for the S23 release date.