Samsung Galaxy S23 rumors and leaks: which ones are legit?

the samsung galaxy s22 it’s one of our favorite smartphones released last year, which makes us excited to see what Samsung has in store with the Galaxy S23. As usual, there has been no shortage of leaks and rumors leading up to Samsung’s official announcement, but not all of them are reliable. We’ve scoured the web to find reputable ones that could actually happen.

The Galaxy S23 will launch in January or February

Unfortunately, we haven’t heard any reliable rumors about when the Galaxy S23 will launch. Still, we can use older versions of the Galaxy to find out when Samsung might announce and launch the new phones.

The Galaxy S22 family of devices launched in February, so we expect a similar timeframe for the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Ultra. A battery for a phone matching the Galaxy S23 Plus was submitted for certification in South Korea in September, according to SamMobile(Opens in a new window)which matches the timeline for a February release.

the Samsung Galaxy S21 was announced on January 14, 2021 and went on sale on January 29, so we can’t rule out a January release for the S23. According to the Korean site ETNews(Opens in a new window)Samsung may look to release the phones as early as three weeks before the Galaxy S22, which would release the device in mid-to-late January.

Whether it’s January or February, we’re sure we’ll see the Galaxy S23 in the first two months of 2023, so brace your wallets if you’re in the market for a new Samsung phone.

The Galaxy S23 has a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip

Samsung has traditionally powered its S line of phones with the latest silicon from Qualcomm in the US Qualcomm just announced the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, and we think that will be the chip that powers the phones.

Outside the US, we should also see the Qualcomm chip in the Galaxy S23, as leaker Ice Universe pointed out. tweeted(Opens in a new window) that European versions of the phone will use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, which is great for consistency.

The Galaxy S23 will look familiar

We don’t expect Samsung to reinvent its design philosophies with the Galaxy S23 family of devices. Instead, the phone is likely to be similar to the Galaxy S22, although there could be incremental differences.

According to OnLeaks and SmartPix(Opens in a new window)the Galaxy S23 will measure 5.7 x 2.7 x 0.29 inches (the S22 was 5.75 x 2.78 x 0.3 inches) and the S23+ will measure 6.2 x 2.9 x 0.29 inches ( the S22+ was 6.20 by 2.98 by 0.3 inches). That means the size of the phones is more or less the same as the S22.

ice universe(Opens in a new window) leaked the dimensions of the S23 Ultra. It measures 6.43 by 3.07 by 0.35 inches, slightly longer and wider than the Galaxy S22 Ultra‘s 6.42 by 3.06 by 0.35 inches. If these measurements are accurate, the Ultra will be the same thickness as last year.

The renders of the S23 and S23 Ultra have emerged thanks to OnLeaks(Opens in a new window), and neither phone seems to have changed much from the S22 phones. The hole-punch camera and flat display remain on the base model, though Ice Universe suggests the bezels could be larger than on the previous-generation phone.

As for the colors, ross young(Opens in a new window) it claims the phone will come in beige, black, green, and light pink (although there could be others).

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The screens of the Galaxy S23 will not undergo changes

Again we turn to the featured leaker ice universe(Opens in a new window), who tells us that the screens of the three devices will have the same sizes as their predecessors. The base model Galaxy S23 will come with a 6.1-inch 1080 x 2340 display. The more expensive Galaxy S23+ will feature a 6.6-inch 1080 x 2340 display, and the S23 Ultra will come with a 6.8-inch display. 1440×3088.

For those doing the math, those numbers are a perfect match for the displays offered on the Galaxy S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra. There might be minor changes to the displays, such as brightness or contrast ratio, but the main specs will remain unchanged.

The Galaxy S23 will have improved cameras

The biggest and perhaps the most exciting rumor about the Galaxy S23’s cameras is that the Ultra will get a 200MP primary sensor, as reported by ETNews(Opens in a new window). This is a massive jump from the 108MP lens on the current Galaxy S22 Ultra. ice universe(Opens in a new window) added that the phone’s 200MP sensor could get 0.6μm pixels and an aperture of f/1.7, which is also a nice improvement.

A sample image captured with a 108MP and 200MP sensor

Side-by-side photos with the S23 Ultra’s 200MP sensor and the S22 Ultra’s 108MP lens (Credit: Ice Universe/Weibo)

Rumors about the main lens for the Galaxy S23 and S23+ have been quiet so far, so we’ll have to wait for further leaks to see what Samsung intends to do with its cheaper models. The lack of leaks suggests we won’t see much change, though we can expect the S22 Ultra’s 108MP sensor to make its way to the S23 and S23+. Galaxy Club Fonts(Opens in a new window) affirm that there will be no significant changes for the other lens. The Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus will have a 10MP telephoto camera. The Galaxy S23 Ultra will retain its 10MP 10x optical zoom camera.

will be here soon

The Galaxy S23 is coming, one way or another. As we get closer, we expect a lot more rumors about the phone. We’ll keep this post updated as we get closer to the S23 launch with the latest rumors and leaks, so you know what to expect.

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