Samsung has just announced its flagship Galaxy S23 series smartphones at its Galaxy Unpacked event, as it had promised. The new Galaxy S family consists of the standard version Galaxy S23, Galaxy 23+ and the most premium of the trio – the Galaxy S23 Ultra.

Samsung Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus

The Galaxy S23/S23+ pack a 6.1 /6.6-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O flat Displays with 48-120Hz adaptive refresh rate, same as the predecessor, but now both these get up to 1750 nits brightness. Well, let us checkout what the S23+ has to offer.

Galaxy S23+ Unveiled with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy

Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus unveiled

The new phone is powered by new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy that is clocked up to 3.36GHz, which is significantly higher than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2’s clock speed of 3.2 GHz that is used in other smartphones. This time there is no Exynos versions. The vapor chamber cooling is now present on both the models.

The phone features an in-display Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner and run Android 13 with OneUI 5.1. It also feature triple rear cameras, but there are no cut-outs this time. The device has Armor Aluminum frame and just like its siblings, they are the first smartphones to feature new Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 on the front and back.

The phone comes with a 50-megapixel Dual Pixel primary sensor with OIS, 12-megapixel Ultra Wide Lens with a 120-degree field of view and a 10-megapixel Telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom and OIS. These also have a new 12-megapixel Dual Pixel front-facing camera with AI object aware engine. It also support 8K video shooting. The device is powered by advanced VDIS technology which minimizes vibrations, so you get smooth, sharp footage even when you’re on the move.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus Cameras

The S23+ has Ultra-wideband capabilities (UWB). It comes with IP68 ratings for dust and water resistance and packs a 4700mAh battery with support for 45W fast charging. Just like the vanilla variant, the phone features a 10W wireless and reverse wireless charging.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S23+ Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (Dual SIM model only)
  • CDMA 800 / 1900 & TD-SCDMA
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
  • 4G bands: LTE
  • 5G bands:
    • SA/NSA/Sub6 – International
    • SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave – USA
  • Speed: HSPA, LTE, 5G

Launch

  • Announced: 2023, February 01
  • Status: Exp. release 2023, February 17

Design

  • Dimensions: 157.8 x 76.2 x 7.6 mm (6.21 x 3.00 x 0.30 in)
  • Weight: 196 g (6.91 oz)
  • Build: Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus 2), glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus 2), aluminum frame
  • Colors: Phantom Black, Cream, Green, Lavender
  • SIM: Nano-SIM and eSIM or Dual SIM (2 Nano-SIMs and eSIM, dual stand-by)
  • IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
  • Armor aluminum frame with tougher drop and scratch resistance (advertised)

Display

  • Type: Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+
  • Size: 6.6 inches, 106.9 cm2 (~88.9% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~390 ppi density)
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2
  • Always-on display

Operating System

  • Android 13, One UI 5.1

Hardware

  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8550-AC Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×3.36 GHz Cortex-X3 & 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A715 & 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A710 & 3×2.0 GHz Cortex-A510)
  • GPU: Adreno 740
  • Memory Card slot: No
  • Internal: 256GB 8GB RAM, 512GB 8GB RAM
  • UFS 4.0

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Triple
    • 50 MP, f/1.8, 24mm (wide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
    • 10 MP, f/2.4, 70mm (telephoto), 1/3.94″, 1.0µm, PDAF, 3x optical zoom
    • 12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.55″ 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, Super Steady video
  • Features: LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
  • Video: 8K@24/30fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 12 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), Dual Pixel PDAF
  • Features: Dual video call, Auto-HDR, HDR10+
  • Video: 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps

Multimedia

  • Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: No
  • 32-bit/384kHz audio
  • Tuned by AKG

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, tri-band, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Bluetooth: 5.3, A2DP, LE
  • Positioning: GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: USB Type-C 3.2, OTG

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
  • Samsung DeX, Samsung Wireless DeX (desktop experience support)
  • Bixby natural language commands and dictation
  • Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Ion 4700 mAh, non-removable
  • Charging: 45W wired, PD3.0, 65% in 30 min (advertised)
  • 10W wireless (Qi/PMA)
  • 5W reverse wireless

Models: SM-S916B, SM-S916B/DS, SM-S916U, SM-S916U1, SM-S916W, SM-S916N, SM-S9160, SM-S916E, SM-S916E/DS

Samsung Galaxy S23+ Price and Availability

The Samsung Galaxy S23+ comes in Phantom Black, Green, Cream and Lavender. There are Online exclusive Graphite and Lime colours depending on the country.

Samsung Galaxy S23 in colors

  • 8GB + 256GB version –  $999.99 / £1049 / €1,199
  • 8GB + 512GB version – $1119.99 / £1149 / €1,319

The phone is already available for pre-order since yesterday, February 1st and will start shipping from February 17th in several countries.

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