Earlier today, Samsung held a launch event in Seoul, Korea, to unveil a bunch of new Fan Edition devices including the Galaxy S23 FE. This new smartphone is the highly awaited successor of the Galaxy S21 FE which debuted back in 2021.
The Galaxy S23 FE follows the design language of the S23 series with three floating cameras on the back. This time, Samsung has brought a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 finish to the S23 FE, and the frame is made out of aluminum. The edges of the device are curved to make gripping easy. The phone is 8.2mm thick and weighs 209 grams. Like the flagship lineup, the device also features an IP68 water resistance rating.
Up-front, the smartphone also features a 6.4-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) AMOLED display with a centered punch hole, a maximum refresh rate of 120Hz, and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Protection. There is an in-display fingerprint sensor for security.
Under the hood, the Galaxy S23 FE has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC for select regions, the same chip present in the Galaxy S22 series devices. Other regions will get a Samsung Exynos 2200 SoC, which has a peak clock speed of 2.8GHz. Geekbench scores of both versions have revealed that there won’t be much difference in their performance.
The smartphone will be offered in 8GB RAM, with the option of 128GB or 256GB storage. It has a 4,500mAh battery onboard that supports 25W fast charging, wireless charging and reverse wireless charging. Samsung claims that you can charge up to 50% of the battery in 30 minutes with the 25W wired fast charging.
Samsung has also included a vapor chamber cooling system to keep the thermals under control. Out of the box, the phone will offer Android 13, layered with One UI 5.1. Samsung promises 4 years of Android updates and 5 years of security updates for the device, meaning that it will get major updates till Android 17.
Other features include Dual SIM connectivity with 5G SA/NSA, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6E 802.11ax (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth 5.3, GPS + GLONASS, USB 3.1, and NFC support. It has a stereo speaker setup onboard with Dolby Atmos tuning.
The Galaxy S23 FE comes with an upgraded 50MP primary camera that has f/1.8 aperture and optical image stabilization. The 12MP ultrawide sensor covers a 123˚ FOV with f/2.2 aperture. The third sensor on the back is an 8MP Telephoto camera with an f/2.4 aperture, 3x optical zoom, and optical image stabilization. On the front, it has a 10MP camera with f/2.4 aperture and 80˚ FOV.
There are a lot of camera features to play around with including the Nightography mode that lets you take clear selfies and portraits after dark. Pro mode gives you control of shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and more.
Samsung Galaxy S23 FE Specifications
Display: 6.4-inch (2340 x 1080 pixels) FHD+ Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED Display, 60~120Hz refresh rate, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
Chipset: Up to 2.8GHz Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 2200 4nm processor with Samsung Xclipse 920 GPU
RAM/Storage: 8GB RAM, 128GB/256GB storage
OS: Android 13 with One UI 5
SIM: Dual SIM
Rear Camera: Triple
- 50MP main with f/1.8 aperture, OIS
- 12MP 123˚ Ultra Wide sensor, f/2.2 aperture
- 8MP Telephoto camera with OIS, 3X Optical Zoom, f/2.4 aperture
Front Camera: 10MP with f/24 aperture
IP Ratings: Water resistant (IP68)
Multimedia: USB Type-C audio, Stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos
Sensors: In-display fingerprint scanner
Connectivity: 5G SA/NSA, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6E 802.11ax (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth 5.3, GPS + GLONASS, USB 3.1, NFC
Battery: 4500mAh (typical) / 4370mAh (minimum) battery with support for 25W wired fast charging, wireless charging, wireless power share
Samsung Galaxy S23 FE Price and Availability
The Samsung Galaxy S23 FE is available in Mint, Cream, Graphite, and Purple shades, along with exclusive online options in Indigo and Tangerine. It starts at a price of $599 and will be available worldwide beginning on October 5th.