The Samsung Galaxy S23 is likely to be one of the first major flagship phones to launch in 2023, but if a new leak is correct, we shouldn’t expect the three phones in the lineup to be so physically different from their Samsung Galaxy S22 predecessors. .
According to the usually reliable Ice Universe (opens in new tab) (through GSMArena (opens in new tab)), the dimensions of the 2023 handsets will be more or less the same as the 2022 handsets, and the respective screen sizes and resolutions will be identical.
This move would be similar to Apple’s latest upgrades, with the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, in particular, very similar to designs from the previous two generations.
The new Galaxy S23 leak matches an earlier rumor from the same source that said the Galaxy S23 Ultra would be very close to the Galaxy S22 Ultra in appearance. Now that information has been extended to the entire range.
By the numbers
Only the height and width apparently change, and only a few tenths of a millimeter. The Galaxy S23 is said to measure 146.3mm x 70.9mm x 7.6mm (compared to the Galaxy S22’s 146mm x 70.6mm x 7.6mm dimensions), and will measure the same 6.1- inch screen with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels.
The Galaxy S23 Plus will apparently measure 157.8mm x 76.2mm x 7.6mm (compared to the Galaxy S22 Plus’s 157.4mm x 75.8mm x 7.64mm dimensions). The screen again measures 6.6 inches from corner to corner, with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels.
And finally the Galaxy S23 Ultra, which will reportedly measure 163.4mm x 78.1mm x 8.9mm (versus the 163.3mm x 77.9mm x 8.9mm dimensions of the Galaxy S22 Ultra). The screen will apparently be the same again, a 6.8-inch panel with a resolution of 3088 x 1440 pixels.
Analysis: the same but different
We wouldn’t be too disappointed if all the upgrades to the Galaxy S23 next year were on the inside – the Galaxy S22 series is classy enough, and there’s always a good chance Samsung decides to give us some new colors to choose from. to choose. time around.
There are certainly internal upgrades, starting with the chipset. The next-gen Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset will apparently go to the Galaxy S23 phones – and in a change from previous years there will be no Exynos chipset variants either.
Reports suggest a 200MP camera sensor is on the way to the Galaxy S23 Ultra, though the rear camera upgrades on the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus may be more modest based on what we’ve heard so far.
As far as we know right now, it doesn’t look like we’ll be seeing anything as innovative as the Dynamic Island on the new iPhone 14 Pro models – but then Samsung has already put a lot of innovative ideas into its foldable smartphones, and that’s it. months before more leaks appear.