Samsung Galaxy S23 — list of all the rumors so far


What Samsung might include on next year’s Galaxy S flagship

Even though the Galaxy S22 is only a few months old, all three varieties are among the top Samsung smartphones available. We are interested in the sequel nonetheless. The Galaxy S23 will have some large shoes to fill when it finally launch, but we’re optimistic that Samsung can accomplish it.

The Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus seemed among this year’s launches to be much more iterative than innovative; however, the Galaxy S22 Ultra had no such issue, successfully reviving the Galaxy Note.


Although there aren’t many Galaxy S23 rumors at the moment, we decided to compile some of the features we want to see in Samsung’s upcoming flagship, particularly the normal and Plus editions. Here is all we currently know about the Galaxy S23 as well as our wish list.

Samsung Galaxy S23 possible release date

We anticipate the Galaxy S23 will launch in a similar manner as the Galaxy S22, which launched in February. Samsung likely delayed the release of the Galaxy S22 because it needed to create way for the Galaxy S21 FE, which was released in January 2021.

That most likely indicates the Galaxy S23 will debut in early 2023. Nowadays, phone release dates are quite regular, therefore we don’t anticipate Samsung to stray from this trend, even if prior phone launches have been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic and chip shortages.


Samsung Galaxy S23 early rumors

The Galaxy S23 Ultra will allegedly boast a massive 200MP main camera, according to a tweet from renowned Samsung leaker Ice Universe. This is a leftover rumor from the early days of S22 rumors. It is stated that this camera will be “optimized for several years.”

We’re not sure if that implies Samsung intends to enhance the camera over time via software updates or if the 200MP sensor will be enhanced once the S23 Ultra is released.

Since a fresh report claims that Samsung is developing a second-generation 200MP sensor and, if all goes according to plan, would utilize it in the S23, this camera rumor has received more credence. Another source, however, suggests that it might actually be the older ISOCELL HP1 sensor rather than the second-generation ISOCELL HP3 sensor that Samsung chooses.


Samsung has demonstrated the 200MP HP1 camera sensor in action by taking a shot of a cat and then enlarging it to suit a 28 × 22-meter canvas that was hanging off the side of a building. If you’re interested in seeing what more this sensor is capable of, check out the video below. The visual was impressive, however it’s difficult to tell for sure via a YouTube video(opens in new tab) and not in person. Individual cat hairs may be clearly seen, and the details appear to be incredibly sharp.

Due to their lower megapixel counts, even some of the greatest phone cameras can have trouble with this. A 200MP main camera may hold the key to getting more out of Samsung’s Galaxy phone photography, according to the company’s video.

Another report indicates that the Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus will both have a 12MP front camera. This rumor comes from GalaxyClub. Since the 2019 release of the Samsung Galaxy S10, neither model has experienced a resolution upgrade until then.


It’s unclear what additional changes might be needed or whether this story is true. However, given that the front camera on the Galaxy S22 Ultra has a resolution of 40MP, it’s high time Samsung gave the two more affordable models a camera upgrade.

There won’t be any adjustments to the telephoto camera on the less expensive variants. The Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus will reportedly employ a 10MP telephoto camera, just as the S22 and S22 Plus, according to sources at GalaxyClub. That doesn’t rule out any potential modifications to the zoom camera, but it seems unlikely that anything will alter if the sensor has the same resolution.

The Galaxy S23’s processor has only been the subject of contradictory rumors up to this point. A rumor circulated a few weeks ago that Samsung would include a MediaTek chip in some Galaxy S23 devices. This made some people, including me, nervous. We’ve heard that the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 is a remarkably good chip, but considering MediaTek’s troubled past, we have our concerns.


However, after the rumor made the headlines, a different tipper refuted it. Yogesh Brar, who has a solid reputation, stated that there would no longer be a MediaTek cooperation with the Galaxy S23 or Galaxy S22 FE.

Since then, there have been rumors that Samsung may halt Exynos chip manufacture for two years to prepare a brand-new Galaxy-exclusive chipset for 2025. This would be consistent with Samsung’s search for substitute chipsets, including ones made by MediaTek rather than current collaborator Qualcomm.

None of these are definitive proof, but Samsung might still be motivated to strengthen the Exynos brand. Given that the Exynos 2200 fell short of our expectations and lagged behind the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in our Galaxy S22 Plus benchmark testing, we would appreciate this.


The Galaxy S23 may be referred as internally at Samsung as “Project Diamond,” which is the only other tidbit we’ve heard. According to DSCC analyst Ross Young, several people previously believed that this codename instead referred to a third foldable.

Samsung Galaxy S23: What we want to see

Here is what we’re hoping to see as Samsung has a long time to finalize some Galaxy S23 details.

Better battery life


In one word, all three Galaxy S22 versions’ battery lives fall short of expectations. In the Tom’s Guide battery life test, even the Galaxy S22 Ultra with its 5,000 mAh battery couldn’t last as long as devices like the OnePlus 10 Pro or iPhone 13 Pro Max. The battery life of the mid-range Galaxy A53 is also not great.

Samsung needs to improve the longevity of its batteries. It was a bad idea to reduce the battery capacity from the Galaxy S21 to the Galaxy S22 (3,700 mAh vs. 4,000 mAh) and Galaxy S22 (4,500 mAh vs. 4,800 mAh), which clearly affected both phones in testing.

Better cooling


By this point, it’s common knowledge that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip gets hot. This results in throttling issues, especially in demanding games. Additionally, Samsung was discovered deliberately limiting several apps to protect system performance. The action established one thing: the Galaxy S22 need better cooling. For some, the action ultimately came across as sleazy or outright evil.

In my experience, the OnePlus 10 Pro’s innovative cooling mechanism makes the phone substantially more pleasant than the Galaxy S22 Ultra after extended gaming sessions. The S22 can become really hot, but we’re not hoping for something on par with the finest gaming smartphones. We expect the Galaxy S23 to address this.

Snapdragon or better Exynos


Look, we’re all in favor of ending Qualcomm’s global near-monopoly on Android smartphones. Out of all the greatest Android phones, Snapdragon CPUs deliver the best performance. Samsung’s Exynos CPUs are inferior than Qualcomm in many aspects, even though Apple Silicon is still light years ahead in others.

With its AMD-powered graphics, the flagship Exynos 2200 raised a lot of expectations, but in the end, it was at best mediocre. Samsung needs to either figure out why Exynos chips are inferior to Snapdragons or give up and switch to Snapdragons everywhere.

Continuous zoom


Smartphone telephoto lenses have the drawback that you must either use the full optical zoom or resort to using digital to fill in the gaps. According to rumors around the Galaxy S22 Ultra, Samsung was planning to implement continuous zoom, which would allow the phone to effortlessly zoom from 1x to 10x and all points in between.

Although we hope Samsung would include this on all three Galaxy S23 versions, we suspect the Ultra will be the only device to provide the capability.

Better model differentiation


The Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus are, let’s face it, very dull devices. They lack many new features and have a similar appearance to their predecessors. The main improvement was better “nightography” for low-light images, although it was obvious that Samsung concentrated all of its efforts on the most expensive Galaxy.

Although sensible, we’d really like to see something added to the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 that elevates them above incremental improvements. The Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus did, in fact, offer a minimum of 48Hz instead of the 10Hz Samsung initially stated. Other improvements include a new design, more powerful cameras, and display refresh rates that actually dip to 10Hz.

Simply said, we don’t want to get bored with the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus. However, the Galaxy S23 Ultra ought to be anything but monotonous. According to Samsung executive Roh Tae-moon, the Ultra will be back for the S23 series and won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.


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