Considering that the Galaxy S22 is still relatively new in terms of the greatest Samsung phones, we shouldn’t be surprised that we don’t know much about the Galaxy S23. The Galaxy S23 will have a lot to live up to when it finally does arrive, but we’re optimistic that Samsung can do it.
The Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus were more iterative than inventive compared to the Galaxy S22 Ultra, which single-handedly resurrected the Galaxy Note from the ashes of its predecessor.
Rumors about Samsung’s next flagship, the Galaxy S23, are few at the moment, but we wanted to gather some of the features we’d like to see in the standard and Plus models. What we know so far about the Samsung Galaxy S23, and what we’d like to see more of.
Samsung Galaxy S23 possible release date
The Galaxy S22 was released in February, and the Galaxy S23 is expected to follow suit. The Galaxy S21 series was released in January 2021, but Samsung had to make way for the Galaxy S21 FE, thus the S22’s debut was likely delayed.
It’s likely that the Galaxy S23 will debut in early 2023. We don’t expect Samsung to stray from the current trend of reliable phone delivery dates. However, the coronavirus epidemic and chip shortages have caused some delays in recent phone launches.
Samsung Galaxy S23 early rumors
Twitter user Ice Universe believes that the Galaxy S23 Ultra’s main camera will have a staggering 200MP, which is a remnant from the early days of rumors about the S22. According to the manufacturer, this camera will be “optimal for a number of years.”
We’re not sure if this implies Samsung intends to upgrade the camera over time with software updates or if the 200MP sensor will be improved when the S23 Ultra is released.
A fresh story claims that Samsung is working on a second-generation 200MP sensor, and that it will be used in the S23 if all goes according to plan. The older ISOCELL HP1 sensor may be used instead of the newer second-generation ISOCELL HP3 sensor, according to a new leak.
The 200MP HP1 camera sensor from Samsung has been demonstrated in action by taking a photo of a cat and then enlarging it to fit on a 28×22-meter canvas suspended from a building’s side. Although it’s difficult to see in a YouTube video and not in person, the image appeared to be quite striking. Individual cat hairs appear to be picked out in the fine detail.
Even some of the best smartphones’ cameras have trouble with this because of their lower megapixel counts. A 200MP main camera appears to be the secret to unlocking more from Samsung’s Galaxy phone photography in the company’s video.
According to GalaxyClub, the Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus will include a 12MP front camera, which is yet another rumor. Both phones would be the first to get a resolution boost since the Samsung Galaxy S10 launched in 2019.
For now, it’s not obvious whether or not this rumor has any truth to it. Even with the 40MP front camera on the Galaxy S22 Ultra, it’s time for Samsung to beef up the two lower-end models.
The Galaxy S23’s processor has only been the subject of contradictory rumors thus far. This week, an anonymous source reported that Samsung would use a MediaTek chip in select Galaxy S23 models. Some individuals, including me, were alarmed by this. The MediaTek Dimensity 9000 is said to be a surprising good chip, but considering MediaTek’s poor background, we have our concerns.
However, once the rumor was widely disseminated, a second source disputed it. If Yogesh Brar is correct, the Galaxy S23 and S22 FE will not have a MediaTek cooperation in the future.
Exynos manufacture has been said to be halted for two years as Samsung develops a new Galaxy-exclusive processor for 2025. If this is the case, it would be consistent with Samsung’s search for other processors, including those from MediaTek rather than Qualcomm.
Even though these are all speculation, it’s possible that Samsung is trying to improve its Exynos brand. When we ran our Galaxy S22 Plus benchmarks, the Exynos 2200 fell short of our expectations and behind the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in performance.
Samsung may refer to the Galaxy S23 internally as “Project Diamond,” the only other thing we’ve heard. According to DSCC analyst Ross Young, there was a misconception that the codename referred to a third foldable.
Samsung Galaxy S23: What we want to see
Samsung has a long time to finalize some Galaxy S23 details, so here’s what we’d want to see from the Korean company.
greater longevity of the battery
All three Galaxy S22 versions have dismal battery life. OnePlus 10 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max were able to outlast the Galaxy S22 Ultra, which has a 5,000 mAh battery, in the Tom’s Guide battery test. The Galaxy A53’s battery life isn’t fantastic, either.
The battery life of Samsung has to be improved. Weakened performance on both phones was a result of reducing battery capacity from the Galaxy S21 to the Galaxy S22 (3,700 mAh to 3,800 mAh) and from the Galaxy S22 to the Galaxy S22 (4,500 mAh to 4,800 mAh).
Since the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 has been out for a while now, it’s no secret that it runs hot. As a result, it frequently experiences throttling issues, particularly during demanding video games. Samsung has also been accused of deliberately limiting some programs in order to maintain system performance. No matter how some people feel about it, the move confirmed that the Galaxy S22 needed improved cooling.
The OnePlus 10 Pro has a novel cooling mechanism that, in my opinion, makes the phone more comfortable to use after extended gaming sessions than the Galaxy S22 Ultra. Even while we’re not expecting anything close to the top-tier gaming phones, the S22 can become quite warm. This is something we hope the Galaxy S23 fixes.
Exynos or a Snapdragon upgrade would be preferable.
If you want to break Qualcomm’s near monopoly on Android phones in some regions of the world, we’re all for it! All of the greatest Android phones have Qualcomm Snapdragon CPUs in them. Samsung’s Exynos processors are far superior to Qualcomm’s in many aspects, while Apple Silicon remains well ahead in others.
Exynos 2200’s AMD-powered graphics were top on everyone’s list of expectations, but the chip’s performance was disappointing at best. In order for Samsung to keep up with the competition, it needs to figure out why its Exynos chips aren’t as good as those made by Qualcomm.
Zoning in and out at all times
When using telephoto lenses on smartphones, you have to choose between using the full optical zoom or relying on digital to fill in the blanks in the image. If true, continuous zoom would allow the Galaxy S22 Ultra to go from 1x to 10x and all of its intermediate points without a hitch.
We’d want to see this function on all three Galaxy S23 variants, but we’re worried it will be an Ultra-only feature if it is ever released.
Improve the differentiation model
The Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus are, to put it mildly, uninspiring. Unlike their predecessors, they don’t have a whole lot of new features. Most of Samsung’s attention was focused on the most costly Galaxy, which has a much enhanced “night photography” feature.
While this is sensible, we’d prefer to see something new for the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus instead of just incremental improvements. Even if it’s a new design, a more powerful camera, or a display refresh rate that actually dips to 10Hz—since Samsung initially stated a minimum of 48Hz for the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus.
Our only concern is that we don’t want the new Samsung Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus to boring us.