So far, all of the stuff about the Samsung Galaxy S23 has been revealed

So far, all of the stuff about the Samsung Galaxy S23 has been revealed ...

The Galaxy S23 will have some big shoes to fill when it comes to the market, but we are confident that Samsung may pull it off with its new flagship phones.

The Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus were much more iterative than innovative, but the Galaxy S22 Ultra had no such problem, thus restoring the Galaxy Note.

Rumors about the Galaxy S23 are just starting to come to an end, but we wanted to share what''s out there and what we expect. So here''s what we''ve already heard so far about the Galaxy S23, plus our wish list.

Latest Samsung Galaxy S23 news (updated September 22)

Samsung Galaxy S23 possible release date

The Galaxy S22 was launched in February, so we''d expect a similar timescale for the Galaxy S23. It was initially expected to make room for the Galaxy S21 FE in January 2021, so it is likely to have delayed the S22''s launch. Of course, there is likely no Galaxy S22 FE in the works at Samsung, so that might not impact the S23 rollout schedule.

The Galaxy S23 is scheduled for an early 2023 appearance, but phones release windows are fairly predictable nowadays, although we don''t anticipate Samsung to deviate from this, though the coronavirus epidemic and chip shortages have caused several phone launches in recent memory.

In early September, a battery for a Galaxy S23 Plus handset was issued for certification with a South Korean agency. The timing is identical to the S22 rollout, which suggests a February 2023 launch is on track.

Samsung Galaxy S23 design

The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra might look quite similar to its predecessor, according to a recent leaker Ice Universe. This is a modest increase over the Galaxy S22 Ultra, which has been fixed for a while, as one way we may end up with a larger camera module and thus a thicker overall phone.

Ice Universe has taken a closer look at the phone, believing that Samsung might increase the bezel thickness of the Galaxy S23. We still don''t know why the bezel thickness might be a move to increase durability, so that''s something we will keep an eye on as the phone gets closer to launch.

Another leak from Ice Universe claims that the Samsung Galaxy S23 will feature a 6.1-inch 1080x2340 display, the Galaxy S23 Plus will have a 6.6-inch 1080x2340 display, and the S23 Ultra will feature a 6.8-inch 1440x3088 screen. For comparison, the Galaxy S22,S22 Plus and Ultra are currently available.

Samsung Galaxy S23 cameras

Several rumors claim that the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra will have a 200MP camera, which would be a significant increase than the 108MP camera on the Galaxy S22 Ultra.

This camera rumor has been gaining traction in the past, but another source claims it may not be the second-generation ISOCELL HP3 sensor Samsung goes for after all, but the older ISOCELL HP1.

A more recent tip has revealed that the Galaxy S23 Ultra is expected to receive a 200MP camera in the form of an unreleased sensor from Samsung, later allegedly the ISOCELL HP2, which will defeat both the existing HP1 and HP3 200MP sensors.

This might be good news for the next Samsung flagship phone. Samsung''s HP3 is a mid-range sensor, and the HP1 is the larger and more refined sensor that is expected to debut on Motorolas X30 Pro or the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra. In an attempt to be better than its competition, Samsung might well have another sensor set for its own flagship.

Samsung has shown off a video of the 200MP HP1 sensorin action by snapping a photo of a cat and then blowing up that image to match a 28 x 22-meter canvas that was hung off the side of a building. In a YouTube video, it''s difficult to see for sure, but the image looks stunning. Details are subtle, with individual cat hairs chosen out.

Even cameras on some of the best phonescan struggle with this because to their low megapixel counts. Considering Singapore''s video, it believes that a 200MP main camera might be the key to achieving greater success in its Galaxy phone photography.

One leak has revealed further information on the rumored 200MP camera on the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra and suggested the phone would launch on the iPhone 14 Pro. Ice Universe has tweeted that it has "100% confirmed" that the smartphone will have a 200MP camera with 0.6mm pixels, along with a wider aperture of f/1.7 to capture more light. This indicates an almost minor increase in camera sensor size from the S22 Ultra, but it is apparently slightly larger than the 48MP camera sensor that the iPhone 14 Pro sports.

Another claim from GalaxyClub has claimed that the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus will both have a 12MP front camera. That''s the first time one model has had a selfie resolution upgrade since the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S10 in 2019.

It''s not clear what other upgrades might be necessary, or if this rumor has any validity. Nonetheless, when the Galaxy S22 Ultra comes in a 40MP front camera, it''s time that Samsung would add some shooting power to the two cheaper models.

Prepare for no changes in the telephoto cameras. According to GalaxyClub''s sources, the Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus will also be capable of using a 10MP digital zoom camera like the S22 and S22 Plus. That doesn''t exclude other changes to the zoom cameras, but it appears that nothing will change if the same resolution sensor is used.

Samsung Galaxy S23 chipset

So far, we''ve only heard divergent rumors about the Galaxy S23''''s chipset. Initially, a tipster claimed that Samsung would include a MediaTek chip in several Galaxy S23 units, although that has since been refuted. Then it looked like Samsung might halt manufacturing its own Exynos chips so that it might focus on a new Galaxy-only chipset in 2025. Qualcomm has apparently confirmed that it would exclusively provide Snapdragon silicon to the Galaxy S23 lineup over the summer.

You may imagine why Samsung might envisage improvements to the Exynos chipset after using it in some previous Galaxy S models. Usually, Samsung flagships powered by the Exynos system-on-chip lag behind the Snapdragon-powered models that were certainly the case in our Galaxy S22 benchmark testing.

Ice Universe reports that there''s a lot of discussion on whether to make the Galaxy S23 exclusively powered by Qualcomm. That might signal a Comeback from Exynos, with the Exynos 2300 being used in some models.

Samsung Galaxy S23: Other rumors

The Samsung S23 Ultra is expected to have the same battery as the S22 Ultra and the S21 Ultra which is a 5,000 mAh one. The downside might be the rumored Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip that may be seen in the phone that might go a long way in helping, with a boost to power management capabilities.

The Galaxy S23, the base version, is expected to achieve a modest battery boost. One report (opens in a new tab) indicates that the phone might gain a 5% battery capacity increase compared to the Galaxy S22. The rumor does not mention the S23 Plus or the S23 Ultra for a battery boost.

The only other thing we''ve heard is that Samsung may recurs on the Galaxy S23 internally as "Project Diamond." Previously, some thought this codename instead identified a third foldable, but this is apparently not the case, according to DSCC analyst Ross Young.

Samsung Galaxy S23: What we want to see

Samsung is attempting to finalize some Galaxy S23 details for a long time, so here''s what we''re hoping to see.

Battery life is improved.

Samsung might be competing with the OnePlus 11 Pro, which might also launch in 2023 and will need to increase its battery life. In testing, cutting the power packs from the Galaxy S21 to the Galaxy S22 (3,700 mAh versus 4,000 mAh) and the Galaxy S22 (4,500 mAh versus 4,800 mAh was not a wise decision. Both phones were also in a similar way.

Cooling is beneficial.

By now, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip is hot. This causes it to suffer from throttling difficulties, especially in intense games. Samsung also got caught intentionally throttling some applications to maintain system performance. While the decision ultimately ended up as shady, or downright dangerous for some, it proved one point: the Galaxy S22 needed improved cooling.

The OnePlus 10 Pro is enhanced with a new cooling system that makes the phone noticeablely more comfortable after long gaming sessions than the Galaxy S22 Ultra in my experience. We''re not asking for anything on the level of the best gaming phones, but the S22 can get really hot. We need to see the Galaxy S23 fix this.

Exynos, or Snapdragon, is becoming more popular.

In many areas of the world, we''re all for breaking Qualcomm''s quasi-monopoly on Android phones. In some ways, the strongest performers out of all of the best Android phones are Qualcomm chips. However, Samsung''s Exynos processors are still outperforming Qualcomm in some instances.

We all had high expectations for the flagship Exynos 2200 with its AMD-powered graphics, but the chip ultimately proved lacking at best. Samsung either needs to figure out why Exynos chips are behind Snapdragons, or it must abandon and use Snapdragons everywhere.

Continuous zoom

One issue with smartphones is that you either use the full optical zoom or become stuck with a digital that fills in the gaps. Samsung was reportedly planning a continuous zoom, where the phone could go from 1x to 10x and all of the spots between smoothly.

Samsung''s intention is to introduce this on all three Galaxy S23 models, although we feel the feature may be an Ultra exclusive if it ever passes.

Differentiation of model is beneficial.

The Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus look like their predecessors, but they also have a lot of new features. The greatest improvement involved improved "nightography" for low-light photographs, but all of Samsung''s efforts certainly went to the most expensive Galaxy.

Although it''s quite probable, we''d like to see the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 get something that makes them more attractive than iterative upgrades. Ob it''s a fresh design, stronger cameras, or display refresh rates that actually fall to 10Hz since the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus did, in fact, feature a minimum of 48Hz instead of the 10Hz Samsung initially advertised.

We simply don''t want the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus to enrage us. Despite the fact that the Galaxy S23 Ultra should be anything but boring, Samsung executive Roh Tae-moon might have just informed us that the Ultra will be returning for the S23 lineup and that it won''t disappear anytime soon.