The Samsung Galaxy S23 series, which is expected to launch at the upcoming Galaxy Unpacked event on February 1, is highly anticipated and has been subject to a series of leaks and rumors in recent months. The upcoming lineup would include the base models Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+ and Galaxy S23 Ultra. Samsung has been teasing a powerful night vision camera for its Ultra model for some time now, including a recent promotional video. All three models are tipped to offer 1750 nits of peak brightness, which represents a major upgrade over the base model Samsung Galaxy S23.
According to a tweet according to tipster Roland Quandt, the Samsung Galaxy S23 series will come with an OLED display and a maximum brightness of 1750 nits “for all three models it seems.” It’s worth noting that the Samsung Galaxy S23+ and Galaxy S23 Ultra will offer the same peak brightness as their predecessors, the Samsung Galaxy S22+ and Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, respectively. This means that the base variant will be similar in brightness to this year’s models, the tipster said.
While the entire Samsung Galaxy S23 series is expected to be powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, a tipster claims that Samsung may opt to use only Snapdragon chipsets for its handsets for the foreseeable future.
In a tweet, claims tipster Yogesh Brar, “’Snapdragon for Galaxy’ for the Galaxy S23 series is not a one-off. Samsung will probably extend this until the time their new Exynos chips are ready.”
SamMobile reports that the company’s Exynos chipsets, devised by Samsung’s System LSI division, have fallen short in recent years and been overshadowed by Snapdragon chipsets in terms of sustained workloads and mobile performance, resulting in shorter lifespans of the battery. Samsung’s smartphone division, Samsung MX, has set up its own team of engineers to develop processors dedicated to high-end Galaxy smartphones and the first chip of the new unit is expected to debut in 2025 with the Galaxy S25, according to the report.
Samsung already teased the Galaxy S23 Ultra with a powerful night vision camera. In a recent promotional video, it once again teased the same camera features with crisp, zoomed-in images of the moon and the tagline, “Epic nights are coming.”
According to an older report, the Galaxy S23 Ultra’s primary camera will be a 200-megapixel HP2 sensor, compared to the 108-megapixel HM3 sensor of the primary camera in the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra.
Meanwhile, a recent report suggests that the model will offer to shoot portrait videos in 4K quality at 30fps. Another earlier report suggested that the high-end model will cost $1,400 (approximately Rs. 1,13,400).