The Samsung Galaxy S23 series was launched at the Unpacked event, and in our previous article, we discussed the Galaxy S23 & S23+. This article is about the most premium phone under the S23 series, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra. It is also the most expensive phone in this series, starting at $1,200 in the US. This year, Samsung kept the design of the S23 Ultra the same as last year but made some significant changes in the internals.
There are new color options, but the overall design is the same. The phone has a Quad camera setup on the back, flat top and bottom sides, a slightly curved display on the front, a center hole punch cutout, and an S-Pen. The phone has Gorilla Glass Victus 2 on the front and back, IP68 certification, stereo speakers, and an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner.
The performance gets upgraded, thanks to the “Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy” chipset. This is a customized version of the regular Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and has a higher max clock speed. The display is the same on paper as last year. It is a 6.8-inch Quad-HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X panel with a 1-120Hz refresh rate. This year, Samsung added display features such as “Vision Booster” and “Enhanced Comfort.”
The camera setup gets one major upgrade, and that’s the primary camera sensor. The primary camera has a 200MP Samsung HP2 sensor this year, compared to the 108MP sensor on S22 Ultra. The rest of the cameras are the same. There is a 12MP ultrawide, a 10MP 3X telephoto, and a 10MP 10X periscope. For selfies, the phone has a 12MP camera this year, compared to a 40MP sensor on the S22 Ultra.
The battery size is 5,000mAh, and there is 45W fast wired charging support. Finally, Android 13 runs out of the box with OneUI 5.1 on top.