Samsung Galaxy S23 Series: Everything you Need to Know About Galaxy S23

Samsung Galaxy S23

Samsung launched the latest iteration of its flagship device, the Samsung Galaxy S23 series, at the Samsung Unpacked event yesterday. Despite Samsung’s reputation as an innovator in the smartphone market, the S23 is a departure from its usual design, as it closely resembles its predecessor Galaxy S22 with the same body, display, and battery size. This raises questions about Samsung’s commitment to delivering unique and cutting-edge devices to consumers.

However, it’s not necessarily a negative aspect. Just like Apple with its iPhone designs, the Galaxy is one of the best-selling phones from the Korean tech giant and the reality is that consumers no longer change their smartphones annually. For someone upgrading from an older 2 or 4-year-old Samsung phone, this design and features will still feel fresh and new. So let’s focus on what’s new and better with the Samsung Galaxy S23 series. Below is a recap of what was unveiled at the Samsung Unpacked event.

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The Galaxy S23 series, includes the standard model(Galaxy S23), the Galaxy S23+, and the Galaxy S23 Ultra. The Galaxy S23 Ultra stands out as the powerhouse of the lineup, retaining the S Pen stylus with a 200MP rear camera. This is the same game plan as last year’s Galaxy S22.

The Galaxy S23 smartphones boast a refreshed design, with stand-alone camera lenses replacing the camera bumps seen in previous models. This change brings the S23 in line with the Galaxy S22 Ultra, which adopted this camera lens design previously.

In terms of Software, Samsung has transformed its reputation for software updates in recent years. In the past, purchasing a Samsung device meant limited access to Android updates, with a two-year support period and slow rollout times. However, Samsung has significantly improved its update speed and frequency.

In fact, recent data shows that Samsung now releases security patches and updates faster than its competitors. The company has also committed to providing 5 major Android updates for its Galaxy S23 line of smartphones, ensuring long-term support for these devices. This means that the Galaxy S23 will receive updates up to Android 17, providing consumers with the latest security and feature upgrades.

This represents a marked change for Samsung, as the company has not previously been known for providing long-term software support. The promise of 5 major Android updates is a major selling point for consumers, particularly for those looking to keep their devices for an extended period of time.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Specifications

Here are the full specifications of the Galaxy S23 series;

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SpecsGalaxy S23Galaxy S23+Galaxy S23 Ultra
Software: Android 13, with OneUI 5.1Android 13, with OneUI 5.1Android 13, with OneUI 5.1
Display6.1-inches ​FHD+ AMOLED Display (1080 x 2340 pixels)6.6-inches ​FHD+ AMOLED Display (1080 x 2340 pixels)6.8-inch ​FHD+ AMOLED Display (1440 x 3088 pixels)
Refresh rate: 120Hz120Hz120Hz
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4 nm)Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4 nm)Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4 nm)
Storage: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB256GB, 512GB 256GB, 512GB, 1TB
Rear cameras: 50MP main (f/1.8), 12MP ultrawide (f/2.2),
10 MP telephoto (f/2.4)
50MP main (f/1.8), 12MP ultrawide (f/2.2),
10 MP telephoto (f/2.4)
200MP main (f/1.7),
10MP periscope telephoto (f/4.9),
12MP ultrawide (f/2.2),
10 MP telephoto (f/2.4)
Selfie camera: 12MP selfie (f/2.2)12MP selfie (f/2.2)12MP selfie (f/2.2)
Battery: 3,900 mAh4,700 mAh5,000 mAh
Charging: 25W wired with 4.5W reverse wireless45W wired with 4.5W reverse wireless 45W wired with 4.5W reverse wireless
Dust/water resistance: IP68IP68IP68
Weight: (168 grams) (196 grams)(234 grams)
Colors: Phantom Black, Cream, Green, Lavender, Graphite, LimePhantom Black, Cream, Green, Lavender, Graphite, Lime
Phantom Black, Cream, Green, Lavender, Graphite, Lime
Prices:N655,000 for 8+256GB in Nigeria,

N610,000 for 8+128GB in Nigeria,

KES 135,999 in Kenya
N830,000 for 8+512GB in Nigeria,

N745,000 for 8+256GB in Nigeria,

KES 154,999 in Kenya
N1,030,000 for 12+512GB in Nigeria,

N945,000 for 12+256aGB in Nigeria,

KES 209,999 for 512GB in Kenya

Price and Availability

Preorders for Samsung Galaxies S23 are ongoing across many outlets and stores across the African continent. In Kenya and Nigeria, we extensively documented the process, and the dates the preorders will start shipping. You can read about them here.

Share with us in the comment your impressions of the Galaxy S23 series. Is it a smartphone that looks like a solid investment?

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