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Samsung Galaxy S23 series debuts with custom-made Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip

South Korean tech giant Samsung recently announced its handful of three new smartphones in addition to the Galaxy lineup. Meet — the Galaxy S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra. The company’s newest flagship trio features a slightly-revamped design and improved performance over its predecessors.

Galaxy S23 and S23+

The Galaxy S23 in Cream. (Image: Samsung)

Starting with the main non-ultra models, the Galaxy S23 and S23+ differ in batteries and screen sizes. For instance, the base model uses a compact 6.1-inch display while a bigger 6.6-inch opts in for the latter. The same goes for the battery as the base model comes equipped with a 3,900mAh capacity while the plus model settles for a longer 4,700mAh battery. Albeit, both models have an AMOLED panel and a 120Hz refresh rate.

Despite having different screen sizes and batteries, the two models basically have the same specs under the hood. The flagship duo uses a bespoke Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset exclusively made for the Galaxy S23 series, including the top-of-the-line Ultra model, which features higher clock speeds compared to the standard 8 Gen 2 variants seen on most phones.

The Galaxy S23+ in Lavender. (Image: Samsung)

As for the cameras, the main duo features a 12MP f/2.2 camera on the front and a 50MP f/1.8 main camera on the back, alongside 12MP f/2.2 ultra-wide and 10MP f/2.4 telephoto camera units with enhanced night photography and improved image stabilization.

Galaxy S23 Ultra

The Galaxy S23 Ultra in various colors from left to right: Green, Lavender, Cream, and Phantom Black. (Image: Samsung)

If there’s anything that would make the Ultra model prominent, that would be its triple camera setup because the Galaxy S23 Ultra features a whopping 200MP f/1.7 wide sensor for its primary lens which the brand calls Adaptive, it is believed to provide high-resolution photography with “class-leading detail” for lifestyle photos. The main sensor is accompanied by its 12MP f/2.2 ultra-wide and two 10MP (3x and 10x) telephoto lenses. For selfies, it has a 12MP front-facing camera.

Aside from its cameras, the Galaxy S23 Ultra features a slightly larger screen than the Plus variant as it comes with a 6.8-inch AMOLED display in Quad HD (3088 x 1440) resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. It also packs a bigger 5,000mAh battery with Super Fast Charging 2.0. The rest of the specs include Wi-FI 6E connectivity, OneUI 5.1, and more.

Pricing & Availability

The Galaxy S23 series from left to right: Galaxy S23+ in Lavender, Galaxy S23 Ultra in Green, and Galaxy S23 in Cream. (Image: Samsung)

The Samsung Galaxy S23 series sports four colorways: Phantom Black, Green, Cream, and Lavender, and is available in various memory configurations. The pricing and availability details are as follows:

Galaxy S23

  • 8GB + 128GB for PHP 53,990
  • 8GB + 256GB for PHP 53,990 (same price as the 128GB variant during pre-order)

Galaxy S23+

  • 8GB + 256GB for PHP 68,990
  • 8GB + 512GB for PHP 68,990 (same price as the 256GB variant until Feb 23rd)

Galaxy S23 Ultra

  • 12GB + 256GB for PHP 81,990
  • 12GB + 512GB for PHP 81,990 (same price as the 256GB variant during pre-order)
  • 12GB + 1TB for PHP 103,990 (only available on the Samsung website)

All three models are now open for pre-orders through the Samsung website until February 23rd.