Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra: Everything We Know So Far
In February, Samsung announced their new S series of flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S22 series. While the Galaxy S22 and the Galaxy S22+ are just like any other S series smartphone, the Galaxy S22 Ultra is unlike any. Most of the rumours about the Galaxy S22 Ultra turned out to be accurate, like the support for SPen and Galaxy Note series-like design. However, the rumour about the 200MP camera sensor was false. The 200MP sensor is now rumoured for the Galaxy S23 Ultra. This article will discuss the Galaxy S23 Ultra’s specs and release date.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Latest News
- Read: Galaxy S23 Ultra vs S22 Ultra: What’s the difference?
January 27: Galaxy S23 Ultra full specs, price, hands-on, and renders leaked before launch.
Render and Hands-on:
- 200MP Samsung HP2 primary, f/1.7, 23mm, OIS
- 12MP Sony IMX564 ultrawide, 120°, f/2.2, 13mm
- 10MP Sony IMX754 3x telephoto, f/2.4, 69mm, OIS
- 10MP Sony IMX754, f/4.9, 230mm, OIS, 10x optical zoom, 100x space zoom
- 12MP Samsung 3LU sensor, f/2.2, 80°, 25mm, HDR10+
- 6.8-inch QHD+ AMOLED display, 120Hz refresh rate, 1750 nits, Gorilla glass victus 2
- Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
- Android 13 One UI 5.1
- 5000mAh battery with 45w charging
- WiFi 6E
- In-display FP
- Dual speakers
- 233 gram
- 163.4 x 78.1 x 8.9 mm
- RAM: 8/12 GB
- Storage: 256/512GB/1TB
- Black, Cream, Green, and Purple
- 8GB+256GB: 1409 Euro
- 12GB+512GB: 1589 Euro
- Starts at $1,199
- Starts at Rs 1,14,999
January 1: As per tipster Anthony, Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra will likely feature a 6.8-inch QHD+ 120Hz Curved AMOLED panel, Custom Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, 200MP+12MP+10MP+10MP rear camera combination, a 5000mAh Battery, 8GB/12GB RAM, 256GB/512GB/1TB Storage, Gorilla Glass Victus 2, One UI 5.1, and S-Pen.
December 29: Galaxy S23 Ultra camera is said to feature “Night Vision”. As per reliable tipster Ice Universe, the S23 Ultra’s night photography will “really be night vision”. The camera will capture night photography at a much higher level.
December 22: Samsung Galaxy S23 lineup is getting closer to its launch. As per Ice Universe, the Galaxy Unpacked event will likely occur on February 1, 2023. The S23 Ultra has also been spotted on BIS and NBTC authorities with model number SM-S918B/DS, suggesting its launch is around the corner.
December 11: As per TENAA, the Galaxy S23 Ultra may arrive with a 108MP primary camera rather than the rumoured 200MP camera. We may see the same 108MP ISOCELL HM3 sensor on S23 Ultra that is present in the S22 Ultra. There may be a mistake in the TENAA database.
November 24: The max brightness of the AMOLED panel on the S23 Ultra could be between 2,100 and 2,200 nits. The touch sampling rate may be set at 960Hz.
November 15: A sample zoom shot from S23 Ultra shows significant improvement over the S22 Ultra and Pixel 7 Pro. Tipster Ice Universe has shared camera shots of these three devices on Weibo. The S23 Ultra model retains the best details with the most vibrant shot.
November 3: Samsung will bring the Light performance mode for better battery life on Galaxy S23 series, including S23 Ultra.
November 3: Rumour suggests that the Exynos 2300-powered Galaxy S23 series may arrive in India. As per @RGcloudS’ tweet, some Samsung executives still want to use an Exynos 2300 chip on Galaxy S23 models.
October 30: Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra’s 200MP Camera sensor sample reveals significant improvement over S22 Ultra. The S23 Ultra retains better details and is sharper. Besides, the device will feature a 50MP mode alongside the 12.5MP and 200MP ones.
October 22: The Galaxy S23 Ultra has been spotted on Geekbench with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor. It is listed with the model number SM-S918U. The listing also reveals CPU information: the primary core is clocked at 3.36 GHz, the four mid-perforce cores are clocked at 2.80 GHz, and the remaining cores are clocked at 2.02 GHz.
October 12: The upcoming Galaxy S23 Ultra may look more similar to the S22 Ultra than you might think. Tipster Ice Universe hints at little change in design from the predecessor S22 Ultra. The S23 Ultra doesn’t have a symmetrical bezel like the CAD rendering; it still has a narrow forehead and a wide chin like the S22 Ultra. You can read more details here.
September 29: Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra’s first look surfaced online in high resolution. The device looks just like its predecessor S22 Ultra.
September 25: The Galaxy S23 Ultra may pack a 5000 mAh battery, and it will support only up to 25W fast charging, according to the 3C listing.
August 21: The Galaxy S23 Ultra will feature a 6.8- inch display (3088×1440) with a 120Hz high refresh rate.
August 2: Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra to have a 200MP camera with an ISOCELL HP2 sensor (0.6μm, 1/1.3″, F1.7).
July 30: The Galaxy S23 Ultra will reportedly be powered by Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen2. It will run on One UI 5.1.
July 28: The Galaxy S23 won’t be powered by Exynos, says Qualcomm. This suggests that Samsung will ditch the Exynos version of the next flagship series.
July 26: As per GalaxyClub, Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra will pack a 10MP periscope camera with 10x optical zoom.
June 21: Galaxy S23 will finally bring a higher-res selfie camera. As per GalaxyClub, Samsung is considering a 12MP sensor for the Galaxy S23 and S23+.
- Read: Will Samsung release Galaxy Note 22 Ultra?
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Expected Specifications:
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is rumoured to have a 200MP camera sensor. Samsung is finally getting rid of the 108MP camera sensor and is said to stick with the 200MP camera sensor for many years and optimize it well for better camera performance. This means that we will see the same 200MP camera sensor in the Galaxy S24 and S25 Ultra.
The Ultra phone will likely come with the 200MP Samsung ISOCELL HP2 sensor. Right now, Samsung is the only company to produce a 200MP sensor.
This sensor will unlock several camera capabilities for Samsung. We might also get better low-light photography and 8K at 30FPS. The Ultra phone will also have 2 telephoto cameras for 100x zoom and portrait photography. These are not the official specs of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra. These are just leaks and rumours. So take this with a pinch of salt.
Samsung is said to do the unexpected with the chipset for its Galaxy S23 series. As per the leaks, Samsung is partnering with MediaTek to power its latest Galaxy S23 series. MediaTek is currently leading in market share after Qualcomm and may beat Qualcomm soon. MediaTek’s chips are getting better and better with time. The MediaTek Dimensity 9000 beats both the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Exynos 2200 in all aspects. This could be the reason Samsung is collaborating with MediaTek.
This means that Samsung will no longer provide phones with Snapdragon processors in their S series smartphones. This could also mean an end to Exynos. The Exynos 2200 on the Galaxy S22 series has frustrated a lot of European users. Samsung could also partner with MediaTek to produce their next-generation Exynos chip. This will mean a huge jump in performance for the Exynos chipset.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Release Prediction
- As per PhoneArena’s speculation, Samsung may release the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra on February 24, 2023, alongside the Galaxy S23, the Galaxy S23+ and Galaxy Tab S9 series.
There is no official information regarding the release date of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra as of yet. The release date is very far. Samsung usually follows a similar pattern when it comes to the release date of its flagship S series of smartphones. So we can expect the Galaxy S23 Ultra to launch during the Unpacked event held in February 2023.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Price Prediction
- Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S23 Ultra is expected to be priced at $1299 in the US. In the UK, the Galaxy S23 Ultra could be priced at £1199. In Canada, the phone could be priced at CAD 1699.
We do not have any official information regarding the price of the Galaxy S23 Ultra as of now. However, we can expect the price to be somewhere around the same price range as the Galaxy S22 Ultra.