We don’t know much about the Galaxy S22’s replacement because it’s still relatively new in terms of the greatest Samsung phones, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise. It will be a tall order for Samsung’s Galaxy S23 when it launches, but we’re certain that it can do it justice.
The Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus were more iterative than inventive compared to the Galaxy S22 Ultra, which single-handedly resurrected the Galaxy Note from the ashes of its predecessor.
Rumors about Samsung’s next flagship, the Galaxy S23, are few at the moment, but we wanted to gather some of the features we’d like to see in the standard and Plus models. So far, we’ve heard a lot about the Galaxy S23, and here’s what we’d want to see.
Samsung Galaxy S23 possible release date
In February, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S22, and we may anticipate the Galaxy S23 to follow suit. Samsung released the Galaxy S21 series in January 2021, however the Galaxy S21 FE had to take up space, thus the S22 was likely delayed.
In terms of the Galaxy S23, that might suggest a release in early 2023. Although the coronavirus pandemic and chip shortages have resulted in some delayed phone releases in recent memory, we don’t expect Samsung to depart from this release schedule.
Samsung Galaxy S23 early rumors
Ice Universe, a well-known Samsung leaker, believes that the Galaxy S23 Ultra will include a 200MP main camera, which is a remnant from the early days of conjecture about the S22’s camera. According to the manufacturer, this camera will be “optimal for a number of years.”
Whether this means Samsung will keep improving the camera with future software updates or if the 200MP sensor will be improved following the debut of the S23 Ultra is unclear.
A recent report claims that Samsung is developing a second-generation 200MP sensor, which, if all goes according to plan, would be used in the S23. This camera rumor now has more credence.
The 200MP ISOCELL HP1 camera sensor was demonstrated in action by Samsung by taking a picture of a cat and then enlarging it to fill a 28 × 22-meter canvas that was draped from a skyscraper. Although it’s difficult to discern in a YouTube video and not in person, the image appeared to be quite spectacular. Individual cat hairs may clearly be seen in the fine details.
Due to their lower megapixel counts, even the cameras on some of the greatest smartphones might struggle with this. According to the company’s video, a 200MP main camera might be the key to unlocking more out of its Galaxy phone’s photography.
Samsung’s Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus are expected to have a 12MP front-facing camera, according to a report from GalaxyClub. Since the release of the Samsung Galaxy S10 in 2019, neither model has seen a resolution increase.
For now, it’s not obvious whether or not this rumor has any truth to it. While the Galaxy S22 Ultra has a 40MP front camera, it’s about time Samsung gave some power to the two lesser variants.
Only contradicting reports have surfaced about the Galaxy S23’s processor. Samsung is rumored to be using MediaTek chips in select Galaxy S23 models, as reported by a tipster a few weeks ago. Some people were alarmed by this, including me. MediaTek Dimensity 9000 has been hailed as a shockingly good processor, but we’re skeptical considering the company’s rocky past.
However, once that rumor made headlines, a second tip source firmly denied it. There has been no MediaTek partnership for the Galaxy S23 or Galaxy S22 FE in the future, according to Yogesh Brar, who has an excellent track record.
A new Galaxy-only chipset for 2025 has since been discussed, and we’ve heard rumors that Samsung would halt Exynos chip production for two years. A move like this would be consistent with Samsung’s efforts to find other chip suppliers rather than relying solely on current partner Qualcomm.
However, none of this is a definitive proof of a plan by Samsung to improve the Exynos brand. Because the Exynos 2200 failed to match our expectations in our Galaxy S22 Plus benchmark tests, we would welcome this.
If you’ve heard anything else, it might be called “Project Diamond” internally by Samsung. According to Ross Young, DSCC analyst, this codename formerly linked to a third foldable, but that’s evidently not the case.
Samsung Galaxy S23: What we want to see
For the time being, we can only speculate on what Samsung may reveal about the Galaxy S23.
Better battery life
All three Galaxy S22 variants’ battery life can only be described as dismal. OnePlus 10 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max were able to outlast the Galaxy S22 Ultra, which has a 5,000 mAh battery, in the Tom’s Guide battery test. The battery life on the Galaxy A53, a mid-range smartphone, isn’t great either.
Battery life is an area where Samsung can do better. Galaxy S22 (4,500 mAh vs. 4,800 mAh) and S22 (3,700 mAh vs 4,000 mAh) were both negatively affected by Samsung’s choice to shrink their battery packs.
No one should be surprised to learn that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor is a heat sink. Because of this, it frequently encounters throttling issues, particularly in high-octane games. Some programs were purposely slowed down by Samsung in order to maintain system speed. But even though it may have ended up being unethical, it proved that Samsung’s Galaxy S22 needed improved cooling.
The improved cooling mechanism on the OnePlus 10 Pro is notably more comfortable than the one on the Galaxy S22 Ultra after long gaming sessions. Even while we’re not expecting anything close to the top-tier gaming phones, the S22 can become quite warm. This is something we hope the Galaxy S23 fixes.
Snapdragon or better Exynos
We’re all for breaking Qualcomm’s near stranglehold on Android phones in some regions of the world, though. All of the greatest Android phones have Qualcomm Snapdragon CPUs in them. Samsung’s Exynos CPUs are inferior to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors in several areas, while Apple’s silicon is still a long way ahead.
Exynos 2200’s AMD-powered graphics were top on everyone’s list of expectations, but the chip’s performance was disappointing at best. There are two options for Samsung: either figure out why Exynos chips fall behind Snapdragons, or abandon Exynos altogether.
When using telephoto lenses on smartphones, you have to choose between using the full optical zoom or relying on digital to fill in the blanks in the image. The Galaxy S22 Ultra was rumored to have continuous zoom, which would allow the phone to effortlessly zoom in and out from 1x to 10x and all points in between.
However, this is something that we would like to see on all three Galaxy S23 variants, but we believe that it will be an Ultra-exclusive feature.
Better model differentiation
Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus aren’t anything special. There aren’t many new features to distinguish them from their predecessors. Most of Samsung’s attention was focused on the most costly Galaxy, which has a much enhanced “night photography” feature.
While it’s understandable, we’d want to see the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 gain more than incremental enhancements. Since the Galaxy S22 and the Galaxy S22 Plus actually featured a minimum of 48Hz instead of the 10Hz Samsung initially stated, it’s possible that the refresh rate of the display might truly dip to 10Hz.
We just don’t want the Galaxy S23 and the Galaxy S23 Plus to suck.