Leaked Samsung Galaxy S23 pictures show off new camera design

Enlarge / The base-model Galaxy S23, which has a new camera design.

Samsung is gearing as much as launch the Galaxy S23 quickly, with an occasion already formally scheduled for February 1. Prepping for launch means there are many alternatives for issues to leak, and official S23 pictures have landed at WinFuture.

The pictures are proper in step with the renders from OnLeaks shared a number of months in the past. This 12 months the Galaxy S line is selecting up camera design cues from the Ultra mannequin, going with particular person camera lenses fairly than an enormous nook camera block. We additionally get a have a look at the edges, that are nonetheless properly rounded and must be a bit extra comfy to carry than flat-sided units. WinFuture’s pictures are technically of the bottom mannequin S23, though the S23 Plus ought to look an identical. WinFuture says the out there colours are “‘Phantom Black’ (black), ‘Botanic Green’ (inexperienced), ‘Mystic Lilac’ (pink/purple) and ‘Cotton Flower’ (white).”

The S23 Ultra is predicted to look similar to the S22 Ultra. That means it separates itself from the bottom mannequin’s rounded-corner design and is as an alternative an aggressively rectangular slab of glass, with flat edges on the highest and backside. The flat edges and exhausting corners give it extra room to stow an S-Pen, which is an enormous addition to the extra premium mannequin.

As typical, the S23 line will include spec upgrades. In the US, the telephone will ship with the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. Globally, Samsung usually ships Exynos to some areas, however the telephone division has had a rocky relationship with Samsung’s chip division over the poor efficiency of Samsung’s in-house system-on-chip line. For the S22, the UK and Europe obtained the Exynos 2200. This 12 months, that is going to alter, and that data is from a extremely good supply: Qualcomm’s chief monetary officer.

The side!  At the top edge, you can see the rounded profile the entire band should have.
Enlarge / The aspect! At the highest edge, you possibly can see the rounded profile your complete band ought to have.

In Qualcomm’s final earnings name, the corporate stated it “entered right into a new multiyear settlement with Samsung, increasing the usage of Snapdragon platforms for future premium Samsung Galaxy merchandise globally.” Qualcomm CFO Akash Palkhiwala added that the settlement meant “our share from 75% in [Galaxy] S22 goes as much as world share in G S23.” What precisely “world share” means is up for interpretation, however there is a good likelihood it means a 100% share of S23 units, and flagship Exynos smartphones are useless.

For going all-in on Snapdragon, Samsung would possibly get particular therapy from Qualcomm. Samsung wasn’t on the listing of Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 launch companions, which is perhaps as a result of it is getting a particular, higher-clocked version of the chip.

Megapixels do not matter relating to camera high quality, however do not inform that to the S23 Ultra, which is predicted to ship with a 200 MP essential camera this 12 months. The default mode will most likely embrace “pixel binning” or merging a number of blocks of pixels, so the output most likely will not be a 200 MP picture. Samsung has a few 200 MP sensor fashions floating round on the market, so which one it is going to be is not clear.

Another rumor says the minimal base storage will get a pleasant bump to 256GB, which might be fairly candy. Check again on February 1.

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