The vanilla of the S23 family, Samsung Galaxy S23, was also revealed yesterday at Unpacked 2023, and here are its specs, price, and release date. This article will briefly explain Samsung’s new base model and what is different from the previous S series.
Samsung Galaxy S23 is the newest base, or in other words, the entry-level phone of the company. It was revealed yesterday at the Unpacked 2023 event, and if you are not a fan of flagship smartphones, the vanilla S23 might be the best pick for you (you can find more about the Samsung Unpacked 2023 event in our article). Below you will find all the necessary information about Samsung Galaxy S23, and then you can decide whether you need the phone or not. Let’s begin!
Samsung Galaxy S23 Specs
As it is the most basic model of the S23 family, the S23 Plus and Ultra are better choices if you want a bigger display and better performance. However, the vanilla S23’s general specs are pretty good. Moreover, its camera is more than enough for most basic smartphone users. Below are the specs of the vanilla S23.
|Display||6.1-inch FHD+ AMOLED, 1,750 nits|
|Refresh rate||48 – 120Hz adaptive|
|Rear cameras||50MP main, 12MP ultrawide, 10MP 3x telephoto|
|Front camera||12MP selfie|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 8 Gen 2|
|Charging||25W wired/10W wireless|
|Size||2.79 x 5.76 x 0.3 inches (70.87 x 146.30 x 7.62 mm)|
|Weight||5.93 ounces (168 grams)|
|Colors||Phantom Black, Cream, Green, and Lavender|
There is a slight weight and dimension difference compared to the previous S22 model. It will not make much difference, and the feeling won’t change as the difference is very small. This shouldn’t be a concern and shouldn’t affect your stand against the phone if you were satisfied with the previous model’s feeling in your hand.
Samsung Galaxy S23 is also rated IP68 for dust and water resistance. It is the best coverage that a smartphone could have against water and dust, which makes it one of the top choices in terms of resistance.
The Galaxy S23 is covered in Gorilla Glass Victus 2 to guard against scuffs and drop damage. This is more durable than the Gorilla Glass Victus Plus utilized by the Galaxy S22 range. Like the S22, the S23 employs an Armor Aluminum frame to shield the edges from damage.
Samsung Galaxy S23 price
It is the cheapest phone of the new trio. Samsung maintained the Galaxy S23 line’s pricing from the previous year. You can choose between two storage options, 128 GB and 256 GB. The 128 GB version’s prize is $799, and the other is $859.
The prices may change according to the currency, but the main concept is that it will cost the same as S22 last year. It is the most affordable phone of the new trio, but it also has the lowest specs.
Samsung Galaxy S23 release date
Even though it was announced on February 1, 2023, the Samsung Galaxy S23 will be released around two weeks later, on February 17. You can pre-order the phone and book your place before it goes live. It will be shipped to you as soon as we hit the release date. It will go on sale one week sooner than the S22 did last year.
There are slight differences between Samsung Galaxy S23 and S22. The battery is one of the important features when considering a phone, and S23 has a slight lead in that field. Even though it won’t be a huge upgrade, there are still things that you could consider and maybe come up with the idea of upgrading your phone to the newest series.