Samsung Galaxy S23 Base Model Gets Brightness Update, Series Continues to Only Use Snapdragon SoC: Reports
The Samsung Galaxy S23 series, expected to launch during the upcoming Galaxy Unpacked event on February 1st, has been a long-awaited series of leaks and rumors over the past few months. The upcoming lineup is expected to include the base models of the Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra. Samsung has been showcasing a powerful night vision camera for its Ultra model for some time now, including a recent promotional video. All three models offer a peak brightness of 1750 nits, which is a major upgrade from the base Samsung Galaxy S23.
According to tweet According to leaker Roland Quandt, the Samsung Galaxy S23 series will feature an OLED screen and a maximum brightness of 1,750 nits, “seems to be across all three models.” It is worth noting that the Samsung Galaxy S23+ and Galaxy S23 Ultra will offer the same peak brightness as their predecessors, the Samsung Galaxy S22+ and Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, respectively. This means the base variant will be on par with this year’s models in terms of brightness, according to the leaker.
While the entire Samsung Galaxy S23 series is expected to feature the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, the leaker claims that Samsung may decide to only use Snapdragon chipsets for its phones for the foreseeable future.
AT tweet, whistleblower Yogesh Brar states, “Snapdragon for Galaxy for the Galaxy S23 series is not a one-time thing. Samsung will likely stretch this out until their new Exynos chips are ready.”
SamMobile reports that the company’s Exynos chipsets, developed by Samsung’s System LSI division, have failed in recent years and outperformed Snapdragon chipsets in terms of sustained workloads and cellular performance, resulting in reduced battery life. Samsung’s smartphone division, Samsung MX, has established its own engineering team to develop processors specifically for high-end Galaxy smartphones, and the new division’s first chip is expected to be introduced in 2025 along with the Galaxy S25, according to a report.
Samsung has already teased the Galaxy S23 Ultra with a powerful night vision camera. In a recent ad videoit again showcased the same camera features with clear zoomed-in images of the moon and the slogan “Epic nights are coming”.
According to an earlier report, the main camera on the Galaxy S23 Ultra will be a 200MP HP2 sensor, compared to the 108MP HM3 sensor on the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra’s main camera.
Meanwhile, a recent report suggests that the model will offer portrait video recording in 4K quality at 30fps. Another earlier report suggested that the high-end model would cost $1,400 (roughly Rs. 113,400).