A couple of months are left until the presentation of the new Samsung Galaxy S23 line, so more and more information about future gadgets of the Korean manufacturer is appearing on the Internet in one way or another. This time, the “oldest” model got to the regulatory authorities, which made it possible to see, probably, the final specifications of the device.
The smartphone has made its way to TENAA in China (an analogue of the State Special Communications Commission in Ukraine, or the FCC in the US), where you can’t see the device yet, but its key features are there. In the specification model SM-S9180 is specified.
The fact that the smartphone will have Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 was obvious. But this time, the use of a custom version of the chip — SM8550-AC — was confirmed. It, like reported earlier, will have the most powerful core overclocked to 3.36 GHz. Others will have 2.8 GHz and 2 GHz (with a 1+4+3 chip scheme, respectively). It is still difficult to say whether there will be a fundamental difference from such overclocking, but we will wait for the presentation of the smartphone and the company’s position on it.
Memory capacity options include options with 8 or 12 GB of RAM, and from 256 GB to 1 TB of storage. So perhaps the most affordable version will now have a minimum of 256 GB of storage, instead of 128. Although you should not rule out the possibility that this will also depend on the sales region.
The diagonal of the S23 Ultra display will be 6.8 inches with a resolution of 3088×1440 pixels. At the same time, the size of the case will be 163.4×78.1×8.9 mm with a weight of 233 grams (which is almost no different from the dimensions of the current flagship). The main camera unit will contain four sensors, and the front will traditionally have one.
The battery capacity will be 4,855 mAh, which may be listed as 5,000 mAh in marketing materials (as was the case this year).
As for satellite communication, unfortunately, there is not a single word. But the same applies to the iPhone 14 in the same regulator table, which again may be related to the regional specifications of individual models.