While we don’t expect the Samsung Galaxy S23 lineup to arrive until next year, there aren’t many high-profile handsets planned in the meantime. So an increasing number of leaks are focused on these phones, the latest of which reveals some potential camera and battery details.
According to GalaxyClub (opens in new tab) (through GSMArena (opens in new tab)) the Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus will have a 4,700mAh battery, which would represent a not insignificant increase in the Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus’ 4,500mAh capacity.
The last phone we judged to have adequate lifespan in our review, but far from exceptional, so an extra 200mAh here could be a desirable upgrade.
Unfortunately, it’s not an update that the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra will also receive, according to this leak; with this phone seemingly sticking to the admittedly decent 5,000mAh capacity of its predecessor.
That’s a shame, as while the Galaxy S22 Ultra has decent battery life, as our review notes, it didn’t live up to our expectations. It’s also worth noting that this is the second time we’ve heard that the S23 Ultra will have a 5,000mAh battery, so that seems likely.
Moving on to the camera, and this same source claims that the Samsung Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus will have a 12MP ultra-wide sensor; just like its predecessors. The source expects this same sensor to be used by the Galaxy S23 Ultra as well, but cannot confirm this for now.
Analysis: It’s time for an ultra-wide update
Based on this latest leak, it doesn’t seem like there will be much change in these new phones, which is largely in line with what we’ve heard before, but in the case of the ultra-wide camera this is especially disappointing.
Samsung used the same ultra-wide camera from the Galaxy S20 onwards, so if it repeats itself one more time with the S23 lineup, it will be four years in a row with no significant updates to that particular camera sensor.
This is unfortunate as ultra wide cameras can be extremely useful if the sensor is not ready, however people may not be inclined to use them.
Samsung isn’t alone in neglecting ultra-wide updates. The main camera on a phone is the one that usually gets the most attention – and therefore the most upgrades, while telephoto cameras can sometimes have large zoom numbers attached, making them a flashy component that is also more likely to be improved year after year. the year. But ultra-wides often lose, and that’s a shame.
Despite this, there is a high chance that the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra will rank among the best camera phones, but it would be even better if Samsung improved this key component.