Samsung Galaxy S23 and S23+ – Two new superphones with exciting features

Samsung have just introduced the new Samsung Galaxy S23 and Samsung Galaxy S23+.  These two new Samsung Galaxy smartphones are the latest in Samsung’s flagship series and feature the very latest in technology and specs. 

The most significant upgrade for the Samsung Galaxy S23 and S23+ versus their predecessors, namely the Galaxy S22 and S22+,  is the new custom-made Qualcomm chipset, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy.  This chipset promises enhanced features combined with super-fast performance.

Looks wise, both these smartphones have undergone a tweak in design compared to their predecessors.  A subtle difference is that the edges of the glossy frames are slightly flatter, making for a more comfortable hold.  The most notable change is the rear camera housing that evolved from an island to a stand-alone format, resulting in a clean and refreshed look. 

The only colour to be retained is Phantom Black and three new colours of Cream, Lavender and Green have been introduced.

The Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23+ have a 6,1” and 6,6” AMOLED Full HD+ display respectively and are brighter than their predecessors with up to 1750 nits of outdoor brightness, compared to 1500 nits.  This makes a difference in toning down reflections and allowing even better vision in bright conditions. 

Vision Booster has been introduced to adjust colours and contrasts in ambient lighting conditions.  Both devices have a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and a refresh rate of 120Hz.  The newest Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 makes its first appearance on these devices.

Both smartphones share the same camera set-up.  This triple camera configuration consists of a 50Mp main camera, a 12Mp ultra-wide camera and a 10Mp telephoto camera.  This allows for 3x optical zoom and 30x space zoom.  These devices have a 12Mp selfie camera.

The Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23+ come with larger battery sizes than their predecessors, with a 3900mAh and 4700mAh battery size and support for 25W and 45W charging respectively.  Storage options for both smartphones are 8GB of RAM with a choice of internal storage of 128GB, 256GB or 512GB for the Galaxy S23 and 256GB or 512GB for the Galaxy S23+.