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Samsung will unveil its new flagships soon and they look very promising. New leaks mention the performance and the image part of the future Galaxy S23.

Since announcing its Galaxy Z Fold4 and Z Flip4, Samsung has been a bit cautious. Apple with the iPhone 14 or Google with its Pixel 7 covers the ground while Xiaomi will soon present its new flagships. True to form, Samsung will hold a meeting at the beginning of the year for the announcement of a new vintage of Galaxy S. The South Korean manufacturer should not be too long before releasing its Galaxy S23 range.

Samsung may hold its Unpacked event as early as the first week of February 2023. Galaxy S23, S23+ and S23 Ultra will hit the market two weeks later, ie around February 17. According to an industry specialist, this quick release will allow Samsung “to stay ahead of its competitors” and will have a positive impact on financial results in the first quarter. As the global smartphone market suffers from inflation and declining household purchasing power, Samsung doesn’t want to waste time on the competition. If the latest rumors are to be believed, the manufacturer’s future phones should be convincing.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chips for everyone (even in Europe)

What has only been a persistent rumor has now been confirmed. The Galaxy S23, S23+ and S23 Ultra will feature the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip in the whole world. On the sidelines of Qualcomm’s financial results presentation, an official confirmed in a conference call that he expects revenue to increase in the first quarter of 2023. Akash Palkhiwala, Qualcomm’s chief financial officer, explained ( PDF ) partially related it to launch “new smartphones from Samsung”. He added: “Our 75% share in Mr[alaxy] S22 moved to the global side in G[alaxy] S23 ».

A release confirming various rumors and ending the controversy surrounding the Galaxy S. For its high-end smartphones, Samsung chooses to offer different chips depending on the region. Most countries in the world have models under Snapdragon while Europe is entitled to Exynos chips. A difference in treatment that has no effect on performance, as European models are equipped with SoC Exynos are considered less efficient. The gap has tended to widen in recent years, prompting users to launch petitions. The latter asked Samsung to offer Snapdragon chips in the Galaxy S, instead of “home” processors.

A Snapdragon chip, what does it change?

Despite a graphics component built with AMD, theThe Exynos 2200 is one of the disappointments on the Galaxy S22 version in Europe. If this chip isn’t bad, it suffers in comparison against the latest SoCs from Qualcomm (Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and 8+ Gen 1) or Apple’s A15/A16 Bionic. The presence of the Snapdragon chip therefore guarantees the availability of the same device in the four corners of the world.

Qualcomm is about to unveil its Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, its new high-end SoC. With this chip, we can expect a performance improvement for the Galaxy S23. The 8 Gen 2 should offer better performance than the 8(+) Gen1, with better heat management. The fact of offering a single chip should also help Samsung deploy its updates faster, improving stability in the process.

Hello Qualcomm and the 200 Mpx sensor

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 should be the main novelty of the Galaxy S23, for which we have already discovered part of the technical sheet. On the other hand, the Galaxy S23 Ultra promises interesting changes on the edge of its picture block. The future spearhead of the range suggest a remarkable arrangement, marked by the presence of a 200 megapixel sensor. Here are the four image modules of Samsung’s new flagship:

  • Main image sensor (wide-angle): 200 megapixel (1/1.3 inch) Samsung ISOCELL HPx
  • Ultra wide-angle: 12 megapixels
  • Telephoto: 10 megapixels, x3 zoom
  • Periscope sensor: 10 megapixels, 10x zoom

Close to the S22 Ultra, the new model can be distinguished by the inclusion of its famous 200 megapixel sensor. Samsung seems more than ready to outdo the competition. With the announcement at the beginning of 2023, we should know more about the rest of the technical data sheet for the whole range.

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