Unless you’re the world’s most devoted Samsung fan, or you’re still using, say, an old Galaxy S9 that you’re fully committed to upgrading to a new flagship next spring, no matter what, chances are the latest rumors around The Galaxy S23 family left you feeling pretty underwhelmed (at best).
Now there are more stories and reliable sources that point a completely unchanged design for the vanilla S23 and S23+ (at least) compared to their respective predecessors, but what you may not have realized until today is that the lack of external changes might actually turn out to be a good thing.
Beautiful on the outside, strong on the inside
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but in an age of (too) similar high-end smartphones, the Galaxy S22, S22+ and S22 Ultra feel objectively both familiar and special to make a visual impression on (almost) anyone.
Not too heavy and certainly not too thick, 6.6 inches of metal and glass The S22 Plus, for example, also manages to pack a pretty hefty 4,500mAh battery, blending beauty and power (almost) perfectly. Of course, there’s always room for improvement in the battery endurance department, especially when it comes to Android flagships, and just that Samsung is expected to deal with the Galaxy S23 Plus.
The S23+ could look a lot like the S22+ (pictured here), at least on the surface.
If If Elec’s inside information turns out to be accurate, which has happened many times in the past for many unreleased Galaxy devices, the S23+ will improve on the aforementioned cellular capacity of its 2022 predecessor by around 5%.
That might not sound like much, but it would be quite an impressive feat from Samsung if a 4,700mAh battery was crammed into an unchanged plus-sized body of a high-ender Galaxy. The current plan is definitely to keep (more or less) the S22+’s 7.6mm thickness and 195g weight, which is something that could supposedly be achieved with the so-called ” stacking”.
The internal battery material is said to be stacked “layer by layer like a ladder” to ensure it doesn’t take up too much space inside the Galaxy S23+, allowing the phone to remain relatively slim. It seems like a lot of engineering for a 5% increase in battery capacity, but if the end result is even an extra hour or two of life between charges in the real world, we’re pretty sure many users will appreciate the upgrade. otherwise apparently modest.
No word on the S23 and S23 Ultra fronts…yet
While this latest report Elec (translated here) doesn’t clear things up for us, time certainly suggests that the 4,700 mAh info is somehow connected to recent battery certification that left the capacity number up in the air. Although no similar documents have been discovered for the other two members of the future Galaxy S23 family so far, and they should be coming soon enough.
Until then, we probably won’t know if “ordinary” Galaxy S23 and The S23 Ultra models have similar battery size improvements in progress compared to the S22 and S22 Ultra. But that won’t stop us from speculating that Samsung does indeed intend to improve this area across the board.
The S22 Ultra has a powerful 5,000 mAh battery.
After all, The Galaxy S22+ scored the highest in battery life tests in our in-depth reviews of the three devices in the S22 series, so it wouldn’t make much sense to upgrade to the S23+ and not upgrade the S23 and S23 Ultra as much good in this case. always important department.
If we were to venture some (semi-educated) guesses, we’d expect the base Galaxy S23 to have at least a 3,800mAh battery or so, while the S23 Ultra could probably go as high as 5,300 mAh. . If the widely speculated ones are added Qualcomm’s energy efficiency improvements Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor into the equation, you can expect the entire S23 family to absolutely crush its predecessor in our battery endurance tests next year.