Latest Galaxy S23 Ultra news
Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S23 smartphone series should consist of three models. The Galaxy S23 Ultra will sit at the top of the range, and everyone expects this new device to carry the same fundamental design ideas as the Galaxy S22 Ultra.
In other words, the Galaxy S23 Ultra is a spiritual successor to the now-canceled Galaxy Note smartphone series. It has a built-in S Pen holster and might feature a curved display, just like the Galaxy S22 Ultra.
Specifications for the next Samsung flagship are mostly unknown. Early reports suggested that the Galaxy S23 Ultra could feature a Snapdragon chipset in every market, thus ending the Qualcomm-Exynos duality.
Then again, other rumors claim that Samsung is working on another Exynos chipset for its Galaxy S23 Ultra, and the solution could feature ARM’s next-gen CPU cores.
The Galaxy S23 Ultra could see a few key upgrades in the camera department. The flagship might be Samsung’s first to adopt a high-resolution 200MP camera, although reports say the phone won’t feature the ISOCELL HM1 or the HM3 sensors but a new, yet-to-be-announced solution.
The base and Plus Galaxy S23 variants are rumored to get a new selfie camera after three years of using the same hardware. But whether or not the Galaxy S23 Ultra will also get a new selfie sensor is unclear. It could ship with the same 40MP sensor employed by the S22 Ultra.
Software and Features
The Galaxy S23 series should be Samsung’s first to run Android 13 and One UI 5.0 at launch. For now, Samsung is working on One UI 4.1.1 for the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Z Fold 4, and it’s too early to tell what One UI 5.0 will bring new to the table.
Regardless, the Galaxy S23 Ultra should benefit from at least four major OS upgrades throughout its lifetime, which should make it one of the most future-proof phones on the market. Samsung is the king of firmware updates, and the Galaxy S23 Ultra is expected to set another example for other OEMs to follow.
Availability and Price
Samsung hasn’t announced any availability details for the Galaxy S23 series yet. However, if history is any indication, the company should unveil the Galaxy S23 Ultra in early 2023, in the first quarter of the year, presumably in January or February.
Pricing details are unknown, but for reference, the Galaxy S22 Ultra went on sale for $1,199 and up. Samsung will most likely offer pre-order incentives next year, such as free earbuds and smartwatches.
Downloads and Resources
SamMobile readers have free access to official Samsung firmware files on our website. These files can be used for manual updates, and Galaxy S23 Ultra firmware will be available for download once it hits the public.
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Latest Galaxy S23 Ultra news