On February 1, 2023, Samsung invited to Berlin to present the latest products from its Galaxy series. We were there for you, summarize all the details and reveal why gamers also have reason to be happy.
It’s no secret that Samsung is introducing new Galaxy products at the beginning of the year and increasing the number at the end of the model letter by 1. Accordingly, it is not surprising that in 2023 the S23 series will be in the limelight. As in previous years, the manufacturer will initially offer three Galaxy models: the regular S23, the S23+ and the S23 Ultra. As expected, the latter is this year’s top model, is again equipped with an S Pen and was presented in great detail during the unveiling.
The three new Galaxy variants side by side: on the right the small S23 basic model, on the left the slightly larger S23+ and in the middle the top model S23 Ultra including the included S Pen.
At the heart of the new Samsung heavyweight is something that also makes gamers sit up and take notice. For the first time, the South Koreans are installing what is currently the fastest SoC (“System on a Chip”) from Qualcomm. While the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 was still doing its job in the previous model, this time the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 equipped with an 8-core CPU is used. If you believe the current benchmarks, then this chip even outshines the performance and efficiency of the Apple A16 Bionic (which is used in the iPhone 14 Pro, among other things). But other high-end SoCs like the Mediatek Dimension 9200 also have to admit defeat to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.
Grandiose Gaming-Performance inklusive Raytracing
The highlight of the new SoC from the gamer’s point of view is the Adreno 740 graphics unit. Compared to the S22 Ultra (in which an Adreno 730 does its job), the graphics and AI performance of the S23 Ultra are each increased by more than 40 percent . Not only that: The chip, manufactured in the 4 nm process, supports hardware-accelerated ray tracing in real time, has an enlarged vapor chamber in all models and is rightly considered the currently most powerful gaming GPU for Android Devices. The good news for those interested in the S23: According to Samsung, the same SoC is used in all models.
Samsung offers all S23 models in Phantom Black, Green, Cream and Lavender colors.
The memory configuration, on the other hand, varies depending on the device variant. While 8 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and either 128 or 256 GB of internal memory are the maximum for the basic models, Samsung delivers the S23+ with 8 GB of RAM and either 256 or 512 GB. Meanwhile, the S23 Ultra is also available in a high-end configuration with 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512 GB or 1 TB of internal storage. For comparison: The smallest S23 Ultra is equipped with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal memory. Too bad: Unfortunately, none of the different versions can be equipped with additional storage space via an external SD card.
The S23 Ultra is currently one of the strongest gaming phones. Here it flexes its muscles in the racing game Wreckfest.
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