The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra was, in some ways, a major upgrade from the S21 Ultra, offering a new design and an S Pen slot, among other changes, but from the looks of it, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra could be more than just a small tweak. the current model.
This is according to reputable leaker @UniverseIce (opens in new tab)who on Twitter stated that based on what they’ve heard so far, the S23 Ultra will be the “smallest appearance change in Samsung’s history”.
More specifically, they claim that the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra will have dimensions of 163.4 × 78.1 × 8.9 mm. For comparison, the Galaxy S22 Ultra is 163.3 x 77.9 x 8.9 mm. So if it’s right, the two phones will be the same thickness and will be nearly identical in length and width.
The size of the Galaxy S23 Ultra is almost unchanged from the S22 Ultra, with only a 0.1~0.2mm increase, 5000mAh, 8.9mm thickness and still a 6.8-inch 3088×1440 display. The 5.1 UI is excellent, the look and feel can stay the same.August 21, 2022
@UniverseIce also claims that the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra will have a 6.8-inch 1440 x 3088 display and a 5,000mAh battery – just like the S22 Ultra. The only changes they mention are a new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset and updated software – although the current model will likely get it too.
Of course, even if they are right, not everything is detailed here. So some specs and features could be very different – with the camera in particular looking promising based on other leaks, but it looks like the actual design could be very, very similar to the Galaxy S22 Ultra.
Review: all about the camera
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra’s saving grace might be its camera – which in some ways was a letdown on the Galaxy S22 Ultra.
The current model has excellent cameras, but they’re nearly identical to the Galaxy S21 Ultra, making this one of the few areas that hasn’t received any real updates.
This time around, it looks like the camera could be among the few areas that are substantially upgraded, as rumors suggest the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra will have a 200MP sensor.
That would be superior to the 108MP main camera on the Galaxy S22 Ultra, so quite an upgrade in terms of megapixels. Of course, megapixels aren’t everything, but presumably Samsung intends this sensor to be better than the current one.
So if you’re after one of the best camera phones, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra might be worth the wait, but if it’s going to be one of the best smartphones overall, it seems a little less certain.