Naturally, the S23+ has a new look, but just like its specs sheet, it isn’t radically different from last year’s design.
This year the camera island is gone, and each snapper stands on its own on the back of the phone.
This is much more akin and in line with the Ultra design, making the entire S23 line a lot more cohesive in terms of design.
157.8×76.2×7.6mm, 196g; Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus 2), glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus 2), aluminum frame; IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins), Armor aluminum frame with tougher drop and scratch resistance (advertised).
6 .60″ Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1750 nits (peak), 1080x2340px resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 393ppi; Always-on display.
Qualcomm SM8550-AC Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4 nm): Octa-core (1×3.36 GHz Cortex-X3 & 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A715 & 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A710 & 3×2.0 GHz Cortex-A510); Adreno 740.
256GB 8GB RAM, 512GB 8GB RAM; UFS 4.0.
Android 13, One UI 5.1.
Wide (main): 50 MP, f/1.8, 24mm, 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS; Telephoto: 10 MP, f/2.4, 70mm, 1/3.94″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom; Ultra wide angle: 12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120-degree, 1/2.55″ 1.4µm, Super Steady video.
Front camera: 12 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), Dual Pixel PDAF.
Video capture: Rear camera: 8K@24/30fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 1080p@960fps, HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS; Front camera: 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps.
4700mAh; 45W wired, PD3.0, 65% in 30 min (advertised), 15W wireless (Qi/PMA), 4.5W reverse wireless.
Fingerprint reader (under display, ultrasonic); NFC; stereo speakers; Samsung DeX, Samsung Wireless DeX (desktop experience support), Bixby natural language commands and dictation, Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified), Ultra Wideband (UWB) support.
Regarding network connectivity, the S23+ supports dual SIM and dual Standby SA/NSA/Sub6 5G. There is also integrated eSIM support, but you can’t have three-way simultaneous standby. A single-SIM version of the S23+ exists in some markets as well, but it is not the norm. mmWave is a whole other variant with different internal antennas. Expect to only see it at supported carriers.