The Samsung Galaxy S23 could be the most powerful phone ever
The Samsung Galaxy S23 model can be the most powerful cell phone you can buy when it hits the market early next year.
Samsung’s next mainstream flagship
That’s according to a leak on 91mobiles.com that suggests Samsung’s next mainstream flagship (read: flat phone) will use the as-yet-unannounced Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen2 chipset. The current king of smartphones, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, only recently started shipping to flagship phones, including the new OnePlus 10T.
Qualcomm is expected to announce that this is a next-generation smartphone chipset later this year, but the November or December announcement would not give the manufacturer time to get the chip into phones for the December sales season. The Samsung Galaxy S23 is likely to be announced in February 2023 if Galaxy S launch history is any guide. This timing would be perfect to offer a new high-end chip.
First to use
Samsung may deserve it may be rewarded with the status of being the first to use the Snapdragon 8 Gen2. Recent reports suggest that Samsung is handing over the next few generations of Galaxy S phones entirely to Qualcomm chips, instead of using Samsung’s own Exynos chipset in a small portion of global shipments.
It’s likely that every Galaxy S23 sold worldwide will feature the same chip, giving Qualcomm a huge win if that chip is Snapdragon 8 Gen2.
The leaker, anonymous “Ice Universe” with a solid reputation for accuracy, also claims that the Galaxy S23 will get a 5000 mAh battery. It would be great if such a large battery ended up in the smallest Galaxy S23, but until we know for sure, we will judge. The current Galaxy S22 Ultra uses a 5000 mAh battery, while the smaller Galaxy S22 uses a medium 3700 mAh cell.
Analysis: Samsung plays to win
Not every phone manufacturer is trying to launch a top-of-the-line device, the fastest or the longest-lasting or the best. On its own sales page, Google calls its own Pixel “the smartest and fastest Pixel yet.” Samsung is not satisfied with defeating itself, Samsung wants to defeat everyone.
For that, he needs to get the best parts. It has to have the best screen (check), the best cameras (check?), and the best chipset inside. For several years now, that has meant any Snapdragon chipset that Qualcomm has recently released. No matter what phones launch this holiday season with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chips, Samsung is poised to take the lead when the new year rolls around.