Samsung has unveiled its latest flagship smartphone models with the launch of the Galaxy S23 series.
As before, the series is composed of three models: the range-topping Galaxy S23 Ultra, the Galaxy S23+, and the Galaxy S23. All devices are equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset and feature Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2.
They are also designed with the planet in mind, with more components made using recycled materials—such as pre-consumer recycled aluminum and glass and post-consumer recycled plastics—than any other Samsung Galaxy smartphone. All phones in the series also come in a redesigned packaging box made with 100% recycled paper.
The S23 series phones are available in four colors: Phantom Black, Cream, Green, and Lavender.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra’s banner feature is its camera system headlined by the 200MP f/1.7 ISOCELL HP2 sensor. This is complemented by a 12MP f/2.2 ultrawide camera, a 10MP 10x f/4.9 periscope camera, a 10MP f/2.4 telephoto unit (3x optical zoom), and a 10MP f/4.9 telephoto with 10x optical zoom capable of up to 100x space zoom. There’s also a 12MP f/2.2 front shooter for selfies and video calls.
The S Pen-equipped S23 Ultra comes with a 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X with 120Hz adaptive refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, and HDR10+; a 5000mAh battery with 45W fast charging and 10W wireless charging; in-display fingerprint reader; IP68 rating; and Android 13 OS with Samsung One UI 5.1.
Here are the prices of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra:
- Galaxy S23 Ultra 12GB + 256GB: P81,990
- Galaxy S23 Ultra 12GB + 512GB: P89,990
- Galaxy S23 Ultra 12GB + 1TB (online-exclusive): P103,990
Samsung Galaxy S23 and S23+
Both the Galaxy S23 and S23+come with the same camera system: a 50MP f/1.8 main camera, 12MP f/2.2 ultrawide, and a 10MP f/2.4 telephoto with 3x optical zoom. Even their front cameras are the same: a 12MP f/2.2 shooter.
The S23 comes with a 6.1-inch screen while the S23+ gets a bigger 6.6-inch one. Both are Dynamic AMOLED 2X displays with adaptive 120Hz refresh rate, up to 240Hz touch sampling rate, and HDR 10+ support.
In the battery department, the S23 gets a 3900mAh cell with 25W wired charging, while the S23+ gets a bigger 4700mAh battery with 45W wired charging. Both support wireless charging and wireless PowerShare.
Like the S23 Ultra, the S23 and S3+ come with IP68 rating, in-display ultrasonic fingerprint reader, and Android 13 with Samsung One UI 5.1 baked on top.
Here are the prices of the Samsung Galaxy S23 and S23+:
- Galaxy S23 8GB + 128GB: P53,990
- Galaxy S23 8GB + 256GB: P57,990
- Galaxy S23+ 8GB + 256GB: P68,990
- Galaxy S23+ 8GB + 512GB: P76,990
The pre-order period for the Galaxy S23 series is from February 2 to 23, and will come with discounts of up to P76,000, including a free memory upgrade worth up to P8,000.
Meanwhile, those who will trade-in their old devices can enjoy savings of up to P13,000 on top of their old phone’s residual value. In addition, they will get an e-voucher worth up to P5,000, a 50% discount on the Galaxy Buds2 Pro, and 30% off on the Galaxy Watch5 Series.
On top of this, they will also get a free 1-year Samsung Care+ coverage worth P5,999, and earn double Samsung Rewards points.