Samsung Galaxy S23 Series Battery, Camera Details Tipped, Hint at Similar Features as Predecessors
Samsung Galaxy S23 series is expected to be unveiled early next year. The smartphone series said to include three models —Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+ and Galaxy S23 Ultra— has been in the rumour mill for quite some time now. Now, battery and camera details of the upcoming Galaxy S23+ and the Galaxy S23 Ultra have surfaced online. As per the new leak, the Galaxy S23+ will come with 4,700mAh battery, whereas the Galaxy S23 Ultra is said to get a 5,000mAh battery. The Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23+ are expected to sport 12-megapixel ultrawide cameras as well.
Battery capacity of Galaxy S23+
According to a report by GalaxyClub (Dutch), the Galaxy S23+ will come with a battery capacity of 4,700mAh. If the leak turns out to be true, this would be an upgrade over the 4,500mAh battery of the Galaxy S22+. The Galaxy S23 Ultra will be reportedly backed by a 5,000mAh battery similar to the Galaxy S22 Ultra.
The report further suggests that the vanilla Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23+ will feature a 12-megapixel ultrawide camera like their predecessors. However, the camera details of the Galaxy S23 Ultra are unknown at this moment.
Samsung Galaxy A04s With 50-Megapixel Triple Rear Camera Launched in India
Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy S23 series in either January or February. Details of the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra have been tipped multiple times in the past. The upcoming phones could be powered by Exynos 2300 SoC. Samsung is expected to pack the unannounced 200-megapixel ISOCELL HP2 camera sensor on the Ultra model.
The Galaxy S23 series is expected to bring a list of upgrades over this year’s Galaxy S22 models. India specific variants of Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and the Galaxy S22 Ultra run Android 12 and are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC.
Galaxy 5 Pro smartwatche
The market for smartwatches built to work with Android smartphones is quite a vast one, particularly with the relatively recent entry of brands such as Oppo and OnePlus. Other brands such as Fossil and Amazfit have been around for a while, and have a strong presence as well. However, one name stands out for a number of reasons, with an established presence in the high-end smartwatch space — Samsung. The South Korean company recently launched its latest smartwatches in India, the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro.
Priced at Rs. 27,999 and Rs. 44,999 onwards for the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, respectively, these smartwatches built for use with Android smartphones, and promise flagship-grade performance and features. With Samsung’s One UI Watch 4.5 operating system based on Google’s Wear OS 3.5, and an impressive set of specifications, are these the best smartwatches an Android smartphone user can buy right now? Find out in this review.
The more expensive Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is available in a single 45mm size variant, with the Bluetooth-only version priced at Rs. 44,999, and the LTE version priced at Rs. 49,999. Samsung sent the top-end LTE variants of both smartwatches to me for this review.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 5, Galaxy Watch 5 Pro design and specifications
The biggest differences between the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro are in the design and build quality. The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 (44mm) is just a hint smaller than the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, and has a round 1.4-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 450×450 pixels. Although the display size and resolution is the same on the Watch 5 Pro, the dial is slightly larger and the case is considerably thicker.
The Galaxy Watch 5 Pro also weighs a fair bit more at 46.5g, as compared to the Watch 5 which weighs 33.5g. This has a lot to do with the materials used; the Pro version has a titanium case, while the Watch 5 has an aluminium case. I quite liked how both devices felt to wear. While the Galaxy Watch 5 was lighter and slightly more comfortable, the Watch 5 Pro felt a lot more solid and premium, and is built to withstand impact and rough use.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro both have two physical buttons and microphones on the right side, while the left side has the speaker grille near the bottom. The undersides of the two watches are similar with the optical sensors for heath and fitness tracking, although the finishing of the plastic is different on the two smartwatches. Both smartwatches have a 5ATM rating for water resistance.
A big change on the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is the omission of the rotating bezel, which was popular on earlier Galaxy Watch devices. This is replaced with a ‘digital’ bezel that serves the same function of scrolling; running your finger along the edge of the screen lets you scroll quickly, and the watch even provides some haptic feedback to replicate the feeling of physical rotation.