Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra with 6.8″ QHD+ 120Hz AMOLED display, 200MP camera, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy announced

Along with the Galaxy S23 and S23+, Samsung also announced the Galaxy S23 Ultra at its Galaxy Unpacked event. It packs a 6.8-inch Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O Display with 1-120Hz variable refresh rate, and at up to 1750 nits brightness, same as the predecessor.

It is powered by new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy that is clocked up to 3.36GHz, which is significantly higher than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2’s clock speed of 3.2 GHz that is used in other smartphones. The phone also has vapor chamber cooling which is now bigger. The phone has Armor Aluminum frame and is one of the first smartphones to feature new Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 on the front and back.

The phone features an in-display Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner and runs Android 13 with OneUI 5.1. It comes with a Galaxy Note’s iconic
sharp angles, has a new 200-megapixel primary sensor with OIS, new adpative pixel, super HDR and pixel enhancer, it retains the 12-megapixel Ultra Wide Lens with a 120-degree field of view, 10-megapixel Telephoto lens for 3x zoom, a 10MP Periscope lens for 10x zoom and supports 100x digital zoom and a 3D ToF sensor.

The phone features a new 12-megapixel Dual Pixel front-facing camera with AI object aware engine. It also supports 8K 30 fps video shooting. The advanced VDIS technology minimizes vibrations, so you get smooth, sharp footage even when you’re on the move.

The S23 Ultra has Ultra-wideband capabilities (UWB) embedded, and comes with IP68 ratings for dust and water resistance. It retains 5000mAh battery with support for 45W fast charging, 10W Qi wireless and reverse wireless charging. The Galaxy S23 Ultra also comes with a built-in S Pen Stylus with Wacom tech.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra specifications
  • 6.8-inch (3088 x 1440 pixels) Quad HD+ Infinity-O-Edge Dynamic AMOLED Display, 1-120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz Touch Sampling Rate in Game Mode, up to 1750 nits brightness, Gorilla Glass Victus 2 protection
  • 3.36GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy 4nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 740 GPU
  • 8GB LPDDR5X RAM with 256GB UFS 4.0 storage / 12GB LPDDR5X RAM with 512GB/1TB UFS 4.0 storage
  • Android 13 with One UI 5.1
  • 200MP rear camera with ISOCELL HP2 sensor, OIS, f/1.7 aperture, 12MP 120° Ultra Wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture, 10MP Telephoto lens for 3x zoom, f/2.4 aperture, OIS, 10MP Periscope lens for 10x zoom, f/4.9 aperture, 100x Space Zoom, Laser autofocus, 4K 60 fps, 8K 30fps, LED Flash
  • 12MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • Dust and Water resistant (IP68)
  • Dimensions: 163.4 x 78.1 x 8.9mm; Weight:234g
  • 5G SA/NSA, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6E 802.11ax (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth 5.3, UWB, GPS + GLONASS, USB 3.1, NFC
  • 5000mAh battery with 45W fast charging, 10W Qi wireless charging

The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra comes in Phantom Black, Green, Cream and Lavender, similar to the S23 and the S23+. It will also come in online exclusive colours – Graphite, Sky Blue, Lime and Red in select countries.

Pricing and availability

  • Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 8GB + 256GB – $1,199.99 (Rs. 98,350 approx.) / £1249 (Rs. 1,25,995 approx.) / €1399 (Rs. 1,25,890 approx.)
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 12GB + 256GB –  $1299.99 (Rs. 1,06,545 approx.)
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 5G 12GB + 512GB – $1379.99 (Rs. 1,13,095 approx.) / £1399 (Rs. 1,41,135 approx.) / €1579 (Rs. 1,41,285 approx.)
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 5G 12GB + 1TB – $1619.99 (Rs. 1,32,770 approx.) / £1599 (Rs. 1,61,310 approx.) / €1819 (Rs. 1,62,760 approx.)

The phone will be available to pre-order from today, February 1st and will start shipping from February 17th in several countries.

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