Samsung Galaxy S23, S23+, S23 Ultra announced: Specs, Features, Prices in the Philippines

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Samsung’s newest flagship devices, the Samsung Galaxy S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra, were announced and have a ton of new features in tow. Check out the specs, features, and prices in the Philippines below.

What you should know:

  • Eco-friendly initiative: Samsung’s new flagship series now features a build made from recycled post-consumer plastic, aluminum, and glass as part of the company’s Galaxy for the Planet initiative, including 22% of the glass used on its front and back parts, and a majority of the components that make up the chassis and design shell of the product.

    The packaging is now made from 100% recycled material, too, and promotes a zero-plastic initiative.
  • Hardware: The new models feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chips. The S23 will be offered in 128GB and 256GB storage variants, while the S23+ and S23 start with 256GB base models. The S23 Ultra has a 1TB variant exclusively available on Samsung’s website.

    This is the first phone series to come with a more strengthened Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2, as well as Wi-Fi 6E support, support for both sub6 and mmWave 5G frequencies, and an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor under the display.
  • Display: The new screens on the devices offer super AMOLED, still, with significantly less curved sides even in its S23 Ultra variant.
  • Cameras: Samsung touts double OIS for low-light scenarios, plus object-based AI and 360-degree audio (compatible with the Galaxy Buds 2) to enhance the video experience. There’s also a new Expert RAW app that lets you harness the power of the device to edit those RAW photos right on your phone, and a
  • Colors: Samsung updated the four colors to choose from, including Phantom Black, Cream, Lavender, and Green. Online-exclusive colors have been increased, with the S23 Ultra having Red, Graphite, Sky Blue, and Lime as available colors in addition to the first four ones that will be more widely available. The S23 and S23+, on the other hand, will get Graphite and Lime as exclusive online colors.

Samsung Galaxy S23 / S23+ / S23 Ultra Specs Philippines:

Which Galaxy S23 phone is better for you? Here’s a quick rundown of their hardware configurations.

Galaxy S23Galaxy S23+Galaxy S23 Ultra
   
Display   
6.1-inch FHD+
Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display
120Hz variable refresh rate (48~120Hz)
240Hz Touch Sampling Rate in Game Mode
Vision booster
6.6-inch FHD+
Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display
120Hz variable refresh rate (48~120Hz)
240Hz Touch Sampling Rate in Game Mode
Vision booster
6.8-inch QHD+ Edge*
Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display
120Hz variable refresh rate (1~120Hz)
240Hz Touch Sampling Rate in Game Mode
ChipsetSnapdragon 8 Gen 2Snapdragon 8 Gen 2Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
RAM8GB8GB12GB
Storage128GB, 256GB256GB, 512GB256GB, 512GB, 1TB
microSD supportNoNoNo
Rear camera50MP Wide Camera, F1.8, FOV 85˚
12MP Ultra-Wide Camera , F2.2, FOV 120˚
10MP Telephoto Camera, 3x Optical Zoom, F2.4, FOV 36˚
50MP Wide Camera, F1.8, FOV 85˚
12MP Ultra-Wide Camera , F2.2, FOV 120˚
10MP Telephoto Camera, 3x Optical Zoom, F2.4, FOV 36˚
200 MP Wide Camera, F1.7, FOV 85˚
12MP Ultra-Wide Camera, F2.2, FOV 120˚
10MP Telephoto Camera, 3x Optical Zoom, F2.4, FOV 36˚
10MP Telephoto Camera, 10x Optical Zoom, F4.9, FOV 11˚
Front Camera12MP Front Camera, F2.2, FOV 80˚12MP Front Camera, F2.2, FOV 80˚12MP Front Camera, F2.2, FOV 80˚
Mobile Speed5G5G5G
SIM slotNano + eSIM, DualNano + eSIM, DualNano + eSIM, Dual
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6E
Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth v 5.3
GPS
NFC
Wi-Fi 6E
Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth v 5.3
GPS
NFC
Wi-Fi 6E
Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth v 5.3
GPS
NFC
PortsUSB-CUSB-CUSB-C
Water ResistanceIP68IP68IP68
Other FeaturesSamsung Knox
Knox Vault
Samsung Knox
Knox Vault
S-Pen
Samsung Knox
Knox Vault
OSOneUI 5.1 (Android 13)
Google Services
OneUI 5.1 (Android 13)
Google Services
OneUI 5.1 (Android 13)
Google Services
Battery and Charging3900mAh
25W Fast Charging
(50% in 30mins)
Wireless Charging
Wireless PowerShare
4700mAh
45W Fast Charging
(65% in 30mins)
Wireless Charging
Wireless PowerShare
4855mAh
45W Fast Charging
(65% in 30mins)
Wireless Charging
Wireless PowerShare
ColorsPhantom Black, Cream, Lavender, Green
Online Exclusive: Graphite, Lime
Phantom Black, Cream, Lavender, Green
Online Exclusive: Graphite, Lime
Phantom Black, Cream, Lavender, Green
Online Exclusive: Graphite, Lime, Red, Sky Blue

Pricing and Availability:

Here are the official prices of the new Samsung Galaxy S23 series of smartphones:

Galaxy S23Galaxy S23+Galaxy S23 Ultra
128GBPHP 53,990N/AN/A
256GBPHP 57,990PHP 68,990PHP 81,990
512GBN/APHP 76,990PHP 89,990
1TBN/AN/APHP 103,990
(samsung.com
exclusive)

From February 2 until February 23, 2023, customers who pre-order the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, or the Galaxy S23 Ultra through samsung.com will enjoy discounts of up to PHP 76,000, including a FREE Memory Upgrade worth up to PHP 8,000. They will instantly get the higher memory variant for the price of the lower variant within the same model lineup. Those who will trade in their old devices can also enjoy savings of up to PHP 13,000 on top of their old phone’s residual value.  In addition, they will get an e-voucher worth up to PHP 5,000, 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 PHP 5,999, and earn double Samsung Rewards points.

As an exclusive samsung.com offer, the Galaxy S23 Ultra 1TB will be offered as part of a limited-edition Samsung Galaxy VIP bundle with total savings of PHP 38,000. The VIP bundle includes the 1TB Galaxy S23 Ultra, a Galaxy Watch5 Pro 46mm, a Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, a Super Fast Wireless Duo Charger, a Galaxy S23 Ultra Leather Cover, and a 1-year Samsung Care+ coverage all for a discounted price of PHP 119,378.

The Galaxy S23 series is also available for pre-order through Samsung Experience Stores, Authorized Samsung Stores, Lazada, Shopee, Abenson.com, and MemoXpress Online. Customers who pre-order through these channels from February 2 to 23, 2023 will enjoy as much as PHP 65,000 worth of discounts. This also includes the FREE Memory Upgrade, additional savings for traded-in devices, 50% off on the Galaxy Buds2 Pro, and 30% off on the Galaxy Watch5 Series.

Carl Lamiel
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