「Galaxy S23」カメラでiPhone14に勝てるのか?

Can the Galaxy S23 ” camera beat the iPhone 14 ?

Galaxy S23 Ultra render

It has been reported that Samsung Electronics is considering an early launch of the 'Galaxy S23' series, a flagship smartphone that is preparing to be launched in the first half of next year. It is expected to bring up the market launch by 2 to 3 weeks from the usual February to March.

There is still some time left before the market launch, which is expected to begin early next year, but there are various speculations centered around IT information leakers. The most notable upgrade is the camera.

The next-generation Galaxy S series will be marketed in three types, the same as the previous model, the basic model, the plus with an extended screen size, and the Ultra with an S pen. Among them, the Ultra model with the S pen, which is integrated with the Galaxy Note series for the first time this year, should be noted.

Galaxy S23 Ultra render

The top model "Galaxy S23 Ultra" is expected to be equipped with a 200 million pixel camera. 200 million pixels is the highest spec among current smartphone cameras. It is about twice the previous S22 Ultra (108 million pixels) and about four times the AppleiPhone14ProMax (48 million pixels).

The famous IT information leaker Ice Universe recently posted on SNS , " Galaxy S23 Ultra 's main camera will be equipped with 200 million pixels, f/1.7 aperture, 1 /1.3" sensor, and 0.6 μm pixels," " 100 % Confirmed," he said.

SAMSUNG Electronics has been equipped with a 108-megapixel camera since 2020. Recently, Chinese manufacturers such as Motorola (Edge X30 Ultra) and Xiaomi (12T Pro) unveiled smartphones equipped with 200 million pixel cameras. It is an evaluation that the upgrade time is approaching.

The S23 Ultra is also expected to have a 6.8-inch display and a 5000mAh battery. Qualcomm's "snapdragon 8 2nd generation" is likely to be installed in the AP, which is responsible for the role of the brain in the smartphone. Snapdragon 8 2nd generation is evaluated to have improved performance by about 10-15% compared to the chipset installed in the previous work (snapdragon 8 1st generation).

Galaxy S23 Ultra render

We expect the design of the S23 Ultra to be similar to its predecessor. However, the corners of the side plates are a little more angular.

Looking at the S23 Ultra rendering (expected image) made by graphic artist Technizo Concept, the side angle is slightly different. The edges on the sides have shrunk, making it look more like a flat display than usual.

Phone Arena, an IT media outlet, said, ``By adjusting the curvature of the sides, we will be able to secure a larger space inside the device.''

Ice Universe, a well-known IT information leaker, said about the S23 Ultra , ``The biggest change is the width of the middle plate has increased,'' and ``This means that the curved part of the glass has shrunk.''


On the other hand, the S23 basic and plus models are expected to change the rear camera design. The 'Floating Camera' design was adopted instead of the 'Contour Cut' applied to the previous work.

The 'Contour Cut' that connects the rear plate and the camera bump has disappeared, and the 'camera pops out' design reminiscent of the S22 Ultra has been applied. It is a shape that protrudes independently for each lens.

Foreign media commented that SAMSUNG Electronics changed the design of the S23 Basic and Plus to give a sense of unity to the overall design of the series.

Galaxy S23 Ultra render

It is also expected to grow in size. The S23 Plus is 157.7mm long and 76.1mm wide, slightly larger than its predecessor (157.4mm long and 75.8mm wide). The base model of the S23 was expected to be 146.3mm long and 70.8mm wide, which is slightly larger than its predecessor. However, the thickness of both models appears to be the same as its predecessor.

On the other hand, Apple released the iPhone 14 series, which has quadrupled the number of pixels from its predecessor and introduced new functions such as "Dynamic Island" to the Pro line last month. Although the shipping price in Korea is higher than the previous one due to the impact of the high exchange rate, it is observed that the overall sales volume has not changed much from the previous year.

Attention will be paid to whether SAMSUNG Electronics can change the pricing of the S23 series. It is known that the detailed price of the S23 series has not been confirmed yet, but it is expected that the price will rise compared to the previous work due to the exchange rate and raw material price increase. The selling price of the previous S22 series in Korea is 999,900 won for the Galaxy S22, 1,199,000 won for the Galaxy S22 Plus, and 1,452,000 won for the Galaxy S22 Ultra.