Samsung has announced the official release date of its new Galaxy S23 series flagship mobile phone, which will be released on February 1, 2023. The Samsung Galaxy S23 will be priced at $799 (Rs. 182,000) (8GB/128GB), but the Galaxy S23 Ultra (1TB/ 12GB) will cost around $1,499 (Rs. 342,000). Like all imported phones, the S23 will be subject to heavy PTA taxes and will make every Pakistani buyer rethink their buying decision.
Here is a list of all Galaxy S23 variants that will be released by Samsung.
- Galaxy S23 (8GB/128GB): $799 (Rs. 182,000)
- Galaxy S23 (8GB/256GB): $849 (Rs. 194,000)
- Galaxy S23+ (8GB/128GB): $999 (Rs 228,000)
- Galaxy S23+ (8GB/256GB): $1,049 (Rs. 239,000)
- Galaxy S23 Ultra: (8GB/256GB): $1,249 (Rs. 285,000)
- Galaxy S23 Ultra: (12GB/512GB): $1,349 (Rs. 308,000)
- Galaxy S23 Ultra (12GB/1TB): $1,499 (Rs. 342,000)
These prices do not include any taxes and the Galaxy S23 Ultra (1TB) can fetch over Rs 500,000 including taxes in Pakistan, almost double the price of the device.
Even after such a staggering price, if you still buy the Galaxy S23, you’ll get pretty much the same camera specs as the Galaxy S22. The Galaxy S23 Ultra comes with a 200-megapixel sensor. Along with three additional rear cameras: a 12-megapixel ultra-wide, a 10-megapixel telephoto with 3x optical zoom, and a second 10-megapixel telephoto with 10x optical zoom. Meanwhile, both the S23 and S23 Plus are reported to have three cameras: a 50-megapixel primary, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide, and a single 10-megapixel telephoto with 3x optical zoom.
The Galaxy S23 Ultra comes with the largest of the three phones with a 6.8-inch 1440p OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus are reported to have 6.1-inch and 6.6-inch OLED displays, both 1080p, both 120Hz. All three phones are said to have a punch-hole 12-megapixel selfie camera and an IP68 dust and water resistance rating.
Leaks and rumors so far suggest that all three phones will be powered by Qualcomm’s latest flagship processor, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. This joins a choice of 8GB or 12GB of RAM on the Ultra and 256GB, 512GB or 1TB RAM. built-in storage. The S23 and S23 Plus will reportedly come with only 8GB of RAM and between 128GB and 512GB of RAM.
The battery size is 3900mAh for the S23, 4700mAh for the S23 Plus and 5000mAh for the Ultra. The Plus and Ultra will reportedly support fast charging of up to 45W, compared to 25W on the S23 base.