A pair of Galaxy S23 phones was spotted at the FCC a couple of weeks ago, however, the FCC prefers to keep things under wraps. The same can’t be said about TENAA, which posted a fairly complete spec sheet for the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra.
The phone measures 163.4 x 78.1 x 8.9mm and weighs 233g. As expected, it has the same dimensions as the outgoing S22 Ultra. The display has the same dimensions as well, 6.8” in size, with 1,440 x 3,088px resolution (19.3:9 aspect ratio). The battery has a rated capacity of 4,855mAh, so the typical capacity should be listed as 5,000mAh as usual.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra specifications by TENAA (machine translated)
The phone’s CPU frequency lists three clusters: 3.36GHz, 2.8GHz and 2.0GHz. This coincides with the higher clock speeds of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SM8550-AC, which is rumored to power the Galaxy S23 series globally (the GPU is overclocked too, but TENAA doesn’t list that).
The chipset will be paired with 8GB or 12GB of RAM and 256GB, 512GB or 1TB storage. The Galaxy S22 Ultra had a base 8/128GB version as well, though that one might not be coming to China.
Speaking of things not coming to China, there is no sign of the rumored satellite communication support. Of course, that wasn’t available on iPhone 14s sold in China as well, so we don’t expect to see it listed on TENAA. This will allegedly use the Iridium satellite network and will be available for general use, unlike the Apple system (the rumor said that you would be able to send short messages and even images to friends).
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra speculative renders (image credit)
Also not listed are the cameras, which supposedly include a new 200MP sensor (1/1.3”, 0.6µm, 12MP default resolution), 3x and 10x telephoto cameras with similar hardware but improved image quality. The main camera will reportedly finally make the jump to 8K @ 30fps video (previous models stick to a cinematic 24fps).
The Samsung Unpacked event will take place in the first week of February, according to inside info, the launch is expected to be a couple of weeks later in late February.