With the Galaxy S23, Samsung seems to want to erase the main flaw of the Galaxy S22. The manufacturer would indeed bet on a more generous battery than on the previous model to boost autonomy.
The Galaxy S23, the most affordable model in Samsung’s future lineup, would be powered by a 3900 mAh battery. This is a slight improvement over the smartphone’s direct predecessor, the Galaxy S22. Launched last February, the phone must indeed make do with a 3700 mAh battery. The information was relayed on Sina Weibo, the Chinese social network, by a reputable informant called Digital Chat Station. It’s not uncommon for the Chinese leaker to relay key data on a smartphone’s spec sheet months before release.
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An increased autonomy compared to the Galaxy S22?
Thanks to this larger battery, Samsung could seek to erase the main defect of the Galaxy S22. As we explained to you in our test, the terminal suffers froman autonomy unworthy of its tariff positioning. Indeed, 01Lab, the laboratory of 01net.com, evaluated its endurance around 12 hours, far below the competition.
Obviously, the autonomy of a device is not based solely on the size of the accumulator. To improve the endurance of its smartphone, Samsung must also take care of the optimization of the SoC, the Exynos 2300. According to a latest leak, Samsung would indeed continue to bet on an Exynos chip of its own in certain markets, including Europe. It would be an Exynos 2300 SoC. For the record, Samsung’s Exynos 2200 SoC was largely responsible for the disastrous autonomy of the Galaxy S22. Poorly optimized, the chip consumes a significant amount of energy, which leads to overheating of the device.
According to a previous leak, Samsung should also increase the size of the battery of the Galaxy S23 +, the intermediate model. The terminal would be powered by a 4,700 mAh battery, compared to 4,500 mAh for its predecessor, the Galaxy S22+. On the other hand, the Galaxy S23 Ultra should carry a 5,000 mAh battery, like the S22 Ultra.
25W charging for the Galaxy S23
Last I heard, Samsung would only bring no improvement to fast charging of his smartphones. Contrary to its Android competitors, the South Korean brand would continue to bet on 25 W fast charging on the standard Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus. More upscale, the S23 Ultra would be entitled to a 45 W recharge.
For the record, Samsung would announce the Galaxy S23 from the month of January 2023. The Seoul giant would have decided to rush the presentation to respond to the iPhone 14 of its rival Apple. Mass production is expected to begin in the coming weeks.