"Flagship mobile with the smallest appearance change": Galaxy S23 Ultra's design may disappoint fans
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is shaping up to be a spec beast with a 200 MP main camera, a top-end Qualcomm 3D Sonic Max fingerprint reader, and other goodies. But despite numerous leaks detailing the internal hardware of the device, reports about the design of the phone have been few. Thanks to the prominent leaker Ice universe, we now have a good idea of the direction the Korean giant is taking with its next Ultra phone.
Per Ice universe, the Galaxy S23 Ultra is only 0.1 to 0.2 mm bigger than its predecessor and its size is “almost unchanged from that of the Galaxy S22 Ultra”. Also, just like the Galaxy S22 Ultra, the Galaxy S23 Ultra allegedly packs a 5000 mAh battery and a 6.8-inch 3088x1440p display with an overall thickness of 8.9 mm.
What may be disheartening to hear for some fans is that the Galaxy S23 Ultra might not be that much different from the outgoing model design-wise. According to Ice universe, “Judging from the body size and volume data, this is the flagship mobile phone with the smallest appearance change in Samsung's history.” However, as the leaker suggests, there is a chance that other design flourishes like the camera may get some love from Samsung.
An identical-looking Galaxy S23 Ultra is unlikely to be a huge misstep for Samsung. The Galaxy S22 Ultra already has an outstanding utilitarian design with superb craftsmanship as we noted in our review of the device. If Samsung does decide to stick with a mostly unchanged design, the company needs to hit it out of the park in other departments, most importantly the camera and the SoC.