Galaxy S23 Ultra loses some curve as leaker offers design perfection reminders about the Samsung Galaxy S23 family
The well-known tipster Ice universe has been frequently commenting on the Samsung Galaxy S23 series, offering tidbits about specifications and design of the much-anticipated trio of flagship smartphones. This time around, he has posted a couple of tweets in regard to all three devices, arguably tempering expectations for some and cheering those who loved the overall designs of the Galaxy S22 family – of which there were clearly a lot (nearly 11 million sales for the Galaxy S22 Ultra alone).
Starting off with the Galaxy S23 Ultra, which may have to face a surprising amount of competition from the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max if Android users continue to be tempted to switch because of the perceived high privacy levels offered by Apple and iOS, Ice universe reckons that the largest design difference over the predecessor involves the frame. As we have previously reported, only small design changes are expected from the Galaxy S22 Ultra to the Galaxy S23 Ultra, and as many people are fans of the terrific aesthetic of the former it’s no wonder Samsung plans more of the same for the latter.
According to the source, the width of the middle section of the frame of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra will be made larger, and in return this will force the curved display to be a little less curvy. This might be due to practical reasons, as it is rumored that Samsung will pack as much as possible into the Galaxy S23 Ultra, including a new Qualcomm 3D Sonic Max ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor and, hopefully, UFS 4.0 storage. Like Apple with its iPhones, Samsung may have to suffer the grumbling of some who don’t see massive generational design changes, but if the Korean company feels it came close to perfection with the S22 Ultra then sticking with the same for its successor and concentrating more on the innards makes sense.
So, with that in mind, Ice universe says pretty much the same thing about the Samsung Galaxy S23 and Samsung Galaxy S23+ (Plus). They will sport identical designs to their well-regarded S22 predecessors, with the major changes taking place on the inside. As the source states: “same screen, same sensors, same camera”, and even the battery capacity might remain unchanged. But the chip inside should be the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, which could be quite a selling point for the range when considered in its own right. Unsurprisingly enough, a lot of the leaker's followers have bemoaned the fact that little to no design change is on the horizon, despite the hidden goodies that are rumored to be coming to the Galaxy S23 series.
The biggest change of the S23 Ultra is the increase in the width of the middle frame, which means that the curved part of the glass will be reduced. pic.twitter.com/Gahw0MzL1D— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) August 28, 2022