Samsung Galaxy A23 emerges with a Snapdragon 680 4G chipset, 4 GB of RAM and Android 12 as CAD renders leak
A few days ago, LetsGoDigital revealed concept renders of the Galaxy A23, the follow up to last year's Galaxy A22 4G and Galaxy A22 5G. Purportedly, the Galaxy A23 will measure 165.4 x 77.0 x 8.5 mm, or 10.3 mm if you include its camera housing. In comparison, the Galaxy A22 4G measures 159.3 x 73.6 x 8.4 mm, while the Galaxy A22 5G comes in at 167.2 x 76.4 x 9 mm.
While LetsGoDigital published concept renders, @OnLeaks has shared renders based on leaked CAD files. Unsurprisingly, the Galaxy A23 follows Samsung's latest Galaxy A series design language, which began with the Galaxy A52. As the images below show, the Galaxy A23 has a 3.5 mm headphone jack, a USB Type-C port, a single speaker and a waterdrop notch for a front-facing camera.
The Galaxy A23 has a relatively thick bottom bezel too, a feature with which Samsung persists on its budget and mid-range smartphones. While a release date remains unknown, the Galaxy A23 has appeared on Geekbench in four listings. Contrary to previous rumours, Geekbench reports that the Galaxy A23 does not feature a Dimensity 700, an SoC that Samsung used in the Galaxy A22 5G.
Instead, Geekbench states that the Galaxy A23 has a 'bengal' motherboard, which could refer to the Snapdragon 680, a 4G SoC. For reference, the Snapdragon 680 contains four ARM Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.4 GHz and four Cortex-A53 cores running at 1.8 GHz. Additionally, Geekbench reports the Galaxy A23 as featuring 4 GB of RAM and Android 12.