Samsung Galaxy F23: Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G powered smartphone unveiled with a 120 Hz display and a 50 MP triple camera set up
Samsung has announced the Galaxy F23, a mid-range smartphone that will debut in India. According to Samsung's official launch website, the Galaxy F23 has a Snapdragon 750G SoC coupled with up to 6 GB of RAM. For reference, the Snapdragon 750G contains two ARM Cortex-A77 cores clocked at 2.2 GHz, along with six Cortex-A55 cores that can reach 1.8 GHz. Additionally, the SoC includes an Adreno 619 GPU and a 5G modem.
Separately, the Galaxy F23 comes with a 1080p display that measures 6.6-inches across. Also, Samsung has included a 120 Hz panel, making it a good option for gamers. Unfortunately, the Galaxy F23 has an IPS panel, a downgrade from the Super AMOLED technology found in its predecessor. On the other hand, the Galaxy F22 could only muster a 720p resolution and a 90 Hz refresh rate.
Moreover, the Galaxy F23 relies on a 50 MP primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture, complemented by an 8 MP ultra-wide-angle camera (f/2.2), a 2 MP macro sensor and an 8 MP front-facing camera also with an f/2.2 aperture. While Samsung claims that the Galaxy F23 supports a 'fast face unlock', the device uses the insecure method of authenticating registered faces with its front-facing camera. Thankfully, a side-mounted fingerprint scanner is on board to handle actual biometric authentication.
Meanwhile, a 5,000 mAh battery powers the Galaxy F23, which also packs a microSD card reader, two SIM card slots and One UI 4.1 based on Android 12. Like the Galaxy A23, the Galaxy F23 supports 25 W fast charging but ships without a charger. The Galaxy F23 will be orderable from March 16 in India, where it will start at INR 15,999 (~US$208) with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. Alternatively, the Galaxy F23 will be available with 6 GB of RAM but for INR 16,999 (~US$221).