If we could expect the new Galaxy S23 to outperform its predecessors in every area, it isn’t. Samsung has visibly reduced the performance of wireless charging.
As well as disclosing all French prices in euros for the Galaxy S23s, Dealabs’ leaker @billbil-kun also shared the full spec sheet for Samsung’s three high-end smartphones. Most of the technical features have already been revealed in previous reports. We’re allowed to have a few surprises, though, and some of them aren’t very pleasant.
On the official Galaxy S23 spec sheets, we notice some unpleasant surprises. First, None of the Galaxy S23 are advertised as Wi-Fi 7 compatible. However, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 allows smartphones to use this new standard. Wi-Fi 7 might come later with an update, but it obviously won’t be available at launch on February 1st.
Galaxy S23 is charging slower than expected
We also note that Samsung states that the Galaxy S23, S23+ and S23 Ultra are only compatible with Wireless fast charging only at 10W power. So that’s less than last year’s Galaxy S22s, all of which had up to a 15W supporting battery. Samsung will thus fall even further behind its competitors this year. Most offer up to 50W wireless.
Regarding the other limitations, we are only entitled to two models of Galaxy S23 and S23+ with 128GB or 256GB storage. Also of note is the lack of the new generation of LPDDR5X RAM, the S23 has to be content with LPDDR5 RAM. Smartphones are also only supporteda single eSIMbut may be accompanied by 2 physical SIMs.
Despite all this, we are entitled to some good news. First of all, all models are protected by the new generation of Gorilla Glass Victus 2, which promises no damage to the smartphone in falls from one meter on concrete and two meters on asphalt. Finally smartphones with One UI 5.1 arrive on Android 13, an IP68 certification for water and dust resistance as well as the new standard Bluetooth 5.3.