Samsung Galaxy S23 Now Official: Compact is Back!

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With the advent of video streaming services, big screens have become the norm for smartphones as these allow users to have a great viewing experience. For some people though, having all the power of a flagship smartphone in a more compact-sized device that you can easily use with one hand, is perfection. That is where the new Samsung Galaxy S23 comes in – unveiled at the brand’s Unpacked event.

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Galaxy S23 has a 6.1-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with a refresh rate that can go up to 120Hz, 240Hz touch sampling rate in game mode, and Gorilla Glass Victus 2 protection. At its helm is no less than a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor along with 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage.

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For its cameras, you get the same setup as the Galaxy S23 Plus – that means a 50MP main camera, a 12MP ultra-wide unit, a 10MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom, and a 12MP front snapper. Of course, you also get improvements in imaging performance that is expected with the new generation of the Galaxy S series.

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The device runs One UI 5.1 on top of Android 13 and packs a 3,900mAh battery with support for 25W wired fast-charging, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, and Wireless Power Share.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S23 Specs
Display6.1-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X FHD+, 120Hz
240Hz Touch Sampling Rate (Game Mode)
ProcessorSnapdragon 8 Gen 2
Storage128GB, 256GB
Rear Cameras50MP Wide, f/1.8
12MP Ultra-Wide, f/2.2
10MP Telephoto 2, 3x Optical Zoom, f/2.4
Front Camera12MP
Battery3,900mAh + 25W
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Samsung Galaxy S23 comes in four colors – Phantom Black, Cream, Green, and Lavender.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Pricing, Availability, and Pre-Order

Samsung Galaxy S238GB+256GBPHP 53,990
8GB+512GBPHP 57,990

You may also trade-in your old smartphone for up to a PHP 13,000 discount for the Galaxy S23 Ultra, up to a PHP 11,000 discount for the Galaxy S23+, and up to a PHP 10,000 discount for the Galaxy S23 on top of your old device’s residual value.

Pre-order the Galaxy S23 Series here.

Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.

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