This week, Samsung introduced its new premium series Galaxy S23, whose star of the company is the Ultra model.
And the new Galaxy S23 Ultra brings with it significant improvements over its predecessor, from the very different main processor and sensor. Then see everything that has changed from one generation to the next.
1. Customized Qualcomm processor promises better performance
The new generation of the Galaxy S23 has a customized version of Qualcomm’s next-generation processor. More specifically, inside the Ultra model is the exclusive new “Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform for Galaxy” chip.
According to Samsung, this new processor has increased graphics performance by 40%, in addition to making the terminal about 40% faster. For European users, this is an absolute novelty, since they have always had variants of the Galaxy S powered by Exynos processors, owned by the brand.
This is then one of the main differences between the two Ultras that can put the most advanced model of the Galaxy S23 in a level above its predecessor. Especially when you consider that the previous Exynos chip had various overheating issues and underperformed compared to its Qualcomm counterpart.
As far as RAM is concerned, both models offer configurations between 8 and 12 GB. But in internal storage there is a little difference. The Galaxy S22 Ultra offers a 128GB variant, while the new S23 Ultra only starts with a 256GB capacity. It should be noted that both have a variant with 1 TB.
2. Galaxy S23 Ultra with more megapixels and Nightography mode
In the configuration of the rear camera we find more differences between the Ultra models. The most obvious is undoubtedly the 200-megapixel ISOCELL HP2 sensor present in the Galaxy S23 Ultra. Remember that the previous one is 108 megapixels.
But Samsung promises better-quality photos in low-light settings, thanks to the new Nightography mode. This is because images taken in low light are now corrected using a new image signal processing algorithm, based on Artificial Intelligence technology, which enhances detail and ensures natural colours.
Last but not least is the new Expert Raw app that allows you to shoot and edit captured images, in JPEG or RAW format, just like you would on a DSLR camera. This new feature is “winking” at more professional users and is a very welcome attribute compared to its predecessor.
3. Same battery, but different autonomies
Both the Galaxy S23 Ultra and S22 Ultra are equipped with a 5000mAh battery with support for 45W fast charging. One would think that both then provide the same autonomy.
Samsung says no. The brand ensures that the new Ultra has increased battery life by about 20%. This will be confirmed (or not) in the most diverse tests to which the model will be subjected. But if this data is confirmed, the origin of this result can only be a greater energy efficiency on the part of the processor.
4. Screens with the same specifications, but with a small difference…
The two Galaxy Ultra are equipped with a 6.8-inch AMOLED screen with Quad HD + resolution, a variable refresh rate of 1 to 120 Hz and a maximum brightness of 1,750 nits.
But Samsung says there is a difference. The Galaxy S23 Ultra integrates an enhanced comfort feature that allows you to adjust colors and contrast levels to reduce eye strain. On the other hand, the Vision Booster function also allows you to adjust three lighting levels instead of the two available on the predecessor. Result: better visibility in daylight.