The Samsung Galaxy S23 series will likely be the first flagship phones we see in 2023 if the rumored February launch is accurate. And when it comes down to it, the base Galaxy S23 model could see a significant upgrade that addresses one of the biggest complaints about the Galaxy S22.
according to Report (Opens in a new tab) From South Korea, the S23 could see a slight 5% increase in its battery capacity compared to the Galaxy S22. The latter phone is powered by a 3,700mAh battery, which pushes the cell in Samsung’s upcoming flagship phone to around 3,885mAh.
Rumors have suggested that Samsung is giving the S23 a slight 0.15mm increase in its dimensions – this probably correlates with the battery rumors and could mean the company is willing to make some small tweaks to fit a slightly larger battery.
The report on the Galaxy S23 suggests that Samsung could use “stacking technology” where the internal battery material appears to be stacked layer by layer like a tray “to expand the capacity of small bag-type batteries”.
Increasing battery capacity by 5% may not seem like much, but Samsung’s flagship phones can use all the help they can get. When we tested the Galaxy S22, the phone posted below average time on our battery test, where we have phones browsing the web via cell phone until they run out of power. A bigger battery, combined with a pair of more efficient silicon, could help the Galaxy S23 improve on its predecessor’s disappointing score.
Only recent rumors point to the Galaxy S23 for a battery boost – it’s not clear if the Galaxy S23 Plus and Ultra models will see a similar leap. In fact, the Galaxy S23 Ultra was recently given the same 5,000mAh battery seen in its predecessor, the Galaxy S22 Ultra.
The Galaxy S23 Plus battery was recently certified and a leaked image of the battery showed up as well. But the image was too blurry and the amplitude could not be decoded.
As noted above, it’s not just the battery size that will play a role in giving the flagship some extra power. It can also depend on the capabilities of the chip. Samsung Exynos chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is rumored, which in turn is supposed to give the phones power efficiency.
wireless charging hub
Samsung’s February launch may simply not include the Galaxy S23 series Galaxy Club (Opens in a new tab) Reports indicate that the company is working on a new wireless charger that can charge multiple Galaxy devices simultaneously.
Samsung already has something like this called the Trio Pad Wireless Charger. The $99 accessory was launched in 2020 for $99 and it is one of the best wireless chargers. New rumors claim that the Wireless Charger Hub may be a successor to this and may launch at the same $99 price.
The Trio Pad charger can charge up to three devices simultaneously – a smartwatch, two phones, or a smartwatch, earphones, and a phone. It’s not clear how large the new wireless charging hub will be, or what features it will offer.