One major battery specification for the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra may have been confirmed, adding to the growing Galaxy S23 rumors.
Ice Universe’s Weibo account (Opens in a new tab) (Across GSMArena (Opens in a new tab)An purported photo of the Galaxy S23 Ultra battery boxed in, indicating that this was taken by a national technical regulator or similar body. Although there is no visible label on the battery that reveals its capacity, IU claims that this battery has a capacity of 5,000mAh.
That’s pretty much what we expected, and other rumors have claimed before. The Galaxy S22 Ultra has a 5,000mAh battery, as do previous Ultra models, making the S23 Ultra the fourth year in a row that Samsung has used this cell size.
Analysis: Galaxy S23 Ultra battery life needs a boost
The problem with this leak is that the battery life of the S22 Ultra wasn’t very good, considering it has one of the largest batteries of any of the best phones on the market right now. The S22 Ultra lasted 10 hours and 18 minutes on the web browsing battery test, compared to 13.5 hours for the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
The devices that make the best of our phone battery life list last 11.5 hours or more. So we hope to see some efficiency improvements in other areas of the S23 Ultra, such as the display or chipset.
On the silicon front, the S23 series can be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 or Exynos 2300, which can reduce the phones’ average power draw. Likewise, we’ve heard that the Galaxy S23 Ultra’s display is getting some sort of currently unknown upgrade, which we also hope means it’ll need less power to run.
Other upgrades we expect to see for the Galaxy S23 series include a 200MP main camera for the Ultra model, bigger batteries and new designs for the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus. With Samsung’s January/February launch window just two months away, we hope it won’t be long until we’re sure of these features.