The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra was unveiled at the Samsung Unpacked event yesterday. It is the new flagship smartphone from Samsung, succeeding the Galaxy S22 ultra. The main camera on this year’s phone is 200 megapixels, which is roughly double the resolution of the Galaxy S22 Ultra. This camera upgrade is accompanied by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip that has been tuned specifically for the Galaxy S23 series, according to Samsung.
These improvements are similar to what Apple did when it released the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max in September of last year. The iPhone 14 Pro models feature a new 48-megapixel primary camera as well as an A16 Bionic processor. While the new Snapdragon CPU powers the entire Galaxy S23 lineup, Apple’s recent upgrade reserved the A16 Bionic chip for its Pro phones.
Galaxy S23 Ultra vs iPhone 14 Pro Max
|Galaxy S23 Ultra||iPhone 14 Pro Max|
|Display||6.8-inch Super AMOLED||6.7-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display|
|Refresh Rate||120 Hz||120 Hz|
|Brightness||500 ppi||460 ppi|
|Dimensions||3.07 x 6.43 x 0.35 in||6.33 x 3.05 x 0.31 in|
|Operating System||Android 13||iOS 16|
|Camera||200-megapixel (wide), 12-megapixel (ultrawide) 10-megapixel (telephoto) 10-megapixel (telephoto)||48-megapixel (wide), 12-megapixel (ultrawide), 12-megapixel (telephoto)|
|Video Resolution||8K at 30fps||4K at 60fps|
|Chipset||Galaxy-optimized Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2||Apple A16 Bionic|
|Storage||256GB, 512GB, 1TB||128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB|
|Battery/charging speeds||5,000 mAH (45W wired charging)||Undisclosed; Apple claims 29 hours of video playback|
|Fingerprint sensor||In-display||None (Face ID)|