Samsung Galaxy S23 announced with insane 200MP camera, here’s all the details you need (Aussie specs and pricing)

    Samsung has just announced its Galaxy S23 flagship smartphone series which includes the Galaxy S23 Ultra, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23.

    Every year, it’s expected the phones get better than the last, but occasionally, every once in a while, it’s not just an iterative bump in the spec sheet, but a major step forward in what’s technically capable. This is one of those years.

    In 2023, Samsungs best phone will feature a ridiculous 200MP that captures epic moments with incredible precision.

    Samsung Galaxy’s epic camera gives users the freedom to explore their creativity, like capturing truly cinematic Nightography videos with transformative AI. The “Snapdragon® 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform for Galaxy” unleashes premium experiences, including ground-breaking AI, future-ready mobile gaming features and powerfully sustained gameplay with one of the world’s fastest mobile graphics.

    On the Galaxy S23 Ultra, an embedded S Pen2 that many long-time Samsung Galaxy users know and love offers more possibilities for productivity, notetaking, hobbies and more. All the Galaxy S23 series’ new features are housed within a striking design that advances the company’s sustainability commitment with more components made using recycled materials than any other Samsung Galaxy smartphone

    “The value of impactful technology is measured, not just by what it enables for people today, but also how it contributes to a better future. The entire Galaxy S23 series is the new standard-bearer of trustworthy premium smartphone experiences. We’re on a mission to redefine peak performance by bringing together powerful, lasting innovations and sustainability.”

    TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile eXperience Business at Samsung Electronics.

    Galaxy S23 Ultra makes it easier for any level of photographer to capture phenomenal content. It offers Samsung Galaxy’s most advanced camera system, tailored for nearly any lighting conditions and engineered to render incredible detail. Improved Nightography capabilities transform how the Galaxy S series optimises photos and videos in a wide range of ambient conditions.

    Filming a favourite song at a concert, snapping a selfie at the aquarium, or grabbing a group shot of friends at dinner — users can get sharper images and videos4. Visual noise that usually ruins low-light images is corrected by a new AI-powered image signal processing (ISP) algorithm that enhances object details and colour tone.

    In a Samsung Galaxy first, Galaxy S23 Ultra boasts a new 200MP Adaptive Pixel sensor that captures epic moments with incredible precision. It uses pixel binning to support multiple levels of high-resolution processing at once.5 And because selfie cameras are more important than ever to how we communicate today, the Galaxy S23 series introduces fast autofocus and our first Super HDR selfie camera, jumping from 30fps to 60fps, for noticeably better front-facing images and videos.

    For users who want the ultimate creative control and customisation, the Galaxy S23 series offers a suite of tools that differentiate any photography experience. The Expert RAW app,6 available exclusively on Samsung Galaxy, enables DSLR-style image shooting and editing in RAW and JPEG — no bulky camera equipment is required.

    Users can experiment with multiple exposure photo art or capture a clear view of the Milky Way with the Astrophoto settings, and now, after being downloaded on Galaxy S23, Expert RAW features can be accessed within the Samsung’s native Camera app. Meanwhile, the new zoom capabilities on Galaxy Watch5 series’ Camera Controller app7 empowers users to capture a perfectly framed shot right from their wrist.

    Additional camera advancements include:
    • Low-light or in situations that would normally create a blur, videos are stable with doubled optical image stabiliser (OIS) angles in all directions on Galaxy 23 Ultra.
    • Recording videos feel more cinematic with enhanced 8K video at 30 frames per second with a wider angle.
    • Advanced, object-based AI analyses each detail in the frame, even down to minute facial features such as hair and eyes, to carefully reflect a person’s dynamic characteristics.
    • For an even more enhanced video experience, the new 360 Audio Recording feature10 on Galaxy Buds2 Pro creates multi-dimensional sound.
    On Galaxy S23+ and Galaxy S23, the iconic Samsung Galaxy camera also gets an upgraded look. The contour housing has been removed, marking a new era of essential Galaxy design that makes the entire series stand out.

    Galaxy S23 Ultra Full Specifications

    The table below lists the specs for the flagship model of the S23 lineup, the S23 Ultra. If you’re budget doesn’t stretch to the best of the best, then consider other cheaper options in the S23 series that trades features for price.

    CategorySpec details
    Display6.8-inch QHD+ Edge*
    Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display
    Super Smooth 120Hz refresh rate (1~120Hz)
    240Hz Touch Sampling Rate in Game Mode
    Vision booster
    Enhanced comfort
    Dimensions & Weight78.1 X 163.4 X 8.9mm, 234g
    Camera12MP Ultra-Wide Camera
    • F2.2, FOV 120˚
    200 MP Wide Camera
    • F1.7, FOV 85˚
    10MP Telephoto Camera
    • 3x Optical Zoom, F2.4, FOV 36˚
    10MP Telephoto Camera
    • 10x Optical Zoom, F4.9, FOV 11˚
    12MP Front Camera
    • F2.2, FOV 80˚
    APSnapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform for Galaxy
    Memory12GB + 1TB
    12 + 512GB
    8 + 256GB
    ChargingWired charging: Up to 65% charge in around 30 mins with 45W Adapter* and 5A USB-C cable
    Fast Wireless Charging 2.0
    Wireless PowerShare
    45W Power Adapter sold separately
    OSAndroid 13
    One UI 5.1
    Network and Connectivity5G, LTE, Wi-Fi 6E, Wi-Fi Direct Bluetooth v 5.3
    SecuritySamsung Knox, Samsung Knox Vault
    Water ResistanceIP68 Rating: Water resistant in up to 1.5 meters of fresh water for up to 30 minutes and protected from dust, dirt, and sand. Rinse residue/dry after wet. Not advised for beach or pool use.

    Galaxy S23 Gaming

    For creators and gamers alike, the desire to push limits and constantly reimagine what’s possible requires technology that outpaces expectations. Together, Samsung and Qualcomm optimised the Samsung Galaxy experience with the brand-new “Snapdragon® 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform for Galaxy”, the most powerful and efficient platform ever in a Samsung Galaxy smartphone and the fastest11 Snapdragon available today.

    Meanwhile, on the Galaxy S23 Ultra, a 5000mAh battery12 powers a larger camera than Galaxy S22 Ultra without increasing the device’s size.

    A newly designed CPU micro architecture boosts the processing abilities of the Galaxy S23 series by about 30 percent compared to the Galaxy S22 series.13 Capturing stunning photos in low light requires trillions of calculations per second, so Samsung Galaxy’s highly efficient NPU architecture has been optimized by 49% to balance performance and power while using an AI algorithm to help users take epic photos and videos.

    One of the most significant improvements to the Galaxy S23 series is the optimized GPU, which is approximately 41% faster compared to Galaxy 22 series and designed especially for power users.

    In anticipation of the future of ultimate digital realism, Galaxy S23 Ultra comes ready to support real-time ray tracing as it comes to the mobile gaming mainstream. Users will be able to see incredible lifelike renderings of scenes, thanks to technology that simulates and tracks almost every ray of light. Plus, Samsung Galaxy’s vapour chamber, now bigger14 and on every Galaxy S23 series model, keeps your gaming marathon going.

    All this power underpins Galaxy S23 Ultra’s expansive 6.8-inch15 edge display with a reduced curvature to create a larger and flatter surface area16 for the best visual experience on a Samsung Galaxy smartphone. Samsung Galaxy’s unique Enhanced comfort feature allows users to adjust colour tones and contrast levels, lessening eye strain from screen time at night. Vision booster now adjusts at three levels of lighting instead of two to help combat brightness and glare in daylight.

    Environmentally thoughtful

    The Galaxy S23 series raises the bar for premium technology that can enrich people’s lives and help contribute to a healthier planet. Since the Galaxy S22 series, Samsung Galaxy increases its use of recycled materials from six internal components in Galaxy S22 Ultra to 12 internal and external components in Galaxy S23 Ultra. Galaxy S23 series also has a wider variety of recycled materials than any other Galaxy smartphone, including pre-consumer recycled aluminium and glass and post-consumer recycled plastics sourced from discarded fishing nets, PET bottles and water barrels.

    The new S series is the first to feature Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus® 2, offering durability for long-term use and consisting of an average of 22% pre-consumer recycled content17. Plus, every Galaxy S23 smartphone comes in redesigned packaging box which applied paper made with 100% recycled paper.

    With the Galaxy S23 series, Samsung Galaxy is doing more to reduce its impact on the environment without compromising quality and aesthetic. The Galaxy S23 series is UL ECOLOGO® certified18, meaning that the product has been certified for reduced environmental impact.

    For users who want to extend the life of their device, the Galaxy S23 series’ premium experience can be sustained through the years with four generations of OS upgrades and five years of security updates19. To enhance its longevity, users can also leverage programs such as Samsung Care+20, a support service for accidental damages, repairs and more.

    Security and Privacy with Samsung Knox

    Secure and private experiences are the foundation of the Galaxy S23 series. Every smartphone comes with Samsung’s end-to-end Samsung Knox protection, which has received more government and industry certifications than any other mobile device, platform, or solution on the market.

    The Security and Privacy Dashboard on Samsung Galaxy helps to give users full visibility over who has access to their data and how it’s being used. With just a glance, it’s easy to see if personal data is at risk and receive simple prompts to change settings for a more secure experience. Users can also decide exactly which applications and programs get access to their data and how it can be used.

    For an added layer of security, Knox Vault, which was first introduced on the Galaxy S21 series, protects critical information on the Galaxy S23 series by isolating it from the rest of the device, including the OS, for added protection against vulnerabilities.

    Dock your phone to the big screen

    At the core of the Samsung Galaxy S series’ premium experience is the uncompromising innovation of Samsung Galaxy Ultra. But the power and creative capabilities of Samsung Galaxy Ultra don’t stop at smartphones. With the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, users can now enjoy an ultimate Samsung Galaxy’s ecosystem.

    Across every Galaxy S series model, connected experiences get added benefits. Samsung Multi Control21, which connects mouse and keyboard functionality between a Samsung Galaxy PC and tablet, now extends to Galaxy S23 Ultra, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 for the ultimate flexibility between devices.

    Plus, enhanced text usability makes it easy to copy and paste text, like URLs, from one device to another to pick up an activity on another device. On Galaxy S23 Ultra, Google Meet paired with Samsung Notes and the embedded S Pen now make video calls even more collaborative. With Google Meet live sharing, participants can simultaneously co-edit22 a document from each of their Android devices, rather than viewing a shared screen.


    Clearly, a flagship device like the Galaxy S23 Ultra is not going to come cheap, as it pushes the boundaries of technology. There is however range of price points across the 3 devices in the S23 series.

    ModelMemoryColourPrice ($AUD RRP)
    Galaxy S23 Ultra12GB + 1TBCream, Green, Lavender, Phantom Black$ 2,649
    12GB + 512GBCream, Green, Lavender, Phantom Black$ 2,249
    8GB + 256GBCream, Green, Lavender, Phantom Black$ 1,949
    Galaxy S23+8GB + 512GBCream, Green, Lavender, Phantom Black$ 1,849
    8GB + 256GBCream, Green, Lavender, Phantom Black$ 1,649
    Galaxy S238GB + 256GBCream, Green, Lavender, Phantom Black$ 1,449
    8GB + 128GBCream, Green, Lavender, Phantom Black$ 1,349

    ** Galaxy S23 and S23+ are also available in Lime and Graphite exclusively through
    **Galaxy S23 Ultra is also available in Lime, Graphite, Red and Sky Blue exclusively through


    The Galaxy S23 series comes in four nature-inspired matte hues: Phantom Black, Cream, Green and Lavender.

    The Galaxy S23 and S23+ are also available in Lime and Graphite, exclusively through, while the S23 Ultra is also available in Lime, Graphite, Red and Sky Blue exclusively through

    Pre-orders commence on 2 February 2023 through, from Samsung Experience Stores and participating telcos and retailers. Customers can experience the power of the new S23 series in Samsung Experience Stores from 2 February. Starting on February 17, 2023, Galaxy S23 Ultra, Galaxy S23+ and Galaxy S23 will be widely available across carriers and retailers, and on

    Jason Cartwright
    Jason Cartwright
    Creator of techAU, Jason has spent the dozen+ years covering technology in Australia and around the world. Bringing a background in multimedia and passion for technology to the job, Cartwright delivers detailed product reviews, event coverage and industry news on a daily basis. Disclaimer: Tesla Shareholder from 20/01/2021

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