The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is finally here after all the rumors, reports and renders. Samsung has launched the Galaxy S23 Series today, 1st of February 2023. Before the launch, there were many rumors concerning the features and specifications of the smartphones. Now, all the facts are out and as usual we are going to talk about the main highlights of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra.
Camera of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra features a quad-camera setup on the rear side. The main camera is a 200MP sensor that also features an optical image stabilization. It features a 10MP Periscope lens and another 10MP Telephoto lens.
With the Periscope lens, you can perform up to 10x optical zoom while the Telephoto lens can gives you up to 3x optical zoom. The 4th lens is a 12MP ultrawide sensor with a viewing angle of 120 degrees. It also features Super Steady Video mode for better video recording. This device can also record 8K videos at 24fps and 30fps.
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra the New Photography King
Apart from the technical specifications of the the smartphone, it comes with some really cool photographic features. Samsung has introduced what they call Photo Nightography. This feature uses AI and software processing to take night mode photos to a different level. With the Photo Nightography, you can even capture crispy sharp portrait photos like a real professional camera will do.
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With the help of Artificial Intelligence and software processing, the smartphone can also give you a better zoom than its predecessor. The S22 Ultra was already the best in zooming until the launch of the S23 Ultra. So you are in for a better “zooming treat” with the Galaxy S23 Ultra.
Video Nightography is another feature Samsung introduced in its latest flagship device. Samsung has widened the Optical Image stabilization range up to two times (2x) that of the S22 Ultra. This gives the latest flagship device a real professional stabilization when recording videos. This feature helped professionals record a full movie titled “Faith”. Samsung shared a part of the movie during the launch event. And per what we saw, the Samsung S23 Ultra should be your best companion if you are a content creator.
Another great camera feature Samsung featured in the smartphone is a feature called AI Aware. With this feature, you can easily separate one image from a group photo and share it or use it for whatever you want. All this is made possible with Samsung’s new AI algorithm and improved software processing.
With the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, you can also add some amazing color tones to your photos when taking them. This produces stunning mood for your images. With the higher Megapixels count and larger sensors coupled with AI and software processing, Samsung has really set the bar high for other brands to reach this year.
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Other Features of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Samsung also spoke about a feature called Share it. This feature will come in very handy for those who don’t want the quality of the files they share tempered with. With “Share It”, you can share the full size of both videos and photos with the quality intact.
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The S23 Ultra comes with a custom Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip. This new CPU comes with 34% performance improvements over its predecessor. In terms of GPU, you are also getting up to 41% more GPU performance with improved Ray Tracing for better gaming experience.
Samsung also spoke about the maintenance mode feature at the launch event. With this feature, you don’t have to worry about your privacy when you take your phone to the service shop. You can lock down all your important data and apps so that any third party cannot access them. They can only access parts of the phone you allow them to.
Display of The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra features a 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2x display. It comes with a resolution of 1440 x 3088 pixels with 501 ppi and 1750 nits in peak brightness. The Samsung S23 Ultra is also the first smartphone to feature the Gorilla Glass Victus 2 screen protection.
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Building Material of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
The phone is built on an aluminum frame with front and back glass. Samsung said it used about 80% of recycled materials in building the back glass of the Galaxy S23 Ultra. This time around, the South Korean company used recycled materials in building both internal and external components.
Storage Options of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra comes with 3 different storage options to choose from. First we have the basic one which is 8GB / 256GB storage. Then there is 12GB/256 up to 12GB/1TB version.
Battery Capacity and Charging Speed of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
The Galaxy S23 Ultra also comes with 5,000mAh battery with a charging speed of 45W. Samsung said the device can charge from 0 to 65% within 30 minutes. You also get 10W wireless charging and 4.5W wireless reverse charging.
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra comes with One UI 5.1 out of the box. As Samsung’s normal way of doing things, you are getting 4 years of Android updates and 5 years of security updates.
Colors, Price and Availability of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
With this new flagship device, you are getting four different color options to choose from. You get Phantom Black, Green, Cream and Lavender. The smartphone is currently up for pre-order. You may have to check from your local retail stores to pre-order. The starting price of the device is $1,199.