No top brand likes announcing its new smartphones if they are not flagships. In some sense, this is reasonable. But generally, phones from low-end and mid-range categories are the most-selling devices. So customers have to know about them. The best proof of these words is the recently-released Samsung Galaxy A23 5G.
As the name implies, the biggest difference over the regular version is the support for 5G connectivity. Thus, it uses a completely new chipset, which enables this function. However, apart from this, our protagonist also comes with a changed refresh rate. Unfortunately, this time, it is dropped to 60Hz.
Though Samsung officially doesn’t tell what chipset it uses inside, from the GeekBench results, we can assume that it’s the Snapdragon 695. This is the upgraded version of the Snapdragon 690. After a few slight changes, it has a 15% faster CPU and 30% faster GPU. The chip still uses TSMC’s 6nm manufacturing node, but it has newer hardware (Kryo 660 cores and A78/A55 cores).
There are several memory variants of 4GB, 6GB, or 8GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB storage. However, you can always expand the storage via microSD card slots up to 1TB. Like the 4G version, this one comes with Android 12 and OneUI 4.1 out of the box.
Another core feature of the Samsung Galaxy A23 5G is the 6.6-inch LCD panel with FHD+ resolution. Besides the decreased refresh rate, nothing changed in comparison to the 4G variant. In the notch of this “Infinity-V” display, we can still find an 8MP selfie camera (f/2.2). The rear camera module remains unchanged as well. Thus, it comes with a 50MP main lens with an f/1.8 lens and OIS, a 5MP ultra-wide (f/2.2) sensor, and a pair of 2MP lenses – macro and depth.
The 5,000mAh battery supports 25W charging.
The Samsung Galaxy A23 5G should arrive in select markets soon. They must include Europe and India. The prices have to be announced yet.