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Samsung launches Galaxy S23: camera specs, pricing and availability

Samsung has announced the Galaxy S23 Series including the S23 Ultra with a 200MP camera sensor!

Samsung Galaxy S23 lineup
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Samsung has launched the Galaxy S23 smartphone lineup, including the flagship Galaxy S23 Ultra with a mega 200MP sensor camera and some impressive "nightography" features. 

At Samsung Unpacked 2023, Samsung also launched its Galaxy Book3 Pro laptop lineup – the Book3 Ultra,  Book3 Pro 360, and Book3 Pro.

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Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra vs S23+ vs S23
Header Cell - Column 0 Galaxy S23 UltraGalaxy S23+Galaxy S23
Dimensions78.1 X 163.4 X 8.9mm70.9 x 146.3 x 7.6mm76.2 x 157.8 x 7.6mm
Screen size6.8-inch QHD+ Edge6.6-inch FHD+6.1-inch FHD+
CPUSnapdragon 8 Gen 2Snapdragon 8 Gen 2Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
Rear cameras200MP main, 12MP ultrawide, 10MP telephoto (3x zoom), 10MP telephoto (10x zoom)50MP main, 12MP ultrawide, 10MP telephoto (3x zoom)50MP main, 12MP ultrawide, 10MP telephoto (3x zoom)
Front camera12MP12MP12MP
Storage256GB, 512GB, 1TB128GB, 256GB128GB, 256GB
ColorsGreen, Phantom Black, Lavender, Cream (others exclusive to, Phantom Black, Lavender, Cream (others exclusive to, Phantom Black, Lavender, Cream (others exclusive to
PriceFrom $999/£1249/AU$1949 (256GB)From $999/£1049/AU$1649 (256GB)From $799/£849/AU$1349 (128GB)
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Lauren Scott

As Digital Camera World's Managing Editor, and the previous Editor of the global magazine Digital Photographer, Lauren has been covering the photography and tech industry – including the latest smartphone cameras – for over ten years.


Morning! At least, it is here in the UK. Around the world, the Samsung Galaxy S23 series is now just eight hours away. The exciting phones are due to be unveiled during the Unpacked event later today, which starts at 10 AM PST / 6 PM UTC.

Despite still getting not official word from Samsung that it's the Galaxy S23 launch, little signs and clues are popping up all over the world (and therefore the internet)!

Samsung Unpacked - sustainability

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2

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Samsung book preorders on Samsung website

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Samsung Unpacked 2023

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The Samsung Galaxy Unpacked February 2023: Official Livestream landing page has changed to LIVE status, and we're seeing a loop of the original trailer being played in the meantime. 

3 minutes to go, and over 95,000 people are currently watching the livestream. Let's see how big that number gets when the event starts!

Here we goooooooo!

Samsung Unpacked 2023

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"I can feel the energy in the room. It feels good to be back in person".

"The Galaxy S23 has redefined what a smartphone can deliver"

Samsung Unpacked 2023

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Sustainability (called it)! Samsung is using:

Samsung is starting with the Galaxy S23 Ultra, and pushing its "groundbreaking" camera capabilities first. Samsung says it was inspired by the original Galaxy Note.

The legendary director Ridley Scott (Alien, Gladiator) has been challenged to create a film using just the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, which is what we're seeing now. "I like to be able to go into real environments where rooms can be very small, so it's [the S23 Ultra] very useful"

The whole film, called Behold will be released soon. Boo - show us now!

Galaxy S23 launch

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The Galaxy S23 series offers more flexibility for content creators, filmmakers or just those of us who want to take snaps on holiday!

Samsung S23 chip

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Samsung is "bringing the power of Ultra to its PCs"

Galaxy Book3 Pro and Galaxy Book3 Pro 360

Adobe Lightroom editing in Samsung Galaxy S23 Series

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