Samsung Galaxy S23 leak reveals compromises in charging, Wi-Fi and storage

The new Galaxy S23 will be the smallest phone in Samsung’s flagship lineup, but unfortunately, it may also have some drawbacks. According to recent leaks, the smallest Galaxy S23 will have a few shortcomings compared to its larger counterparts.

Tipster @chunvn8888 mentions that the phone will only have 25W wired charging, which is slower than the 45W charging offered on the Galaxy S23+ and S23 Ultra. Additionally, the base Galaxy S23 will have a weaker haptic motor and a slightly thicker bezel compared to the larger models.

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Another area where the smaller Galaxy S23 falls short is in Wi-Fi performance. The phone will only support Wi-Fi 6E, while the S23+ and Ultra will have Wi-Fi 7. Although Wi-Fi 7 is not widely available yet, this could affect the phone’s future-proofing.

Perhaps the biggest drawback of the base Galaxy S23 is in storage speed. While the S23+ and Ultra will upgrade to faster UFS 4.0 storage, the smaller model will have to make do with UFS 3.1 storage, as confirmed by @chunvn8888 and Ice Universe. This limitation may only apply to the 128GB model, as Samsung currently does not produce UFS 4.0 storage in capacities below 256GB.

Samsung is set to reveal official details on the Galaxy S23 series on February 1. Pre-orders for the Galaxy S23 are open now and can earn up to $50 in extra credits.

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