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Samsung launches the Galaxy S23 series; Price in the Philippines announced

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Samsung today launches the new Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra. The series is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, along with several premium features, including a new design language and improved low-light camera performance.

Samsung Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23+

The Samsung Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23+ feature a new design with a flatter appearance and curved corners. Both feature 6.1- and 6.6-inch FHD Dynamic 2X AMOLED flat displays with 120Hz refresh rates, protected by the new Gorilla Glass Victus 2 that provides improved drop resistance. In the meantime, its frame is made from an aluminum material for added durability.

The smartphones are powered by the aforementioned Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, paired with 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage for the Plus model. Battery capacity is at 3900mAh with 25W fast charging for the Galaxy S23 and a larger 4700mAh with a faster 45W fast charging for the Galaxy S23+.

Samsung Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23+

On the photography side, both smartphones are equipped with triple cameras led by a 50MP primary camera, alongside 12MP ultra-wide and 10MP telephoto shooters. In the meantime, a 12MP front snapper takes care of selfies and video calls.

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

Price and Availability

In the Philippines, the Galaxy S23 retails for ₱53,990 for the 128GB variant and ₱57,990 for the 256GB variant. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S23+ starts at ₱68,990 for the 256GB variant and ₱76,990 for the 512GB variant.

  • Samsung Galaxy S23 8GB+128GB: ₱53,990
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 8GB+256GB: ₱57,990
  • Samsung Galaxy S23+ 8GB+256GB: ₱68,990
  • Samsung Galaxy S23+ 8GB+512GB: ₱76,990

The pre-order period is from February 2 to 23, 2023. Those who pre-order the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, or Galaxy S23 Ultra through samsung.com will enjoy discounts of up to ₱6,000, including a free Memory Upgrade worth up to ₱8,000.

Those who will trade-in their old devices can also enjoy savings of up to ₱13,000 on top of their old phone’s residual value. In addition, they will get an e-voucher worth up to ₱5,000, a 50 percent discount on the Galaxy Buds2 Pro, and 30 percent off on the Galaxy Watch5 Series. On top of this, they will also get a free 1-year Samsung Care+ coverage worth ₱5,999, and earn double Samsung Rewards points.

Samsung Galaxy S23 specs

Display6.1-inch FHD Dynamic 2X AMOLED Display, 120Hz Refresh Rate, HDR10+, Gorilla Glass Victus 2
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
RAM/Storage8GB+128GB
8GB+256GB
Rear Camera50MP Main
12MP Ultra-wide
10MP Telephoto, 3x Optical Zoom
Front Camera12MP
Network5G, 4G LTE
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6e Tri-Band, Bluetooth 5.3, GPS
OthersIn-display Fingerprint Scanner, USB-C, Dual Speakers, IP68 Certification, Samsung Knox, Samsung Knox Vault, Vapor Chamber Cooling
OSOne UI 5.1, Android 13
Battery3900mAh Battery, 25W Fast Charging, Wireless Charging, Wireless PowerShare

Samsung Galaxy S23+ specs

Display6.6-inch FHD Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display, 120Hz Refresh Rate, HDR10+, Gorilla Glass Victus 2
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
RAM/Storage8GB+256GB
8GB+512GB
Rear Camera50MP Main
12MP Ultra-wide
10MP Telephoto, 3x Optical Zoom
Front Camera12MP
Network5G, 4G LTE
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6e Tri-Band, Bluetooth 5.3, GPS
OthersIn-display Fingerprint Scanner, USB-C, Dual Speakers, IP68 Certification, Samsung Knox, Samsung Knox Vault, Vapor Chamber Cooling
OSOne UI 5.1, Android 13
Battery4700mAh Battery, 45W Fast Charging, Wireless Charging, Wireless PowerShare

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra

The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra follows a similar design as the Galaxy S22 Ultra that came before it, but with upgraded specifications and an improved S Pen.

It has a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset under the hood, with 12GB of RAM and up to 1TB of storage. Battery capacity is also bigger with 5000mAh and supports 45W fast charging, wireless charging, and Wireless PowerShare.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra

Leading its quad camera setup is a huge 200MP sensor with improved “Nightography” capabilities for photo and video. For the secondary cameras, there’s a 12MP ultra-wide, a 10MP telephoto with up to 3x optical zoom, and another 10MP telephoto with up to 10x optical zoom.

Price and Availability

The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra comes in Phantom Black, Cream, Green, and Lavender. It is priced at ₱81,990 and ₱89,990 for the 256GB and 512GB variants, respectively. A samsung.com-exclusive 1TB Galaxy S23 Ultra is also available at ₱103,990.

  • Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 12GB+256GB: ₱81,990
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 12GB+512GB: ₱89,990
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 12GB+1TB: ₱103,990

Pre-order details are the same for all devices in the Galaxy S23 series. The pre-order period is from February 2 to 23, 2023, and will come with discounts of up to ₱76,000, including a free Memory Upgrade worth up to ₱8,000.

The trade-in option is also available with savings of up to ₱13,000 on top of the old phone’s residual value. In addition, customers will get an e-voucher worth up to ₱5,000, a 50 percent discount on the Galaxy Buds2 Pro, 30 percent off on the Galaxy Watch5 Series, and a free 1-year Samsung Care+ coverage worth ₱5,999, plus double Samsung Rewards points.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra specs

Display6.8-inch QHD Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display, 120Hz Refresh Rate, HDR10+, Gorilla Glass Victus 2
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
RAM/Storage12GB+256GB
12GB+512GB
12GB+1TB
Rear Camera200MP Main
12MP Ultra-wide
10MP Telephoto, 3x Optical Zoom
10MP Telephoto, 10x Optical Zoom
Front Camera12MP
Network5G, 4G LTE
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6e Tri-Band, Bluetooth 5.3, GPS
OthersIn-display Fingerprint Scanner, USB-C, Dual Speakers, IP68 Certification, S Pen, Samsung Knox, Samsung Knox Vault, Vapor Chamber Cooling
OSOne UI 5.1, Android 13
Battery5000mAh Battery, 45W Fast Charging, Wireless Charging, Wireless PowerShare

Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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