Relatively compact and lightweight, the current Galaxy S22 model is handicapped by a battery capacity that doesn’t match the range achieved with the S22 Plus and Ultra versions. According to the latest rumours, the Galaxy S23 will offer noticeably better battery life than its S22 predecessor, achieved through the use of a larger capacity battery and other hardware optimisations.
Without changing the case size or screen diagonal, Samsung would equip the Galaxy S23 with a 3900 mAh battery, compared to 3700mAh on the Galaxy S22. For now, it’s unclear whether the South Korean manufacturer is going for higher energy storage density batteries, or just optimized the internal components to make room for a slightly larger battery.
The same rumored source, Digital Chat Station, also says that the fast charging speed remains unchanged, with the Galaxy S23 still accepting 25W via USB-C. Most likely, the AC adapter capable of reaching that speed will have to be purchased separately (or reused from the previous phone.
Unfortunately, the 200mAh increase in battery capacity doesn’t tell the whole story, and it remains to be seen whether Samsung’s selected chipset can live up to expectations on the power consumption side. For now, what we can say is that the Galaxy S23 will most likely be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Qualcomm’s next chipset for flagship phones. A 6.1-inch FHD+ display, comparable to the one found on the current model, is also part of the equation.
Also on the rumor trail, we learn that the S23 Plus version might also get a larger capacity battery, and it remains to be seen if the extra reserve is for improved battery life or just to cover the increased power consumption.