The Galaxy S23 series is nearing its inevitable early 2023 launch, and details obtained unofficially about the devices are starting to paint an increasingly complete picture of the design and capabilities of Samsung’s three new phones. Recently, a selection of photos have been published online that reveal the “almost” final design of the phones. It’s important to note that these images depict mock-ups, not the actual phones.
Galaxy S23 series will not be a major design upgrade
These mock-ups are generally used by accessory companies such as case manufacturers to ensure their products are 100% compatible with upcoming phones. They and the phones are developed in parallel, and Samsung gives these companies as detailed plans as possible to have covers, screen foils and other accessories available at launch.
It seems that previous leaks that spoke of an S22 Ultra-inspired design were true, as all three phones have cameras located directly on the back cover, without an “island” to frame them. Incidentally, the Galaxy S23 and S23+ (or Pro?) still benefit from three cameras each, while the Ultra seems to have changed the least and will integrate four cameras, just like on previous generations.
The base variants still come with rounded edges, while the S23 Ultra retains the “Note” design with slightly sharper corners. The stylus remains on the left side, and the power and volume buttons on the right. The photographed models also have a cutout for mmWave antennas, suggesting that they are mock-up variants of phones that will be sold in the US. In Europe, that cutout will not be present on the phones’ casing.