Samsung Galaxy S23: prices, own CPU and Victus 2 glass

After the first price leaks for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S23 series for Germany and Spain, the prices for India have now been revealed.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Samung Galaxy S23

Only a few days ago there were the first price leaks for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S23 series for Germany and Spain. Now we have the final prices for the Indian market. The cheapest Galaxy S23 with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage will start at INR 79,999. The 256 GB model costs INR 83,999.

The Samsung Galaxy S23+ costs INR 89,999 with 8/128 GB and the Galaxy S23 Ultra with 8/256 GB starts at INR 114,999. The Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Ultra are more expensive than the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Ultra. The price of the Galaxy S23+ is a bit lower.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 2: Own Galaxy S23 version

Samsung and chipmaker Qualcomm have struck a deal for an exclusive chipset in the Galaxy S23 series. The official name is “Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform for Galaxy”. The first promotional images already show the changed Snapdragon logo.

The Qualcomm chipset is produced exclusively for Samsung. Details about the deal with Qualcomm are currently still scarce. The first benchmarks had already revealed several Samsung Galaxy S23 models with higher prime core clock rates. Now we have the “Snapdragon for Galaxy” confirmation. The whole thing is likely to be a long-term cooperation that will probably continue with the Galaxy S24 generation. After that, Samsung’s chip division could jump off with its own competitive chipset.

Gorilla Glass Victus 2

Samsung had early access to the original Gorilla Glass Victus. Later, the Galaxy S22 series was the first to get the improved Victus+. Now history repeats itself. The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S23 models will be the first phones with the new Gorilla Glass Victus 2. Version 2 focuses on falling. This includes falls onto very rough surfaces from up to 1 meter (waist height) onto concrete or up to 2 meters (head height) onto asphalt. According to the manufacturer Corning, the improved drop resistance is not at the expense of the scratch resistance.

Gorilla Glass Victus 2 consists of 22% recycled materials. The press release does not explicitly mention the S23 series. But given the timing, there’s little doubt where we’ll see GG Victus 2 first. Presumably, the new glass will guard both the front and back of the Samsung smartphones, just like Victus+ guarded the entire Galaxy S22 series.

“We’re committed to integrating sustainability throughout our product lifecycle, working with like-minded partners such as Corning to improve performance while reducing our environmental impact. Our next generation of Galaxy flagship smartphones are the first devices to use Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus® 2, offering better durability and improved sustainability at the same time.”

Stephanie Choi, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Samsung MX

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