With the launch of the Galaxy S23 series just around the corner, one question may have come to your mind if you plan to get a new flagship phone soon: is it wise to wait for the launch or buy one of the Galaxy S22 series phones? You do not have to worry, though, because, in this post, we will answer just that.
First things first, you do not have to think so much if you are in urgent need of a new phone. None of the phones from the Galaxy S22 series is terrible. They are still great phones, and it makes complete sense if you pick them, even after more than eight months of their launch. So you can consider them after researching to decide which suits your needs the best.
However, if you can hold your purchase for a few months, we suggest waiting for the Galaxy S23 series. Why exactly? Read further to know.
Reasons to Wait for the Galaxy S23 Series
For starters, upgrading the chipset across the entire series is quite a major one, though it may not seem like it on paper. The whole Galaxy S22 series comes equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. This processor is notorious for having severe heating issues, affecting the battery life and performance. Blame Samsung’s foundries for that.
It is almost wholly established that the Galaxy S23 series will feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, based on TSMC’s fabrication instead of Samsung’s. The phones launched with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, also based on TSMC’s fabrication process, boasted far better results than its predecessor. So we indeed, and rightfully so, have high hopes for what Qualcomm does with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and how well Samsung takes advantage of it.
Moving ahead, they have upgraded the camera department too. Cameras are possibly the biggest highlights of Samsung’s Galaxy S series phones. They are one of the best smartphone camera systems on the planet. The Galaxy S22 Ultra is no different, and we expect its successor, the Galaxy S23 Ultra, to outperform it since Samsung has worked on its image processing algorithms to provide even better results for the user. To top it all off, the Galaxy S23 Ultra will most likely feature a new 200 MP primary camera sensor instead of the 108 MP one we have seen for the past few years. Let us hope Samsung optimizes it well.
One more reason to wait for the launch of the Galaxy S23 series is the battery life. Both the vanilla and the plus models will likely pack an extra 200 mAh of battery capacity over the last generation, which means the vanilla S23 will have a capacity of 3900 mAh, and the S23+ will have 4700 mAh. Besides, the new power-efficient chip will also play a significant role in improving the battery life.
At last, let us talk about the design. As the leaks suggest, we may see a slight change in how Samsung’s premium flagships look this time. This means Samsung may ditch its iconic design for the vanilla and Galaxy S21 Plus and S22 series models. However, the design’s core idea will be the same.
As per the leaks, the base and the Plus models of the Galaxy S23 series will have individual camera bumps on the back instead of one long strip, just like we saw on the Galaxy S22 Ultra. As for the front, it is going to be almost the same. If the leaks are anything to go by, we might see an increase in the bezel size for the non-ultra models, though it is nothing to fret about since they will be increased by a mere 0.15 millimeters. Regarding the Galaxy S23 Ultra, rumors suggest it will have a slightly more prominent chin and a lesser curved chassis.
If you want a new phone very soon, each device from the Galaxy S22 series would be a solid buy. Also, if you are a massive fan of the design and do not like the new approach, it could be a reason to stick to it. Besides, these devices have already started receiving Android 13-based One UI 5, just the first major software update of the four Samsung has promised, in addition to the four remaining years of security patch updates. So, it is not like you will be missing out on the software front either if you plan to use your device for a long time.
But if you care about better heat management, battery life, performance, or the new design, it would be best to wait for the launch. And if something changes your mind at the last moment, you can still get one of the Galaxy S22 series phones. Also, we may see some great deals and discounts on the Galaxy S22 series once the S23 series launches. I hope this helps!