Amidst the preparation for the upcoming Galaxy Unpacked event, Samsung has quietly unveiled its latest budget smartphone. The Galaxy A23 5G was listed on the company’s official website without any announcement or launch date. So, let’s get into the Samsung Galaxy A23 5G in more detail, including its specs, features, expected price and availability in Nepal.
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G Overview:
Back in March, Samsung launched the vanilla Galaxy A23 along with the rest of the 2022 A-lineup. It was powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 680 chipset. The chip has now been replaced with a 5G-enabled SoC in the A23 5G, among other changes.
Design and Display
The 5G version for the Samsung Galaxy A23 sports a similar design to its 4G counterpart. The back has an Ambient Edge design, as we have seen in almost all mid-range phones in the series in 2022. Over on the front, it still has the same-old Infinity-V notch design. Even there is no difference in the color options.
The display on the front measures a 6.6-inch FHD+ LCD screen. Samsung has not yet confirmed the refresh rate and the protection used on the screen. For reference, the 4G variant has a 90Hz refresh rate and Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
Performance and Memory
Samsung has also not dropped any detail about the performance used on the Galax A23 5G. All we know so far is that it is an octa-core chipset with an integrated 5G modem. However, if the Geekbench listing is anything to go by, we are looking at Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 695 5G.
Like the Snapdragon 680 used on the 4G model, it is based on an energy-efficient 4nm process but features a more powerful CPU and GPU configuration.
The base variant of the Samsung Galaxy A23 5G ships with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. You can configure the phone with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Furthermore, Samsung even offers storage expansion of up to 1TB using an external MicroSD card.
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Samsung Galaxy A23 5G inherits the quad-camera setup as its 4G sibling. Leading the line is a 50MP primary shooter, which even has Optical Image Stabilization. Accompanying it is a 5MP sensor with an ultrawide lens.
In addition, we get a couple of 2MP sensors for macro and portrait shots. The V-shaped notch on the front encloses an 8MP sensor for selfies and video calls.
Rest of the Specs
The battery specification has also remained almost unchanged. Samsung A23 5G packs a 5,000mAh battery. The charging speed is not confirmed, although it was revealed to be 25W by an FCC listing. Like the rest of Samsung’s 2022 lineup, it boots Android 12 out of the box with OneUI 4.1 on top.
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G Specifications:
- Dimensions: 165.4 x 76.9 x 8.44mm, 197g
- Display: 6.6-inch LCD, FHD+ resolution
- Processor: Unspecified
- Memory: 4/6/8GB RAM, 64/128GB storage (microSD card slot)
- Software: Android 12-based One UI 4.1
- Rear Camera: Quad (50MP f/1.8 primary, 5MP f/2.2 ultrawide, 2MP f/2.4 depth, 2MP f/2.4 macro)
- Front Camera: 8MP f/2.2 (Infinity-V notch)
- Battery: 5000mAh
- Security: Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
- Colors: Black, Orange, White, Blue
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G Launch Date
There is no clear launch date for the Samsung Galaxy A23 5G, but we expect it to occur later in the month. The price is still pretty much in the dark as well. However, we do know it will be pricier than the A23 4G, which starts at NPR 25,999 in Nepal.
Meanwhile, check out our review of the Samsung Galaxy A23.