A hot new leak reveals one big reason to get excited about the Samsung Galaxy S23 +

Unless you’re the most dedicated Samsung fan in the world, or you’re still using, say, the ancient Galaxy S9 that you’re fully determined to upgrade to next spring’s new flagship no matter what, chances are the latest rumors around The Galaxy S23 family made you feel rather disappointed (at best).

There are now many stories and reliable sources pointing to it completely unchanged design for vanilla S23 and S23 + (at least) compared to their predecessors, but until today you may not have realized that the lack of external changes could actually turn out to be a good thing.

Beautiful on the outside, strong on the inside

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but in an era of (far too) similar high-end smartphones, the Galaxy S22, S22 + and S22 Ultra objectively feel both familiar and unique enough to make a visual impression on (almost) everyone.

Not too heavy and certainly not too thick 6.6 inch metal-to-glass For example, the S22 Plus can pack a fairly powerful 4,500mAh battery, (almost) perfectly blending beauty and power. Of course, there’s always room for improvement in the battery endurance department, especially when it comes to Android flagships, and that’s what it is Samsung is supposed to do with the Galaxy S23 Plus.

If Elec’s insider information is accurate, as has happened many times in the past with many unpublished Galaxy devices, the S23 + will increase the aforementioned 2022 cell capacity of its predecessor by around 5 percent.

That might not sound like much, but Samsung would be a pretty impressive feat if the 4,700mAh battery was squeezed into the high-ender’s Galaxy’s unaltered, oversized case. The current plan is definitely (more or less) to keep a thickness of 7.6 mm and a weight of 195 grams of S22 +, remember what could be achieved with the so-called “stacking” technology.

The internal material of the battery would be laid “layer by layer like stairs” to make sure it doesn’t take up too much space inside the Galaxy S23 +, keeping the phone relatively slim. It sounds like a lot of engineering work to increase battery capacity by 5 percent, but if the end result is even one or two hours of extra work between charges in the real world, we’re pretty sure many users will appreciate an otherwise seemingly modest upgrade.

No news about the S23 and S23 Ultra fronts … yet

While this latest Elec report (translated here) doesn’t tell us this, its timing strongly suggests that the 4700mAh info is somehow connected to recent battery certification which has raised the number of capacities in the air. Although no similar documents have been found for the other two members of the upcoming project The Galaxy S23 family by now should also appear soon.
Until then, we will probably not know if the “ordinary” Galaxy S23 and The S23 Ultra models are planning similar battery size improvements compared to the S22 and S22 Ultra models. But that won’t stop us from speculating that Samsung does plan to improve this area across the lineup.

At last The Galaxy S22 + got the highest battery life test scores in our in-depth reviews of the three S22 series devices, so there’s no point in upgrading the S23 + and not upgrading the S23 and S23 Ultra for this always-important department as well.
If we were to risk a few (half-educated) guesses, we’d expect the base version of the Galaxy S23 to contain at least 3,800mAh of battery, while the S23 Ultra could possibly reach around 5,300mAh of juice. If you add also widely speculated Qualcomm energy efficiency improvements Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor to the equation, expect the entire S23 family to absolutely crush its forerunner in our battery endurance tests next year.

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