Best Galaxy S23 deals: Get £450 off, FREE storage upgrade, and FREE Disney Plus

Best Samsung S23 deals: Get the latest Galaxy phone with a £450 discount and free Disney Plus (Image: SAMSUNG • GETTY • EXPRESS NEWSPAPERS )

Samsung Galaxy S23 has landed. The all-new handset was unveiled at  alongside a and an all-singing, all-dancing . If you’re interested in the latter, we’ve got a separate guide to the , including up to £600 off for a very limited time.

Back to the Galaxy S23.

As the name suggests, the Galaxy S23 is the follow-up to the Galaxy S22 released last year. This time around, Samsung has fitted a brand-new chipset from Qualcomm to unlock faster performance and better battery life (the size of the battery cell has also grown too). Galaxy S23 also includes an improved selfie camera, faster Wi-Fi 6E, improved low-light photography, and components made from recycled fishing nets retrieved from the ocean to ensure it’s less harmful to the planet.

Below, we’ve got details on all of the new features found in the Galaxy S23, the UK release date and pricing, as well as the latest pre-order deals. The biggest mobile networks, including EE, Vodafone, Three, O2, and Virgin Mobile, have also announced pricing and availability for the latest must-have handset from Samsung.

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What’s new?

The Galaxy S23 arrives with a 6.1-inch 1080p OLED display (that’s the same size as its predecessor) shielded with Gorilla Glass Victus 2 – the latest toughened glass from Corning, which promises better protection from scuffs, scratches, and drops. As you’d expect from a 2023 flagship phone, Samsung is using a 120Hz high refresh-rate panel to ensure scrolling, animations, and gameplay is incredibly smooth.

The display fitted to the Galaxy S23 is capable of a maximum brightness of 1,750nits (a pretty significant boost from the 1,300nits found on the Galaxy S22) and should guarantee you can always see what’s happening on-screen, even when outdoors on the sunniest day of the summer.

Inside the Galaxy S23 is the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, a custom-designed variant of the latest system-on-a-chip from Qualcomm.

In previous years, Samsung relied on its own in-house processors, dubbed Exynos, to power Galaxy S devices in the UK, mainland Europe and Africa, while US customers enjoyed Qualcomm chipsets. This wouldn’t have been an issue, except tests regularly showed that Exynos was significantly slower (and suffered from worse battery life) than its Qualcomm-designed counterpart. With the Galaxy S23 series, everyone will enjoy the fastest performance available from Qualcomm, no matter where they live.

galaxy s23 colours

Galaxy S23 is available in Cream, Phantom Black, Green, Lavender, Graphite, and Lime (Image: SAMSUNG)

Preorders are available now

Samsung has increased the size of the battery inside the Galaxy S23 to 3,900mAh (up 200mAh compared to Galaxy S22). Combined with the extra efficiencies of the new chipset from Qualcomm, the Galaxy S23 should have more than enough juice to get through the day without reaching for a charger.

We’ll need to test the Galaxy S23 for ourselves to determine battery life, but Samsung says users can expect the phone to endure 22-hours of video playback before you hit 0% charge.

Gaalxy S23 also supports the latest 5G speeds, improved Wi-Fi 6E (perfect if you’ve treated yourself to a next-generation router, like the ), and includes a number of core components made from discarded fishing nets and plastic bottles.

Samsung says production of the Galaxy S23 could rid the oceans of roughly 15 tonnes of plastic this year. It’s great to see Samsung placing emphasis on sustainability.

On the back of the Galaxy S23, you’ll find a triple-camera setup with all of the usual bokeh effects, portrait mode, and night mode tricks.