Best Galaxy S23 Ultra deals: Get £600 off, FREE Disney Plus and DOUBLE the storage

Best Galaxy S23 Ultra deals: Samsung will double the amount of storage and bundle free Disney Plus (Image: SAMSUNG • GETTY • EXPRESS NEWSPAPERS )

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is here. The South Korean firm just unveiled a follow-up to the , which launched in early 2022 and revived the much-loved S Pen stylus accessory from the ill-fated Galaxy Note range.

Galaxy S23 Ultra keeps the same boxy design as its predecessor, as well as its palm-stretching screen size, cameras with a mind-boggling number of megapixels, and hefty price tag.

Samsung unveiled its new S23 Ultra alongside the more affordable Galaxy S23 (we’ve also rounded up the for you) and Galaxy S23 Plus, which arrive with 6.1-inch and 6.6-inch sized screens, respectively. All three of these handsets are powered with the same Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy – a supercharged version of the flagship chipset from US manufacturer Qualcomm – and are shielded by Gorilla Glass Victus 2, which promises better protection against scuffs, scratches, and drops.

Below, you’ll find all of the details on the Galaxy S23 Ultra, including release date and UK pricing, as well as the ultimate Galaxy S23 Ultra pre-order deals available. Scroll down for our complete guide or use the links to jump to the relevant section.

What’s new?

The all-singing, all-dancing Galaxy S23 Ultra is the crown in the Galaxy S23 range. It packs a mammoth 6.8-inch OLED touchscreen with a 120Hz refresh-rate and 1440p resolution. That’s bigger than the Galaxy S23 (6.1-inches) and Galaxy S23 Plus (6.6-inches) which both top-out at 1080p maximum resolution.

You’ll be able to draw, annotate, and make handwritten notes on that expansive screen using the latest generation of S Pen stylus. Hovering the S Pen over the screen unlocks new extra functionality, like the right-click on a mouse. The S Pen charges wirelessly whenever it’s popped back inside the dedicated port.

Inside the Galaxy S23 Ultra, you’ll find the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, a custom-designed version of the latest system-on-a-chip from Qualcomm. The US manufacturer says this is “the fastest Snapdragon ever,” so expect lightning-fast loading times and game performance.

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Galaxy S23 Ultra is the only phone in the Samsung lineup with an S Pen stylus (Image: SAMSUNG)

In previous years, Samsung relied on its own in-house processors, dubbed Exynos, to power some Galaxy S devices in the UK and mainland Europe, while US customers enjoyed Qualcomm chipsets. This wouldn’t have been an issue, except tests regularly showed that Exynos silicon was significantly slower than its Qualcomm-designed counterpart.

Thankfully, that’s a thing of the past now, with every new Galaxy S23 model arriving with the shiny new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy under the bonnet.

As well as a dramatic increase in gaming performance, Samsung says the new chipset should unlock faster 5G data transfer speeds, smarter AI, improved Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

The new silicon promises to be more efficient which, coupled with the beefy 5,000mAh cell, should result in some solid battery life. Of course, we’ll need to get our hands on the Galaxy S23 Ultra to test it ourselves, but Samsung says you can enjoy 26 hours of video playback before you’ll need to worry about finding a charger.

Galaxy S23 Ultra enjoys an impressive camera upgrade over the standard Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus, thanks to the new 200-megapixel camera. This features a new Astro Hyerlapse mode, which Samsung has designed to take stunning shots of the stars. Night Mode also enjoys a quality bump thanks to the new 200-megapixel sensor, Samsung says.

Budding Hollywood filmmakers can also shoot impressive videos in stunning 8K at 30 frames-per-second, with Super Quad Pixel technology that offers much better image stabilisation making home movies appear silky smooth.