Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra India launch imminent as device receives BIS

Samsung Galaxy S23 series' launch date is yet to be revealed officially.

Highlights
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra has been spotted on the Indian BIS and Thailand’s NBTC certification platforms.
  • The NBTC platform confirms the marketing name of the phone for the first time and the model number SM-S918B/DS.
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 series is expected to debut in the first quarter of 2023.

Samsung Galaxy S23 series is the company’s most anticipated flagship lineup that is expected to debut in the first quarter of 2023. Now, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra has appeared on the BIS and Thailand’s NBTC certification platforms, as spotted by Mukul Sharma. The latter officially confirms the marketing name of the phone for the first time and also reveals the model number SM-S918B/DS (dual SIM), which is the same as the BIS certification. However, both certifications fail to reveal much else about the phone with regard to specifications.

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The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra BIS certification suggests the phone would be launched in India and might not be very long from now. We’re curious to see whether the Indian model would come with a Snapdragon chipset or Exynos SoC.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra specifications

The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is said to sport a 6.8-inch display with a 120Hz refresh rate, 1,440 X 3,088 pixels resolution, and a 19.3:9 aspect ratio. The phone is expected to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen2 SoC paired with up to 12GB RAM and 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB storage. The handset is likely to boot Android 13-based OneUI 5.0 custom skin out of the box.

As for the cameras, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is expected to come with triple cameras on the back, with a 200MP primary camera with 1/1.3″, 0.6µm, a 12MP secondary lens, and 3x and 10x telephoto cameras with similar hardware. The main camera will have the ability to record 8K videos at 30fps. The front camera details are unknown at the moment but the phone might have a 40MP shooter.

Samsung is rumoured to be working on getting an Apple-like Satellite Communication feature but the South Korean giant will be using the Iridium satellite network. Users will be able to send short messages and even images to friends.

The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is likely to have an in-display fingerprint sensor for security and pack a 5000mAh battery with up to 45W fast charging support. Connectivity features include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and USB Type-C port for charging and data sync.

Key Specs

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 | 8 GBProcessor
6.8 inches (17.27 cm) Display
200 MP + 12 MP + 10 MP + 10 MPRear camera
12 MPSelfie camera
5000 mAh Battery
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Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 5G Price, Launch Date
Expected Price:Rs. 124,999
Release Date:01-Feb-2023 (Expected)
Variant:8 GB RAM / 256 GB internal storage
Phone Status:Rumoured