Samsung Galaxy S23 official renders just leaked along with a slew of upgrades

Unofficial renders of the Samsung Galaxy S23, in Phantom Black
(Image credit: WinFuture/Roland Quandt)

Our best look at the Samsung Galaxy S23 yet has just arrived in the form of alleged official, Samsung-made renders from Roland Quandt at WinFuture.

The biggest thing we can see from these renders are all the rumored Galaxy S23 colors, at least those for the base model. Those are from left to right Mystic Lilac, Cotton Flower (a gold/white colorway), Botanic Green and Phantom Black.

Unofficial renders of the Samsung Galaxy S23, in Mystic Lilac, Cotton Flower, Botanic Green and Phantom Black

(Image credit: WinFuture/Roland Quandt)

With a flat front and back and curved metal edges, the design is not that different from the Galaxy S22 series, aside from the new camera layout which uses individual lenses embedded in the phone's back glass, rather than a unified camera block containing them all.

Unofficial renders of the Samsung Galaxy S23, in Phantom Black

(Image credit: WinFuture/Roland Quandt)

Going by other renders and dummy models we've seen of these phones, the Galaxy S23 Plus should look exactly like the Galaxy S23, only with a larger 6.6-inch display instead of a 6.1-inch one.

The Galaxy S23 Ultra model, on the other hand, should be larger again at 6.8 inches, and have squared-off corners, curved display edges, an extra rear camera sensor and space for an S Pen stylus on the bottom edge to set it apart.

Unofficial renders of the Samsung Galaxy S23, in Mystic Lilac

(Image credit: WinFuture/Roland Quandt)

More Galaxy S23 upgrades leaked

Regular and reliable Samsung leaker Ice Universe has made some more Galaxy S23 claims, this time about new and improved features on the Galaxy S23 Ultra model.

Apparently we should expect a boost in speaker quality on the Galaxy S23 Ultra, particularly for bass tones. There will also apparently be an improved microphone for capturing sound.

For the Galaxy S23 Ultra's camera, a non-specific "focus problem" has been fixed. The anti-shake on the phone is also apparently very good, which should mean more stable images and video when recording on the S23 Ultra.

It's just under three weeks until Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked event on February 1, which is heavily implied to be the time and place where the Galaxy S23 series will be revealed.

We should see a nice collection of upgrades for all models in the form of new 12MP selfie cameras and faster Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipsets, plus new camera modes and faster RAM, if the rumors are to be believed. 

Richard Priday
Assistant Phones Editor

Richard is based in London, covering news, reviews and how-tos for phones, tablets, gaming, and whatever else people need advice on. Following on from his MA in Magazine Journalism at the University of Sheffield, he's also written for WIRED U.K., The Register and Creative Bloq. When not at work, he's likely thinking about how to brew the perfect cup of specialty coffee.

  • folem
    I hope the rumors of larger bezels are true. The S22 Ultra is completely unusable without a bulky case on it because I can't avoid unintentional taps while reaching across the screen. Not a huge deal for me because I'm going to have an Otterbox Defender regardless, but sometimes it'd be nice to not need it.