Samsung Galaxy S23 5G: Bluetooth, Wireless Charging, IR Blaster, Other Specs

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Samsung Galaxy S23 is a compact flagship phone and the base model in Samsung’s 2023 premium flagship line. It launches with One UI 5.1 based on Android 13 and is powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. Here is a summary of the specs of the Samsung S23, to start with:

  • Release Date: 2023
  • Network Type: 2G/3G/4G/5G
  • Display: 6.1-inch, 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  • Selfie Camera: 12 MP
  • Rear camera: 50 MP triple
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • ROM: 256 GB
  • Battery: 3900 mAh
  • Wireless Charging: Yes
  • IR Blaster: No.
  • Dust and Waterproof IP Rating: Yes.
Samsung Galaxy S23: Specs
Samsung S23


Samsung Galaxy S23 was preceded by Samsung Galaxy S22 5G which was released in February 2022. The S23 has retained the same small screen size (6.1 inches) from its predecessor, adopted a more up-to-date and more powerful processor. Most other features have stayed the same, though. In February 2023, Samsung released the S23 5G.

Detailed Samsung S23 5G specs sheet

Mobile Wireless Network and Software

  • 2G mobile network bands: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz. CDMA 800 / 1900 & TD-SCDMA.
  • 3G mobile network bands: UMTS, WCDMA, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 2100 MHz. CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
  • 4G mobile network bands: LTE 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48, 66, 71
  • 5G mobile network bands: NSA/SA/Sub6/mmWave
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM, Dual SIM
  • Software / OS: One UI 5 based on Android 13

Design, Form Factor, Appearance

  • Dimensions: 160 x 77.25 x 9.3 mm
  • Weight: g
  • Display: 6.1 inches, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 120 Hz refresh rate, 20:9 aspect ratio, Dynamic AMOLED 2X, HDR10+, Gorilla Glass Victus 2 protection
  • Colours: Phantom Black, Green, Cream, Lavendar.
  • Physical Build: IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)

Internal Hardware Specs

  • Processor Type: 64-bit, 3.36 GHz Octa-core
  • Processor Name: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  • Graphics Processor: Adreno 740
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Internal Storage: 128 GB / 256 GB
  • External Storage: No

Photography, Video Recording

  • Main Camera: 50 MP main sensor + 12 MP Ultra wide camera + 10 MP telephoto camera, autofocus, LED flash, 8k video, 4k video, 1080p@30fps video recording
  • Front Camera: 12 MP, fixed focus, Face Recognition, 4k video, 1080p@30fps video capture

Audio, Video Playback

  • Music Support: PCM, AAC / AAC + / eAAC + / MP3 / AMR – NB / WB / APE
  • Audio: No 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Loudspeaker: Stereo speakers
  • Video Support: H.264/MP4/MPEG4 player
  • FM Radio: No

Phone Sensors

  • Digital Compass: Yes.
  • Accelerometer: Yes.
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes.
  • Ambient Light Sensor: Yes.
  • Barometer: Yes.
  • Pedometer: No.
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No.
  • Gyroscope (G-Sensor): Yes.
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes; in-display.
  • Face Unlock: Yes.
  • Iris Scanner: No.
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No.
  • Voice Control: No.
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes; Google Assistant; Bixby Assistant.
  • Infra-red Sensor/IR Blaster: No.

Connectivity Options

  • Bluetooth Version: 5.3
  • Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP, LE
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, Galileo
  • USB: microUSB v3.2. Type-C. USB-OTG.
  • NFC: Yes.

Miscellaneous Specs and Features

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Non-Removable Lithium-Polymer 3900 mAh
  • Battery Charging: 25W fast charging. Power Delivery 3.0 (30 minutes to 50%)
  • Wireless Charging: 15W fast wireless charging
  • Reverse Charging: 4.5W charging.
  • Model Version/Number:

Launch/Release Dates and Information

  • Announced: February 1, 2023
  • Release Date: February 2023

Samsung Galaxy S23 Prices by Country

  • United States (USA): $799.00 (8/128GB). $860 (8/256GB)
  • Canada: C$1,100 (8/256GB)
  • United Kingdom (UK): £850 (8/128GB). £900 (8/256GB)
  • Australia: A$1,350 (8/128GB). A$1,450 (8/256GB).
  • European Union: €950 (8/128GB). €1,010 (8/256GB).

The above prices may change with time from country to country, as market forces and economic policies influence product price movements.

Frequently Asked Questions about Samsung Galaxy S23

Here are quick answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the Samsung S23.

Does Samsung Galaxy S23 5G have any aptX Bluetooth codecs?

It does not support any aptX Bluetooth codecs.

Is Samsung S23 worth buying?

The Samsung Galaxy S23 is a good smartphone with premium flagship features. Plus, it offers a number of improvements over its predecessor, including: a more powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, better cameras, a brighter and more vibrant display, and faster wired charging.

Does Samsung Galaxy S23 have aptX HD?

Unfortunately, Samsung S23 does not support the aptX HD audio codec. What it has is classic aptX.

Does Samsung Galaxy S23 have aptX Adaptive?

Unfortunately, Samsung S23 does not support the aptX Adaptive audio codec. What it supports is classic aptX.

Does Samsung Galaxy S23 have Google Play Store?

It supports Google Services and software applications, including Play Store and Maps, Gmail, YouTube, and others.

Will Samsung Galaxy S23 work in the USA?

This is a GSM phone and is supported on US GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile and other networks riding on their networks. It does not support CDMA networks. Do make enquiries from your carrier to know what bands/frequencies are supported on their service.

Buyer’s Guide Verdict

Samsung S23 is a modern premium flagship with great cameras, a great display, and most other features that should be found in a phone in its class. Note that it does not support a heart rate monitor. Also, it does not have a 3.5mm audio jack, but again lacks support for Bluetooth Low Energy Audio (LE Audio), aptX Adaptive, aptx HD, or aptX Lossless Bluetooth codecs. Samsung is still leaving these features out.  

Our Buyer’s Guide Verdict is a recommendation based on the specs of the device and a general guide to help you understand how much value a device offers for its price. It is not an endorsement of the device. Ask questions and use your judgement when buying any device; MobilityArena takes no responsibility for your buying decisions.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Phone Review Articles

In the first part of our Samsung S23 series, Mister Mobility answers questions about the Samsung S23’s charger or the lack of it. In our detailed S23 review, the phone is classified as an “overall excellent device” because it shines brilliantly across the board, despite missing a few features that techies and enthusiasts wish were present.

Samsung Galaxy S23 5G vs Samsung Galaxy S23 FE Specs

There are a number of key differences in the specs of the Samsung Galaxy S23 5G and Samsung Galaxy S23 FE.

Size: Starting with the size, the S23 FE is the bigger and heavier of the two devices. Where the S23 5G clocks a mere 168g, the S23 FE weighs a whopping 209g. Also, the S23 5G has a 6.1-inch display, while the FE has a bigger 6.4-inch display.

Chipset: While the S24 5G uses a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, the Fan Edition uses a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip (in the USA), and an Exynos 2200 in the inter ational market.

Cameras: While the S23 5G has a 10MP telephoto lens, the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE has a slightly downgraded 8MP telephoto lens. For selfies, the S23 5G has a 12MP shooter, while the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE has a 10MP shooter.

Battery: The Samsung Galaxy S23 FE has a bigger battery (4500mAh), while the S23 5G has a smaller 3900mAh battery.

These are the major differences between the Samsung Galaxy S23 5G vs Samsung Galaxy S23 FE.

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