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Samsung Galaxy F23 launched in India with Snapdragon 750G and Android 12

Samsung Galaxy F23 launched in India with Snapdragon 750G and Android 12

Samsung has just launched a brand new affordable smartphone in India. The new Galaxy F23 is the direct successor to last year’s Galaxy F22 and represents Samsung’s latest attempt to break into the highly competitive budget smartphone segment in the region. The Galaxy F23 packs some serious hardware, including a 120Hz high refresh rate display, faster chipset, updated cameras, and a big battery.

Samsung Galaxy F23: Specifications

specification Galaxy F23
Dimensions and weight
  • 165.5 x 77.7 x 8.4mm
  • 198g
To display
  • 6.6-inch FHD+ display
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • Teardrop notch
  • Gorilla Glass 5
SoCs
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G
    • 2x ARM Cortex-A77 at 2.2GHz
    • 6x ARM Cortex-A55 at 1.8GHz
  • Adreno 619 GPU
  • 8nm process
RAM and storage
  • 4GB/6GB RAM
  • 128 GB flash storage
  • MicroSD card support
Battery charging
  • 5000mAh battery
  • 25W fast charger (charger included)
Rear camera
  • Primary: 50MP
  • Secondary: 8MP ultra-wide
  • Tertiary: macro 2MP
Front camera
Ports
  • USB Type-C port
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
Connectivity
  • 5G
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Type-C port
  • Wi-Fi 802.11.b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz)
Other Features
  • Side fingerprint reader
  • Unlocking by facial recognition
  • Pay Samsung
  • Cool Power
Software
  • Android 12 with UI 4.1
    • 2 years of OS updates
    • 4 years of security updates

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The Galaxy F23 sports an updated design. It replaces the square camera module of the latest model with a rectangular one and the textured back with a smooth one, giving the phone a more premium look. The front is covered with a 6.6-inch FHD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate. an AMOLED panel or an LCD screen – we’re inclined to believe it’s an LCD panel.

Galaxy F23 in blue and green colors

Under the hood, the Galaxy F23 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor, a step up from the MediaTek Helio G80 SoC on the Galaxy F22. The chipset is paired with 4GB/6GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB of storage with support for microSD expansion. The phone also has a heat dissipation system. Samsung calls it “Power Cool” technology, and it’s supposed to draw excess heat away from the CPU area to keep it running relatively cool during long gaming sessions and other intensive workloads.

The main camera has been upgraded from a 48MP sensor to a new 50MP sensor. However, the 8MP and 2MP ultra-wide macro sensors are unchanged from the last model.

Galaxy F23 in blue color

While last year’s model packed a massive 6,000mAh battery, the Galaxy F23 comes with a smaller 5,000mAh cell. The battery is recharged via a 25W fast charger.

Other notable highlights of the Galaxy F23 include a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, face unlock, Samsung Pay support, and 5G support. Software-wise, the phone runs Android 12 out of the box with One UI 4.1 on top. Additionally, Samsung promises two years of operating system updates and four years of security updates for the device.

Price and availability

The Galaxy F23 is available in two colors – Aqua Blue and Forest Green – and will go on sale from March 16 on Flipkart, Samsung’s website, and select retail stores. Pricing starts at ₹17,499 for the base 4GB/128GB model and rises to ₹18,499 for the 6GB/128GB model. Samsung’s advance offers bring prices down to ₹14,999 and ₹15,999 respectively.