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Samsung Galaxy S23 Series Preorders Break Records with 60% Opting for Ultra

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra

Samsung Electronics has announced the global availability of its Galaxy S23 series, which includes the Galaxy S23 Ultra, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 smartphones. The new devices come with advanced features and capabilities that make them the ultimate premium phones from the brand. Preorder results exceeded those of the previous Galaxy S22 series, with over 60% of consumers opting for the Galaxy S23 Ultra.

The Galaxy S23 Ultra features a 200MP Adaptive Pixel sensor and an embedded S Pen, which will enable users to explore their creativity like never before. The other models in the series, Galaxy S23+ and Galaxy S23, also come with impressive cameras that will give users more freedom to explore their creative abilities. In addition, the devices come with the world’s fastest mobile graphics, thanks to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform for Galaxy.

All these three variants will be available in Kenya soon. As for prices, you can see that below:

  • Samsung Galaxy S23 – Ksh 135,999 (256GB)
  • Samsung Galaxy S23+ – Ksh 154,999 (256GB)
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra – Ksh 195,999 (256GB) and Ksh 209,999 (512GB).

The base model Galaxy S23 is priced at Ksh 135,999 for the 8GB RAM and 128 GB storage model. The Galaxy S23+ starts at Ksh 154,999 for the 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. The premium Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra starts at Ksh 195,999 for the 12 GB RAM and 256GB model, while the 12 GB and 512GB storage variant is priced at Ksh 209,999.

The design of the Galaxy S23 series is eye-catching and advances Samsung’s sustainability commitments, with more components made using recycled materials than any other Samsung Galaxy smartphone. The devices come in four nature-inspired matte hues: Phantom Black, Cream, Green, and Lavender. There are also a variety of unique online exclusive colors available only at Samsung.com.

Samsung is also committed to increasing inclusivity and affordability for consumers. The company has partnered with KCB and Safaricom as the first two official device financing partners in Kenya, with more partnerships in the works to allow more Kenyans to acquire these devices at a pace that works for them. These strategic partnerships will shape the device acquisition landscape in Kenya.

The Galaxy S23 series unlocks the next level of mobile security with Samsung Message Guard. This powerful sandboxing tool protects against zero-click exploit attacks, a new kind of cyberattack where just receiving an image can compromise a device – even without the user’s interaction. Samsung Message Guard acts as a virtual quarantine, trapping harmful images and ensuring you receive safe images.

Samsung Galaxy S23 – Specifications

  • The base Galaxy S23 is backed by Android 13 and One UI 5.1
  • 6.1-inch full-HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with Gorilla Glass Victus 2 protection
  • Adaptive 120Hz refresh rate
  • The S23 has an octa-core 4nm SoC with 8GB RAM
  • It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Processor
  • The S23 comes with a triple rear camera module with a 50MP primary camera, 12 MP ultra-wide and a 1OMP telephoto camera with an f/2.4 aperture lens, 3X optical zoom and OIS
  • The device also has  a 12MP selfie camera. The smartphone offers up to 512 GB storage and 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.3, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C port connectivity options
  • The Galaxy S23 comes with a 3,900mAh battery with fast charging at 25W and 10W wireless charging.

Samsung Galaxy S23+ – Specifications

  • The S23+ runs on Android 13 with One UI 5.1 on top
  • 6.6 inch-full HD+Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display with  Gorilla Glass Victus 2 protection
  • 120Hz refresh and HDR10+ Support
  • This model too comes with an octa-core 4nm SoC with 8 GB RAM and 256GB or 512GB onboard storage
  • The S23+ features a triple-rear camera module with a 50MPDual Pixel autofocus camera, 12MP ultra-wide camera, and a 10MP telephoto camera. The device has a 12MP selfie camera, 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.3, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C port connectivity options
  • It is powered by a 4,700mAh battery with 45W fast charging, 10W wireless charging, and 4.5W reverse wireless charging.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra – Specifications

  • It is the only device in the S23 series to feature an S Pen
  • The premium smartphone runs on Android 13 and One UI 5.1 on top
  • 6.8-inch Edge QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with an adaptive refresh rate of 120Hz
  • Gorilla Glass Victus 2 protection.
  • An octa-core 4nm SoC with 12GB RAM powers the Galaxy S23 Ultra
  • Quad rear camera setup with a 200MP wide-angle camera, 12MP ultrawide camera, a 10MP periscope telephoto camera and a fourth 10MP telephoto camera, 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.3, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C port connectivity options
  • It features a 12MP camera front camera
  • Powered by a 5,000mAh battery with 45W fast charging support, wireless charging at 10W, and 4.5W reverse wireless charging.
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