Samsung Galaxy S23 Codename, Ultra Model Numbers Leak Online, Hint at Imminent Launch

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra's alleged firmware data suggests the codename DM3.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Codename, Ultra Model Numbers Leak Online, Hint at Imminent Launch

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Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra was launched in India in February

Highlights
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is expected to launch in Q1 next year
  • It could be powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is tipped to feature 5,000mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is said to be in the works as the next offering from the South Korean smartphone company. In a new update, the firmware data of the upcoming phone has leaked online, suggesting the code name and model numbers of the purported device. This indicates that the new Galaxy S23 Ultra will be launching soon. The Galaxy S23 Ultra could be powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. It is expected to feature the unannounced 200-megapixel ISOCELL HP2 camera sensor and could pack a 5,000mAh battery.

Prominent tipster Paras Guglani (@passionategeekz), in collaboration with Pricebaba, has leaked the alleged firmware data of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra. It suggests DM3 codename for the device and multiple model numbers — SM-S918, SM-S918BDS, SM-S918U, SM-S918U1, and SM-S918W associated with the Galaxy S23 Ultra.

Earlier reports have suggested that the handset will launch in the first half of 2023 alongside Samsung Galaxy S23 and the Galaxy S23+. However, Samsung is yet to share any details regarding the launch of the Galaxy S23 series.

Recent leaks claimed that Galaxy S23 Ultra will be powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. It could be equipped with a 5,000mAh battery and is likely to weigh about 228 grams. Samsung is expected to pack the unannounced 200-megapixel ISOCELL HP2 camera sensor on the upcoming device.

The anticipated Galaxy S23 Ultra is likely to come with upgrades over the Galaxy S22 Ultra that was launched in the country in February with a starting price tag of Rs. 1,09,999.

The Galaxy S22 Ultra packs a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC and offers up to 12GB of RAM. It has a quad rear camera setup that includes a 108-megapixel primary sensor. Up to 512GB of onboard storage, a 40-megapixel selfie camera sensor, a 5,000mAh battery with support for 45W wired and 15W wireless charging are the other key highlights of the smartphone.


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  • In-built S Pen stylus
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Display 6.80-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Front Camera 40-megapixel
Rear Camera 108-megapixel + 12-megapixel + 10-megapixel
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Nithya P Nair
Nithya P Nair is a journalist with more than five years of experience in digital journalism. She specialises in business and technology beats. A foodie at heart, Nithya loves exploring new places (read cuisines) and sneaking in Malayalam movie dialogues to spice up conversations. More
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