Like its other budget smartphones, Samsung released the Galaxy A23 5G with no fanfare. This is one of those midrange devices that already existed, but had to be upgraded to fit the 5G era.

The Samsung Galaxy A23 5G offers only a few but significant improvements over the 4G-only model. The main one, obviously, is the processor. While Samsung didn’t say (like they always do), a Geekbench listing shows that it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 CPU. A newer and more powerful chipset that brings 5G connectivity to the device.

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It is paired with a couple of RAM and storage combinations, but the availability will depend on your region. That said, the device will come with 4GB, 6GB, or 8GB of RAM and a choice between 64GB and 128GB of storage, which you can expand up to 1TB via a microSD card.

On the front, we have a 6.6-inch FHD+ display. The 4G-only model had a 90Hz refresh rate and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, but just like the processor, Samsung didn’t say if this one has them too.

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What’s certain is that the camera stayed the same. There’s the sharp 50-megapixel main camera with optical image stabilization (OIS), joined by a 5-megapixel ultra-wide and two 2-megapixel sensors for portrait and macro.

The battery is at 5,000mAh, just like everyone else. The charging speed was not mentioned, but we’re assuming it’s at 25W as with a lot of Samsung midrange phones.

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SEE ALSO: 5G smartphones in the Philippines

As for the price and availability of the Samsung Galaxy A23 5G, well, we don’t have those details yet, too. So I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. Like its predecessors, it should arrive in the Philippines soon.

Samsung Galaxy A23 5G Specs

  • Android 12, One UI 4.1
  • Dual SIM, Dual standby
  • 6.6-inch FHD+ LCD display, 2408 x 1080 pixel resolution, 400ppi
  • 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G octa-core processor
  • 4GB/6GB/8GB RAM
  • Adreno 619 GPU
  • 64GB/128GB internal storage, expandable via microSD
  • 8-megapixel front camera
  • 50-megapixel (OIS, f/1.8) + 5-megapixel (ultra-wide) + 2-megapixel (macro) + 2-megapixel (depth sensor) rear cameras, LED flash
  • Side-mounted fingerprint scanner, Face unlock
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILO, BDS
  • FM radio
  • USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 165.4 x 76.9 x 8.4mm 
  • Weight: 197g
  • Colors: Blue, Peach, White, Black
  • 5,000mAh non-removable battery, 25W fast charging



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