If you were expecting a radically new design from next year’s Samsung Galaxy S23 lineup, new leaks reinforce rumors that a visual update is on the way.
The most obvious thing that works consistently across generations seems to be its overall shapes, with three device sizes (previous leaks suggest the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus, and Galaxy S23 Ultra will all have similar dimensions to their predecessors), along with the number of camera lenses on each device.
The S23, S23+ (S23 Pro is the wrong name in the picture) and S23 Ultra protective cases were introduced. pic.twitter.com/bKmDCHem2bOctober 16, 2022
long time saying, IceUniverse (opens in new tab) posted two separate leaks on Twitter on October 16 and 17 that included four images of alleged Galaxy S23 cases, and while they appear to be from different accessory manufacturers, they all appear to be working with a similar model; with straighter sides and cleaner camera modules than found in the current Galaxy S22 lineup.
Case photos show that the expected S23 and S23 Plus sport a vertically-aligned triple rear camera setup, with an offset LED flash at the top, while the S23 Ultra will adopt a near-identical layout to the quad camera array on the current Ultra.
It’s already well documented that the 2022 Galaxy S22 Ultra is the eccentric of this year’s Galaxy S trio from a design standpoint; taking the top-down pill-shaped silhouette of the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and pairing it with a distinctive set of waterdrop-shaped rear cameras that stand out from the Contour Cut cameras first seen on the Galaxy S21 series and maintained. on the S22 and S22 Plus.
This camera design will appear on all three models next year, it seems, along with straight sides on the S23 and S23 Plus, much closer in style to the aesthetic that Apple has brought to the iPhone 12, iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 lines. , in the last years .
Analysis: not quite ‘case closed’
The relative simplicity of engineering and manufacturing phone cases (at least when compared to the phones they are protecting) means accessory manufacturers can alter and tweak case designs right down to the last second.
In the past, we here at have received what appear to be finished cases for unreleased phones days before a device is released and despite the apparent complete nature of the product, the case makers have told us that they are primed and ready to make further modifications. , if necessary, even after the phone the case is intended for is released.
Even with numerous sources and leaks now pointing to a design update for the S23 series as a whole, this flexibility means that design speculation based on case leaks like this doesn’t hold as much water as you might expect.
That said, we’d expect the company to commit to a straighter design for next year’s Galaxy S phones, as while it might compromise on the comfortable feel that existing inputs provide, the larger internal volume would allow Samsung to introduce larger batteries in these new ones. telephones; helping them find their purchase in our roundup of the best phones available.