Samsung has started the development of the Galaxy S23 firmware

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Samsung has stepped up its preparations for the launch of the Galaxy S23. Hardware developments have been ongoing for several months. We’ve come across several leaks and rumors that have revealed details about the cameras, batteries, and design of Samsung’s upcoming flagships. Rumor has it that the Korean company has now started firmware development for the phones.

As expected, the Galaxy S23 series will arrive with a new iteration of Samsung’s custom One UI Android software. Devices will run One UI 5.1 out of the box (Going through). Of course, it will be based on Android 13, but the company’s Android 13 update currently brings One UI 5.0. The Galaxy S23 trio will launch the updated version. It’s not surprising, however. Samsung has been doing this for a while now, releasing major flagships with a new iteration of its custom Android software, with a couple of new features out of two.

Unfortunately, not much is known about One UI 5.1 at the moment. Samsung alluded to this in its press release announcing One UI 5.0 last month. The company said that the new version will bring more lock screen customization options to Galaxy devices. The current version already adds several new options, so Samsung seems to be preparing more. If history is any indication, we should get a glimpse of One UI 5.1 before the debut of the Galaxy S23 series, either in the form of leaks or official announcements.

Samsung is also expected to shed most if not all of One UI 5.1’s features on older Galaxy flagships and high-end mid-rangers. These updates will come after the official release of the Galaxy S23 series. Rumor has it that the company plans to unveil the phones in January or early February next year. The phones will likely be available for purchase worldwide in February.

The Galaxy S23 series will bring some notable upgrades

So far, leaks have suggested that the Galaxy S23 series will sport an identical design to the Galaxy S22 series. But the new flagships will still bring many improvements. Most notably, they will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor globally. Samsung is definitely ditching its in-house Exynos processors. Exynos chipsets have historically underperformed their Snapdragon rivals.

Additionally, the Galaxy S23 Ultra will feature a 200MP primary camera, while the company is also expected to equip all models with upgraded camera sensors. It probably also improved its camera software and algorithms. We also expect bigger batteries and improved displays. We’ll keep you up to date with all the latest device information as development progresses.

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