According to Ice Universe, Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S23 smartphones will feature a “light performance mode”. Customers can use this option to consume less power and extend the battery life of their devices.
Light performance mode, which is an alternative to standard mode, was released earlier this year for Samsung’s foldable smartphones, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4. Gives less importance to the operation of the smartphone’s chipset so that the battery lasts longer.
The Samsung Galaxy S23 series will get a “light mode (low power)”, which can moderately reduce performance and greatly reduce power consumption without affecting refresh rates. pic.twitter.com/4GMmTMhRV1
—Ice Universe (@UniverseIce) November 3, 2022
Reports indicate that while power consumption is significantly reduced, performance suffers only slightly. This is not the standard power saving mode, as you may know. After enabling “Light” mode, performance will be slightly affected, but power consumption will be significantly reduced.
Also, this mode is different from the usual power saving mode. And, since the performance profile of games will always be managed by specific Game Booster settings, using Light mode won’t affect how they run.
According to some reports, Samsung will improve the battery capacity of the Galaxy S23 and S23+. The standard smartphone will have a 3,900 mAh capacity battery, while the “Plus” model will have a 4,700 mAh battery (+200 mAh in both situations compared to the predecessors). Only the Galaxy S23 Ultra, the top model, was able to retain the larger 5,000mAh battery capacity of its predecessor.
Another thing to note is that the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is capable, so the performance boost from the new chipset could offset the slowness caused by Light mode. But the 8 Gen 2 should consume less power than the 8 Gen 1, so battery life should be better even before you factor in the larger batteries in the Galaxy S23 and S23+.
Galaxy S23 launch in early February?
According to the Korean article, due to competition, Samsung would launch the Galaxy S23 in the first week of February next year. A Samsung sales executive said that Samsung Electronics will announce its next product at an Unpacked event in San Francisco during the first week of February. Normally, Samsung Electronics holds a public event and launches the product on “friday in two weeks“. Therefore, the Galaxy S23 series should be available on February 17, 2023.
Samsung Electronics usually launches the Galaxy S series in March, but as the competition in the market intensifies, the launch date is pushed back. Also, industry sources believe the semiconductor market won’t be good until at least the first part of next year.
As for other specifications, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will be used in this series. Also, the top model, the Ultra model, is supposed to come with a 200-megapixel camera from Samsung.
An official from the smartphone industry said:
Bringing up the product launch may further contain competitors and reflect the effect of the new product launch on first quarter results. With the recent smartphone market shrinking by around 10% year-on-year each quarter, the company aims to reverse gains with an “early launch.”