Woohoo, the new Samsung Galaxy S23 series is here! Where to preorder now

New Samsung Galaxy S23 and S23+ smartphones
Galaxy S23 and S23+. Image credit: Samsung.

After months of rumours and hot anticipation, Samsung has now unveiled a new generation to their flagship Galaxy smartphone line: the Galaxy S23 Ultra, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23, for release on 23 February 2023.

So what’s new about these mobile phones? And where can you preorder?

Samsung Galaxy S23 series price, specs, and plans

New Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Galaxy S23 Ultra. Image credit: Samsung.

The headline features of the new Galaxy S23 series are the phenomenally improved camera performance (boasting Nightography enhancements, hundreds of Megapixels, and AI image correction for lightning-fast autofocus and super HDR)  and boosted battery life. 

Gamers, take note: processing power has also received a huge upgrade with the inclusion of the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform – a chip that Samsung claims carries 30% more oomph than the S22 series. The series is also 5G ready, meaning you can go warp speed with your streaming and gameplay!

The design of the new Galaxies has also been refinished for a sleeker, more modern look, complete with recycled materials. Colours come in Cream, Phantom Black, Green, and Lavender. Some Samsung.com.au online exclusive colour options exist, too, such as Red, Graphite, Sky Blue, and Lime (though not every S23 model will have every colour available). 

So what are the key differences between each Galaxy model? Let’s break it down.

Galaxy S23 series specs

Screen size6.1”6.6”6.8”
Camera resolution50 MP50 MP200 MP
Battery life3,900mAh4,700mAh5,000mAh
Memory128 GB // 256 GB256 GB // 512 GB256 GB // 512 GB // 1 TB

The S23 Ultra also features S-Pen functionality, meaning you can write and sketch on that epically large, clear, and colourful AMOLED screen.

Samsung Galaxy S23 minimum prices vary depending on how much storage you want. Here’s a breakdown of the costs. (Keep in mind that this table doesn’t include any mobile plan usage charges or fees, nor any special preorder discounts currently available). 

Samsung Galaxy S23 series prices

128 GB$1,349N/AN/A
256 GB$1,449$1,649$1,949
516 GBN/A$1,849$2,249
1 TBN/AN/A$2,649

You can preorder the new Galaxy S23 series now from Samsung Australia or Amazon, or through a mobile plan with Vodafone, Optus, or TelstraTelstra

All big three telcos are also running special preorder offers until 16 February, which can include (depending on the provider) a bonus Samsung watch, extended warranties, or gift vouchers (just make sure you read the terms and conditions).

Don’t forget to take advantage of mobile trade-ins, if you can – the right deal could potentially shave hundreds off the overall price of the newest Galaxy. 

Compare mobile phone plans for the new Samsung Galaxy S23 (128 GB) smartphone below. You can also compare the new model to the latest Google Pixel 7 and Apple iPhone 14 series.