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Samsung Galaxy S23 cases confirm rumours about a new camera design

Rumors and leaks regarding the Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra keep filtering in as the end of the year approaches as Samsung prepares to release the next iteration of its flagship smartphone line. We already know a lot about the likely camera specs, size, and design of the Galaxy S22’s successor, making it one of our most anticipated phones of the year. Recent design rumours for the Galaxy S23 have been clarified by newly listed cases on e-commerce sites.

We’ve seen enough Galaxy S23 CAD models, cases, and fake units to last a lifetime, but MobileFun, a British e-commerce site, has a few Galaxy S23 covers listed for sale that seem to have been posted months before the phone’s arrival. First-party and third-party case alternatives, in a wide range of colours and materials, are shown in the listings. Combination tempered-glass and Smart View wallet cases are among the models available.

The release of both items at once confirms Samsung’s decision to abandon the Contour Cut design of the S22, in which the camera island on the back melded invisibly with the frame. The aforementioned cover designs show how the cameras on the Galaxy S23 variants will stick out from the back panel in their own right, like those on the more current Galaxy A13. Renders and earlier leaks have suggested that the phone’s front-facing camera would be positioned in the middle of a circular cutout, and that the device’s navigation controls will be clustered on the right side.

Although the Galaxy S23 series is expected to be unveiled by Samsung in February 2023, whether or not other goods will be shown at the same time during a proper Galaxy Unpacked event is still unclear. In addition to our already high hopes for a January release date, the early appearance of these cases just adds fuel to the fire. After all, the top-tier Galaxy S23 Ultra has a 200MP main camera, so there’s a lot to look forward to.