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Samsung will supposedly cheap out with base Galaxy S23 storage option

On February 1, 2023, Samsung will host its first in-person Unpacked event in three years, where the Galaxy S23 series will be unveiled. At last, the leaks and speculations that have spread about the gadget will be put to rest. Leaks suggest the Korean firm would employ faster UFS 4.0 NAND storage in its 2023 flagship phones, in addition to the regular annual improvement, such as the transition to a faster, maybe special applications CPU. However, this may not hold true for the budget-friendly Galaxy S23, which employs a slower and more outdated storage option compared to its more expensive siblings.

According to the leaker @UniverseIce, the 128 GB model of the Galaxy S23 will employ an older UFS 3.1 processor, while the 256 GB and above models will upgrade to the newer solution. Samsung has confirmed it can build such flash drives at up to 1TB, but doesn’t identify additional capacities, so it seems as though the company has eliminated that tier from its manufacturing plan for UFS 4.0 chips.

The maximum read speed of the newest NAND storage standard is 4,200MB/s, and the maximum write speed is 2,800MB/s, both of which are twice as fast as what UFS 3.1 offers. The system’s responsiveness under stress should improve significantly as a result of this. UFS 4.0 is said to be 46% more power efficient than its predecessor, despite the significant increase in speed. Although Samsung’s UFS3.1 manufacturing capped off at 512GB, this device offers a whopping 1TB of storage space.

According to rumours, if you pre-order the Galaxy S23 in most areas, you will get the 256GB variant at no additional cost. This is especially appealing if you plan to purchase the base form of the phone. In this way, you can be certain that you are receiving both more and quicker storage. Reserve the Galaxy S23 now and get $50 in Samsung store credit to use on a future purchase.