Samsung’s affordable Galaxy A23 5G packs a bigger camera than the Flip 4



What’s the point of buying a flagship phone? The new Samsung Galaxy A23 5G costs just $299 and offers some exceptional specs, including a 120Hz refresh rate, big battery, and camera specs that put the new Galaxy Z Flip 4 to shame.

The Galaxy A23 5G features a 6.6-inch FHD+ (2220 x 1080) display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It uses a modest Snapdragon 695 processor with 5G support, but it also packs a 5,000mAh battery. Taken together, these specs should give you a pretty impressive experience with all-day battery life.

Most notably, Samsung put a 50MP camera sensor in this phone. That’s significantly larger than the 12MP sensor included in the $1,000 Galaxy Z Flip 4. The Galaxy A23 5G also uses a 5MP ultra-wide camera, a 2MP macro lens, a 2MP depth sensor, and an 8MP selfie camera. (Note that these are the same camera specs as the previous generation Galaxy A23.)

Of course, we don’t know if the Galaxy A23 5G takes better photos than the Galaxy Z Flip 4. Camera hardware isn’t everything: software processing also influences photo quality, and the Galaxy Z Flip 4 includes the best Snapdragon. chipset available today.

The Galaxy A23 5G is now available on the Samsung web store. It costs just $299, which is an incredible price for a phone with these specs. Samsung also announced that it will roll out Android 12L update for Galaxy Tab S8 series devices.