Samsung Galaxy S23 may be slower than Plus and Ultra – here’s why
the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2023 phone It only happened a few days ago but there is one rumor that the cheapest Galaxy S23 model could be much slower than the rest.
According to Tipster ice world (Opens in a new tab) The standard 128GB version of the Galaxy S23 model may not only have less storage, but it may have slower storage than the 256GB option as well. Ice Universe claims the 256GB model and the rest of the Samsung Galaxy S23 range Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra They all feature the ultra-fast Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 4.0 chip, but the 128GB Galaxy S23 will have the older, slower UFS 3.1 storage.
Samsung’s training materials are wrong (mostly they do) it’s wrong that S23 series adopt LPDDR5, the fact is Samsung Galaxy S23 series all adopt LPDDR5X DRAM and UFS 4.0 the only exception is that the Galaxy S23 128GB version is UFS 3.1 flash memory pic .twitter.com/LEN3tN8Ue5January 28, 2023
What is the difference between UFS 4.0 and UFS 3.1?
The difference in performance between UFS 4.0 And UFS 3.1, even on two identical phones can be significant. UFS 4.0 delivers an impressive read speed of up to 4200MB/s and a maximum write speed of 2800MB/s – twice as fast as UFS 3.1.
In real terms, expect the Galaxy S23 with UFS 4.0 to load apps and files faster. Those who use 5G frequently should avoid the 128GB model, as UFS 4.0 offers more bandwidth with speeds of up to 23.2Gbps per lane. Samsung has also confirmed that UFS 4.0 will not affect battery life and is, in fact, 46% more efficient.
Why the difference?
Ice Universe claims that the discrepancy between the phones is likely due to a production quirk claiming that “Samsung does not produce a 128GB version of the UFS 4.0 chip”. They also claim that even if Samsung did include the existing UFS 4.0 chip in the 128GB phone, the performance would not meet the levels of other devices due to this incompatibility.
Test performance, still has not reached the normal level of UFS 4.0. There’s no reason why Samsung’s flagship phone should use a Kioxia chip. Even if it is used, the performance is not up to standard, and it cannot be called UFS4.0, so it is reasonable to use UFS3.1 for 128GB.January 28, 2023
Of course, we don’t know for sure what kind of universal flash storage any of the Galaxy S23 lineup will be using for sure; Ice Universe is a respected leaker but the leaks cannot be taken as gospel.
Those in dire need get the Galaxy S23 case previous system This might be a workaround for this difference in performance according to the leaker Roland Quandt (Opens in a new tab)Samsung may offer a storage upgrade for pre-orders. So those who pre-order the 256GB Galaxy S23 may end up paying the actual price for the 128GB model.