Last updated: 23 September 2022 at 17:29 UTC+02:00
Some of the hardware components that will be used by the Galaxy S23 series, such as the battery, have been circulating previously online. But now, the full-fledged Galaxy S23 Ultra seems to have passed the Chinese regulatory body 3C.
Samsung is moving forward with development of the Galaxy S23 Ultra, and the phone received approval from 3C yesterday, September 22. The app appeared on the Chinese social media network Weibo (via RealMiCentral). That doesn’t reveal much about the phone other than the model number SM-S918 and the fact that the regulatory agency tested the device using the 25W EP-TA800 wall charger.
Galaxy S23 Ultra will enter the market early 2023
The 3C app also confirmed that the Galaxy S23 Ultra was manufactured in Thai Nguyen, Vietnam. This is not surprising, considering that Samsung manufactures most of its smartphones in Vietnam, which reaches an annual capacity of around 120 million units.
As for the mention of the EP-TA800 charger, this doesn’t say much about the phone’s battery specs. Samsung no longer ships smartphones with a wall charger included in the box (with a few exceptions), and the Galaxy S23 Ultra will be no different.
However, Samsung is working on a new wireless charging pad, or Charging Hub, and carrying the model number EP-P9500. It’s not seen on the 3C, but the company is likely to unveil and release this new Charging Hub at Unpacked next year to give Galaxy S23 customers a way to wirelessly charge their smartphones, earbuds, and smartwatches, all at the same time.