It has often been difficult to keep track of the newest Samsung phone given that the company releases so many throughout the year. Samsung has dozens of models across different series which cater to all price ranges. This page will be updated on a monthly basis to ensure that you can always know what is the newest Samsung phone in each series.
Galaxy Z Fold
The Galaxy Z Fold 5 was unveiled in July 2023. It’s certainly one of the best Samsung phones of the year, as it’s an evolutionary take on the company’s top-of-the-line foldable phone. Pre-orders began on launch day, July 26, with the device hitting the market on August 11 and prices starting at $1,799.
Samsung has introduced a new waterdrop-style hinge that effectively eliminates the panel gap between the two halves. It has also significantly improved the brightness of the panels. The 7.6-inch foldable display’s brightness now tops out at 1,750 nits, an increase of 30% over its predecessor. Both the cover and foldable display have a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate. S Pen support is present on the internal panel.
Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset powers the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and brings with it incredible efficiency. The device is available with 12GB of RAM and up to 1TB of storage. It has the same 4,400mAh battery as its predecessor with support for 25W fast charging. Samsung has further improved the durability of the device and the IPX8 water resistance rating has also been retained.
The cameras include a 50-megapixel wide-angle sensor with OIS, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide sensor, and a 10-megapixel telephoto sensor with OIS and 3x optical zoom. There’s a 10-megapixel selfie camera on the cover display as well as a 4-megapixel Under Display Camera. Available color options include Icy Blue, Phantom Black, and Cream. Gray and Blue colors are exclusively available from Samsung.com.
Galaxy Z Flip
The Galaxy Z Flip 5 is the latest handset in Samsung’s clamshell foldable series. It brings one of the biggest upgrades we’ve seen for this lineup in a while. Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Z Flip 5 on July 26 with the device hitting shelves on August 11, 2023, starting at $999.
Samsung’s new hinge reduces the panel gap significantly between the two halves. The overall design has been spruced up a bit as well. However, the biggest change is the larger 3.4-inch cover display. It makes the device much more useful even when its folded shut. There are new widgets, the ability to have a full QWERTY keyboard for replies, and more.
The company has also improved the durability of the 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X 120Hz adaptive refresh rate foldable panel. The IPX8 water resistance rating is present as well, so you can be assured of the device’s durability.
It’s powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset under the hood and comes with 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage.The 3,700mAh battery is the same size as its predecessor with support for 25W fast charging. The camera setup includes a 12-megapixel ultra-wide and a 12-megapixel wide-angle snesor with OIS and Dual Pixel Autofocus. There’s also a 10-megapixel selfie camera.
Mint, Graphite, Cream, and Lavender are the color options on offer for the Galaxy Z Flip 5. You can also get the device in Gray, Blue, Green, and Yellow exclusively from Samsung.com.
August is Galaxy Note month and right on cue, Samsung unveiled two new handsets in 2020 as well. The Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra went on sale on August 21, 2020. They are the last Galaxy Note flagships as the series has now been absorbed into the Galaxy S22 Ultra.
There are some major differences between the two models. The Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra feature a 6.7-inch flat FHD+ display and a 6.9-inch Quad HD+ curved display with dynamic 120Hz refresh rate. The former doesn’t have a microSD card slot while the latter does. Both don’t support 45W super fast charging, maxing out at 25W instead.
While the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra retains the signature metal and glass build that Samsung flagships have become familiar far, the Galaxy Note 20 only gets a plastic back. That’s a surprising decision Samsung has made this year, in addition to not offering 120Hz refresh rate on the smaller handset.
They also use the same Exynos 990/Snapdragon 865+ chipsets with the Note 20 only getting 8GB RAM while the Ultra gets a 12GB RAM configuration as well with up to 512GB of storage. Check out our hands-on to learn more about these phones and visit our devices page for the full Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra specs.
Prices start at $999 and $1,299 for the 5G Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra respectively.
The Samsung 2023 flagship lineup refresh begun with the Galaxy S23 series. The newest Samsung phones in this series are the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and the Galaxy S23 Ultra. All three devices are powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset that Qualcomm has modified for Samsung. Different RAM and storage configurations are available for these phones.
Samsung has made some design changes to the Galaxy S23 lineup. Its predecessor’s Contour Cut design language has been replaced with a more linear and sleek design that accentuates the camera cutouts. The Galaxy S23 Ultra retains the boxy design as it’s the spiritual successor to the Galaxy Note.
The company has equipped the Galaxy S23 with a 6.1-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X flat display with a 48-120Hz variable refresh rate. It also features a 50-megapixel primary sensor alongside a 12-megapixel ultra-wide and 10-megapixel telephoto sensor with 3x optical zoom. There’s also a new 12-megapixel front camera. The battery capacity has been increased to 3,900mAh and it supports 25W wired fast charging. You can buy it with 8GB RAM and 128/256/512GB internal storage.
The Galaxy S23+ features a 6.6-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X flat display and it also provides a 48-120Hz refresh rate. It has the exact same camera setup as the base model. The battery size has also been increased on this device to 4,900mAh with 45W fast charging support. The Galaxy S23+ is available with 8GB RAM and 256/512GB storage.
Samsung’s top-of-the-line model is the Galaxy S23 Ultra. It packs together the best internal specs and the company’s most powerful cameras yet in a sleek metal and glass build. A 6.8-inch QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display dominates the front with a 1-120Hz variable refresh rate.
This is Samsung’s first smartphone with a 200-megapixel primary camera. It’s joined by a 12-megapixel ultra-wide, a 10-megapixel telephoto with 3x and another 10-megapixel telephoto with 10x optical zoom. The device can utilize these sensors together to offer up to 100x Space Zoom. A new 12-megapixel front camera is also present.
The Galaxy S23 Ultra is available with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage or 12GB RAM with 256/512/1TB of storage. It has a 5,000mAh battery with 45W fast charging support. It ships with an S Pen that can be stored inside the device.
Samsung hasn’t increased the Galaxy S23 prices in select markets, including the United States, where it starts at $799, $999 and $1,199 respectively. The new handsets may cost a bit more than last year in other markets.
Galaxy Fan Edition
The much delayed Galaxy S21 FE was unveiled in January 2022. This is not only one of the newest Samsung phones released in the new year but also the first to ship with Android 12 out of the box. The Galaxy S21 FE ships with the Snapdragon 888 chipset in most regions, including Europe, but some regions will get the Exynos 2100 chipset instead.
There’s 6/8GB RAM and 128/256GB storage options. The device doesn’t have a microSD card slot. The design looks quite a bit similar to the base Galaxy S21 model. The polycarbonate body has a metal frame with å color-matched camera housing.
There’s a 6.4-inch Full HD+ resolution Dynamic AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The Infinity-O cutout houses a 32-megapixel selfie camera. The display panel itself is flat and has thin bezels. On the back you’ll find a 12-megapixel ultrawide and a 12-megapixel wide-angle sensor. There’s also an 8-megapixel telephoto camera that provides 3x optical zoom.
The Galaxy S21 FE comes with a 4,500mAh battery that has support for 25W fast-charging. Prices start at $699.
Samsung has significantly expanded its Galaxy A series over the past couple of years. It now offers over a dozen smartphones across all price ranges with both entry-level and premium options.
The Galaxy A73 5G, Galaxy A53 5G and the Galaxy A33 5G are the latest Galaxy devices in this series. All three were unveiled on March 17, 2022. They may look quite similar to their predecessors but Samsung has made some meaningful improvements.
Samsung has equipped the Galaxy A73 5G with the Snapdragon 778G chipset. There’s 6/8GB of RAM on offer with 128/256GB storage. The handset gets a 6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED+ display with 120Hz refresh rate. There’s a 5,000mAh battery with 25W charging support.
A major change has been made to the camera setup. Its predecessor’s zoom camera has been replaced with a 108MP primary sensor. The other sensors include a 12MP ultra-wide, 5MP depth and 5MP macro.
The Galaxy A53 5G gets Samsung’s latest Exynos 1280 processor with 6/8GB RAM and 128/256GB storage. There’s a 6.5-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED 120Hz display on the front. A 5,000mAh battery powers the device with support for 25W fast charging.
For the camera setup, Samsung has gone with a 64MP primary sensor alongside a 12MP ultrawide, 5MP depth and 5MP macro sensor. Prices for the Galaxy A53 5G start at £399.
The Galaxy A33 5G also gets a major update under the hood as it uses the same Exynos 1280 processor as the Galaxy A53 5G. There’s a 6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The RAM and storage options are also the same. The 5,000mAh battery is present on this device as well with the same 25W charging support.
Samsung has equipped this device with a 48MP primary sensor in addition to an 8MP ultrawide, 2MP depth and 5MP macro sensor. Prices start at £329.
All three of these newest Samsung phones don’t ship with a charger in the box. They don’t have a headphone jack as well. Samsung is going to provide four years of Android OS upgrades for these devices.
Samsung’s Galaxy M lineup of affordable devices was first launched in India before being made available in other markets, including Europe. These budget-friendly devices offer good specs and features at aggressive price points.
The Galaxy M53 5G is the latest handset in this series. It comes with a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED+ Full HD+ resolution display with a 120Hz refresh rate and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The device is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 900 processor with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It comes with the Android 12-based One UI 4.1 firmware. The 5,000mAh battery supports up to 25W fast charging.
The Galaxy M53 5G has a quad-camera setup. It features a 108MP primary sensor with an 8MP ultrawide, 2MP depth and 2MP macro sensor. There’s a 32MP front facing camera as well.
Bear in mind that this list only tells you about the newest Samsung phone in every series, not what’s the best in a given price range. It’s to show you what the latest phone is so that you know what to look out for when buying a new Samsung smartphone.