The Galaxy S23 will be introduced on February 1, 2023, and it is said that the smartphone will include few upgrades but will be more valuable than its predecessor. However, it is said that the Galaxy S23 128GB base model may be slower than other models (the S23, Plus and Ultra, which offer higher storage).
According to a new leak published by Ice Universe, The 128GB version of the Galaxy S23 uses UFS 3.1 storage, similar to the Galaxy S22 series. This is slower than the UFS 4.0 storage used in the 256GB version of the Galaxy S23 and all variants of the Galaxy S23+ and Galaxy S23 Ultra. Samsung has reportedly not been producing 128GB versions of its UFS 4.0 storage chips, so the company may have decided to use UFS 3.1 storage on the 28GB version of the Galaxy S23.
UFS 3.1 storage has sequential read speeds of up to 2,100Mbps and sequential write speeds of up to 1,200Mbps. UFS 4.0 storage chips, on the other hand, can achieve sequential read and write speeds of up to 4,200Mbps and 2,800Mbps, respectively. This means that UFS 4.0 storage chips are at least twice as fast as UFS 3.1 storage. This means that the 128GB version of the Galaxy S23 will be slower to boot, open apps and play games than the 256GB version, at least in theory.
For those who do not want to compromise on performance, it seems logical to choose the 256GB version of the Galaxy S23. Samsung will also reportedly offer free storage upgrades with Galaxy S23 pre-orders in various markets. You can pay the price of the 128GB version of the phone, and the 256GB version can be purchased at no additional cost.