It has long been rumored that the Samsung Galaxy S23 line will launch in early 2023, with February 1 being the most likely launch date. Well, mark your calendars because this date has almost been confirmed by Samsung itself.
First seen by Ice Universe leader on Twitter. (will open in a new tab)Samsung’s Colombian website has briefly revealed the upcoming Galaxy Unpacked release date of February 1, 2023. This date was accompanied by the slogan “Se acercan momentos epicos en”, which means “Epic moments are coming” in Spanish.
Output! Galaxy S23 series, February 1st! pic.twitter.com/ACKfp8hFLCJanuary 7, 2023
While the listing doesn’t mention the phone itself, it’s not entirely unusual for teasers, as the manufacturers prefer a not-too-mysterious nod to the content of the event instead. In this case, we see three cameras with separate traffic light-shaped rings that look a lot like the leaked Galaxy S23 renders.
Digging deeper, leaves and lilacs are visible in the corners of the image, which could very well be a hint at the available color options, given that both greens and light pinks were mentioned.
So what does the Galaxy Unpacked date say about when you can actually buy the phone? Based on history, it won’t be as quick a weekly pre-order window as the iPhone. Here’s when the last five Galaxy S phones were announced and then released in the US:
If you’re discounting the S20 – which seems reasonable given that February 2020 was just when the global threat of the coronavirus became apparent – then it looks like the Samsung Galaxy S23 will be released about two weeks after it was announced. So it could potentially be something other than flowers to pick up on Valentine’s Day.
What to expect from the Samsung Galaxy S23?
As in recent years, we expect three models of the Samsung Galaxy S23: two base models (regular and Plus version with a larger screen and battery) and a top-end Galaxy S23 Ultra.
All three will be powered by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, which looks like a big step up from its predecessor in early tests, especially since Samsung’s implementation is expected to be overclocked. Regular models may also have improved selfies, satellite connectivity, and an upgraded fingerprint scanner.
But as usual, it’s the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra that gets the most attention, with a 200MP camera upgrade, along with other photography changes that will deliver “the biggest improvement to Samsung’s flagship mobile phone in five years,” according to leaker Ice Universe. . As with the S22 Ultra, the new version will be the only model in the lineup with S Pen support and Samsung’s 100x zoom.
The S23 Ultra may get a lower 12MP front camera compared to the 40MP selfie camera we got last year with the S22 Ultra. But that can’t be bad news, because this front-facing camera is rumored to outperform many smart cameras and software.
The Galaxy S23 series also just received a big price increase forecast for this year, representing a 10-20% increase over the S22 models. Now we won’t have to wait too long to find out if there is any truth to this rumor.
While Samsung will likely let you pre-order at the event on the 1st, you can wait with our reviews where we test the new phones in their footsteps and tell you if the upgrade is worth it or if you’re better off picking up last year’s cheaper model. .
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