Samsung has announced that they will be holding an event named Unpacked on February 1st, in which they will likely unveil the Galaxy S23 lineup. The phones will be competing with the iPhone 14 and Google’s Pixel 7.
While Samsung hasn’t provided any information about what the event will entail, it is typical for them to release new Galaxy S phones in the first quarter of the year. This is further hinted by a recent report from a Korean newspaper that suggests a launch in early February.
Based on previous patterns, it is expected that Samsung will release three versions of the Galaxy S23: the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus, and Galaxy S23 Ultra. The company’s invitation for the event also features an image of spotlights ranging in size which could suggest the same.
Rumors from leakers suggests that the new phones from Samsung will have circular cutouts on the back for the camera lenses, similar to the Galaxy S22 Ultra. The leak from Hemmerstoffer suggests that the camera module design change could be seen on the Plus model as well. The event invitation spotlights could indicate this design change.
Samsung has opened reservations for its upcoming devices in the US and is offering $50 in Samsung credit for reserving one device and $100 for reserving two devices. This offer runs until February 1 and no payment information is required.
The market research reports show a weaker growth in global shipments for 2023, which Samsung is announcing its new Galaxy S lineup at a time when the market is challenging.
We expect to see Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor in the Galaxy S23 lineup and Samsung’s 200-megapixel camera sensor in the S23 Ultra, apart from the slight update in camera cutout on the new phones.