Samsung Galaxy S23 tipped for early February 2023 release

The Galaxy S series from Samsung are traditionally launched in Q1 of every year, usually towards the tail end of February. This year, however, the Galaxy S22 series was released earlier at the beginning of February and going by reports from South Korea, it seems that Samsung will repeat this, with the launch of the Galaxy S23 series, at the beginning of February next year.

Chosun, a South Korean publication, claims that the Galaxy S23 series will see the light of day during the Galaxy Unpacked event in the first week of February. The event in question will supposedly be held in San Fransico, California and the devices will go on sale by 17th Feb 2023.

While the expected specs of the Galaxy S23 lineup are already out in the open, Chosun further claims that a few markets will get the Exynos 2300 on their Galaxy S23, while the remaining bigger part of the market will have their Galaxy S23 devices powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor.

Given the recent issues that Exynos versions of Samsung’s flagships have experienced, including overheating and generally lower performance compared to their Snapdragon variants, it will definitely be interesting to see which markets get the Exynos version of the Galaxy S23. Normally, the European markets tend to get this version while the USA, Japan and China tend to get the Snapdragon variants.

The most interesting part of the rumoured specs list has to be the camera setup of the Galaxy S23 Ultra. Earlier claims from reliable tipster Ice Universe hinted that the South Korean company will pack a 200 MP main camera in the Galaxy S23 Ultra

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It will be interesting to see how that massive sensor will perform in day-to-day usage for a common user and the kind of improvement that it offers over the 108 MP main camera that is offered by the Galaxy S22 Ultra.

As to why Samsung has decided to alter their release dates for the Galaxy S series, Chosun thinks their decision is being driven by the smartphone market slowing down, which is reportedly contracting by 10% year-over-year every quarter.

Getting their devices out earlier gives the company more time for their customers to buy the Galaxy S23 series before other competitors release their own flagships later down the line.

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