The Samsung Galaxy S23 series will be the first major smartphone line to be released globally in 2023, and as such, all eyes are on these devices. As is typical around this time of year, rumors circulate like the wind. According to reports, the series will be powered by an overclocked Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset manufactured by Samsung Foundry. Supposedly, the chip’s X-3 high-performance core will operate at 3.32GHz, compared to 3.2GHz for the identical core in the standard TSMC version of the SoC.
The primary camera on the rear of the Galaxy S23 Ultra is rumoured to include a 200MP image sensor, which is distinct from the 200MP sensor manufactured by Samsung for the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra and the Xiaomi 12T. However, the Chinese regulatory body TENAA posted the Galaxy S23 Ultra’s specifications with the same 108MP sensor as the Galaxy S22 Ultra.
The most recent speculation regarding the Galaxy S23 series comes from a seasoned Twitter tipster with the handle @TheGalox_, who writes that he expects the phones to be introduced in mid- to late-February (via NotebookCheck). The delay in the anticipated introduction of the three phones, he continues, is owing to Samsung’s failure to settle on a final pricing structure for the series.
Mid to late February release for the S23 series
Deciding on a price for the devices is delaying this release. If it was up to me, $799, $899 & $1199 would be the prices. pic.twitter.com/bYzNW9HAd9
— Anthony (@TheGalox_) December 16, 2022
@TheGalox Pricing is certainly crucial, particularly in the highly competitive premium smartphone market. Samsung may require additional time to ensure that it accurately interprets the market in terms of competition, the economy, supply and demand, and other aspects. If the source is accurate, there will not be a lengthy delay. Based on the tweet, the delay might be as little as two weeks.
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The Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra were unveiled on February 9 and released on February 25 of this year. There was optimism that Samsung will be able to debut the Galaxy S23 series during the first week of February and distribute the trio on February 17th, which would be slightly sooner than last year’s release date.
Keep in mind that unless we hear from Samsung directly, we cannot provide a specific date for the introduction and availability of the Galaxy S23 line. The phones are traditionally presented at a Samsung event known as “Unpacked.”