Most of the Samsung Galaxy S23 rumors we’ve heard so far point to a February 2023 release, but a new report adds an extra precision: apparently the flagship phone will appear earlier this month.
According to the South Korean channel Chosun (opens in new tab) (through SamMobile (opens in new tab)), the release is scheduled for “the first week” of February 2023 – although as the month starts on a Wednesday, it’s unclear whether that means before the first weekend or the first seven days.
The report goes on to say that Samsung plans to hold a personal media briefing for the Galaxy S23 series in San Francisco, California. If that happens, it would be the first such event since 2020 (for obvious reasons related to the pandemic).
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Another rumor included in this latest rumor is that the Galaxy S23 phones will actually be on sale and in people’s hands until February 17th. Apparently, “intensified competition” is the reason why Samsung wants to release the devices as soon as possible.
Those of you with fond memories may remember that the Samsung Galaxy S22 phones were first revealed on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 – so it looks like next year’s batch will appear a little earlier, albeit just a few days.
The rest of the report doesn’t reveal much more that hasn’t been previously disclosed, but the specifics of the release window here is significant. If you have your eyes on the Samsung Galaxy S23, you might want to start saving.
Analysis: Sticking to the schedule
There’s a reassuring familiarity with the scheduling of every major flagship phone release these days, which certainly makes it easy to plan ahead and prepare for a new phone update – particularly if you’re considering switching between makes and models.
While the last report we covered here talks about Samsung releasing the Galaxy S23 earlier than usual to improve sales, the launch window is actually very similar to the Galaxy S22. The Galaxy S21 lineup was announced in January 2021, while the Galaxy S20 phones were released in February 2020.
Apple can generally be trusted too when it comes to phone release times: September is typically new iPhone month, although the iPhone 12 didn’t appear until October 2020 due to supply chain issues caused by the pandemic. of coronavirus and various scams. about effects.
Of course, if we know when the phones will be released, the makers will know too – and that makes it a little more complicated for these phone makers to get a march on their rivals. Ultimately, it will be the quality of the Galaxy S23, not the release date, that will determine how successful it will be.