more than Samsung Galaxy S23 The rumors we’ve heard so far point to a February 2023 launch, but a new report adds some extra subtlety: the flagship phone will apparently appear at the start of that month.
According to the South Korean outlet Chosun, the launch is scheduled for the “first week” of February 2023 – although the month begins on a Wednesday, it’s not clear if that means before the first weekend or in the first seven days.
The report goes on to say that Samsung is planning to hold an in-person briefing for the Galaxy S23 series in San Francisco, California. If that happens, it will be the first such event since 2020 (for obvious reasons related to the pandemic).
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Another piece of information included in this latest rumor is that the Galaxy S23 phones will be on sale already and in people’s hands by February 17th. Clearly, “heavy competition” is the reason why Samsung wants to get the devices out as quickly as possible.
Those who have good memories may remember that Galaxy S22 The phones were first revealed on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 – so it looks like next year’s lineup will appear a little earlier, albeit in just a few days.
The rest of the report doesn’t reveal much that wasn’t previously rumored, but the specificity of the launch window here is important. If you’ve focused on the Samsung Galaxy S23, you might want to start saving.
Analysis: stick to schedule
There’s a reassuring familiarity with scheduling all the major phones launching these days, which certainly makes it easier to plan ahead and be ready for a new phone update — especially if you’re considering switching between makes and models.
While the latest report we covered here talks about launching the Samsung Galaxy S23 earlier than usual to improve sales, the launch window is actually similar to that of the Galaxy S22. The Galaxy S21 The actual scope was announced in January 2021, while the Galaxy S20 The phones debuted in February 2020.
Apple can usually be counted on when it comes to phone launch dates, too: September is usually the month for the new iPhone, although iPhone 12 It did not appear until October 2020 due to supply chain problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic and many side effects.
Of course, if we know when the phones will come out, the manufacturers do – and that makes it somewhat more difficult for these phone makers to beat their competition. Ultimately, the quality of the Galaxy S23 rather than its launch date will determine how successful it will be.