The Samsung Galaxy S23 line of phones isn’t expected to appear until February, but we’ve heard plenty of rumors and leaks about the devices — the latest information we’ve received involves the phone’s “signature color.”
This is based on Sam Mobile (opens in a new tab), which has a proven track record of getting details about Samsung products ahead of time. These iconic colors are so named because they are mostly used in marketing and promotional materials.
For the standard Galaxy S23, it’s obviously green, for the Galaxy S23 Plus, it’s light gold/pink gold, and for the Galaxy S23 Ultra, you can expect pink. All three phones will also be available in several other color options.
launch date rumors
In a separate leak from a well-known informant ice universe (opens in a new tab), the Galaxy S23 launch date has been set for February 1 — which is Wednesday. However, a follow-up tweet suggests that for “most of the world”, we’re looking at February 2.
Samsung is headquartered in South Korea, well ahead of Europe and the US when it comes to time zones. Add it all together, and the Galaxy Unpacked event in South Korea on the night of February 1st will make the most sense.
There have been conflicting reports on this release date: other sources say later February is more likely, though that later date may refer to when the phone goes on sale rather than when it was originally announced.
Analysis: Same design, better internals
Nothing we’ve heard about the Samsung Galaxy S23 until Samsung unveils the actual device is uncertain – but putting all the rumors together, it doesn’t appear that much will change in 2023 when it comes to upgrades to the 2022 phones, at least In terms of mobile phone aesthetics.
We’ve seen mockups showcasing the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus, and Galaxy S23 Ultra, and the design and setup look very similar to the previous phones. However, the Standard and Plus models are likely to borrow the Ultra’s extruded camera look.
We’ll see improvements on the inside: an upgraded Snapdragon and possibly an Exynos chip will power the Galaxy S23 series, so everything should run smoother than ever. In terms of software, the phones are likely to come with the latest version of Android.
One area where the Samsung Galaxy S23 may emulate the iPhone 14 is in the area of satellite connectivity, which provides users with emergency backup if Wi-Fi and cellular links are unavailable. Meanwhile, when it comes to the rear camera, we should see better photos and videos than ever before.