Think about the team tasked with keeping the Samsung Galaxy S23 leaks to a minimum, because something new comes out almost every day these days, and the latest preview we had to share with you was a hands-on video.
retweet to twitter @sondesix (opens in a new tab) From an Instagram source (via notebook check (opens in a new tab)), it appears as though the video was filmed by a retail store in Nicaragua. We can clearly see the green Ultra model, as well as a clip of the phone’s camera in use.
The hands-on video doesn’t really tell us much we don’t yet know about the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra’s successor, but it’s fun to see the phone in the real world — and it matches our leaked renders. You have seen it.
choose your color
We can also see photos of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra in black, green, cream, and lavender, the same colors previously posted to the web by unofficial sources. In this case, the advance information seems to be largely correct.
Homologous post photo (opens in a new tab) The cream color of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra appears to have been obtained from the Facebook Marketplace. The phone is apparently making its way to retail stores around the world, hence the latest batch of leaks.
There have been a ton of Galaxy S23 leaks in recent weeks, and Samsung hasn’t had that much to reveal. We’ll have our first official look at the new phones, including the Ultra model, at the next Samsung Unpacked event on Wednesday, February 1st.
Analysis: Leaked smartphones
From the Google Pixel 8 to the Apple iPhone 15, we’re used to reporting on leaks about upcoming phones — but even by mobile industry standards, there was a ton of Galaxy S23 info leaked ahead of launch.
That could irritate Samsung’s executives: They no doubt want to keep as much secrecy as possible ahead of the phone’s official launch. All of these leaks will dilute the excitement surrounding Samsung’s big Galaxy S23 launch event in February.
On the other hand, they are certainly a sign of interest in flagships. It’s probably better that there are so many bugs around the phone than no one is talking about it at all — and that’s the case with plenty of other phones on the market.
The problem is that once a device is in production, instead of being developed in-house, there are many third parties involved. As Samsung discovered ahead of its Feb. 1 event, that makes it very difficult to keep everything under wraps.