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Samsung Unpacked: Galaxy S23 to be announced on February 1

Samsung’s next mobile phone keynote will take place on February 1. A new top smartphone model, the Galaxy S23, is expected at the Unpacked event.

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Samsung has announced its next Unpacked event for February 1. At the keynote event, Samsung will present its new top smartphone model, the Galaxy S23. The event starts at 10 a.m. PST. German time and will be streamed live on the web.

Rumors about the Galaxy S23

The upcoming S series will “usher in a new era of Samsung technology,” Samsung promises in its announcement, which thus confirms that the S23 will indeed be shown on February 1. There would hardly be any doubt about that anyway: Samsung traditionally presents its new top smartphones in February. The Galaxy S22 was also announced in February 2022.

The event is called “Share the Epic,” and three headlights can be seen in a linear arrangement in a short video clip—possibly a hint at an improved triple camera system that could be part of Samsung’s new flagships.

Rumors about the Galaxy S23

This coincides with rumors about the S23, which assume the end of the camera hump. Instead, the three lenses are said to peek out separately from the back of the phone, in the same arrangement as the headlights in the Samsung video. The possible design of the S23 phones—there will probably be several different models again—was shown by the well-known leaker Evan Blass, among others.

Meanwhile, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo assumes that Samsung’s smartphones could be powered exclusively by Qualcomm chips this time. Samsung usually uses its in-house Exynos processors for the European market. However, their current generation cannot keep up with Qualcomm’s top chips, Kuo wrote on Twitter last summer. Accordingly, European buyers could also get models with a Snapdragon chip, very likely the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.

Samsung smartphones for the European market listed at the Federal Communications Commission also have a Snapdragon processor, which supports the thesis of uniform models worldwide. However, it remains to be seen whether this affects all Galaxy S23 models.