The Samsung Galaxy S23 family of phones is not expected to arrive until February, but we’ve already heard plenty of rumors and leaks about these devices – and the latest information reaching us is about the “signature colors” of the phones.
This is according to SamMobile (opens in a new tab)which has a good track record of getting detailed information about Samsung products in advance. These distinctive colors are so named because they are mainly used in marketing and promotional materials.
For the standard Galaxy S23 it will apparently be green, for the Galaxy S23 Plus it will be light gold/rose gold, and for the Galaxy S23 Ultra you can expect pink. Several other color options will also be available on all three handsets.
Release date rumors
In a separate leak from a well-known tipster Ice Universe (opens in a new tab), the release date of the Galaxy S23 has been set for February 1 – which is Wednesday. Further tweets, however, suggest that for “most of the world” we’re looking at February 2nd.
Samsung is based in South Korea, which is well ahead of Europe and the United States in terms of time zones. Add it all together and the Galaxy Unpacked event taking place on the evening of February 1 in South Korea would make the most sense.
There have been conflicting reports on this release date: other sources have said a later date in February is more likely, although it is possible that this later date refers to when the phones go on sale rather than when they are first unveiled .
Analysis: same design, better internals
Nothing we’ve heard about the Samsung Galaxy S23 is certain until Samsung unveils the actual devices – but taking all the rumors together, it doesn’t seem like much will change when it comes to 2023 updates over the 2022 phones, at least if it’s all about the aesthetics of the phone.
We’ve seen dummy Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus, and Galaxy S23 Ultra devices before, and the designs and setup closely resemble the phones that came before them. However, the Standard and Plus models may well borrow the look of the Ultra’s extruded camera.
We’ll see improvements inside: upgraded Snapdragon chips and possibly Exynos will power the Galaxy S23 series, so things should run smoother than ever. When it comes to software, the phones will likely come with the latest version of Android.
One area where the Samsung Galaxy S23 could follow the iPhone 14 is in the area of satellite connectivity, giving users emergency backups if Wi-Fi and cellular links are unavailable. Meanwhile, when it comes to the rear cameras, we should see photos and videos better than ever.