The Galaxy S23 Unpacked event will take place on February 15, according to a reliable source who has previously been accurate about Samsung's release plans, therefore the launch date should be on Friday, February 24, as we initially estimated.
The mid-month unveiling fits with another, more recent rumor that pricing issues with the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra and its siblings may have motivated Samsung to stick to its original launch schedule that typically occurs just before the MWC expo, which in 2023 begins on February 27. There was a subsequent rumor that Samsung may have pulled the announcement for the first week of February, but the mid-month unveiling fits with that theory as well.
Continue reading to learn what else we can anticipate from the Galaxy S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra.
Galaxy S23 release date
According to the most recent reports, which date the Galaxy S23 phones' Unpacked event announcement for a Wednesday in mid-February, they may be made available on February 24, 2023. Since February 15 falls on Samsung's regular Wednesday Unpacked schedule, the real release date would be two Fridays later, on February 24, or else Samsung runs the danger of releasing them after the MWC expo has concluded.
However, Samsung accelerated the release of the S21 and S22 so that they go on sale just before the Mobile World Congress, which gets underway on a Monday in late February. The Galaxy S23 series could debut the Friday before the MWC expo, on February 24, 2023. The MWC expo is expected to run from Monday, February 27, 2023, through Thursday, March 2, 2023.
The Galaxy S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra event and preorder launch would occur on February 15, 2023, too, if Samsung maintains the Galaxy S23 announcement timeline, since Korean sources indicate a delay in the "first week of February" plan due to Samsung's ruminations on pricing.
Samsung Galaxy S23 price
Unless the supply chain issues continue into mass production, the Galaxy S23 Ultra is anticipated to have the same $1199.99 starting price as its predecessor. However, there are rumors in Korean media that it will cost more due to inflation, even though the report was referring to the price in South Korea.
Nevertheless, Samsung might determine that the new S23 and S23+ designs, along with the 200MP camera sensor, do in fact merit a higher price in the US. We maintain high hopes for a $799 Galaxy S23 starting price, $999 for the Galaxy S23+, and the sweet $1199 Galaxy S23 Ultra price point for the base 128GB model because the S22 Ultra had the S Pen tucked within and a better screen while charging the same.