We are just a few hours away from the mega Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event that will start at 9:00 AM ET today. In the event, the company is going to unveil a bunch of new Galaxy products including smartphones, smartwatches, buds, and One UI 4.1.1.
Well, we have already gained a lot of information about the specification, features, prices, and availability of these devices, thanks to some clever tipsters and their sources. Meanwhile, the latest leak reveals Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Watch 5, Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, and Galaxy Buds 2 Pro US prices.
Earlier, we got various information about the European and Indian prices of these products, but this is the first time, we are gaining information about the prices of the United States. The leaked prices are as follows:
- Galaxy Z Fold 4: $1799
- Galaxy Z Flip 4: $999
- Galaxy Watch 5 Pro: $369
- Galaxy Watch 5 44mm Golf Edition: $359
- Galaxy Watch 5 44mm: $269
- Galaxy Watch 5: $239
- Galaxy Buds 2 Pro: $229
- Galaxy Z Fold 4 Leather covers: $79
- Galaxy Z Fold 4 Standing cover with S-Pen: $89
It’s worth mentioning that these are the prices revealed by tipsters and not the official source. There might be some changes when the company will announce the devices at the event.
How to watch event livestream?
Samsung is holding a virtual Galaxy Unpacked event to launch these products. If you are interested, you can watch the Galaxy Unpacked event through livestream on the Samsung official website, Samsung Newsroom, and Samsung YouTube channel from anywhere you are.
Just tap on any of the links mentioned above and witness the launch of new generation foldable smartphones.
Samsung Galaxy S23 lineup seems to be featuring no major hardware upgrades
Samsung is gearing up to introduce the new-gen Galaxy S23 series which is expected to bring lots of improvements. But it looks like Samsung won’t live up to fans’ expectations as the Galaxy S23 lineup will reportedly not bring major hardware upgrades.
Recently, a well know tipster named Ice Universe has informed that the base models – Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23+ will only feature a new chipset that is Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. Besides this, the devices will equip the same hardware specs including the display, battery, as well as front and rear cameras.
Surprisingly, the high-end Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra also seems to not bring any major hardware upgrades. Ice reports that this phone will feature an improved screen, however, he did not tell what is this change.
In addition to this, the Ultra variant will also feature an enhanced main camera that is going to be 200MP as well as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor. Aside from these, every other specification will remain the same.
Not only this but the Galaxy S23 devices will bring the same designs as their predecessors. There are no changes in the size, camera module design, and others.
Samsung should reduce Galaxy S23 price:
This year, when Samsung introduced the Galaxy S22 series, it brought a completely new design and lots of improvements for the Galaxy S22 Ultra variant and it gained huge love from the customers. However, the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ models came with the same design and almost the same specs.
If this year too the company is going to bring the same design and specifications, it will disappoint the users a lot. At least, Samsung should reduce the price of the Galaxy S23 series, not increase it, to replace the old model with a new name and minor changes.
Samsung patents dual-UDC smartphone for secure facial recognition
Last year, Samsung introduced the Galaxy Z Fold 3 smartphone featuring its first Under Display Camera technology. Now it seems like a single UDC is not enough for Samsung as it is working on Dual-UDC technology for future Galaxy smartphones.
The company filed a new patent at KIPRIS (Korea Intellectual Property Rights Information Service) that describes the new dual-UDC technology in March 2021 while Dutch publication GalaxyClub spotted that it was published last week.
According to the patent description, Samsung dual-UDC technology uses two hidden cameras to scan your face from two different angles at the same time. This approach will reportedly make facial recognition on smartphones more secure and accurate because in doing so your face is captured more deeply.
In addition to this, the patent documentation also mentions that the dual-UDC setup would be capable of measuring the user’s eye pupils for improved biometric security. Since our pupils change size depending on the light, Samsung will use this as a verification tool.
The new technology will change the screen brightness to determine the reaction of pupils so that other people can not unlock your phone through your picture, providing customers with a more secure facial unlock.
Samsung Dual-UDC coming to future smartphones:
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 was the first Samsung phone to introduce under-display camera technology. The company also brought UDC to Galaxy Z Fold 4 and now the comply is also planning to expand it to Galaxy S series phones.
The Korean tech will launch Galaxy S23 series phones in early 2023 but these devices will unlikely equip such a UDC system. However, it’s possible that the 2024’s Galaxy S24, at least the Galaxy S24 Ultra will come with UDC technology.
On the other hand, the dual-UDC is far away to reach the devices. Currently, there’s no telling if Samsung is actively working on it or has patented the technology for possible future use.
Concept shows Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra in sizzling ‘Graygreen’ inspired by Fold 4
Samsung imagined a new color combination of Gray + Green and introduced it with the Galaxy Z Fold 4 foldable smartphone last month. It’s expected that Samsung might expand the ‘Graygreen’ color to more of its upcoming flagships such as the Galaxy S23 Ultra, which is shown in this concept by HoiINDI.
The Galaxy S23 Ultra just passed China’s mandatory certification with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor and downgraded 25W fast charging support. The color variants for this upcoming flagship remain a mystery so far, but, we can have an idea of what the Galaxy S23 Ultra would look like in the Graygreen colorway.
Check out the Galaxy S23 Ultra Graygreen variant in concept video:
Galaxy S23 Ultra Graygreen
The concept creator managed to paint the Galaxy S23 Ultra smartphone in Graygreen colorway, which first debuted with the Galaxy Z Fold 4 foldable. Neither fairly Gray nor Green, Samsung’s combined color shade is sizzling and beautiful on the Fold 4, which could arrive with the S23 Ultra as well.
As per the rumors, the Galaxy S23 Ultra’s middle frame would be slightly thicker, making the display have reduced curve edges. This move could help Samsung radically increase the peak brightness of the panel as the iPhone 14 Pro is already here with a striking peak brightness panel of 2000 nits.
On the rear side, the Galaxy S23 Ultra carries its predecessor-like camera arrangement, continuing to exclude a dedicated module or island. The biggest change here is the primary camera sensor, which now has a 200MP resolution and could be named ISOCELL HP2.
The left side remains vacant, while the volume adjustment buttons are placed on the right side alongside the power button. The bottom of the handset contains a primary microphone, USB C Type port for charging, and a speaker grille, while, there is another mic on the top of the phone.
Samsung could launch the Galaxy S23 series flagships sometime in February 2023 with Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus, and Galaxy S23 Ultra models. As reported earlier, the upcoming lineup may be equipped with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor for every country, without any Exynos model.
You can visit HoiINDI’s Twitter account for renders in full resolution.
— HoiINDI (@HoiIndi) September 24, 2022