The latest rumor says that Samsung Galaxy S23 series devices may have slightly higher price tags than their predecessors due to manufacturing costs got increased. A tipster revealed possible price of Samsung Galaxy S23 lineup that might be sold by SK Telekom carrier in South Korea.
According to the information, the Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra phones could come with a price tag of 1,199,000 won, 1,397,000 won, and 1,599,400 won, respectively. The source pointed out that these pricing details are not finalized and Samsung is still considering prices.
Our folks over at notebookcheck compiled details of the Galaxy S22 series pricing difference between the won and the US dollar. The Galaxy S22 launched with a price tag of 999,900 won in Korea (~ US$785), the S22 Plus at 1,199,000 won (~ US$932), and Galaxy S22 Ultra at 1,452,000 won (~ US$1,140).
The rumored Galaxy S23 price tags are between 10% and almost 20% higher than their predecessors.
- S23: US$958 (US$799 +19.9%) – $899?
- S23+: US$1,164 (US$999 +16.5%) – $1,099?
- S23 Ultra: US$1,321 (US$1,199 +10.15%) – $1,299?
Apart from this, the rumor further says that the Galaxy S23 series Unpacked event will happen in early February 2023, whereas advance booking takes place from February 7 to February 16 and “pre-opening” (pre-ordering) continues from February 13 to February 16.
Galaxy S23 Series Price from Korea.
Source from SKTelecom.
S23 : 1,199,000won ($933)
S23+ : 1,397,000won ($1096)
S23 Ultra : 1,599,400won ($1253) pic.twitter.com/khjsGpbRPg
— Connor / 코너 / コナー (@OreXda) January 5, 2023
Google confirms Galaxy S23 FE coming in two SoC variants
Google Play Console database confirmed that Samsung’s Galaxy S23 FE will be available in two SoC variants. The company is about to introduce a handful of new Fan Edition products including a smartphone, two tablets, and a pair of wireless earbuds.
In a recent development, Samsung’s Galaxy S23 FE surfaced on the Google Play Console database, which not only confirmed that two SoC variants are coming but an image of the phone also got shared. The device will have Exynos 2200 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chips, based on market/region.
In addition, the S23 Fan Edition will bring 8GB of RAM, well, at least one of its variants will. It’s easily possible this will be the only RAM variant, though. Android 13 is also confirmed, while One UI 5.1 will be included on top of it as well as eligibility of 4 OS plus 5 years of security updates.
Here’s when Samsung Galaxy Z Fold rival by OnePlus going official!
OnePlus will launch its first foldable smartphone – the OnePlus Open on October 19. A reliable source revealed the launch date, following OnePlus’ announcement about the “soon” arrival of its first foldable handset.
The upcoming OnePlus Open reportedly features a form factor of OPPO Find N2. After Google’s Pixel Fold, the OnePlus Open will compete with Samsung, which has dominated the international foldable market.
Notably, the Chinese phone maker kicked out China’s BOE in favor of Samsung Display. This decision led the vendor delay the unveiling of the foldable phone as major change in its OLED panel supply chain.
OnePlus today announced that #OnePlusOpen is launching “soon”
Now let me tell you what soon means: The very first foldable smartphone from @OnePlus is launching October 19th! 🗓️
I’m truly excited about this device!
— Max Jambor (@MaxJmb) September 20, 2023
Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 on Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus gains sequential improvement
Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S24 Plus featuring the unreleased Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy processor visited Geekbench. Following its first appearance on the benchmark platform in late July, the Galaxy S24 Plus scored slightly better points in the fresh test.
According to the input, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, powering the Galaxy S24 Plus, scored 2240 points and 6743 points in Geekbench 6’s single-core and multi-core tests. For reference, the device reached up to 2242/6730 and 2233/6661 as of July 2023.
The South Korean tech giant will also introduce the Exynos 2400-powered Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24 Plus. These variants will be available in certain markets including Europe, with the Galaxy S24 Ultra only equipped with the Snapdragon chipset.