Every year, when Samsung launches its new flagship S series smartphones, it slightly increases their expenses. The Samsung Galaxy S23 series phones are coming and a price hike was expected with the devices but the leaked Verizon document has some good news for US customers.
Spotted by a Samsung customer on Reddit (via 9To5Google), the alleged Verizon promotional poster has revealed the price of Galaxy S23 series smartphones for the US. At the same time, the poster also shows the specifications, colors, launch details as well as the pre-order date.
As per the information, the standard Galaxy S23 will cost $799.99 for the 8GB + 128GB model in the US. Whereas, the Plus variant will charge $999.99 for the 8GB + 256GB and the Ultra model will cost $1,199.99 for 8GB + 256GB.
At the same time, the company will also offer a free storage upgrade during the pre-order period. It means when you choose the 128GB model to purchase, you will get the 256GB device at the same price.
Launch and pre-orders details:
As announced, Samsung will officially unveil the Galaxy S23 series phones at the Unpacked event on February 1. The pre-orders of the devices will start on the same day and the company will start setting up the devices on February 17, which means if you pre-order your S23, it should start reaching your doorsteps from February 17 itself.
Samsung Gears Up for Early Release of Galaxy S24 Series to Challenge Apple’s iPhone 15
According to Korean media, Samsung’s Galaxy S24 series will be released early next year. The company will be starting to produce parts in the middle of next month, with the official launch taking place in January.
The report suggests that the early launch of the Galaxy S24 series is in response to Apple’s iPhone 15 series, which continues to see strong demand despite market concerns internationally.
Galaxy S23 Ultra GPU is better than iPhone 15 Pro Max
Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro series is the first to debut 3nm smartphone chipset. Meanwhile, Samsung’s Galaxy S23 Ultra, equipped with a 4nm-based Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy chip has a better GPU compared to Apple’s new iPhone 15 Pro Max.
Galaxy S23 Ultra performs much better than iPhone 15 Pro Max in the 3DMark Wildlife Extreme test. The former starts at 3,886 points in the first run and drops to 2,794 points in the 20th run. Meanwhile, iPhone 15 Pro Max starts at 3,608 points in the first run and drops to 2,843 points in just the 2nd run.
The image shows that the iPhone 15 Pro Max’s GPU performance dropped by 22% after just one run of the test. On the flip side, the Galaxy S23 Ultra’s GPU performance dropped by 28% after 20 runs of the graphics test. This gradual decline ensures users won’t notice a sudden drop in performance during gaming.
Samsung will release the Galaxy S24 series next year, which will use Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy processor. It’s reported that select countries will get Exynos 2400 in their S24 and S24 Plus, while the S24 Ultra will solely use Snapdragon processor.
Be Gentle: Apple’s Titanium iPhone 15 Pro Max cracks within 5 seconds
Famous YouTuber, JerryRigEverything, posted his new durability test video on Apple’s latest iPhone. Despite titanium build and durability claims by Apple, the iPhone 15 Pro Max back glass immediately cracked in less than 5 seconds with minimal pressure applied.
The iPhone 6 Plus was the last Apple iPhone, which failed the durability test. The latest durability test video raises concerns that something is wrong with Apple’s latest iPhone 15 Pro Max as its back glass cracked within 5 seconds, even with the least force applied.
This year, Apple used the Aerospace-grade Titanium for the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. Meanwhile, JerryRigEverything’s iPhone 15 Pro Max durability test video reveals that it’s not as durable as the marketing would lead buyers to believe.
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max teardown by JerryRigEverything (Video)
The crack happened immediately at the back of the device whereby the back glass is shown to be completely cracked with glass coming out. However, the device passes the scratch test, with the Ceramic Shield glass starts scratching at Level 6 with deeper grooves on Level 7 on the Mohs scale of durability.