Samsung’s going to unveil the Galaxy S23 series smartphones tomorrow, which starts at $799.99 and goes up to $1199.99 in the US. Through the Galaxy S23 reservation promotion, you can get $50 Samsung Credit for free but, this price drop prediction may force you to wait for a few months.
Idealo recently predicted that the Galaxy S23 series smartphones could see a big price drop in just three/four months after release. The analysts have also explained the authenticity of their forecast by comparing previous price drops of Samsung flagships.
According to the report, the Galaxy S23 Ultra could be 20% cheaper after only three months of release, landing at a price tag of 1,100 Euros. After this massive price drop, the speed would slow down radically and the device would be available for 1,000 Euros after at least 11 months.
Aside from this, the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus could also see a serious price drop in the initial months of release. The vanilla model’s price may drop by 10% (around 90 Euros) in just 8 weeks and could go down further by 18% (about 170 Euros) sometime after four months of release.
If you are thinking to upgrade to the Galaxy s23 Plus, the report recommends that around four months after, it will be a great time to purchase this phone to save 300 Euros from the launch price. Below, you can check the expected price of the Galaxy S23 series for Europe.
- Galaxy S23: 989 Euros
- Galaxy S23 Plus: 1,249 Euros
- Galaxy S23 Ultra: 1,449 Euros
Some Samsung phones are not getting timely Google Play System Update
Earlier, it was noticed that Samsung’s top-line Galaxy smartphones were stuck on older Google Play System Update versions. Google sent out new updates to those Galaxy devices following several reports by users and media publications.
Well, the situation is the same on certain Galaxy models, mostly in Europe. GalaxyClub reports that their Galaxy S23, Z Fold 5, Galaxy A33, and other devices are lagging behind in Play System Update. In particular, various handsets are stuck on July 2023 Play System version, which is over five months old now.
The Galaxy S20 series makes it even more colorful, which currently does not progress beyond the May 1 update. Sometimes a manual check is followed by the message “Your device is up to date” or “Updates are temporarily unavailable.”
On the other hand, the Galaxy A52 got November 2023’s Play System update, while the Galaxy A53 September’s. You can check when your Galaxy received the last Google Play System Update via Settings -> Security & privacy -> Updates -> Google Play System Update.
Samsung Galaxy S23 FE launches in South Korea
Samsung officially launched the Galaxy S23 FE in South Korea. Releasing tomorrow, this smartphone combines premium performance, an unrivaled camera, and a stylish design. The price starts at 847,000 won, it will be available in four colors including Mint, Graphite, Purple, and Cream.
In addition, Samsung.com and the Gangnam Experience Store will sell two exclusive color options – Indigo and Tangerine. The company also started “Galaxy perFEct Program for customers of the Galaxy S23 FE.
Customers who purchase the Galaxy S23 FE through this program can receive compensation for 50% of the factory price if they return the used product after 24 months.
Samsung will give away either the Galaxy Smart Tag 2 or a 25W PD charger (power-saving type) to customers who activate the Galaxy S23 FE by December 22. Customers who purchase can select the gift they want through the Samsung.com app.
Galaxy S23 FE has an iconic design that succeeds the S23 series. A floating camera and a small-sized camera hole were used, and durability was enhanced with an aluminum frame. With an IP68 waterproof and dustproof rating, you can use it with confidence without worrying about dust or moisture.
Battery of Dream: Samsung’s solid-state battery won’t come to phones until 2027
Samsung is developing solid-state battery technology to replace the current electrolyte battery. Meanwhile, Samsung Galaxy devices are unlikely to get a solid-state battery (AKA battery of dream) unit 2027.
According to a new report, Samsung SDI formed a new team to promote commercialization of solid-state battery (ASB). The team will be led by Go Joo-young, head of the marketing team of the large-scale battery business unit.
Through the new organization, the South Korean tech giant plans to accelerate project speed with customers and expedite the commercialization of ASB. Samsung SDI aims to commercialize ASB by 2027.
Samsung SDI is focusing on the development of all-solid-state batteries with an energy density of over 900 Wh/L by adopting sulfide-based technology, which can achieve the fastest lithium-ion flow (ion conductivity) per unit volume.
The ASB is a next-generation battery, which transfers ions between the positive and negative electrodes, from liquid to solid, improving safety and performance. It has advantages such as higher energy density than conventional lithium-ion batteries and lower risk of fire or explosion.