The launch of its first massive smartphone in 2023 is just around the corner, as Samsung has confirmed that it will announce the Samsung Galaxy S23 series on February 1 — better yet, the company has revealed the timings, and confirmed that the launch will be viewable online.
The event is — as usual — called Galaxy Unpacked, and it’s getting underway Wed Feb 1 at 10am PT / 1pm EST / 6pm GMTWhich 5 a.m. on February 2 for those on the AEDT time unit.
The event is taking place at the Masonic Auditorium in San Francisco, and TechRadar will be present in person, covering all announcements as they happen. Of course, you will be able to watch it from anywhere in the world by tuning it online as well.
When is the Samsung Galaxy S23 release date – including times for the UK and Australia?
As mentioned above, the Samsung Galaxy S23 launch event – where we’ll definitely also see the Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra – is on. Wed Feb 1 at 10am PT / 1pm EST / 6pm GMTor less sociable 5am on Thursday, 2 February EDT.
If those times aren’t working out for you, don’t worry, as not only will the video likely still be available to stream after it happens, but we’ll be covering all ads in full on TechRadar, so you can just check out our coverage anytime, right here.
This launch will likely last somewhere between 90 minutes and two hours, so it could be a long time.
If you think you’d like the Samsung Galaxy S23 or one of its siblings, you don’t have to wait for the launch either — in the US, Samsung is opening up its standby offerings. (Opens in a new tab) For these phones between January 10th and February 1st, in other words, between now and when the phones are actually announced.
If you reserve one of these devices on Samsung.com or the Shop Samsung app, you’ll get a $50 Samsung Credit, and if you reserve two devices, you’ll get a $100 Samsung Credit.
As with most reservations, you don’t have to commit at first either — at this point you just have to put in your name and email address, but of course you won’t get the credit until you complete the pre-order.
How to watch the Samsung Galaxy S23 launch event online
Samsung said it will stream the Galaxy Unpacked 2023 on the Samsung website (Opens in a new tab)He additionally stated that the event would be broadcast live through the company’s usual channels.
That gives us a pretty good idea of where else you’ll be able to see it. Samsung’s YouTube page (Opens in a new tab) He will almost certainly host a live stream for one, as well as Samsung News (Opens in a new tab). It is very likely that the video will be viewable elsewhere as well.
We’ll include the stream in this article as soon as it’s available, so you don’t even have to leave this page if you prefer.
What to expect from the Samsung Galaxy S23 launch event
The Samsung Galaxy S23 launch event will likely focus solely on the S23 series, specifically the Samsung Galaxy S23, Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus, and Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra.
Leaks suggest that all three phones will have the powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset ubiquitous in the world, and that Samsung will have access to a better version of this chipset from other manufacturers.
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra may also feature a new 200MP camera with impressive low-light skills, while the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus may have larger batteries than their predecessors, and a new camera design, bringing the look closer to the Ultra model.
In most other respects, these three phones could be similar to their predecessors, which themselves remain great phones.
We probably won’t see any other devices. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 series was announced at this event last year, but as a leak suggests, the Galaxy Tab S9 may have been delayed. However, it is always possible that Samsung will surprise us with something that will accompany what will undoubtedly be among the best Samsung phones to date.