What to expect from Samsung’s February 1st Unpacked event

This Wednesday, February 1, Samsung will hold its first in-person smartphone launch since the Galaxy S20 in February 2020.. The company is expected to announce new flagship smartphones during the event Galaxy S23 series. But as tradition dictates, Samsung will no doubt announce a few other products for good measure.

Here’s a rundown of everything we can expect from the event, including kick-off is scheduled for 19:00 on Wednesday. This year, rumors suggest that Samsung might shake things up a bit. Apparently, it will always have a new series of smartphones to announce, but it should have more new laptops than tablets.

Here’s everything that needs to happen.

Galaxy S23 series

It’s easy, and not just because Samsung has announced a new line of flagship smartphones at the beginning of every year for ten years. No, that’s easy too, because Samsung’s next smartphones have already been fully leaked, which means we have a pretty good idea of ​​what they’ll look like and what they’ll feature, although we don’t know for sure yet. How to translate it. to real-world performance.

As last year, the range appears to consist of three devices. There’s the standard Galaxy S23, the slightly larger S23+, and finally the premium Galaxy S23 Ultra.. Rumors suggest that the first two will have similar designs and features, while the third will be more visually different with at least one significant unique feature.

We are talking, of course, about the main camera of the S23 Ultra, which uses a high-quality 200-megapixel primary sensor. That’s nearly double last year’s Galaxy S22 Ultra’s 108-megapixel sensor. The exact sensor should be the ISOCELL HP2 that Samsung announced a few weeks ago.

In addition to this 200-megapixel sensor, a spec leak suggests that the Galaxy S23 Ultra will have three additional cameras, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide, a 10-megapixel telephoto with 3x optical zoom, and another 10-megapixel telephoto camera. 10x optical zoom. It’s a significantly superior camera system to the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23+, whose leaked specs suggest they’ll both have triple camera systems with 50-megapixel primary sensors, 12-megapixel ultra-wide and 10-megapixel telephoto lenses.

The leaked images show that it’s not just the camera systems that differentiate the S23 and S23+ from the S23 Ultra, but also their design. The Galaxy S23 Ultra will likely feature square corners and an S Pen stylus, reiterating its status as the spiritual successor to Samsung’s Galaxy Note phones. The Galaxy S23 and S23+ have softer rounded edges, although they’ve done away with the camera bump that distinguished the S22 and S22+ from last year’s S22 Ultra.

Higher prices?

Then the screens. As the name suggests, the Galaxy S23 is the smallest of the three phones with a 6.1-inch 1080p 120Hz OLED display. The S23+ is slightly larger (6.6 inches), but its screen specs are largely the same. Finally, the S23 Ultra has a larger screen, still 6.8 inches, and above all, its resolution increases to 1440p. It’s still OLED and still 120Hz.

All three smartphones will be equipped with a globally modified Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor. The rest of the features in the range are broadly consistent with the previous ones. flagships Samsung and the industry in general. The Ultra will have 8-12GB of RAM and 256-1TB of storage, while the other two models will have between 8GB of RAM and 128-512GB of storage. Battery capacities range from 3900mAh to 5000mAh across all three phones, with 45W fast charging on the Plus and Ultra and 25W on the base S23.

As for prices, price leaks in countries such as Spain and Germany suggest that starting prices for some models have increased by around €100.

Galaxy book 3

According to Samsung’s order page, the launch of this year’s Galaxy S smartphone will be accompanied by a new series of Galaxy Book notebooks. Rumors suggest we might see it five laptops were announced, called Galaxy Book 3, Book 3 360, Book 3 Pro, Book 3 Pro 360 and Book 3 Ultra. Last year, Samsung announced its laptops at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February.

As you might expect from the name, The Book 3 Ultra would be the top-of-the-line model. According to Ishan Agarwal, it will have a 16-inch 1800p OLED display, Intel i9-13900H processor, NVIDIA RTX 4070 discrete GPU, 32GB of RAM, 1TB of storage and will be compatible with Samsung’s S Pen stylus. Its touchscreen can also be slimmer and lighter than ever thanks to the integration of touch sensors directly into the panel.

The rest of the series will be split between 360 laptops with tablet-like screens and standard clamshell laptops. MySmartPrice reports that the Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360 also features a 16-inch 1800p OLED display, a choice of Intel i5-1340P or i7-1360 CPU, integrated Intel graphics, 16GB of RAM, up to 1TB of storage and pen support. The non-360 Galaxy Book 3 Pro will probably come with a 14-inch display in addition to the 16-inch version.

Images of the Galaxy Book 3 Pro, 3 Pro 360, and 3 Ultra were leaked by The Tech Outlet last year, showing the laptops’ USB-C ports, headphone jacks, and charging ports.

There isn’t much concrete information on what we can expect from the non-Pro Galaxy Book 3 laptops. MySmartPrice reports that both will come with one screen size — 15 inches — but their exact specs are less clear. Based on the rest of the lineup, we can expect them to feature 13th generation Intel processors.

Tablet, headset or smart watches

It seems unlikely that Samsung will announce a new line of Android tablets, wireless headphones, or anything else smart watches along with this year’s Galaxy S23 smartphones.

Samsung’s Unpacked event will be broadcast live on YouTube on Wednesday, February 1, starting at 19:00 KST.

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