Samsung Galaxy S23 series launch on Feb 1: Alleged pricing, features and more

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Samsung is set to unveil its latest Galaxy S series phones on February 1. The South Korean company has scheduled a launch event at 11:30pm where it will unveil the Galaxy S23 series. The upcoming series is said to offer three smartphones – Samsung Galaxy S23, Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra. 

Ahead of the launch, alleged pricing of the smartphones has leaked online. According to tipster chunvn8888, the standard Samsung Galaxy S23 may cost ₹79,999 onwards, while the Plus model may come with a starting price of ₹89,999. The high-end Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, on the other hand, is tipped to be priced at ₹1,14,999 in the country. 

How to watch Samsung Galaxy S23 series launch live

As mentioned above, the company will host an event on Feb 1 in San Francisco. It will start at 11:30pm IST. The event will be livestreamed via Samsung’s official social media channels. This includes YouTube, Twitter as well as Samsung newsroom and Samsung website.

Samsung Galaxy S23 series features

The Samsung Galaxy S23 series phones are confirmed to come powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor. Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra will be the high-end smartphone under the series. It is said to come equipped with a 6.8-inch big display. The handset is said to offer a triple camera setup at the back, having a 200MP main camera. For selfies, the device may have a 40MP camera. It may be backed by a 5,000mAh battery.

The Samsung Galaxy S23 and Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus are tipped to come with a 6.1-inch and 6.6-inch display. All three smartphones will have an AMOLED screen. It is also rumoured that all three handsets may come with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 for protection against accidental falls and damages.

The pre-booking for Samsung Galaxy S23 series is already up in India. Pre-orders are live on Samsung India website along with Samsung exclusive stores and Amazon. Customers will have to pay an upfront amount of ₹1,999 to pre-order Samsung Galaxy S23 series phone. Those who pre-book the Samsung Galaxy S23 series will get benefits worth ₹5,000. However, to avail these benefits, one will have to purchase the device before March 31, 2023.

Samsung unveiled its Galaxy S23 series along with the Galaxy Book3 Series at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event. 

The series, as expected, consists of Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra. The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is the top-end phone coming with advanced features compared to the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus. All three smartphones come powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor and run on Android 13 based Samsung One UI 5.1 out-of-the-box.

Samsung has introduced four new laptops in the Galaxy Book3 series – Galaxy Book3 Ultra, Galaxy Book3 Pro 360, Galaxy Book3 Pro and Galaxy Book3 360.

The event ended with details on OneUI 5.1 which will be rolled out to several devices soon!

Samsung Galaxy S23 India launch on February 1: What to expect?

Battery, fast charging

The leaks have suggested that the new Galaxy S23 will have a 3,900mAh battery, which will be a small upgrade over the 3,700mAh unit seen on the older version. The regular model didn’t offer a good battery life and the same is expected to happen with the new version too because it will still feature a small unit under the hood. This is because the handset will have a compact form factor. The Ultra and the Pro models will likely offer a bigger battery, similar to what Samsung did with last year’s models, to differentiate them and their value. Though, most tech companies offer a phone with at least 4,500mAh battery at different price points.

The regular model is tipped to offer support for the same 25W fast charging tech that you get on the older model and the Galaxy S23+ as well as Galaxy S23 Ultra could get support for 45W charging.

Design, display

You can expect to see the standard punch-hole display design. It will likely have a compact form factory, just like the older model. It is said to retain a 6.1-inch AMOLED display with support for HDR10+ and 120Hz refresh rate. It will likely have a vibrant panel. The device will likely have an IP68 water resistant rating since this is a flagship phone. It could have support for wireless charging tech.


The Samsung Galaxy S23 series will likely be powered by Qualcomm’s new generation Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, which will also be powering several flagship phones of 2023. The new phones are expected to offer a better cooling system to help keep the phone cool while it is heavy lifting. The devices are said to come with a faster UFS 4.0 storage version. You can expect four years of Android upgrades and five years of security updates. This is something that Samsung has started offering for flagship phones.


In terms of optics, the Samsung Galaxy S23 is said to feature a 50-megapixel main sensor. It could be backed by a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 10-megapixel sensor with 3x telephoto. The teasers posted by Samsung have suggested that the upcoming Samsung phones will offer a great night photography experience and the handsets will have a triple rear camera setup. More details are expected to be revealed soon.

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