We have good news if you are ready to acquire an impressive new Samsung Galaxy device. Today is Samsung Day! The company jumped on stage for its first Galaxy Unpacked event in 2023 and introduced many new products. From an affordable Galaxy S23 to the powerhouse Galaxy S23 Ultra with a 200MP camera, along with a new Galaxy Book 3 Ultra.
Thanks to countless rumors, leaks, and previous releases, we had a good idea of what was to come. As expected, Samsung’s new Galaxy S23 smartphone range is relatively similar to last year’s model, with notable improvements in the processor, storage and camera systems.
This is a year-on-year evolutionary update of a proven design, not an entirely new version. That doesn’t mean there weren’t big surprises though, like the epic new 200MP camera in the Galaxy S23 Ultra or the slick Galaxy Book 3 Ultra running Windows 11.
Samsung Galaxy version details
As with previous Samsung Galaxy Unpacked events, the company is wasting no time in getting these exciting new products into users’ hands. The entire Samsung Galaxy S23 series is currently available for pre-order with a February 17 release date.
Likewise, you can pick up Samsung’s fastest Galaxy Book yet (the Galaxy Book 3 Ultra) or the cheaper Galaxy Book Pro or Pro 360 on February 17 or in the coming weeks, depending on your region.
Here’s absolutely everything you missed from Samsung’s latest event and links to shop whatever you want.
Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23+
While most of Samsung’s Unpacked events have focused on the new Galaxy S23 Ultra, the other two phones are equally important. The new Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23+ have a familiar overall look, style and price, with subtle improvements throughout.
These phones have the same 6.1-inch and 6.6-inch screen sizes as last year, start again at $799 and $999, but are better than ever. In fact, it’s safe to say that the regular models are more “Ultra” than before, thanks to a capable 50MP primary camera with faster autofocus, Super HDR mode, a better selfie camera, and the same four color options as the Ultra .
Samsung Galaxy S23
Pre-order the all-new Samsung Galaxy S23 and Galaxy 23+ today, orders will ship by February 17th.
The Samsung Galaxy S23 series has several year-over-year improvements to keep users happy, and if you’re coming from something like a Galaxy S21 or older, you’ll love everything that’s new. Pre-order a Galaxy S23 or 23+ today and get it by February 17th.
The powerhouse Galaxy S23 Ultra
The star of the show is of course the big new Galaxy S23 Ultra, and here’s everything you need to know. As expected, the design is essentially unchanged from last year’s model, but that doesn’t mean it’s not an all-new Galaxy.
The Galaxy S23 Ultra features the same beautiful 6.8-inch 120Hz display as last year, powered by the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (for Galaxy) chipset with vastly improved performance. It now has at least 256GB of storage (up from 128GB) and a crazy new 200MP camera packed with amazing features.
Chipset aside, the most notable change is the 200-megapixel camera. It features the fastest autofocus yet, a new Super HDR video mode for both the front and rear cameras, vastly improved low-light or night photography, and much more.
The S-Pen-equipped Galaxy S23 Ultra is faster but more efficient, has the same 5,000mAh battery as previous years, a stunning camera and comes in four fun colors. As in previous years, the S23 starts at $1,199 and will be released on February 17th. Pre-order today using the link below.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Pre-order the all-new Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra today, orders will ship by February 17th.
The Galaxy S22 is getting a price drop
Interestingly, Samsung is keeping the base model Galaxy S22 from last year, only it now costs $699 instead of $799. It’s a slightly more affordable phone for those on a budget who still want a great experience.
Samsung confirmed it would stay during its Unpacked event but didn’t say anything about the S22+ or the S22 Ultra. Expect inventory for these two more expensive older models to slowly clear.
Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung’s Galaxy S22 from last year remains with a new starting price of $699.
New Samsung Galaxy Book 3 laptops
New smartphones aside, Samsung took a moment to unleash a trio of exciting new laptops. The powerful Galaxy Book range is better than ever thanks to the new Galaxy Book 3 Ultra, Galaxy Book Pro 3 (14 or 16 inch) and Galaxy Book Pro 360.
As our own Andreas Heinzmann said Samsung’s new Galaxy Book 3 Ultra makes the MacBook Pro look old and heavy. And as expected, the Galaxy Book 3 Ultra is Samsung’s latest Windows 11 flagship for 2023. It features an impressive 16-inch 3K display and weighs just 3.9 pounds, which is over a pound lighter than the 16-inch MBP.
It’s available in a number of different configurations and features a 13th Gen Intel Core i9 CPU, NVIDIA’s powerful RTX 4070 GPU, up to 32GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 1TB of solid-state storage for all the videos you watch take away Galaxy S23 Ultra.
The ultra laptop is as premium as it gets, including its staggering starting price of $2,199, depending on configuration. Pre-orders will open on February 14th, but there’s an “Early Access” program of sorts for those who are really interested.
Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Ultra
Samsung’s flagship laptop comes with a 13th Gen Intel Core CPU, RTX 40-series graphics, a shockingly lightweight design, and a slick 3K 120Hz OLED display. It’s an impressive Windows laptop – that’s for sure.
Also, for those looking for a premium laptop experience at a lower price, the Galaxy Book Pro is available in 14- or 16-inch configurations, which is still an excellent machine, starting at $1,400 and up February 17 arrives.
Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Pro
The Galaxy Book 3 Pro is available in 14- and 16-inch form factors and offers flagship-like specs at a lower price point than its Ultra sibling. This is the model to buy if you don’t need discrete RTX graphics.
Finally, there’s the Galaxy Book Pro 360, your quintessential convertible notebook, with a rotating hinge, S Pen stylus support, and a wide range of accessories to help road warriors or those working on the go get more done.
The Galaxy Book Pro 360 is only available with a 16-inch display and is slightly more expensive than the regular Pro line, starting at $1,900, but it’s a capable and stylish device. Thanks to its dynamic AMOLED 2X display, the Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360 is much thinner than competing convertible laptops and even comes in an optional 5G model.
Pre-orders for the Galaxy Book 3, Galaxy Book 3 Pro and 3 Pro 360 are available today, with shipping beginning February 17. Samsung has also opened an early access program for the Galaxy Book 3 Ultra, but official pre-orders for the Ultra device will start on February 14th, with products shipping on February 22nd.
Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360
The Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360 is a convertible version of Samsung’s Galaxy Book 3 Pro. It has the same specs and a 16-inch screen but folds into a tablet form factor and comes with an S Pen stylus.
Samsung teases a new XR (AR/VR) device
And finally, to wrap up Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event in February 2023, the company began teasing new “XR experiences” by saying XR this, XR that, in an effort to say something without saying anything. For those who don’t know, XR is Extended Reality that combines AR and VR.
It sounds like Samsung is teasing its upcoming VR headset to take on the Meta Quest Pro, Apple’s upcoming headset, and everything else thanks to a partnership with Qualcomm and Google.
From our understanding, a new Galaxy XR/AR/VR product will feature impressive hardware from Samsung, be powered by a Qualcomm chipset and offer enhanced software experiences thanks to the continued partnership between Samsung and Google.
It was an odd exchange, but pretty clear what the three people were implying without saying. I think we’ll have to wait and see.
That’s all Samsung had to show today. We’re getting an awesome new Galaxy S23 Ultra, two smaller Galaxy S23 models, and a trio of powerful new laptops.
If you’re interested in buying one of Samsung’s new products, consider taking advantage of pre-orders. Samsung offers exclusive trade-in discounts, upgrades or offers for all three phones. So buy the new Galaxy S23 Ultra and enjoy better photos and videos.
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