According to information apparently provided by a South Korean company official himself, Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S23 series in early February.
From other rumors we also learn that the Galaxy S23 will use a customized Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 variant, produced in Samsung’s factories. Apparently, this would be the reason why Samsung has not yet been confirmed as one of the Qualcomm partners that will use Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. Thus, the SD 8 Gen 2 variant reserved for Galaxy phones will have both architectural optimizations and, more importantly, manufacturing technology optimizations, as Samsung wants to make up for the absence of the S23 version with Exynos chipset.
But the super-optimized Qualcomm chipset won’t be the only asset for the Galaxy S23, as Samsung also has its own line of optical camera sensors for equipping mobile phones. So the Galaxy S23 will get a highly optimised version of Samsung’s 200MP ISOCELL sensor offering, called ISOCELL HPX. Already announced, the ISOCELL HPX will not be sold to the competition, being reserved exclusively for Samsung phones. Released more than a year after Samsung announced the ISOCELL HP1, the first 200MP photo sensor for mobile phones, the ISOCELL HPX is a solution for the same but better resolution photos.
Samsung will probably postpone overly ambitious innovations on battery, or charging technologies, for another generation. Instead, we can expect to see the new Wi-Fi 7 standard in action, doubling the speeds possible with wireless networks from the current Wi-Fi 6 generation.
In another important note, the February launch will be Samsung’s first public-facing event held in the post-pandemic era, with the South Koreans abandoning the much more convenient and easily controlled practice of launch events held exclusively-online and possibly pre-recorded.