Samsung Galaxy February 2023 out of the box: Everything announced here

The spotlight was on San Francisco on February 1, 2023 as Samsung held its first Unpacked event since the pandemic. Rather than focusing on what’s happening in the world, Samsung focused on the future by showcasing its flagship products.

Much of the event was dedicated to the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S23 series of phones, specifically the S23’s camera capabilities. We’ll get to that in a bit, but first, let’s preview the Galaxy S23.

Samsung Galaxy S23 series: Price, models, availability

Samsung’s event was mostly about the Galaxy S23 series – not surprising considering there’s been a lot to talk about, starting with the release date: The release date is set for February 17, 2023, and pre-orders will start on February 1. 2023.

The Samsung Galaxy S23 is available in three models:

Galaxy S23

Galaxy S23+

Galaxy S23 Ultra

128 GB

799 dollars

256 GB

899 dollars

999 dollars

1199 dollars

512 GB

999 dollars

1099 dollars


1 TB


If you are a Samsung Galaxy fan and want to get your hands on one (or all) of these smartphones quickly, then you should place your orders on the Galaxy S23 pre-order page.

The Galaxy S23 series highlights the camera

Now, what about the incredible camera that Samsung is talking about? We’ll give you one word they use: the Nightography feature. This AI-powered ISP algorithm brightens up your photos in the dark. The plot? USA too.

While we’re on the subject of AI, let’s talk about another AI-powered photography feature they talked about in detail: “AI stereo depth mapping,” powered by an “object-aware AI engine.” Samsung insisted that the Galaxy S23 can detect and enhance objects thanks to its AI Stereo Depth Map and AI object-aware engine.


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They demonstrated these technologies by taking a group photo in a dark office where light and shadow play well with the objects and people in the image. Samsung’s artificial intelligence engine made the photo bright and vivid, not dull, dark and blurry; very impressive.

The S23 series features triple-lens professional-grade cameras. The Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23+ come with a 50MP camera, while the Galaxy S23 Ultra comes with a 200MP camera. As for the front cameras, all three models have a 12MP camera.

The Galaxy S23 supports 12-bit Super HDR color dynamics, which helps to more accurately represent light and dark shades. Also on the menu is “quad-pole fusion”: a technique that combines 16 pixels together to make images naturally brighter and more vivid, especially in low-light conditions.


An example of night photography on the Galaxy S23
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When recording videos, you get an impressive 60 frames per second recorded in 4K on the rear and front cameras. Each model also supports 8K recording at 30 frames per second. Great!

S23 performance under the hood

Samsung also mentioned at the Unpacked 2023 show that the Galaxy S23 is great for gaming. It is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, the fastest Snapdragon to date. The Galaxy S23 needed this chip because ray tracing was supported on the Galaxy S23.

And it’s not a trick either. Samsung showed a side-by-side comparison of a game running without ray tracing and with ray tracing on the Galaxy S23, and the difference was night and day.


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Samsung has also improved the brightness of the Galaxy S series, with a maximum brightness of 1750 nits, which makes it easy to view your screen outdoors.

The Galaxy S23 Ultra features a 6.8-inch (6.6-inch for S23+ and 6.1-inch for S23) AMOLED display, 5,000mAh battery (4,700mAh for S23+, 3,900mAh for S23) and Super Fast 2.0 charging for S2 Ultra and S2+. has Unfortunately, the base model S23 only supports Super Fast charging.

It takes safety and convenience into consideration

Maintenance mode returns to the Galaxy S23 to help keep your phone safe before repairing it. It comes complete with Samsung’s Knox security protection, making the Galaxy S23’s new security and privacy features better than ever.

Users can quickly see which apps have access to their data and how it’s being used. The S23 will also receive four years of OS upgrades and five years of security updates.


Galaxy S23 Stats
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Samsung also introduced the One UI 5.1 interface and its updated Notes app that supports taking and editing notes via the Samsung S Pen. You can also collaborate with others in real-time in the Notes app and integrate them with Google Meet. We are interested.

Although not yet, Google, Samsung and Qualcomm announced at the show that they are teaming up to create a VR/AR/XR platform. There’s no way to know what that might be, but we’ll let you know our thoughts as soon as we know more.

The Galaxy Book 3 series was equally impressive

Samsung also unveiled its latest Galaxy Book device, the Galaxy Book3. Samsung’s premium laptop comes in four variants:

  • Samsung Galaxy Book3 360
  • Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 360
  • Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra

The Galaxy Book3 is available for pre-order today, with the exception of the Galaxy Book3 Ultra, which can be purchased with “early access.” It will be available for pre-order on February 14, 2023, with an estimated delivery date not yet known. We’ll let you know as soon as we get an update.

Will the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy Book3 live up to their reputation?

Samsung has given us a lot to be excited about in 2023 and beyond, thanks to Samsung, Qualcomm and Google’s mixed reality announcement. The Galaxy S23 looks to be another winner in Samsung’s Galaxy smartphone lineup, and the Galaxy Book3 breathes new life into Samsung’s Galaxy Book lineup of devices.

Samsung was in great form at Unpacked 2023, and we’re excited for what the year has in store for one of the world’s biggest electronics manufacturers.

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