Galaxy S23 series is coming in the first week of February, Korean media says
We’ve always known that Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S23 series in Q1 next year – the S22 series was revealed on February 9, the S21 series on January 14 and the S20 series on February 11. However, we didn’t have the exact date, and officially we still don’t. That said, a company official spoke to the Korean press about the likely reveal and launch dates.
According to the insider, Samsung will hold a press event in San Francisco in the first week of February (that’s January 30 to February 5). After that, Samsung traditionally does two-week pre-orders and sets the first delivery date to fall on a Friday.
After consulting the calendar, February 17 should be the Friday when the first Galaxy S23 units ship.
The Galaxy S launch used to fall in March, but changing market conditions have caused Samsung to push it forward. This makes it a more timely response to competing models (some of which launch in December) and gives the range more time to boost Q1 finances.
There is more to it, Korean publication reports Chosun. Samsung is also taking into account the downturn in the smartphone market, which analysts expect to continue into next year. This has reportedly motivated Samsung to launch the new S series sooner rather than later.