Samsung Galaxy S23 announcement: How to watch the livestream and what to expect at Unpacked

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When it comes to Android devices there is arguably no other manufacturer that carries the same amount of clout as Samsung. This is why Galaxy Unpacked 2023, Samsung’s first major event for 2023, is such a big deal - it will serve as a venue for the announcement of the company’s flagship series for 2023, the Samsung Galaxy S23 lineup. 

In the following paragraphs, we will tell you everything there is to know about the Galaxy S23 announcement, what other devices you can expect to make an appearance and more. So let’s get right to it!

When does the Galaxy S23 announcement livestream start?

The Galaxy S23 lineup will be announced at Sasmung Unpacked, which is schedule to take place on February 1st, in San Francisco. The event will start at 10:00 Pacific Time / 13:00 Eastern Time / 18:00 Western European Time and will be streamed online in real time via Sasmung’s official YouTube channel. You will also be able to watch the announcement unfold though our extensive live coverage here at PhoneArena.

Galaxy Unpacked 2023: What to Expect?

Samsung Galaxy S23 Announcement

It goes without saying that the highlight of Galaxy Unpacked will be Samsung’s newest high-end smartphones. The S23 family will consist of no less than 3 devices - the Galaxy S23, the Galaxy S23 Plus, and the Galaxy S23 Ultra. All three of them will be making their debut in February, but you will be able to pre-order them immediately after the announcement.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra starts at $199.99 with trade-in

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Galaxy S23 Plus starts at $119.99

You can now get the Galaxy S23 Plus with up to $700 in trade-in discount from Samsung. Save even more if you go for T-Mobile or AT&T.
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Galaxy S23 for free with trade-in (AT&T and T-Mobile), save on unlocked model too

Go with T-Mobile or AT&T right off the bat and you can pay nothing for a vanilla S23 with 256GB storage (with an eligible trade-in). Verizon's version starts at $59.99 with trade-in. Or pick an unlocked model and cough up $159.99 after trade-in credits.
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The Galaxy S23 will be powered by a custom version of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. This means that the smartphones will offer top-notch performance, and could likely be the most powerful Android devices on the market at launch.

In addition to the impressive processor, the Galaxy S23 will likely bring a plethora of further updates. This includes improved thermals and battery life, brighter screens and a very impressive camera module on the high-end Galaxy S23 Ultra.

One UI 5.1 Software Update

Alongside the new hardware, we expect one major software announcement from Sasmung - namely, the launch of One UI 5.1. For reference, this is the user interface developed by the Korean tech giant exclusively for its smartphones. The Galaxy S23 will feature One UI 5.1 out of the box, but the newest version will also likely be making its way to other Samsung devices sooner rather than later.

New Samsung Laptop PCs

While Galaxy Unpacked will focus more on Samsung’s smartphones, there is a little something for the PC nerds out there. We expect the Samsung Galaxy Book 3, the company’s newest laptop series, to make its debut as well. The lineup will be powered by Intel’s newest processors and will run Windows.

Galaxy Unpacked 2023: What not to expect?

New foldable phones

Currently, Samsung has only 2 foldable lineups, both of which are updated annually, with a successor usually released sometime in August. Hence, with the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and the Galaxy Z Flip 4 being about half a year old, there is no indication that a new foldable launch is due before Summer 2023.

New Galaxy Watch or Galaxy Buds Models

By the looks of it, there will be no announcements of wearables and headphones at Galaxy Unpacked. After all, Samsung released the current Galaxy Watch 5 series in August, alongside the Galaxy Buds Pro 2. It is safe to assume that both lineups will have to wait more for a successor.
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