After the Galaxy S22 series blunders, Samsung assuredly can’t wait to release a traditional smartphone that consumers can actually get excited about. Add to that the incredible iPhone 14 Pro sales and Apple’s manufacturing issues in China, and Samsung has plenty of reasons to launch the Galaxy S23 series as quickly as possible next year.
A report from Korea says the launch event will take place in the US in early February. But we don’t have an actual date for the event yet.
We’ve always expected the Galaxy S23 series to hit stores in the first quarter of 2023 after a two-week preorder period. That’s been Samsung’s strategy in recent years. But this is the first time that a more specific launch window has leaked this early.
According to Korean media, an unnamed Samsung executive confirmed the launch period.
“The S23 series will be shown during our own Unpacked event in the United States, which will be held in February,” the person said. They didn’t mention a date or city, but local media said the Galaxy S23 launch event would take place in San Francisco in the first week of the month.
February 1st falls on a Wednesday next year. If the claim is accurate, Samsung will launch the handset by Sunday, February 5th. Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S22 on February 9th.
Galaxy S23 Plus renders reveal redesign. Image source: @OnLeaks/Smartprix The Galaxy S23 could hit stores before the 2023 edition of the Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona on February 27th. MWC was once the home of the Galaxy S launch event. But in recent years, Samsung moved away from the big Spanish mobile show.
The report notes that the Galaxy S23 series might be more expensive. But the good news is that Qualcomm’s brand new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will power all Galaxy S23 models. This should prevent any performance issues similar to the Galaxy S22 series.
Galaxy S22 issues aside, Samsung’s mobile business isn’t doing great compared to Apple’s iPhone. Samsung handset sales fell 11% last month, according to the report. Apple’s iPhone sales rose by 10% as the company launched the iPhone 14.
Demand for the iPhone 14 Pro remains high in December, as Apple is dealing with massive COVID-related production issues in China that have further delayed shipments. An early Galaxy S23 launch might help Samsung take advantage of that.
Samsung has yet to announce anything officially. Invites for the Galaxy S23 media event should go out in January if the early February launch event claim is accurate.
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The holiday season is the best time to look for a new phone. Generally, the latest phones have been out for a few months, so the initial mad dash for them has cooled. That’s when manufacturers start to give faithful customers, or customers they hope to bring in, big discounts. Samsung is now in the process of giving out big time discounts as a part of the Samsung Early Black Friday deals event. But BGR readers as some of the only people who can get them.
Thanks to the Samsung Early Black Friday deals, Samsung is offering Early Access promos through BGR’s affiliate partner, Howl. The deals started on November 11 and last through November 18. So these prices won’t last very long. If you’re in the market for a Samsung Galaxy phone, this is the time to strike.
Featured deals in this article:
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: $225 off + up to $730 enhanced trade-in credit Samsung Galaxy S22+: $150 off + Up to $730 enhanced trade-in credit Samsung Z Flip4: $150 off with up to $720 enhanced trade-in credit or $200 off with no trade-in credit Samsung Z Fold4: $350 off with up to $1,000 enhanced trade-in credit or $450 off with no trade-in credit Take a look at all the Samsung phone deals you can get during this limited-time deal with the help of BGR and Howl.
Samsung Galaxy smartphone deals in the Samsung Early Black Friday event
Galaxy S22 Ultra colors. Image source: Samsung If you’ve checked out our Samsung Galaxy S21 review, you know Samsung makes quality phones for Android users. What about getting the latest Samsung Galaxy phones and tremendous discounts on them?
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is the latest available Galaxy phone from Samsung. It’s been out since February and you can get incredible value for it during this weeklong sale.
You’re eligible to get it for $225 off and that’s just the base discount. You’re eligible for up to $730 with enhanced trade-in credit if you’re swapping out your old phone for it. You can also opt for the Samsung Galaxy S22+ and save $150 on it. Plus, you’re eligible for up to that same $730 with enhanced trade-in credit.
If you prefer the flagship Samsung Galaxy S22, it’s down $75 right now. But you’re also offered up to $615 enhanced trade-in credit for switching. Lastly, if you want the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, you’re eligible for $100 off and up to $610 with enhanced trade-in credit.
More Samsung smartphones on sale
Perhaps the flip and foldable Galaxy phones are more your style. The Samsung Z Flip4 is one of the latest iterations of these fun phones and offers customers four different colors to choose from. Thanks to Samsung and Howl, you can get $150 off with up to $720 enhanced trade-in credit or $200 off with no trade-in credit.
If you’re looking for the Samsung Z Fold4, which also came out this year, you can also get a huge discount on it. Close it shut, slide it in your pocket, and hit the road after you save big. For this you get even more savings, as you’re eligible for $350 off with up to $1,000 enhanced trade-in credit or $450 off with no trade-in credit.
Other Samsung deals
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro wireless earphones. These smartphone deals aren’t the only ones taking place during the Early Access Promos event. You can also get Galaxy TabS8 tablets for cheaper. You’re eligible to get up to $300 off select TabS8 tablets.
If music is where your passion lies (or podcasts), you’re going to want the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro earbuds. You’ll get a free wireless charger with the purchase of the Galaxy Buds2 Pro.
You must remember that these deals will only last through November 18th. You don’t have much time left, so you better hurry to save big on Samsung Galaxy products.
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When it comes to Samsung early Black Friday deals, so many people are looking for discounts on TVs. After all, there’s no question that Samsung makes some of the best TVs on the market. And if you’re looking for great Samsung TV deals ahead of Black Friday 2022, we have excellent news.
Samsung is offering tons of deep discounts on smart TVs as Black Friday and Cyber Monday approach. You can save up to $2,500 on best-selling Samsung TV models like the Samsung Neo QN900B QLED 8K Smart TV and the Samsung Neo QN90B QLED 4K Smart TV. Plus Samsung Frame TVs have deep discounts right now.
But if you really want the best early Black Friday deals from Samsung, you need to check out all the smartphone and mobile device deals available starting at 9:00 AM ET on Friday, November 11.
Featured deals in this article:
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: $225 off + Up to $600 trade-in credit Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4: $150 off + up to $600 trade-in credit or
$200 off with no trade-in Samsung Galaxy S22: $75 off + Up to $400 trade-in credit Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4: $350 off + up to $1,000 trade-in credit or
$450 off with no trade-in Samsung Neo QN90B QLED 4K Smart TV: Up to $2,500 off The good news is that all of these fantastic deals are available exclusively to BGR Deals readers. In fact, you won’t find them anywhere else, including on Samsung’s site! These deals are offered only through BGR’s affiliate partner Howl.
But the bad news is that they’re all set to end on November 18. That means you only have a week to get in on the action before these incredible deals disappear.
Best Samsung Early Black Friday deals
If you read our Samsung QN900B 8K smart TV review, you know that Samsung is still one of the best in the business when it comes to high-end televisions. That should go without saying.
And as we mentioned earlier, both of Samsung’s hottest TVs are on sale ahead of Black Friday with the deepest discounts of the year.
Samsung Neo QN900B QLED 8K Smart TV: Up to $2,000 off Samsung Neo QN90B QLED 4K Smart TV: Up to $2,500 off Those are fantastic deals indeed. But if you really want the best and most exclusive early Black Friday deals from Samsung, you’ll be shopping for smartphones, tablets, and wearables right now.
Samsung smartphone deals ahead of Black Friday
The very best deals of Samsung’s Early Access Black Friday sale are on the company’s latest and greatest smartphones. You’ll find discounts of up to $350 off the latest models, along with increased trade-in credits of up to $1,000. That’s unheard of!
As you likely guessed, the best deals are on Samsung’s most expensive flagship phones. Specifically, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 has the deepest discount and highest enhanced trade-in out of any Galaxy phone. You’ll save $350 and get a trade-in credit of up to $1,000, depending on which smartphone model you trade in.
Or, if you don’t have a phone to trade, you’ll get an extra $450 discount!
If you’re looking for sales on more affordable Galaxy phones, the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S21 FE both have terrific early Black Friday deals from Samsung. You’ll save $75 on the S22 with a trade-in credit of up to $400. Or, you can save $100 on the S21 FE and get up to $350 for your trade-in.
Here are all of Samsung’s early Black Friday offers on Galaxy phones:
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: $225 off + Up to $600 trade-in credit Samsung Galaxy S22+: $150 off + Up to $500 trade-in credit Samsung Galaxy S22: $75 off + Up to $400 trade-in credit Samsung Galaxy S21 FE: $100 off + Up to $350 trade-in credit Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4: $150 off + up to $600 trade-in credit or
$200 off with no trade-in Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4: $350 off + up to $1,000 trade-in credit or
$450 off with no trade-in Samsung deals on tablets and wearables
In addition to Samsung’s smartphone deals, there are some additional early Black Friday deals on tablets and wearables.
First off, you can save up to $300 when you buy a Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 series tablet. The S8 series is undoubtedly the best tablet lineup out there for Android fans.
If you’re in the market for a new smartwatch, the Samsung Galaxy Watch5 is $70 off for the LTE model or $50 off for the version with just Bluetooth. And finally, you can get a free wireless charger when you purchase Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro true wireless earphones.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8: Up to $300 off on select models Samsung Galaxy Watch5: $70 off LTE model, $50 off Bluetooth model Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro: Free wireless charger with purchase Again, most of these deals are available exclusively through BGR Deals’ partner, Howl. You won’t find them anywhere on Samsung’s site. Samsung is offering some additional deals ahead of Black Friday, though, and you can shop them all right here.
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While the global smartphone market recorded its third consecutive decline this year, Apple remains the only company to register positive growth. This time, the new iPhone 14 lineup, in addition to the previous models, helped Apple to be the only vendor in the top five to record this positive growth.
According to Canalys, Q3 2022 registered a drop of 9% in a year-on-year comparison, marking the worst Q3 since 2014.
Samsung still maintains the leading position with a 22% market share. Apple, as pointed out by the analysis, “was the only vendor in the top five to record positive growth, improving its market position further with an 18% share during the market downturn thanks to relatively resilient demand for iPhones.”
Image source: Canalys While iPhone 14 Pro models are surely helping Apple to maintain its position, several reports show the company is struggling with the base models iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus. A new DigiTimes story (via MacRumors) shows that “several supply chain makers” received a notification from Apple to cut iPhone 14 Plus production by around 40%.
Not only that, but DigiTimes’ sources show that Apple will revise downward the total shipments of iPhone 14 Plus to around 10 million units for 2022. At least, it seems the company is moving its production efforts to the iPhone 14 Pro models.
Recently, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said Apple failed with its product segmentation for the base model iPhones as the iPhone 14, the iPhone SE 3, and even the iPhone 13 mini sold poorly.
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Earlier this year, Samsung Electronics debuted its 2021 Neo QLED lineup. Leading business and consumer technology publications have already awarded the lineup top honors, highlighting the televisions’ exceptional picture quality, sound innovations and design upgrades.
The Neo QLED portfolio – which includes 4K and 8K models – delivers an entirely new kind of display technology. The introduction of this technology emphasizes not only Samsung’s rich engineering and innovation heritage, but also its commitment to new advancements in accessibility and sustainability that are redefining how consumers use their TVs in their homes.
Complementing their vivid picture quality, Samsung’s Neo QLED TVs feature a premium Infinity One Design and Object Tracking Sound Pro that ensure that the TVs look and sound incredible from every angle. Neo QLEDs also carry Samsung’s award-winning Tizen operating system, which now offers new smart features like Samsung Smart Trainer to enhance the Samsung Health feature and new tools to optimize the gaming experience.
Here are some of the early reviews and reactions to the 2021 lineup:
Samsung’s flagship 4K Neo QLED TV, the QN90A, received top honors from Forbes in a review that highlighted how the TV’s processing capabilities offer almost three-dimensional detail and a top-of-the-line gaming experience. The outlet noted that “The 65QN90A’s upscaling is almost unfathomably good,” and praised, “the eye-popping beauty of the QN65QN90A’s gaming images.”
TechRadar also praised Samsung’s Neo QLED technology, awarding the QN95A a five-star review and the distinction of ‘Editor’s Choice’. The publication commented that, “Samsung’s first foray into Mini LED is a resounding success, with this Neo QLED TV.”
Techaeris applauded Samsung’s QN800A 8K Neo QLED TV for its “stunning picture quality” and smart features. The outlet noted that “Multi-View is especially useful for gamers” as it offers users new ways to play through difficult levels while taking advantage of top-notch picture quality and processing.
Video Magazin rated Samsung’s QN900A 8K Neo QLED, 966 out of 1,030 points in its review – the highest score the outlet has ever granted in the TV category. The outlet noted: “Samsung proves time and again that you can still achieve a lot of additional quality with technical refinements and elaborate innovations – now with mini-LEDs.” The QN900A was given three awards with distinction in the following categories: Reference, Innovation and Design Tip.
For more information on Samsung’s award-winning 2021 Neo QLED 8K and 4K TV lineups along with the company’s other leading TV and audio innovations, visit Samsung’s TV and Audio product page.
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