Other than the US, all other international Galaxy S23 buyers are in for a price hike across the board. That is the consensus, with leaks indicating that all three Galaxy S23 models will be more expensive than their Galaxy S22 counterparts outside the States. The Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, and Ultra will be a lot more exciting than their predecessors, which might help make the price hike more bearable. But then there’s the economy to factor in, which might prevent some people from buying the newest handsets.
With preorders coming up on February 1st, you have two options to save money on the Galaxy S23. One of them is the easiest one to take advantage of. Samsung is already offering up to $100 off if you reserve the Galaxy S23 now, and there will be other discounts and bundle deals to tack on at launch. The other option is waiting a few months for prices to drop.
Why Galaxy S23 preorders are so exciting
Samsung had to endure a humiliating defeat with the Galaxy S22 series, but it was the South Korean company’s own fault. It can fix that with the Galaxy S23, and that’s precisely what Samsung wants to do.
The Galaxy S23 phones will be better in every way than their predecessors. We’re looking at the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 powering the three phones in all markets. It’s also a custom System-on-Chip (SoC), running at higher clock speeds than the regular Gen 2 chips.
Add to that new speed boosts for the RAM and flash memory, and the Galaxy S23 handsets should deliver significant speed gains. Furthermore, the Plus and Ultra get big storage boosts, starting at 256GB. And the Galaxy S23 Ultra will feature a massive camera upgrade, with a brand new 200-megapixel primary camera.
Leaked Galaxy S23 Plus marketing image. Image source: WinFuture That’s why buyers who want a Galaxy S23 phone as fast as possible should ensure they go through the preorder reservation process to get $50-$100 in Samsung credit on top of the preorder perks.
Rumors say Galaxy S23 preorder deals will double the storage for free, which is excellent news for buyers who want more flash memory. Remember that Samsung flagships do not support microSD cards.
Samsung and carriers might throw additional incentives during preorders, including trade-in offers that can significantly reduce the Galaxy S23 preorder price.
But not everyone will be eligible. And there will be buyers who want to avoid dealing with trade-ins or carrier-locked phones.
When to buy the Galaxy S23 to get a better price
In case you’re not comfortable paying the full retail price for the Galaxy S23 during preorders, there’s one other way to get a great deal. You can skip preorders and wait a few months for the price to drop.
You’ll lose out on the preorder deals, including the reservation credit. But you might be looking at up to 20% savings on the Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, and Ultra. So says Idealo, via the Italian-language blog Tutto Android.
According to the research firm, you’ll have to wait about five months for the Galaxy S23 prices to drop by 20%. While that’s just an estimate, we’ll remind you that Android flagships do not retain their value like iPhones. They almost always lose significant value after launch.
Galaxy S23 Ultra marketing materials leaked ahead of launch. Image source: WinFuture Specifically, the researchers expect the base Galaxy S23 model to drop by 10% in eight weeks. After five months, you’re looking at a 20% price drop for the handset. The Galaxy S23 Plus might see a 24% drop within four months after launch. Finally, the Galaxy S23 Ultra could see the price drop by 20% in four months.
Again, this is all just an estimate for the moment, but it’s based on data from the previous flagships, including the Galaxy S22 and S21.
If you can’t buy the Galaxy S23 at launch and want the best possible price, your best bet is to wait a few months to score a sweeter deal. Whatever you do, don’t get a cheaper Galaxy S22 instead while you wait.
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Samsung announced it would manufacture large quantities of 14-inch 90Hz OLED displays that will be just as good as 120Hz LCD screens. Several mysterious “global IT companies” will release new laptops with OLED screens this year, the company said. Samsung is rumored to launch new Galaxy Book Pro notebooks of its own, which are expected to be high-end devices that could support OLED screen tech. Samsung teased OLED screens for laptops around the all-digital CES 2021 event this year, touting the advanced features of these displays compared to traditional LCD screens. OLED panels support much higher contrast ratios and darker blacks, and that’s because each pixel lights up independently. This leads to richer colors and better HDR support. These features aren’t new, as most high-end phones pack OLED screens, with Samsung being the main manufacturer. That includes most of the all-screen iPhones launched since 2017.
More interesting is a feature that Samsung is finally ready to roll out in commercial products, the under-display camera tech that many smartphone vendors are developing. Samsung calls it under-panel camera (UPC), and it’ll be available on notebooks with OLED screens before smartphones. Samsung finally confirmed that it’s manufacturing OLED displays for 2021 14-inch laptops, without disclosing the mysterious beneficiaries.
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Laptops with OLED panels are hardly new. Several players in the industry have already used OLED screens on several creations, Samsung included. But they’re not common for the industry. Samsung’s big push for OLED laptops might convince more PC makers to make use of the technology. Samsung is certainly looking to make the most of its OLED tech in terms of revenue, and buyers looking for smartphone-like experiences will certainly appreciate the upgrades.
Samsung confirmed that it would start producing 14-inch panels that will support a 90Hz refresh rate in March. Samsung is making “very large quantities” of OLED panels. The press release also addresses an apparent disadvantage of OLED screens. The displays will “require the use of a high-spec. graphics card.” Therefore, choosing an OLED version of a laptop would also deliver a secondary upgrade, a better GPU to support it.
In its announcement, Samsung also says that the 90Hz OLED panels offer “high-speed driving performance on par with that of 120Hz LCD.”
The company doesn’t reveal the “global IT companies” that will releases OLED laptops this year. Considering that Samsung Display is making “very large quantities of 14-inch 90Hz OLED” panels, we’d expect quite a few notebook makers to be among Samsung’s clients.
Apple is expected to launch a new 14-inch MacBook Pro this year, but there are no rumors to indicate the device could sport an OLED screen instead of LCD. If anything, Apple is more likely to go for the new mini-LED screens for MacBooks and iPads than OLED.
A separate report from SamMobile says that Samsung is developing a couple of new laptops, on top of the models announced at CES 2021. These are the Galaxy Book Pro and the Galaxy Pro 360. Both devices are expected to support Bluetooth 5.1 and 4G/5G connectivity, but it’s unclear whether they’ll feature OLED displays. The report notes that the notebooks should be high-end devices given the naming scheme. And it’s high-end devices, featuring better GPU, that we’d expect to rock OLED screens initially.
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Hey Guys, popular Indian OTT platform app MXPlayer is not there on Samsung tv app store. Can anyone develop the one and make it available for samsung TV's.
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We're excited to announce the launch of the Samsung Developers podcast: POW!
Hosted by Senior Developer Evangelist Tony Morelan, Podcasts of Wisdom (POW!) is where we engage, educate, and inspire designers and developers to succeed with Samsung.
Hear from Samsung developers talking about the latest tech and new trends. Get insight into all of the opportunities available for Android developers looking to develop for Samsung. Learn about all of the fascinating things our developer community is building for its users. The first three episodes are waiting for you on your favorite podcast player. Hear from
Jong Woo, head of Game Services for Samsung Electronics America Dan Appelquist, head of Developer Advocacy for Samsung Internet Tony Morelan, your host There are many more guests, including external developers, partners, and industry experts to come in the next few months.
🎵 It's time to put on music, it's time to light the lights. It's time to get things started on the Samsung show tonight!🎵
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Testing on the newest OS is essential for all developers to ensure that their content, whether apps, games, or themes, is compatible and runs correctly. With the release of Android Q on Samsung devices right around the corner, we’ve created a handy guide to help developers install Android Q beta, so you can test your apps.
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The beta opens on October 21, so be sure to mark your calendar. It’s also important to note that the beta program is only for Galaxy flagship phones such as the Note10, S10, Note9, and S9.
Depending on your device and carrier, you may have different options for getting beta access. The following table shows the regions and carriers that will have access to the Q OS beta program.
If your device falls into one of these categories, you’re in luck! All you need to do is download the Samsung Members App from the Galaxy Store, and follow the registration instructions in the app. After you’re done, your phone updates automatically as soon as possible.
Country Carrier Beta Open (10/21) Korea SKC Open KTC Open LUC Open UNLOCKED Open US SPR Open TMB 7,500 registered users UNLOCKED Open UK UNLOCKED Open Germany UNLOCKED Open Poland UNLOCKED Open France UNLOCKED Open Spain UNLOCKED Open India UNLOCKED Open China UNLOCKED Open The beta is available for the carriers and countries shown above, but if you don’t fall into one of these categories or the beta program is full, what can you do?
If you cannot update your own personal device, you’re not out of options just yet. We understand not everyone has access to a device that fits these requirements, so as such we are adding phones with the Q OS beta to the Remote Test Lab so that you may remotely test your apps and themes on real Samsung devices.
Testing is straightforward and easy on the Remote Test Lab, so you can head to the Remote Testing Lab (RTL) to start testing as soon as the beta version is publicly available.
You may want to remove the Q OS beta from your device once you’ve finished playing with the new features and testing all your awesome content. To unregister your device, simply open the Samsung Members app and go to the Settings menu in the dropdown in the upper right corner. Once there, click the One UI Beta Program menu item and follow the prompts to unregister your device. Your device automatically returns to its previous OS.
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