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Samsung Unpacked 2023: everything announced

Samsung has gone ahead and presented what they’re calling the “new premium standard for innovation” with the launch of the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy Book 3

Samsung Unpacked 2023: everything announced

Samsung has just revealed their upcoming family of Samsung Galaxy devices, including the new Galaxy S23 smartphone family and their own Galaxy Book 3 premium laptops, all of which are to be released in the upcoming weeks. Touting their most advanced camera yet, next-level gaming performance, and an increased degree of sustainability and ecological consciousness in its production, there’s plenty to love about these new devices.

All of this was revealed during their Samsung Unpacked 2023 showcase, in which they shared with the world our first official look of all of their new devices. With a great focus on creating a connected experience between all of their devices, these new phones and laptops are capable of interacting seamlessly with one another to create an interconnected work environment.

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Galaxy S23 Ultra: productivity, gaming and next level performance

Samsung started off by showing off the new “Pro-Grade” camera of the S23 Ultra. This time we’re talking about awe-inspiring technology that mixes the best in hardware and software with AI solutions that help create brighter, sharper images. With 5 lenses that work in unison when shooting, the S23 Ultra includes a new Adaptive Pixel 200 MP sensor that manages to capture an enormous amount of detail, from long range panoramic photos to the close up imperfections of a surface. When working together, all five lenses are capable of shooting video in 8K at 30 FPS. As if that wasn’t enough, their front facing camera introduces a fast autofocus feature and their first “Super HDR” selfie camera, as well as video in 60fps.

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Bringing back their “Nightography” term from last year, Samsung also showcased the low-light functionality of their new phone: this new camera array can capture a higher level of light even at night to create bright images in every situation. The Galaxy S23 series optimizes photos and videos in a wide range of ambient conditions, correcting the visual noise that is common in low-light photos by using a new AI ISO (Image Signal Processing) algorithm that enhances object details and color tone. It’s even capable of identifying and separating objects in a picture from the background and foreground of an image to improve depth and detail.

Samsung revealed that, to prove how amazing their new cameras are, they worked alongside directors Ridley Scott and Na Hong-Jin to shoot entire films using the Galaxy S23 Ultra as their main camera. Scott created created a short titled “Behold”, to be released soon, in which he showcases the professional capabilities of the device. Hong-Jin created an action packed short titled “Faith”, which was filmed in extremely dark sets to demonstrate how the size of the phone and its low-light capabilities would be able to change the film industry by themselves.

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Galaxy S23 specs

Samsung also worked with Qualcomm to optimize their phone with the brand-new Snapdragon® 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform for Galaxy, the most powerful and efficient platform ever in a Samsung Galaxy smartphone and the fastest Snapdragon processor available today.

Their newly designed CPU micro-architecture boosts the processing power of the Galaxy S23 series by about 30% when compared to their previous iteration, the S22 series. This new chipset is not only what allows for a pro-grade camera experience, but also what allows it to have some great performance during all of its tasks.

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Apart from the return of smooth multitasking in which you’ll be able to use multiple apps at the same time without any significant slowdown, the S23 series has an optimized GPU meant to give gamers improved performance during playtime, designed especially for “power users”. The Galaxy S23 Ultra even comes ready to support real-time ray tracing in its efforts to bring a “PC-Like” gaming experience, pushing the mobile gaming scene forward by leaps and bounds.

Below you’ll find the full technical specs of Samsung's new family of mobile devices:

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Galaxy S23 series pricing and availability

The Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra will all be available in select markets on February 17, starting at $799, $999 and $1,199 respectively. Pre-orders for all models begin today.

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Galaxy Book3 series, a new way to work and play

Also announced during Samsung Unpacked 2023, the company presented its new generation of laptops, the Galaxy Book3 Ultra, Book3 Pro 360, and Book3 Pro. This new line offers a wide range of features and possibilities, all designed to cover the different needs of their users.

Each of these laptops offers different performance specifications. The Galaxy Book3 Pro features a thin and light design, the Galaxy Book3 Pro 360 provides a 2-in-1 convertible form factor, while the Galaxy Book3 Ultra offers ultra-high-performance computing.

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As a series, the Galaxy Book3 aims to present a seamless experience with other devices, while being both intuitive and familiar to users. Either with Microsoft Phone Link to connect your smartphone and provide phone-to-PC connectivity, continue your web sessions or even use your devices as a wireless hotspot. Users with a Galaxy Tab and Galaxy smartphones can also use Samsung Multi Control to use their devices as a single unit, enabling intuitive and easy use of the keyboard and trackpad, drag and drop, and copy and paste between devices. Meanwhile, users can use Second Screen to use their Galaxy Tab as an additional monitor.

Galaxy Book3 series Specs

These powerful laptops are powered by the 13th generation Intel Core family, and their GPU is an NVIDIA RTX GeForce 4070, perfect for everything from gaming to studio-grade graphics. It also features an AMOLED 2X display with 3K resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. The Galaxy Book 3 Ultra will be available in 16 inches, the Galaxy Book3 Pro will be available in 14 and 16 inches, and the Galaxy Book3 Pro 360 will be available in 16 inches.

Take a look at the specifications:

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Galaxy Book3 Series pricing and availability

Both the Galaxy Book3 Ultra and Galaxy Book3 Pro 360 will be available in select markets starting February 17, starting at $1,249 and $1,399 respectively. Pre-orders for both models begin today.

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Meanwhile, the Galaxy Book3 Ultra will be available starting February 22 for $2,199, with pre-orders starting February 14.


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