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Samsung Galaxy S23 release date: When is the S23 shipping?

A launch date hasn't been officially announced yet, but it might as well have been.
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February 1, 2023

The launch of the Samsung Galaxy S23 series has been hotly anticipated for months but today at Galaxy Unpacked it finally became official. It’s arriving today, but when will it actually release to customers? Keep reading to find out.

THE SHORT ANSWER 

Samsung officially announced the Samsung Galaxy S23 release date on February 1, confirming it will go up for pre-orders from today and will be available in-store starting February 17.


KEY SECTIONS

When is the Samsung Galaxy S23 coming out?

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Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event was announced for Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at 1:00 PM ET. It is available for pre-order right now. For more deals and promotions, check out our Galaxy S23 pricing and deals guide.

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Will the Galaxy S23 be available to buy right at launch?

No, you can’t go and physically get a Galaxy S23 from today.

In recent years, Samsung has launched the latest flagship phones at Galaxy Unpacked events and made them available for pre-order on the same day. That’s the exact same drill this year. You can actually buy the phone in person come February 17.

See also: Samsung Galaxy S23 series battery life: What to expect?

What other products did Samsung announce at S23 launch event?

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In addition to the Galaxy S23 series, Samsung also announced its new Galaxy Book 3 range. 

The lineup includes the 14-inch Galaxy Book 3, 16-inch Galaxy Book 3 Pro, 14-inch Galaxy Book 3 360, and the 16-inch Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360. There’s also a new Ultra model, which offers even more premium specs and features.

Will the Galaxy S23 series be available globally?

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Yes, though we don’t have specific dates for when they’ll be available in every region just yet. We do know you won’t see an Exynos variant, as Samsung and Qualcomm announced a deal that will see Galaxy S23 phones powered by Snapdragon chips “globally.”

Read more: Five things we want to see from Samsung in 2023

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Top Samsung Galaxy S23 questions and answers

Samsung hosted the Galaxy Unpacked event at the Masonic Auditorium in San Francisco on Feb 1, 2023.

We expect Samsung to release three Galaxy S23 phones: the regular Galaxy S23, the Galaxy S23 Plus, and the Galaxy S23 Ultra.

The Galaxy S23 series will start from $800 for the base S23 to $1200 for the S23 Ultra.