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

The wait is almost over.
February 16, 2023

The launch of the Samsung Galaxy S23 series had been hotly anticipated for months and it finally became official at Galaxy Unpacked at the start of the month. It’s been announced, but when will the actual Galaxy S23 release date be on which you can go and buy it? Keep reading to find out.


Samsung officially announced the Samsung Galaxy S23 release date on February 1, confirming it will go up for pre-orders from that date and will be available in-store from February 17. That's tomorrow!


When is the Samsung Galaxy S23 release date?

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra colorways 4
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The Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event was held on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at 1:00 PM ET. The Galaxy S23 was announced as expected, and it is available for pre-order right now. For all the details of 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?

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No, you can’t go and physically get an upgrade to the Galaxy S23 just yet.

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. It’s the exact same drill this year. If you pre-order now then it will be shipped by February 17 — they often ship a couple of days earlier in the hope you’ll receive the phone on the release date. You can also buy the phone off the shelf from that date.

What other products did Samsung announce at the 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?

S23 Ultra vs S22 Ultra in hand
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Yes, and wherever you are, the wait is almost over. February 17 is the Galaxy S23 release date in many regions such as the USA, Canada, Australia, the UK, and mainland Europe. In India, it will hit the shelves a few days later on February 23.

We also know that 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.”

Top Samsung Galaxy S23 questions and answers

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

Three Galaxy S23 phones were launched at the Unpacked event: the regular Galaxy S23, the Galaxy S23 Plus, and the Galaxy S23 Ultra.

The Galaxy S23 series starts from $800 for the base S23 to $1,200 for the S23 Ultra in the US.

The Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus have slightly larger batteries than their respective predecessors. Combined with other upgrades to the Galaxy S23 specs, we’ll likely see improved battery life across all three models.