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Can you believe that it’s been almost a year since the Galaxy S22 lineup was released? Samsung’s current flagship is still largely considered to be the best, but in less than 24 hours, the Galaxy S23 is set to be unveiled to the world. Hopefully, you’re as excited as we are, and if you haven’t claimed your reservation, you still have time!
It wasn’t long after the Galaxy S22 series hit store shelves before we started hearing rumors about what Samsung could offer with a successor. Following years of struggling with its own Exynos processor, rumors started suggesting that Samsung would tap Qualcomm for all models of the Galaxy S23, including those in regions traditionally powered by Exynos chips. Obviously, Samsung pivoting to Qualcomm for all of its chip needs could be a big deal as it would give everyone the same experience, something that hasn’t been the case in a very long time.
As we entered the summer of 2022, much of the focus naturally went to the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4, while everything on the Galaxy S23 front was pretty quiet. This all started to change in September, with Ice Universe sharing the supposed dimensions of the Galaxy S23 lineup. These gave us little hope of a major redesign, as all three devices would largely remain the same, with only minor differences in the dimensions.
Shortly following Ice Universe’s leak, we got our first glimpse at some renders of the Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus courtesy of Onleaks. What really stood out was that instead of having the unique camera bump on the back, these renders showed the S23 and S23 Plus would adopt the S22 Ultra’s design with a slab of glass and cutouts for the triple camera setups and the flash. And while this might offer a cleaner look overall, there doesn’t seem to be a good explanation as to why Samsung would make these kinds of changes.