Samsung is holding its next Galaxy Unpacked event on February 1, teases camera improvements – TechCrunch
Samsung announced today that it will be hosting the next Galaxy Unpacked event on February 1 at 10:30 a.m. PT/1:30 p.m. ET. The company is expected to announce the S23 series of phones at its first in-person event in three years. The South Korean tech giant is holding this event in San Fransico with a slogan “Get ready to share the epic”.
While Samsung’s press announcement only contained a GIF indicating multiple camera arrays, it posted teasers on Weibo hinting at high-megapixel sensors and improved low-light photography. The first teaser read, “Wow-worthy resolution is coming soon,” while the second teaser read, “Great night shots are coming soon.”
Samsung used a 108-megapixel sensor in the S22 Ultra last year. Teasers released by the company indicated that it could use Samsung’s own 200-megapixel sensor, launched last October, in the S23 Ultra.
The company’s latest phone will likely be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor. While there may be small design changes and spec bumps in the lineup, it won’t be as drastic as deciding to dedicate an S-Pen slot in S22 Ultra and effectively removing its Galaxy Note lineup.
Just like last year, Samsung is allowing customers to reserve the new flagship device without hearing about it in exchange for $50 Samsung Store credit. Fortunately, buyers will have the choice not to buy the device at all.
Samsung strategically places this event between the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas, which has just ended, and the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, scheduled for the end of February.
Last week, the Korean technology company released its results for the quarter ending in December, posting record profits for the past eight years. The company blamed the economic downturn and falling demand for smartphones as the main reasons for the numbers.