Think of the team tasked with keeping leaks of the Samsung Galaxy S23 to a minimum as there is something new almost every day and the latest preview we have to share with you is a hands-on video.
Posted on Twitter by @sondesix (opens in a new tab) from a source on Instagram (via Check the notebook (opens in a new tab)), it appears the video was shot in a retail store in Nicaragua. We’ll take a close look at the Ultra model in green, as well as a clip from the phone’s camera in action.
The hands-on video doesn’t really tell us much we didn’t know about the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra’s successor, but it’s interesting to see the phone in the real world – and it matches the leaked renders we’ve already seen.
Choose your color
We also see pictures of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra in black, green, cream and lavender, the same colors previously published on the web by unofficial sources. In this case, the previous information seems to be largely correct.
It has the same source as well published photos (opens in a new tab) Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra in a cream color that seems to come from Facebook Marketplace. The phone is clearly making its way to retailers around the world, hence the latest batch of leaks.
There has been a flood of Galaxy S23 leaks in recent weeks, and Samsung doesn’t have much to reveal. We’ll get our first official look at the new phones, including the Ultra model, at the next Samsung Unpacked event on Wednesday, February 1.
Analysis: a well leaking smartphone
We’re used to reporting leaks on upcoming phones, from the Google Pixel 8 to the Apple iPhone 15 – but even by phone industry standards, a lot has been revealed about the Galaxy S23 ahead of its launch.
This may worry Samsung’s management: no doubt they want to keep as much as possible secret until the phone is officially unveiled. All these leaks can dampen the excitement surrounding the big launch of the Samsung Galaxy S23 in February.
On the other hand, they are certainly a sign of interest in the flagship. Having so many leaks around the phone is probably slightly better than having no one talk about it at all – which is the case with many other phones on the market.
The problem is that once a device is in production, instead of being developed in-house, many third parties are involved. This makes it very difficult to keep everything under control as Samsung reveals ahead of the February 1 event.