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Week 2 in review: Galaxy S23 series’ are coming on February 1

Ever since September, every end-of-the-week recap we’ve done has featured at least some Galaxy S23 stories. It gets to the point that you’d think we’ve seen all the Galaxy S23 series leaks possible, yet week after week we get new elements of the puzzle.

The biggest of the many S23 stories this week was the confirmation that Samsung officially confirmed it will hold the series announcement on February 1. The Unpacked event will begin at 6 PM UTC and will be streamed live. And Samsung opened the booking for the S23 series at the same time.

Earlier in the week, we got official promo videos of the Galaxy S23 series but those have been taken down since. A few days later, we got official press renders, showing finished versions of the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra.

Capping off the S23-related content, we got to see dummies of the three phones for size comparison.

Meanwhile we published our Samsung OneUI 5.0 review and you guys really liked that.

Beyond camp Samsung we saw the Redmi Note 12, Redmi Note 12 Pro, and Redmi Note 12 Pro+ go on sale in India. The Redmi Note 12 has a base price of INR17,999 ($220/€205), whereas the Note 12 Pro and Note 12 Pro+ start at INR24,999 ($305/€285) and INR29,999 ($370/€340), respectively.

Windows ended support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 so if you’re running either, you should consider updating.

Those were the key stories of week number 2 but you can find the full list below. See you in a week!

The design is surely finalized by now. We have less than a month until the S23 series launches.


First Samsung Galaxy S23 teaser videos hit the web

The teasers focus on the camera – specifically the resolution and low-light performance on the Galaxy S23 Ultra.


Samsung Galaxy One UI 5.0 (Android 13) review

Samsung’s already good One UI just got even better.


The Elec: All iPhone 15 models will bring Dynamic Island, iPhone 16 Pro to debut UD Face ID

Apple has allegedly made orders to its display suppliers for more Dynamic Island panels.


Redmi Note 12, Note 12 Pro, and Note 12 Pro+ go on sale in India

The Pro+ comes with 200MP camera and 120W charging.


Samsung Galaxy A34 and A54 leak in official renders ahead of launch

Both phones are expected to debut on January 18.


Samsung reportedly improved Galaxy S23 Ultra stabilization and focus performance

The loudspeaker will deliver better bass and the phone is equipped with capable microphones, writes Ice Universe.


Apple iPhone 15 trial production commences in China

Apple is also trying to reduce its reliance on Chinese manufacturing.


Huawei P60 and P60 Pro rumored to launch in March with better cameras, screens and batteries

The Pro will allegedly use a new IMX888 sensor, plus a higher res 50MP ultra wide camera and probably the same 64MP periscope module.


The LeEco S1 Pro is a cheap iPhone lookalike for China

It even has a Dynamic Island.


Samsung Galaxy S23 press materials leak, new Purple shade pictured

The color might be exclusive to Samsung’s store.


Galaxy A series device with 120 Hz screen officially coming on January 18, A54 most likely

It could also be the A34 if the rumors were wrong about its screen’s refresh rate.


Report: Samsung to launch two Galaxy S24 models instead of three

The phone maker is also considering reducing the number of models of its A series.


It's official: Samsung Galaxy S23 Unpacked event is happening on February 1

The event will be held in San Francisco, which will be the first in-person Unpacked event in three years.


Samsung opens booking for Galaxy S23 series ahead of announcement

Users can also reserve the next Galaxy Book laptop.


Apple again rumored to forego actual buttons on the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max

Instead the high-end duo will get solid state buttons with additional Taptic Engines simulating the lost physicality.


Realme 10 launches in India

Open sales start on January 15 at 12AM.


Apple Watch found guilty of infringing several patents, import could be suspended

It’s about the pulse oximetry used in Apple’s smartwatches.


Xiaomi 13 Lite appears on Google Play Console

It looks like a rebranded Xiaomi Civi 2.


Microsoft's Surface Duo 3 will have a foldable screen

The company is finally ditching the dual flat displays.


Windows ends support for Windows 7, Windows 8.1 is getting the axe too

It’s time to upgrade to Windows 10 or 11.


Oppo Reno 8T appears online in 4G and 5G variants

Both phones are expected to launch with Android 13 out of the box.


Oppo A56s debuts with familiar design and specs

It’s a rebranded Oppo A57.


Xiaomi tipped to release a flagship with Leica cameras at MWC 2023

Could it be the 12S Ultra successor?


Samsung to introduce a new Galaxy Book 3 Ultra lightweight laptop

It is said to be lighter than a Dell XPS 15 and an Apple MacBook Pro. There should be new Pro and Pro 360 models as well.


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