Think about the team tasked with keeping the Samsung Galaxy S23 leaks to a minimum, because something new is coming out almost every day these days, and the latest preview we had to share with you was a hands-on video.
retweet to twitter @sondesix (opens in a new tab) From Instagram source (via Notebookcheck (opens in a new tab)), the video appears to have been filmed by a retail store in Nicaragua. We can clearly see the green Ultra model, as well as a clip of the phone’s camera in use.
The hands-on video doesn’t really tell us much we don’t know yet about the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra’s successor, but it’s fun to see the phone in the real world — and it matches our leaked renders. You have seen it.
choose your color
We can also see photos of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra in black, green, cream, and lavender, the same colors previously posted to the web by unofficial sources. In this case, the advance information seems to be largely correct.
Homologous post photo (opens in a new tab) The cream color of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra appears to have been obtained from the Facebook Marketplace. The phone is apparently making its way to retail stores around the world, hence the latest batch of leaks.
There have been a ton of Galaxy S23 leaks in recent weeks, and Samsung hasn’t left 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: Leaked smartphones
From the Google Pixel 8 to Apple’s iPhone 15, we’re used to reporting leaks on upcoming phones — but even by mobile industry standards, there was a ton of Galaxy S23 info leaked ahead of launch.
That could irritate Samsung executives: No doubt they want to keep as much secrecy as possible ahead of the phone’s official launch. All of these leaks will dilute the excitement surrounding Samsung’s big Galaxy S23 launch event in February.
On the other hand, they are certainly a sign of interest in flagships. There are so many bugs around the phone that it’s probably better than no one talking about it at all — and that’s the case with plenty of other phones on the market.
The problem is that once a device is in production, instead of being developed in-house, there are many third parties involved. As Samsung discovered ahead of its Feb. 1 event, that makes it very difficult to keep everything under wraps.