Rumored Samsung Tech We Cannot Wait to See in 2023

Rumored Samsung Tech We Cannot Wait to See in 2023

With the Galaxy S23 household anticipated to reach subsequent month, there’s so much that Samsung followers get to be enthusiastic about. However the firm usually launches new foldable telephones and wearables in August, and it generally surprises us with different new devices earlier than then.

Although Samsung usually releases new merchandise throughout many classes, together with TVs, dwelling home equipment and displays, I am most eager about the place its cell gadgets are headed. Samsung is likely one of the world’s largest smartphone makers by market share, which means it has extra affect than most different tech corporations on the gadgets we feature in our pockets every day. Wearables have additionally change into a big a part of how Samsung intends to distinguish its telephones from these of different Android gadget makers, because it seeks to create an online of merchandise that hold customers hooked, a lot the identical manner as Apple.

Listed below are the rumored Samsung merchandise I am most excited to see this 12 months primarily based on rumors, leaks and the corporate’s traditional product launch schedule. 

Galaxy S23 lineup

Rumored Samsung Tech We Cannot Wait to See in 2023

The Samsung Galaxy S22 lineup

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Samsung makes lots of telephones, however the Galaxy S23 lineup normally showcases one of the best of what it has to supply. The Galaxy S23 household is anticipated to make its debut on the firm’s Unpacked occasion on Feb. 1 and can seemingly launch shortly thereafter. The usual S23 and S23 Plus are anticipated to get a basic refresh that may most probably embody a brand new processor, a barely up to date design and possibly some digital camera enhancements.

However the top-of-the-line Extremely is the place Samsung devotes most of its digital camera prowess. The brand new mannequin is anticipated to get a 200-megapixel digital camera, seemingly powered by the brand new picture sensor Samsung introduced on Jan. 16. That chip guarantees to ship larger decision together with higher efficiency in difficult circumstances, as my colleague Stephen Shankland wrote. Reaching each is normally troublesome as a result of the upper the decision, the smaller the pixels. And smaller pixels sometimes cannot collect as a lot mild, which might have a direct impression on picture high quality. 

We’ll know extra when Samsung introduces the Galaxy S23 lineup. However I am trying ahead to seeing whether or not that anticipated soar in digital camera decision truly makes an enormous distinction in on a regular basis use. 

Galaxy Z Fold 5

A Galaxy Z Fold 4 on a yellow couch

The Galaxy Z Fold 4

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Samsung’s subsequent phone-tablet hybrid may very well be the primary to have an embedded S Pen, based on a report from The Elec. That not solely means the stylus can be included freed from cost, however the cellphone would additionally embody a slot for storing it identical to on the S22 Extremely. If you wish to use an S Pen with the Galaxy Z Fold 4, you will should buy it individually, and there is no mechanism for attaching it to or storing it within the cellphone with out shopping for a case.

It is a seemingly small addition, however one that might make the Galaxy Z Fold 5 rather more helpful as a productiveness gadget. It will additionally give the Galaxy Z Fold 5 a clearer goal and will enhance its attraction amongst early adopters, artists and notetakers. Samsung may goal the identical viewers of consumers that is normally within the Galaxy Extremely or its earlier Galaxy Observe gadgets.

Samsung sometimes releases new foldable telephones in August, so we count on to listen to extra round that timeframe. Along with the rumors round an included S Pen, the Z Fold 5 will seemingly have the routine upgrades to the processor and digital camera. What I am actually hoping for, nevertheless, is new software program that makes higher use of the cellphone’s big display screen and a foldable show with a much less noticeable crease.

Galaxy Z Flip 5

The Galaxy Z Flip 4 closed in someone's hand

The quilt display screen is equivalent to the one on the Galaxy Z Flip 3.

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Samsung’s pocket-friendly foldable will even seemingly get an improve round August, identical to the anticipated Z Fold 5. The Galaxy Z Flip 4 already will get lots of issues proper, and it is some of the sensible and reasonably priced foldable telephones out there. But there are many methods Samsung can and will enhance the Z Flip. Samsung’s flip cellphone may benefit from a bigger cowl display screen, longer battery life and an upgraded digital camera that brings it nearer to these discovered on the Galaxy S collection, for instance.

However the greatest motive I am eager about seeing what’s subsequent for the Z Flip is due to its worth. The cellphone begins at $1,000 and is usually out there for much less with an eligible trade-in, making the worth just like that of a regular, non-foldable premium cellphone. Samsung additionally saved the Galaxy Z Flip 3 in its lineup and dropped its worth by $100 following the Z Flip 4’s launch. That additional suggests the Z Flip is shaping as much as be Samsung’s extra reasonably priced foldable cellphone choice. 

A Galaxy Z Flip 5 with a more moderen processor, higher digital camera and bigger cowl display screen for a similar worth because the Z Flip 4 (or maybe slightly cheaper) may very well be some of the compelling foldables but.

Galaxy VR headset

Samsung Gear VR 2017

A photograph of Samsung’s Gear VR headset, which required a smartphone to work, from 2017.

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It is already shaping as much as be an enormous 12 months for digital and augmented actuality headsets. Apple is anticipated to introduce a VR headset, and the PlayStation VR 2 and HTC Vive XR are coming subsequent month. Samsung has been surprisingly absent from the VR house in recent times, and these developments make me marvel if that may quickly change. 

A report from the ETNews suggests which will certainly be the case. The Korean information website reported in December that Samsung would launch an prolonged actuality headset for builders in 2023, based on an English translation of the story. Prolonged is abbreviated as “XR” within the story, hinting that this headset might mix features of digital and augmented actuality.

A brand new sort of Galaxy foldable

Samsung showcased its show ideas at CES 2023.

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Samsung hasn’t talked about plans for future foldables past the Galaxy Z Fold and Galaxy Z Flip collection, however it actually has loads of concepts to select from. At CES 2023, Samsung showcased its line of “Flex” show ideas, together with the appropriately named Flex Hybrid. That gadget has a foldable, tablet-size display screen that extends by sliding out when opened to offer much more display screen house.

The Flex Hybrid caught my eye, although, as a result of I can perceive the potential behind foldable tablets. Tablets are inherently bigger than telephones, so the power to make them extra transportable by folding them in half appears extra obligatory. Tablets are additionally normally used as secondary gadgets for duties like watching motion pictures, studying, or getting work finished. Having a show that might morph to suit totally different circumstances appears fascinating. 

It is unclear whether or not any of those will graduate into actual merchandise. Nevertheless it’s necessary to recollect the Galaxy Z Fold began as an idea, too. 

Galaxy Watch 6

The Galaxy Watch 5 on someone's wrist with a yellow background

The Galaxy Watch 5

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Samsung hasn’t talked about something about its future smartwatch plans, and there have not been any leaks or rumors in regards to the Galaxy Watch 6 but. But when the corporate follows its traditional schedule, we should always see new Galaxy Watches in August. They may seemingly have the identical well being sensors discovered within the Galaxy Watch 5 and 5 Professional, which embody these for measuring physique composition, blood oxygen and taking an ECG amongst others. There’s additionally a pores and skin temperature sensor that also is not energetic but within the Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Professional. 

Samsung’s Exynos W920 chip that powers the Galaxy Watch 5, enabled higher efficiency for 3D graphics like emoji avatars and quicker app launches. It is unclear whether or not Samsung will develop a brand new chip for the Galaxy Watch 6, however I hope to see longer battery life regardless. Since Apple and Qualcomm have each made efforts to develop the performance of smartwatches in low-power mode, it would not be shocking to see Samsung take this route, too.

Samsung is already experimenting with totally different alternatives for its wearables and telephones to work collectively in new methods. For instance, it just lately introduced a software program replace for the Galaxy Buds 2 Professional that may allow the buds to seize 360-degree audio when recording video with a Galaxy cellphone. It additionally expanded the Digicam Controller app for the Galaxy Watch 4 and 5 to incorporate zooming assist. Hopefully we’ll see extra of this with the Galaxy Watch 6. 

We’ll know extra about Samsung’s future plans for its cell gadget after its subsequent Unpacked occasion on Feb. 1. But when Samsung’s 2023 launch cycle is something like final 12 months’s, we are able to count on to see a few of these merchandise and presumably extra.