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Samsung’s telephone chief has excessive hopes for the Galaxy S23 sequence, the Fold 5 and the Flip 5

Coming off of a poor yr for smartphone gross sales on the whole with shipments down 11.3% year-over-year for 2022, (18.3% for the fourth quarter), Samsung’s TM Roh may be too optimistic. Roh, the pinnacle of Samsung’s Cellular eXperience Enterprise, is contemporary off his newest gig as MC of the corporate’s newest Unpacked occasion held earlier this week. And through a press convention held after the Galaxy S23 sequence was launched, the chief mentioned his expectations for the brand new line and the upcoming Fold and Flip foldables.
In accordance with Korean on-line publication The Investor (through SamMobile), Roh stated that even with weak world financial situations, he expects the Galaxy S23 sequence to be a hit. He expects annual gross sales for each the Galaxy S23 line and the Galaxy Z foldables “to develop globally by double digits in comparison with final yr.” The manager added, “Regardless of the unfavorable financial situations, our premium methods will assist us lead the market.”

Roh is optimistic concerning the Galaxy S23 sequence due to the enhancements it made to the cameras, software program, and efficiency of those telephones. Notably, Samsung’s 200MP ISOCELL HP2 picture sensor drives the Broad digicam on the again of the Galaxy S23 Extremely. The latter also needs to take smoother movies and the low-light images of the road has been taken to a brand new stage. As for the efficiency of the brand new telephones, they’re all powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy chipset which options an overclocked X-3 “high-performance” core.

Samsung not too long ago reported its 2022 earnings and stated {that a} drop in smartphone shipments was one of many causes behind a 16% decline in working earnings to the equal of $351.7 billion. For 2022, Samsung remained the worldwide chief in smartphone shipments and captured 22% of the worldwide market. The corporate delivered 257.9 million smartphones final yr. Later this yr, Samsung will release the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5.

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Sales for 2022’s Galaxy S22 line came in at around 24 million units which means that the Galaxy S23 series needs to sell more than 26 million units says Roh. A double-digit increase in sales for the Galaxy S23 line would work out to sales of 26.4 million phones. He also discussed the pricing of the new phones. “We had so many difficulties deciding the prices…We had to consider multiple variables, including the price jump in raw materials and the increased volatility in the Korean won exchange rates,” Roh said.

Samsung didn’t change the pricing in the U.S. where the Galaxy S23 starts at $799.99, the Galaxy S23+ begins at $999.99, and the Galaxy S23 Ultra costs $1,199.99 and up. In other countries, Samsung raised its prices slightly. Pre-orders for the line are currently being accepted and the phones will be released on February 17th.



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