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samsung semi-annual Unpacking The event was held in San Francisco on Wednesday and debuted a new collection of phones and laptops.Samsung has begun a revamp of its flagship Galaxy S line. Galaxy S23, S23 Plus and S23 UltraThe company also Upgraded Galaxy Book Pro Laptopwhich includes the Book 3 Pro and Book 3 Pro 360, plus a new high-end sibling for the family, the Book 3 Ultra.
Along with the new products, Samsung, Google and Qualcomm are Partnership to develop mixed reality platformThe words were heavy, but the details were light.
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All new phones have been upgraded to the latest generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip “for the Galaxy”, which is a custom version of the processor theoretically optimized by the company to make it even better with ray tracing. It achieves better graphics and faster AI processing.
The chip further enhances the phone’s computational photography capabilities, including improved low-light performance and more intelligent processing of selfies. Its front-facing camera has also been standardized across the product line, with resolution up from 10 megapixels on the S22 and S22 Plus, but of the S22 Ultra 40 megapixels. The speed improvements will allow you to record 1080p for slow motion at 120 frames per second, and you should get better results from 60 fps.
Samsung also introduced Synchronization between Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Samsung PC with this generation.
Galaxy S23 Ultra
The design is relatively unchanged, so the biggest (literal) update to the top-of-the-line S23 Ultra is the New 200 million pixel camera Uses the Isocell HP2 sensor – about twice the resolution of its predecessor Galaxy S22 Ultra. again, pixel bin Blocks of 4 pixels or 16 pixels for better tonal quality for smaller images or lower resolution for others and more manageable file sizes.
A new sensor is also responsible for the improvement. Most notably, there are larger wells within the pixels that allow more light to be absorbed, making your photos and videos better overall.
Other camera improvements include better optical image stabilization, and wide-angle video capture and 8K at 30fps (up from 24fps). Samsung’s own camera software also integrates well with the native camera app.
Many new colors are available: Black, Cream, Green and Lavender are currently available. Samsung also says it has increased its use of marine plastics and pre-consumer waste.
Phone prices start at $1,200 (£1,249, AU$1,949). Ships February 17th. Pre-orders have already started.
Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus
The appearance of the base model and the large step-up model has remained largely unchanged.
Both phones’ batteries are boosted by 200 mAh, up to 3,900 mAh on the S23 and up to 4,700 mAh on the S23 Plus. Plus now has an entry storage capacity of 256 GB.
The Galaxy S23 starts at $800 (£849, AU$1,349) and the S23 Plus starts at $1,000 (£1,049, AU$1,649). It is available for pre-order now and will ship on February 17th.
Galaxy Book 3 Ultra
Without discrete graphics and high-end processors, Samsung’s Pro models of laptops didn’t feel “pro”. So here comes the new Galaxy Book 3 Ultra. Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050 or 4070 GPU Until at least the 13th generation Core i9 CPUs add options to Samsung’s offerings.
Other features include a 16:10, 2,880×1,800 pixel OLED display that supports a 120Hz refresh rate. 1080p webcam; quad-speaker audio system; It also has more ports than the Galaxy Book 2 Pro, with a USB-A port and HDMI 2.0 output combined with two Thunderbolt USB-C ports, a microSD card slot and a headphone jack. At 16.5 mm thick and weighing 4 lbs (1.8 kg), it’s a bit heavy for the family.
Core i7 and RTX 4050 configurations starting at $2,400. The Core i9/RTX 4070 model is $3,000. UK and Australian prices were not immediately apparent.
Galaxy Book 3 Pro and Pro 360
A 16-inch, 16:10 screen, upgraded camera, audio and port configurations are also included in the clamshell and 2-in-1 downline models. The Galaxy Book 3 Pro is 4mm thinner and about 8 ounces lighter than the Ultra. There’s also a 14-inch model that weighs 2.6 pounds (1.2 kilograms).
The 16-inch Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360 two-in-one comes with one of Samsung’s better S Pens, and it’s also the only model that comes with optional 5G wireless.
The Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Ultra and Pro and Pro 360 laptops are available for pre-order now on Samsung’s site, with the Pro models expected to start shipping on February 17th.