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Samsung’s semi-annual Removed from the container event was held in San Francisco on Wednesday and debuted a collection of new phones and laptops. Samsung has introduced an update to its flagship Galaxy S line of phones — Galaxy S23, S23 Plus and S23 Ultra. The company also held its own presentation upgraded Galaxy Book Pro laptopsThe Book 3 Pro and Book 3 Pro 360, along with the new high-end sibling to the family, the Book 3 Ultra.

Along with new products, Samsung, Google and Qualcomm a partnership to develop a mixed reality platform. It was heavy on words but light on details.

You can also check with us archived live blog from the event if you feel like reading a play-by-play.

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All the new phones have been upgraded to the latest-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip “for Galaxy” — a special version of the processor that the company has theoretically optimized for faster performance, better graphics with ray tracing, and faster AI processing.

The chip enables further improvements to the phones’ computing photography capabilities, such as improved low-light performance and smarter processing for selfies. This front-facing camera has also been normalized across the product line, with resolution up 10 megapixels from the S22 and S22 Plus, but a drop from the camera. S22 Ultra 40 megapixels. The improved speed also allows recording at 120 frames per second in 1080p for slow motion from 60 frames per second, which will give better results.

Samsung also introduced Synchronization between Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Samsung computers with this generation.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra

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Galaxy S23 Ultra

The biggest (literally) update to the top-of-the-line S23 Ultra, as the design remains relatively unchanged new 200 megapixel camera Using the Isocell HP2 sensor — it nearly doubles the resolution of its predecessor Galaxy S22 Ultra. He can too pixel box in blocks of four or 16 pixels for smaller images with better tonal quality, or other, lower resolutions for more manageable file sizes.

The new sensor is also responsible for the improvements. Most importantly, it has larger wells in the pixels to absorb more light, which can make photos and videos look better on the board.

Other camera improvements include better optical image stabilization and the ability to capture video at a wider angle and 8K at 30fps (up from 24fps). Samsung’s own camera app integrates better with the native camera app.

New colors abound: Black, cream, green and lavender are now available. Samsung also said it is increasing its use of ocean-bound plastics and pre-consumer waste.

The phone starts at $1,200 (£1,249, US$1,949). Shipped on February 17; pre-orders have already started.

Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus

The edges of the base model and the larger stepped model are largely unchanged.

Both phones get a 200mAh battery boost to 3900mAh for the S23 and 4700mAh for the S23 Plus. The Plus has higher onboard storage, now 256GB.

The Galaxy S23 starts at $800 (£849, US$1,349), while the S23 Plus starts at $1,000 (£1,049, US$1,649). You can pre-order them now and they will ship on February 17th.

Top-down view of the keyboard of a Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Ultra laptop sitting on a white table.


Galaxy Book 3 Ultra

Without discrete graphics or a high-end processor, Samsung’s Pro models of laptops didn’t really feel “pro.” So now you have either the new Galaxy Book 3 Ultra Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050 or 4070 GPU and at least up to the 13th generation Core i9 CPU to add choice to Samsung’s offerings.

Other features include a 16:10, 2880×1800 pixel OLED display that supports a 120Hz refresh rate; 1080p webcam; four-speaker audio system; and more ports than the Galaxy Book 2 Pro, with a USB-A port and HDMI 2.0 output combining two Thunderbolt USB-C ports, a microSD card slot, and a headphone jack. At 16.5 mm thick and 4 pounds (1.8 kg), it’s a bit heavier for its family.

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The Core i7 and RTX 4050 configuration starts at $2,400; The Core i9/RTX 4070 model is sold for $3,000. UK and Australian prices were not immediately available.

Galaxy Book 3 Pro and Pro 360

16-inch, 16:10 screens and improved camera, audio, and port configurations also come on lower-line models with clamshells and two-in-ones. Compared to the Galaxy Book 3 Pro Ultra, it is 4 mm thinner and about 8 ounces lighter. It also comes in a 14-inch model that weighs 2.6 pounds (1.2 kilograms).

The 16-inch Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360 comes with one of Samsung’s excellent two-in-one S Pens, and it’s also the only model to come with optional 5G wireless.

The Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Ultra and Pro and Pro 360 notebooks are available for pre-order now on Samsung’s website, and the Pro models are expected to start shipping on February 17.

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