We’ve beforehand heard that Samsung plans to deliver ahead the discharge of its flagship Galaxy S24 smartphones a month to January 2024. However now, because of a report from Korean website SBS Biz, we now have a number of extra particulars of Samsung’s plans in addition to a possible date to pencil in your diary: Wednesday, January 17.
If previous kind is something to go by, that signifies that the telephones themselves will likely be in the stores two weeks later — February 2, if Samsung sticks to a Friday launch day.
Whereas the Galaxy S23 household arrived at an occasion on February 1 final 12 months, Samsung will apparently go two weeks earlier. The location provides that when once more, the disclosing will happen in San Francisco, highlighting the US as “Apple’s house market” with the suggestion being that it needs to maintain the “iPhone 15 collection in examine” in addition to make up for “sluggish” semiconductor gross sales efficiency.
The 17 January date is concerning the earliest level that Samsung may sensibly go at. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset isn’t but accessible in any handsets you should buy, in any case.
The primary is more likely to be the Xiaomi 14, and possibly in December, however going within the saturated Christmas interval is dangerous and would dampen gross sales of Samsung’s older handsets. Transferring into January, the month kicks off with the CES commerce present between the ninth and twelfth, which may simply see Samsung overshadowed, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. vacation falls on January 15.
That leaves the seventeenth as the very best early time for Samsung to go — it will not be dramatically sooner than when the S23 premiered, however it’s a way forward of 2017’s Galaxy S8 which was introduced on March 29, and didn’t go on sale till April 21.
Whereas Samsung has to attend for Qualcomm to plot its subsequent units, that doesn’t essentially imply your cellphone can have the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset. As reported by The Elec, Qualcomm has confirmed it would solely energy the “majority market share” — which means that Samsung will proceed to make use of Exynos in different areas.
A technique of avoiding this? Shopping for the Samsung Galaxy S24 Extremely, which apparently has the Snapdragon chipset no matter the place you purchase it — maybe as a result of its AI smarts are vital for the cellphone’s upcoming digital camera superpower.