With the With the Galaxy Note family officially out for good and the Galaxy S22 trio slowly getting long in the tooth, it seems only natural that the undivided attention of many hardcore Samsung fans should be directed towards the fast approaching Galaxy S23 series.
Wait a minute, it’s still March 2021, which means the S22, S22+ and S22 Ultra aren’t even a month old. But while it’s definitely too early for buyers of these Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 powerhouses to consider an upgrade, the S23 family is already in the news.
Samsung’s crown jewel gets an apt codename
To illustrate this, here’s how each recent hero device in the Galaxy S series was named before an official announcement:
- Galaxy S22 Family – Rainbow (R – S22; G – S22 Plus; B – S22 Ultra)
- Galaxy S21 – Unbound (aka Galaxy U)
- Galaxy S20 – Hubble
- Galaxy S10 – Beyond
- Galaxy S9 – Star
- Galaxy S8 – Dream
- Galaxy S7 – Lucky Project
In short, we’re not expecting next year’s Galaxy S23 family to include a diamond-encrusted model or anything, but perhaps that choice suggests Samsung is working on ruggedness and durability at long term of its high-end handsets.
Here’s the bad news
No rollable Samsung phone is expected to see the light of day this year after all.
But perhaps the best news in all of this is that the Galaxy S23 leaked games are practically officially underway now that the codename is out of the bag, which generally makes it much easier for insiders to find information and to convey them to the masses. Who’s ready to feast on some juicy “Diamond” treats?