First Galaxy S23 detail surfaces as reported plans for a third foldable from Samsung get called into doubt
A few days ago, word surfaced from multiple quarters indicating that Samsung had concrete plans to launch a third foldable phone this year alongside the Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4 in August. It appears, however, that those reports may have been a tad too optimistic.
While leaker Ice Universe announced that the supposed slidable would be codenamed "Diamond", that looks to have been wrong. According to supply chain insider Ross Young, "Diamond" is actually the codename for the Galaxy S23 scheduled to launch early next year, not a foldable phone at all.
Those earlier reports claimed that the third Samsung foldable phone was already scheduled to go into production imminently but Ross Young seems to indicate that the phone isn't on the cards for a release. Not this year, either way. Supposedly, earlier information pointed at the foldable going into production at the end of the year, which would imply a 2023 release, but even those plans appeared to have been shelved. As it stands, it looks unlikely that Samsung releases a third foldable device anytime soon. We'll keep you updated, though.
We hear Samsung’s Project Diamond is the S23…Doesn’t look like a 3rd foldable device this year. But now we know what S23 is called internally…— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) March 24, 2022
We previously had the Samsung slidable starting production by the end of 2022, then we heard it was pushed out. Will have to confirm if it was pulled back in or not. Thanks.— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) March 24, 2022