Samsung may have unintentionally confirmed that it will unveil next-generation flagship phones at the beginning of February, according to news from 9to5Google. The company’s Colombian website recently published a page that mentioned a Galaxy Unpacked event scheduled for February 1st, 2023, using the tagline “Epic Moments are Approaching” with the camera setup of the Galaxy S23 Ultra clearly showing.
Although several sources took screenshots of the page, the story is no longer viewable on the Columbian website. The announcement didn’t explicitly mention the upcoming Galaxy S23, but did show the flagship phone’s rumored triple-camera configuration. The teaser page’s color palette is also thought to give a hint towards the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Ultra’s new colorways of green and lilac.
Previous Unpacked events have also taken place in early February, so this news confirms what we were already pretty certain about. In addition, further rumors suggest that the launch will take place in San Francisco.
The upcoming smartphones will reportedly ditch Exynos chips in favor of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC for all worldwide markets. The Korean tech giant typically equips USA, Asian and European models with different processors, so the new models will represent something of a departure.
Finally, one of the most hotly anticipated features of the new handsets are their upgraded cameras: The flagship Galaxy S23 will likely feature a huge 200-megapixel main camera, while the base models will still come with a 50-megapixel primary shooter.
ABB E-mobility Delivers Its Millionth EV Charger
Continued growth has been facilitated by doubling production capacity after the launch of the company’s new DC fast charger facility in Valdarno, Italy.
ABB is a leader in electrification and automation solutions and has just announced the delivery of its millionth electric vehicle charger — the latest milestone in the company’s ongoing mission to create an emission-free future using smart and reliable EV charging solutions.
ABB currently boasts a presence in over 85 markets. After the launch of the company’s new $30 million, 16,000 squared meter production facility in Valdarno, Italy, production capacity has doubled over the last two years. The cutting-edge manufacturing plant recently set a new benchmark for the EV sector, producing a fast charger unit every 20 minutes, thanks to the high-tech factory’s seven simultaneous production lines.
“While our continual investment in research and development shows our ongoing commitment to enhance the field of e-mobility, the global delivery of these solutions at scale is integral to the realization of our goals. I want to thank our customers globally for their continued collaboration in hitting this one millionth charger milestone. I look forward to the millions yet to come, and to the cleaner, greener world they will help create,” says Frank Mühlon, ABB E-mobility CEO.
In the United Arab Emirates, ABB has installed over 80 fast and high-power DC charging stations, making it one of the largest projects from a single brand in the region. The biggest station is in Yas, Abu Dhabi, and offers 20 DC fast and high-power chargers for owners of emissions-free vehicles.
“We are proud that ABB chargers are today powering electric vehicles across strategic locations in the country, including the sites of the Dubai Utility provider, DEWA, and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company. Most of the car manufacturers and dealers in the UAE have ABB chargers in their showrooms and as well as car parking areas. We are confident ABB’s technical know-how, products, and research in the field of E-Mobility will continue to support the decision-makers in the Middle East to drive the transition to an emission-free future,” says Ahmed Abdu, E-mobility division lead, MENA region.
In addition to its Italian facility, ABB E-mobility has continued its global expansion. Earlier this month, the company announced a new United States facility that will eventually turn out over 10,000 chargers per year for the public sector, providing power to school buses and other fleets. As well as expansion into the USA, ABB E-mobility’s stake in Chinese charging provider, Chargedot, opens up another lucrative market for the EV charging giant.