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Galaxy S23 Series: Designed with the planet in mind

Samsung is adopting new and sustainable ways of doing business to meet the urgency of climate crisis

With its new, cutting-edge design, the Galaxy S23 series demonstrates that innovation brings both high-performance and sustainability for the ultimate premium experience.

The Galaxy S23 series raises the bar for both quality and aesthetics with less environmental impact than previous generations. To achieve this, Samsung has incorporated recycled materials in more device components than in any other previous Galaxy smartphone and designed the packaging box using 100% recycled paper. The presence of recycled materials in the Galaxy S23 series has also been increased, rising from six internal components made from eco-conscious materials in the Galaxy S22 Ultra to 12 internal and external components incorporating recycled materials in the Galaxy S23 Ultra.

The Galaxy S23 series makes living more sustainably easier and without compromise. By continuing to increase recycled materials in Galaxy devices, this helps to reduce the impact on the environment. Specifically, the use of recycled ocean-bound plastics in the Galaxy S23 series could prevent more than 15 tons of discarded fishing nets from entering the world’s oceans by the end of 2023, helping to reduce ocean pollution. These devices are built to last with better durability and reliability, so consumers can now enjoy a premium Galaxy experience for as long as possible.

This series is revolutionising how sustainability and innovation coincide. Building on Galaxy’s use of ocean-bound plastics, Samsung has now added even more recycled materials to the Galaxy S23 series, including aluminium and glass. It is the first Galaxy device to feature Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2, which offers improved strength for long-term use and contains an average of 22 percent pre-consumer recycled content.

These next Galaxy flagship smartphones will also be the first to deliver improved drop performance on rough surfaces like concrete – the world’s most abundant engineered material, it redefines tough for consumers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

This series is therefore UL ECOLOGO certified, meaning that the product has been certified for reduced environmental impact. It puts a focus on the environment and has achieved an Environmental Claim Validation for containing an average of 22 percent pre-consumer recycled content, as validated by Underwriters Laboratories (UL). Products bearing the UL Environmental Claim Validation Mark undergo routine audits and testing to retain their status.

With Gorilla Glass Victus 2, Corning’s Mobile Consumer Electronics business that includes its ground-breaking cover glasses, as well as glass and optics for semiconductor products, which enhance performance, deliver new connectivity features, and support immersive user experiences with augmented reality and 3D sensing.

Justin Hume, Vice President of MX Business at Samsung South Africa, says: “As Samsung, we are committed to combatting climate change, and we are guided by our new environmental strategy that strives to make the technology we depend on more sustainable. That is why we consider every phase of the product lifecycle with sustainability top of mind.”

“We are now also equipping and encouraging customers to partake in product sustainability efforts with standby power saving technology and remote management for devices. At the end of the product lifecycle, Samsung makes recycling and upcycling efforts easier for customers with its eco-packaging and EPS cushion recycling programme. We believe that our efforts will help to reduce the overall carbon footprint and preserve the earth’s natural beauty.”

Galaxy S23 series also provides four generations of OS upgrades and five years of security updates, so users are protected for longer. For more, see infographic below. Also, for those who are interested in pre-ordering the latest Galaxy devices, please click the respective links below:

Visit the Samsung Galaxy Studios at Mall of Africa to get up-close and personal with the new Samsung Galaxy S23 range and stand a chance to win epic prizes, live from Friday 24 February to Sunday 5 March 2023

Samsung inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, and memory, system LSI, foundry and LED solutions. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at https://news.samsung.com/za/

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