Samsung is holding its next Unpacked live show and expectations are high. The company has introduced new foldable phones, smartwatches and headphones, and the company is effectively in 2022. But what will emerge this time? Don’t worry—we’ll let you know what you’re likely to see when Samsung hits the virtual stage.
How to watch Unpacked
It will be easy to follow Samsung messages. The company airs Unpacked live on August 10 at 9am Eastern. You can watch and you’ll usually find a broadcast of the brand . Naturally, you can expect coverage of events from Engadget.
Galaxy Z Fold 4
It’s almost a year old, so maybe an update is due – and Samsung’s own Unpacked teasers hint that one is coming. With that said, we wouldn’t expect the Z Fold 4 to be an overhaul. If the leaks are true, the new model will represent an improvement on the folding tent.
shared by OnLeaks and Smartprix, Evan Blass and 91 Mobile phones, suggest that the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will combine the formula of the phone-slash-tablet series with design elements from . You’ll get ultra-similar rear camera bumps and slightly altered dimensions, but otherwise it’d be very familiar. Not that we would rule out functional changes. Leaker Ice Universe The Z Fold 4 will have less prominent display creases, for example.
Performance improvements can be more significant if they are predictable. The famous expired Yogesh Brar The Z Fold 4 will use the new chip paired with 12GB or 16GB of RAM. You’ll see an improved 50-megapixel primary rear camera, as well as a much sharper 16-megapixel display below the in-camera display. You can expect the familiar 12MP ultra-wide and 3X zoom sensors on the back and a 10MP external selfie shooter. However, there is an argument about storage. While Brar claims the Z Fold 4 will start with 256GB of storage, Evan Blass has references to 128GB edition.
This storage issue can affect the price. While YouTuber Jon Prosser et al Galaxy Z Fold 4 will hit stores on August 26, it is not clear how much the device will cost. A 128GB variant could result in a lower starting price than that of its predecessor. Just don’t expect a higher capacity than last year, when there was no mention of storage options above 512GB.
Galaxy Z Flip 4
There is even less mystery in the next one. Samsung’s teaser video for the Unpacked event very clearly shows a new version of the clamshell phone, so it’s really just a question of what the Z Flip 4 will offer over its predecessor.
Don’t expect a major redesign. If the images by OnLeaks and Evan Blass (plus TechTalkTV’s removed video) are accurate, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 is practically a copy of the Flip 3 with similar rear cameras, a slightly larger external display and different colors. This isn’t necessarily a problem, but it can be frustrating if you’re looking for a brand new look. The less pronounced crease on the Fold 4’s screen can also be carried over.
Under the hood upgrades are rumored to be more subtle than those on the Fold 4. Yogesh Brar The Z Flip 4 will make the jump to the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, but will still include 8GB of RAM, up to 256GB of non-expandable storage, and a 6.7-inch 120Hz display. You’ll still get a larger 3,700mAh battery (vs. 3,300mAh in the Flip 3) and 25W charging (vs. 15W), so the Flip 4 can last longer. The previous phone’s dual 12MP rear camera and 10MP selfie camera will be carried over to the new model.
Samsung usually releases new Galaxy Z Flip and Z Fold models around the same time, and Prosser has heard that the Flip 4 will hit stores on August 26, along with its higher-end counterpart. If so, price may be the only mystery left. There is no certainty that the Flip 4 will stick with its predecessor price. However, if there is a 128GB model, we wouldn’t expect the latest device to be much more expensive, if at all.
Galaxy Watch 5 and 5 Pro
The marks a revival of Samsung’s smartwatch strategy with the move to . The company may be eager to keep this momentum going as there are signs that it is preparing the Galaxy Watch 5 family with a few notable twists.
If 91 Mobile phones‘ are authentic, Samsung will ditch its classic higher-end model in favor of a more modern-looking (if still luxurious) Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. You might not get the notched bezel of the previous smartwatch, but the Pro will switch from a steel body to a light but strong titanium one. Samsung inadvertently in its Health app, though it didn’t provide any further clues.
A regular Galaxy Watch 5 wouldn’t be that much of a departure. You can expect the same minimalist, fitness-oriented design as before. SamMobile rumor has it that the sleeves will have a 10 percent larger battery than its year-old counterpart, but it’s not known if that will result in a longer-lasting watch. It is still unclear whether Samsung will implement a new processor or body sensor, which could affect battery life.
You may have to pay more than you expect. WinFutureRoland Quandt that the regular Galaxy Watch 5 will start at around €300 (about $306) for the 40mm Bluetooth model and go up to €400 ($409) for the 44mm LTE unit. Titanium is historically an expensive material for watch cases, and this would push the price of the 5 Pro up to around €490 ($502) for the 45mm Bluetooth model and €540 ($552) for the LTE equivalent.
New Galaxy Buds Pro
Cosmetically, the true wireless headphones will look almost identical to the existing ones introduced in January 2021. 9to5Google they claim you’ll get the questionably useful 24-bit audio support, and there have been murmurs of a bigger battery. Otherwise, Samsung can play it safe with familiar active noise cancellation and multi-device pairing support.
Be prepared to pay more. A 9 to 5 The retail reporter claims the Buds 2 Pro will cost $230, or a substantial $30 more. While that still makes them more affordable than rivals like (officially $249), you might not be saving much if you get Samsung’s headphones.
We wouldn’t rule out a surprise or two at August’s Unpacked event, but don’t count on them. There is no sign of any replacement of these or any other headphones. Similarly, Samsung updated the Galaxy A and S series earlier this year. The company’s next hardware updates are very predictable at this point, and any unusual announcements will probably be saved for .
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