Samsung is holding its next Unpacked livestream on August 10, and expectations are high. The company has used previous summer events to introduce new foldable phones, smartwatches and earphones, and the company has confirmed a repeat in 2022. But what will appear this time? Don’t worry – we’ll tell you what you’re likely to see when Samsung moves to the virtual stage.
How to watch Unpacked
It will be easy to follow Samsung ads. The company is going live Unpacked on August 10th at 9 a.m. ET. You can watch on the Samsung website, and you’ll usually find a stream on the brand’s YouTube channel. And, of course, you can expect event coverage from Engadget.
Galaxy Z Fold 4
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 is almost a year old, so it’s arguably due to an update — and Samsung’s Unpacked ads hint that an update is coming. With that said, we don’t expect the Z Fold 4 to represent a major overhaul. If the leaks are correct, the new model will be an improvement on the folding selector frame.
Images provided by OnLeaks and . have been shared smartbrixas well as Evan Blass and 91 mobilesWe suggest that the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will conform to the tilting phone series formula with the design elements of the S22 Ultra. You’ll get super-like rear camera bumps and slightly compact dimensions, but they’ll be very familiar otherwise. This does not mean that we exclude functional changes. Ice leak universe Claims The Z Fold 4 will have less prominent display wrinkles, for example.
Performance upgrades can be more substantial, if expected. The notable leak is Yogesh Barr Says The Z Fold 4 will use the new Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip paired with either 12GB or 16GB of RAM. You will see an upgraded 50MP main rear camera as well as a 16MP in-camera lower screen. You can expect the familiar 12MP wide and 3x zoom sensors on the back, and an external 10MP selfie camera. However, there is disagreement about storage. While Brar confirms that the Z Fold 4 will start with 256GB, Evan Blass has Discover References to the 128 GB version.
This storage question may affect the price. While YouTuber John Prosser et al Believe The Galaxy Z Fold 4 will hit stores on August 26, and it’s not clear how much the device will cost. The 128GB variant could result in a lower starting price than its predecessor’s $1,800. Just don’t expect higher capacities from last year when there was no mention of storage options exceeding 512GB.
Galaxy Z Flip 4
There’s less mystery in the next Galaxy Z Flip. Samsung’s teaser video for the Unpacked event shows a new version of the clamshell phone, so it’s really just a question of what the Z Flip 4 will offer versus its predecessor.
Don’t expect a major redesign. If the photos of OnLeaks and Evan Blass (plus this removed TechTalkTV video) are accurate, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 is actually a carbon 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 disappointing if you’re looking for a whole new look. The Fold 4’s less noticeable screen curl may transfer, too.
According to rumors, the upgrades under the hood will be more subtle than those of the Fold 4. Yogesh Prar Claims The Z Flip 4 will make the leap to the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, but it will still include 8GB of RAM, up to 256GB of non-expandable storage and a 6.7-inch 120Hz display. You’ll get a larger 3,700mAh battery (versus the 3,300mAh on the Flip 3) and 25W charging (versus 15W), however, the Flip 4 may last longer. The previous phone’s dual 12MP rear cameras and 10MP selfie camera will move to the new model.
Samsung usually releases the Galaxy Z Flip and Z Fold models at the same time, and Prosser has heard that the Flip 4 will hit stores on August 26 like its higher-end counterpart. If so, cost may be the only remaining mystery. There’s no certainty that the Flip 4 will stick to its predecessor’s $999 price tag. However, if there was a 128GB model, we wouldn’t expect the newer device to be much more expensive, if at all.
Galaxy Watch 5 and 5 Pro
The Galaxy Watch 4 is a revival of Samsung’s smartwatch strategy with a shift to Wear OS and a more elegant design. The company may be keen to maintain that momentum, as there are signs that it is preparing the Galaxy Watch 5 family with some notable twists.
if 91 mobilesThe combined offerings are original, and Samsung will ditch its top classic model in favor of the more modern (if still luxurious) Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. You might not get the knurled bezel of the previous smartwatch, but the Pro will be upgraded from a steel case to a light but sturdy titanium. Samsung inadvertently hinted at the Pro’s name in its Health app, though it didn’t provide other clues.
The regular Galaxy Watch 5 wouldn’t be a big departure. You can expect the same minimal, fitness-oriented design as before. SamMobile Spread a rumor that the wristwatch will have a battery 10 percent larger than its older counterpart, but it’s unknown if that will translate into a long-lasting watch. It is still unclear if Samsung will implement a new processor or body sensor that may affect battery life.
You may have to pay more than you expect. WinFutureRoland Quandt I heard in June The regular Galaxy Watch 5 will start around €300 (~$306) for the 40mm Bluetooth mode and go up to €400 ($409) for the 44mm LTE unit. Titanium is a historically expensive material for a watch case, and that would bring the price of the 5 Pro to around €490 ($502) for the 45mm Bluetooth model and €540 ($552) for its LTE equivalent.
New Galaxy Buds Pro
The basic Galaxy Buds 2 debuted at Unpacked last year, and Samsung may follow up with a higher option. Evan Blass and 91 mobiles They recently posted what they say is the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro.
Cosmetically, the true wireless earbuds will look almost like the current Galaxy Buds Pro introduced in January 2021. 9to5Google Sources claim you’ll get questionably useful 24-bit audio support, and there were puffs from a larger battery. Otherwise, Samsung may play it safe with its familiar active noise cancellation and multi-device pairing support.
Be prepared to pay more. a 9-5 The retail pupil confirms that the Buds 2 Pro will cost $230, or an additional $30. While this still makes them more affordable than competitors like the AirPods Pro (officially $249), you might not save much by appearing in Samsung’s ears.
We wouldn’t rule out a surprise or two at the August Unpacked event, but don’t count on any of them either. There are no signs of replacing the Galaxy Buds 2 or other earbuds. Similarly, Samsung updated the Galaxy A and S series earlier this year. The company’s next hardware updates can be expected at this point, and any unusual announcements will likely be reserved for follow-up offers.
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