The next Samsung Unpacked event is less than a week away on August 10, 2022, and few know who will be headlining. New foldable Galaxy devices are guaranteed to be on display, and there are rumors about the possibility of new Galaxy Watches and other products.
The Motorola Razr 2022 was scheduled before Samsung Unpacked, perhaps to steal Samsung’s foldable thunder. But after that Motorola event was abruptly cancelled, Samsung is now in the spotlight.
And there will be many products that will be in the spotlight – Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Samsung Galaxy Watch 5. Samsung President T.M. Roh essentially confirmed that foldables will be the focus of Galaxy Unpacked as Samsung aims to make phones more mainstream devices.
New Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro 2 or Galaxy Book laptops could also be planned for the upcoming Galaxy Unpacked. However, based on the previous, at the Samsung event in August 2022, the new Z series phones and the next generation Galaxy Watch should be presented first.
But what do we really know about the event and the devices that might be announced there? Here’s the latest news on the Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Watch 5 and more.
Date of the Samsung Unpacked event in August – when does it take place?
Samsung has written a clever puzzle that, when put together, shows that August 10 is the official date. It’s rather cryptic, but clearly meant for us to mark our calendars.
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The day after this puzzle was revealed, Samsung made it official with a full invite. The online event will begin at 9:00 AM ET / 6:00 AM PT on Wednesday, August 10th. You can already reserve your spot to pre-order whatever Samsung announces, with hanging Samsung credits as an incentive to reserve your spot in line. .
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For what it’s worth, last year’s Samsung Unpacked August event took place on August 11th. Thus, Samsung adheres to the timing of the launch of this product.
Samsung Galaxy Z fold 4
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Now that the release date for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is known, we can expect a real phablet once again, revealing the big screen when it’s not tucked away in your pocket. Compared to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, one of the best phones out there right now, the Fold 4 could get performance upgrades and design improvements.
It looks like the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, a fresher and faster chipset than the Samsung Galaxy S22 series. This SoC should also improve battery life, which is reassuring since the Z Fold 4 isn’t designed to increase battery capacity.
Instead, we could get significant design changes. Rumor has it that we’ll see a less pronounced crease and move to a single-hinge mechanism, which together will enhance the folding “effect” by making the Z Fold 4 stronger and lighter. Otherwise, the Z Fold 4 is expected to support a 7.6-inch 120Hz internal display and a 6.2-inch 120Hz external display. We’ve heard conflicting rumors about the camera upgrade, but we should see significant improvements.
In terms of pricing, a few tips point to this Z Fold phone being less than the $1,799 that Samsung charges for the Galaxy Z Fold 3. This, along with possible new multitasking gestures, could make the Z Fold 4 more appealing to those looking for performance oriented smartphone.
Tipster Evan Blass just leaked a slew of images of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4 that show the phone’s possible color options as well as what the final design could be. It is assumed that the Galaxy Fold 4 will be available in three colors – beige / cream, black and gray.
We even got a look at the Galaxy Z Fold 4 accessories thanks to a leak. These cases and screen protectors include the Slim Stand Cover. But judging by these cases, it doesn’t look like the Fold 4 has changed much in terms of design.
Samsung Galaxy Z flip 4
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Like the Z Fold 4, Samsung’s next clamshell is expected to feature a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 processor. This could mean better performance and battery life, but if that’s not enough, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 is rumored to feature a 400mAh battery. larger than the power supply in the current model. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 only lasted 5 hours and 43 minutes, so the new phone may offer more endurance.
Also like the Z Fold 4, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 may see a thinner crease in the middle and switch to a single hinge design. The result could be a lighter phone. Weight wasn’t really a complaint about the previous Z Flip, but the lighter the phone, the easier it is to carry around.
Z Flip 4 may also have an external design change. Rumor has it that the external display, which is useful for checking the time, viewing notifications, or acting as a photo viewfinder, will grow from 1.9 inches to 2.1 inches. While a 0.2-inch increase may not seem like much, on such a small display it should make a difference.
We don’t expect Samsung to deviate from the Z Flip’s $999 starting price for the next-generation model, though one rumor has claimed we could see a price cut. However, we expect the Z Flip 4 to be the most affordable option among the best foldable phones.
But now we’re seeing some Galaxy Z Flip 4 accessories leaked. Of course, that’s not all that exciting considering the accessories are very similar to what we’ve seen with the Galaxy Z Flip 3. Things like a leather case or a ring case. As with the Galaxy Z Fold 4, these cases give the impression that the Flip 4 won’t be much different from its predecessor.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 5
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The Galaxy Watch 5 should present some interesting upgrades over the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 in order to remain one of the best smartwatches on the market. First, Samsung may introduce a new Galaxy Watch Pro model, and it could be one of three Galaxy Watch 5 models. The Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is supposed to have premium materials, namely sapphire glass and titanium.
According to Galaxy Watch pricing rumors, the Pro model could be quite an expensive Samsung device, topping $550 for an LTE model. Other Galaxy Watch 5 models are believed to cost around $300.
According to the FCC documents, the Galaxy Watch 5 could also get a larger battery and faster charging. We don’t know much about the specs or features other than that it will continue to run on the Google Wear OS (although it will have a new competitor in the Google Pixel Watch later this year).
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro 2
While we haven’t heard much about the new pair of Galaxy Buds, there are rumors that the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro 2 – the sequel to the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro – is nearing release.
At the Samsung Unpacked event in August 2021, we got our hands on the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2. We haven’t seen the new Galaxy Buds yet this year, so it might be time to release more of the best wireless earbuds as accessories for the new Z-series phones. .
Samsung Unpacked Event August 2022 – Other Possible Announcements
Other announcements that Samsung may make during the next Unpacked event include the new Galaxy Book. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra were released earlier this year, so we don’t expect more tablets. Samsung may share smart home related news or discuss its latest corporate initiatives.
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