On Wednesday, Samsung held its latest Unpacked showcase. As expected, the company showed off its latest foldable devices, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4, at the event, but Samsung also dedicated part of the event to new wearables. Here’s everything the company announced during the show.
Galaxy Z Fold 4
No wonder the Galaxy Z Fold 4 was the star of the show. In terms of hardware, Samsung’s latest foldable flagship adds a processor, an upgraded 50MP main camera and a more capable 3x optical zoom telephoto lens. The main display is also brighter. However, the main story of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is all the software improvements that Samsung has added. The foldable device is one of the first devices to ship with the new tablet-focused version of Google’s mobile operating system. It also features a redesigned taskbar for more efficient multitasking. Crucially, more apps from Google and Microsoft now support the Z-Fold form factor.
for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 today ahead of the phone’s August 26 release date. Prices start at $1,800 for the 12GB RAM and 256GB storage model.
Galaxy Z Flip 4
Samsung hasn’t forgotten its more affordable foldable device. The Galaxy Z Flip 4’s most notable hardware upgrades are a larger 3,700mAh battery, the addition of a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, and a primary camera that Samsung says is 65 percent brighter than its predecessor. The company has also tweaked the Z Flip 4’s design to incorporate a slimmer hinge and added new software customization options for the front screen. Like its brother, the Galaxy Z Fold will go on sale on August 26, with pre-orders open from today. No price cut this time, though: the Galaxy Z Flip 4 starts at $1,000.
Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro
After Samsung said goodbye with the Galaxy Watch 4, the Galaxy Watch 5 is a more iterative update. The company has redesigned the back of the wearable to create more surface area for contact with your wrist. Coupled with a new infrared sensor, the Galaxy Watch 5 delivers far smarter health data than its predecessor, according to Samsung. It also has a more durable glass finish and both the 40mm and 44mm models come with larger batteries. Samsung will also offer a Pro model of the Galaxy Watch again. The latest features a titanium body, a larger 45mm display and a large 590mAh battery. The Galaxy Watch 5 line will start at $280 when it hits shelves on August 26th. However, you can pre-order the wearables today.
Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
They were among the best true wireless earbuds you could buy last year. The new Galaxy Buds 2 Pro that Samsung showed off at Unpacked looks like a promising upgrade. Starting off, there’s the addition of Bluetooth 5.3, 24-bit audio support, and better noise-cancelling performance. Together, these features should improve audio quality and make it easier to block out ambient noise. Thanks to a 15 percent smaller design, they should also fit better, according to Samsung. But the most intriguing addition is a feature called Intelligent Voice Detect. When you start talking to someone, the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro will automatically turn off ANC and lower the volume of your music. The new earbuds are available to pre-order today for $230, which costs them $30 more than their predecessor.
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