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What to expect from Samsung’s August 10th Unpacked event

Samsung is holding its next Unpacked live stream and expectations are high. The company has previously launched new foldable phones, smartwatches, and earbuds, and the company effectively did so in 2022. But what will appear this time? Don’t worry – we’ll let you know what you’re likely to see when Samsung takes the virtual stage.

How to watch Unpacked

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked August 2022 teaser

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It will be easy to follow Samsung’s announcements. The company will stream Unpacked live on August 10 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. You can watch on and you will usually find a show on the stamp. Of course, you can expect event coverage from Engadget.

Galaxy Z Fold 4

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 leak

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That’s almost a year old, so an update is arguably due – and Samsung’s own Unpacked teasers suggest one is coming. With that in mind, we wouldn’t expect a Z Fold 4 to be a major overhaul. If the leaks are correct, the new model will represent an evolution of the foldable marquee.

shared by OnLeaks and SmartPrixEvan Blass and 91mobile phones, suggest the Galaxy Z Fold 4 takes the series’ phone-slash-tablet formula with design cues from the . You’d get Ultra-like rear camera bumps and slightly tweaked dimensions, but otherwise it’d be very familiar. Not that we would rule out functional changes. Delicious ice cream universe the Z Fold 4, for example, would have less noticeable display creases.

Performance gains could be more extensive if predictable. The well-known leaker Yogesh Brar The Z Fold 4 would use the new chip in combination with either 12GB or 16GB of RAM. You’d see an upgraded 50-megapixel main camera on the back, as well as a much sharper 16-megapixel inner camera below the display. You can expect familiar 12MP ultra-wide and 3x zoom sensors on the rear and a 10MP external selfie shooter. However, there is a dispute about the storage. While Brar claims the Z Fold 4 would start with 256GB of storage, Evan Blass did References to a 128GB edition.

This memory issue can affect the price. While YouTuber Jon Prosser and others The Galaxy Z Fold 4 will hit stores on August 26, it’s not clear how much the device will cost. A 128GB variant could result in a lower entry price than its predecessor. Just don’t expect higher capacities than last year, when no mention was made of storage options beyond 512GB.

Galaxy Z Flip 4

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 leak

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There are even fewer puzzles to the next . 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 compared to its predecessor.

Don’t expect a major redesign. If the OnLeaks and Evan Blass images (plus a removed TechTalkTV video) are correct, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 is effectively a clone of the Flip 3, with similar rear cameras, a slightly larger external display, and different colors. That’s not necessarily a problem, but it might prove disappointing if you’re looking for a brand new look. The Fold 4’s less pronounced screen crease could also carry over.

Rumor has it that the upgrades under the hood would be more subtle than those of the Fold 4. Yogesh Brar The Z Flip 4 would make the jump to a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, but would still pack 8GB of RAM, up to 256GB of non-expandable storage, and a 6.7-inch, 120Hz display. You’d get a larger 3,700mAh battery (vs. 3,300mAh in the Flip 3) and 25W charging (vs. 15W) though, so the Flip 4 might last longer. The dual 12-megapixel rear cameras and 10-megapixel selfie camera from the previous phone would carry over to the new model.

Samsung usually launches new 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 might be the only mystery remaining. There is no certainty that the Flip 4 will stay at the price of its ancestor. However, if there’s a 128GB model, we wouldn’t expect the latest device to be much more expensive, if at all.

Galaxy Watch 5 and 5 Pro

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro leak

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The marked a revival of Samsung’s smartwatch strategy with the move to . The company may be keen to maintain this momentum as there are signs it is preparing a Galaxy Watch 5 family with some notable twists.

if 91mobile phones‘ are authentic, Samsung will ditch its high-end Classic model in favor of a more modern-looking (if still classy) Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. You might not get the knurled bezel of the previous smartwatch, but the Pro would upgrade from a steel body to lightweight but strong titanium. Samsung accidentally in its Health app, although there was no further evidence.

The regular Galaxy Watch 5 wouldn’t be such a big departure. You can expect the same minimalist, fitness-focused design as before. SamMobile a rumor that the wristwatch would have a 10 percent larger battery than its year-old counterpart, but it’s unknown if this will result in a longer-lasting watch. It’s still unclear whether Samsung will implement a new processor or body sensor that could affect battery life.

You may have to pay more than you may expect. WinFutureby Roland Quandt that the regular Galaxy Watch 5 comes in at around €300 for a 40mm Bluetooth mode (approx. Titanium is a historically expensive watch case material, and that would put the 5 Pro’s price at around €490 ($502) for a 45mm -Bluetooth model and €540 ($552) for its LTE equivalent.

New Galaxy Buds Pro

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro leak

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The base premiered at last year’s Unpacked and Samsung could follow suit with a higher-end option. Evan Blass and 91mobile phones recently from what they say are the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro.

Cosmetically, the true wireless earbuds would look almost the same as the existing ones that launched in January 2021. 9to5Google claim you’ll get questionably useful 24-bit audio support, and there have been rumors of a bigger battery. Otherwise, Samsung could play it safe with the well-known active noise cancellation and support for pairing multiple devices.

Be prepared to pay more. A 9 to 5 The retail tipster claims the Buds 2 Pro will cost $230, or a significant $30 more. While that still makes them more affordable than competitors like those (officially $249), you might not save much by opting for Samsung’s in-ears.

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Samsung Galaxy Buds 2

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We wouldn’t rule out a surprise or two at the August Unpacked event, but don’t count on either. There’s no sign of a replacement for the earbuds or any other. 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 likely remain reserved for.

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