Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event: All the rumors on the Fold, Flip and Watch

Samsung’s annual summer launch event is almost here. The company will hold its August Galaxy Unpacked event August 10 at 9 a.m. ET, a year and a half after last year’s foldable-focused event. And, if rumors are to be believed, we’re in for very similar announcements, which include a pair of foldables – the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 – along with the Galaxy Watch 5, a new lineup of smartwatches, and Most likely some new earbuds.

We know foldables are on the way because Samsung originally showed them to us in their promotional images and Official trailer for August 10 launchAnd Samsung’s smartphone boss teases “new Samsung Galaxy foldables” Blog post about the launch, stark amount of See 5 leaks We are sure that it is going to be revealed soon. Last year also saw the announcement of a new pair of true wireless earbuds, Galaxy Buds 2, and this year we are expecting to see the launch of Galaxy Buds 2 Pro. we first few Presenter of the last monthand a big last minute leak Looks like they are ready for the event.

Samsung used to use its summer launch events to announce a new generation of Galaxy Note phones. but last year it missed the release What the Galaxy Note 21 Will Be Completely and Was Officially Confirmed Closing the brand earlier this year, Instead, the Note lineup’s trademark features have been integrated into the more premium devices in the Galaxy S range, including Galaxy S22 Ultra Sporting a Note-inspired design and a built-in S Pen stylus.

In other words, don’t expect the Note 22 to be announced this week. Instead, what Samsung might have on offer.

Galaxy Z Fold 4

Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold device is designed to combine the pocket-capability of a typical smartphone with the large screen size of a tablet. This doesn’t seem to change for the fourth generation of the foldable, which, like last year, appears to pair a 7.6-inch internal folding display with a 6.2-inch cover display, according to a leaked list of specs posted by . Twitter leaker Ice Universe,

Groove Z fold 4. the press shot There are suggestions that it may also have a similar design to last year’s handset. They show a trio of cameras at its rear implied in the form of an oval camera bump as well as a centrally oriented hole-punch selfie cutout on the cover display.

But while the device looks completely identical, there are signs of a few changes coming to this year’s phone. For starters, although the corner-to-corner size of the internal display remains the same, ice universe report That screen’s aspect ratio may be slightly wider which is closer to a square than the 5:4 aspect ratio seen last.

Reports suggest there are some more concrete upgrades on the way as well. Apparently there is a faster processor this time around which is rumored to be the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, but it also looks like the Z Fold 4 may get a camera upgrade. According to Ice Universe, the leaked specs reveal that it will now have a 50-megapixel main camera, 12-megapixel ultrawide, and a 10-megapixel telephoto on its rear – same as we saw on this year’s Galaxy S22 and S22. Saw it in plus. Last year’s model instead had a trio of 12-megapixel shooters, which means we could get a higher resolution main camera at the cost of a slightly lower resolution telephoto.

Unfortunately, leaks from Ice Universe reveal that we may once again find an under-display selfie camera inside the Fold 4, which was responsible for some truly mediocre shots. on last year’s phone, It’s also reportedly still only 4 megapixels in resolution.

Clearly leaked press shots of the Z Fold 4.
Image: Evan Blass / 91mobiles

But perhaps the most interesting upgrade we could see with this year’s Foldable is thanks to Google, Whose Android 12L Update Several adaptations released earlier this year specifically target devices with larger screens. It is also updating its own apps to work better on tablet-sized screens and is pushing third-party developers to do the same. These are all improvements that could deliver a better software experience over this year’s Z Fold 4.

Galaxy Z Flip 4

Leaks suggest we’re also in for a year of minor upgrades with the Z Flip 4, the next entry in Samsung’s lineup of clamshell foldables. The leaker Evan Blass also published what appears to be Flip 4. official press render of, showing the same device as last year’s phone. There’s a two-tone design on the back with a pair of cameras next to a small external notification display, and internally, it looks like we’re getting another hole-punch notch instead of an under-display camera ( thank God).

Clearly leaked shots of the Z Flip 4.
Image: Evan Blass / 91mobiles

This does not mean that there will be no noticeable changes. A few different leaks have suggested that the Z Flip 4 may have a less noticeable crease where the internal screen folds in half. Leaker Ice Universe reports that it “shallow“Compared to the crease on the Z Flip 3, which certainly appears to be the case based on some” Clear leaked pictures of the device, That’s not to say that the crease on the Z Flip 3 was particularly problematic; My Colleague Dan Seifert Said He Basically Forgot About It After a few days of use, but we’d never ask for a better industrial design.

If leaks are to be believed, it will not be just the internal display that is getting some upgrade. Ross Young, a reliable source of performance leaks, has said that he hopes to see a big notification display The two inches or more on the Z Flip 4 instead of the 1.9-inch screen we saw on last year’s model. Other rumor fixes include Large 3,700mAh battery and a faster processor, Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1,

Galaxy Watch 5

Out of all the devices on this list, we might have the best idea of ​​what to expect from the Galaxy Watch 5. Whereas last year’s Watch 4 range was split into the standard Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic (which came with a fan-favourite). rotating bezel), this year looks like we’re getting the Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro – and there’s no Physical rotating bezel in sight,

There were pictures of two smartwatches made public in early July By leaker Evan Blass (who else?) It looks like the Watch 5 Pro is only available in a larger 45mm size (which would apparently allow it to pack in a bigger battery), while the standard Watch 5 will be available in two smaller sizes, widely considered to be 44mm and 40mm, in line with last year’s Watch 4.

Galaxy Watch 5 Pro (left) and Watch 5 (right).
image: Evan Blass , 91mobiles

Details are slim on what new functionality the watches can offer. One FCC filings from June suggested that we may see fast charging on this year’s model, while Another claim report We can see temperature sensing available (potentially useful to see if you have a fever).

Presumably, the watches will include support for Google Assistant at launch, while Google’s voice assistant only came to the Watch 4. months after release, Given the tremendous fanfare made by Samsung and Google Samsung’s smartwatch running Wear OS instead of Tizen last year, It looks like the Galaxy Watch 5 will continue to run on Wear OS 3.

Galaxy Buds Pro 2

We didn’t have a huge amount of leaks about the Galaxy Buds Pro 2 until this week, when share What he claimed were the official pictures and specifications of the earbuds.

According to this report, we’re expecting the Buds Pro 2’s big features to be a revamped design and better active noise cancellation allowing “even the loudest ambient noise” (to quote) Vin Bhavishya Apparently quoting Samsung) can be muffled algorithmically. Other specs include waterproofing up to IPX7, 10mm drivers, 360-degree audio, Bluetooth 5.3, and a runtime of eight hours on a single charge, which can be expanded up to 29 hours with the case on. We’re assuming eight hours of battery life without ANC, given that Galaxy Buds 2 to offer 7.5 hours of non-ANC battery and five hours with ANC activated.

9to5Google first informed of that the earbuds can cost $230 (up from $200 for the original Buds Pro) and feature support for 24-bit audio, while Vin Bhavishya They are said to cost €229 in Europe. Looking at last year’s more affordable Non-Pro Galaxy Buds 2 So good that they undercut Samsung’s Pro models, the company needs to step up its game to make the Buds Pro 2 different.

Leaked photos purportedly show the Galaxy Buds Pro 2.

some surprise

Although most Samsung announcements usually leak ahead of events like this, there’s always some expectation that the South Korean company might have a surprise or two. Can we see the company announcing new laptops? Some new smart home functionality for SmartThings? or maybe even a return Galaxy Home Bixby Smart Speaker, I’ll be honest, that’s not likely to last. But dreaming is fun, isn’t it?

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