The second Galaxy Unpacked event of the year took place on July 26 and came with a number of updates for Samsung’s flip phones, Galaxy smartwatches and tablets.
We bring you a summary of the most interesting news.
Galaxy Z Flip 5
This smartphone features a significantly larger 3.4-inch display that stretches from the device’s hinge all the way to the dual cameras on top. It folds completely flat and comes with an upgraded Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. Despite these improvements, the price remains the same as the Z Flip 4 at $999.
Galaxy Z Fold 5
Although it doesn’t include as many changes as the Z Flip 5, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 is certainly more refined than last year’s version. It comes with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip and a new folding technology, Flex Hinge, which makes it totally flat when folded, making it thinner (13.4 mm thick, compared to its predecessor’s 14.2 mm) and lighter. The brightness of the internal screen has been boosted to 1750 nits, and the device costs $1799.
Galaxy Watch 6
Samsung has reintroduced the physical rotating bezel with the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic smartwatch, available in 43 mm and 47 mm sizes with a stainless steel case. In addition to the Classic version, the standard Galaxy Watch 6 is also available, in 40 mm and 44 mm sizes with an aluminum case, both of which have sapphire crystal displays and a slightly larger screen. Both watches will ship with the latest Wear OS 4 and One UI 5 skins, offering enhanced sleep tracking, personalized heart rate zones, emergency SOS calls, and more. The Watch 6 Classic is priced at $399.99, and the regular Watch 6 is cheaper by $100.
Galaxy Tab S9
A new series of tablets has also been presented: the 11-inch Galaxy Tab S9, tghe 12.4-inch Tab S9 Plus, and the 14.6-inch Tab S9 Ultra. All three tablets now come with OLED screens and have received IP68 ratings for dust and water resistance. Additionally, they are equipped with the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip. However, apart from these updates and the screen and chip enhancements, the key features of the tablets remain largely unchanged.
All devices from the Korean manufacturer are already available for pre-order, and they are expected to arrive in stores starting August 11.