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Samsung Unpacked August Event recap: Galaxy Z Fold 4, Z Flip 4, Watch 5 Pro and more declared

Samsung unpacked August Event

Samsung Unpacked August event 2022 revealed the Galaxy Z Fold 4, Z Flip 4, Galaxy Watch 5, and Galaxy Buds 2 Pro. Thanks to leaks, there were few surprises.

We saw… BTS showed off the Galaxy Z Flip 4, which has upgraded photo and video capabilities and a sleeker, more robust chassis. The Samsung Z Fold 4’s cameras, display, and processor were updated.

The Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a new, compact design, Hi-Fi audio, 360 audio, and 24-bit audio for the first time in Samsung earbuds. The Samsung Watch 5 and 5 Pro were also shown. These wearables have a body temperature sensor and improved exercise and health tracking.

We tested each device and have all the details. Follow us here for all the Unpacked announcements. Here’s the livestream as well.

  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro

Like the Z Fold 4, the Flip 4 has a bottom-screen trackpad in Flex Mode and improved nighttime photography, including night portrait-mode photos. From the cover screen, you can send texts, make calls, and take portrait-mode images.

You can also obtain a Flip 3 Bespoke Edition.

Refreshed parts:

  • 12-megapixel cameras have a wider lens and bigger pixels.
  • Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  • 3,700 mAh boost

Galaxy Z Fold 4: $1,800

The Galaxy Z Fold 4 has a wider cover screen that makes apps look more like they’re intended and that’s designed to make look like a typical phone when it’s closed. A new Flex Mode feature, also coming to the Flip 4 lets you use the bottom half of the screen as a trackpad.

Samsung claims it’s more durable than its predecessor, notably the internal tablet-sized display. We were treated to a discourse on the upgraded hinge, the new screen-layer architecture and shock-absorbing sponge. The company also Samsung also says the inner screen is brighter, and will have a less noticeable under-screen camera. It inherits the nighttime photography improvements launched with the S22 line, including night portrait-mode photos.

Samsung says this is the first device with Android 12L, the version of Android optimized for tablets. 12L brings a new task bar for streamlining app switching.

Refreshed components include:

  • 50-megapixel main camera and a telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom in addition to the existing 12-megapixel wide-angle lens
  • Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 processor

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro: Starting at $280 and $450

A larger, heavier Pro model with a titanium build joins the existing Watch sizes. Samsung says both Watches have longer battery life than earlier generations thanks to larger batteries (590 mAh in the Pro) and a sapphire crystal watch face instead of Gorilla Glass. Also, new faces.

Samsung says the bigger sensor contact area on the wrist will offer more accurate findings.

Samsung is giving preorder trade-in discounts: $75 off the Watch 5 or $125 off the Pro, with a $50 accessory credit.

Galaxy Buds 2 Pro

The Galaxy Buds 2 Pro provide surround and hi-fi audio when linked to a Galaxy phone running One UI 4.0 or later. Samsung’s battery lasts two hours longer.

Samsung’s Buds 2 Pro will get 360 LE audio later this year.

During Galaxy Unpacked, Samsung reaffirmed its environmental commitment. Since the Galaxy S22 series, Samsung has used recycled materials in packaging and hardware. Over 90% of the new Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are built from recyclable materials, according to Samsung. The new Galaxy Z series uses ocean-bound plastics and 100% recycled paper.

The Galaxy Watch 5 and 5 Pro were Samsung’s last two watches. Samsung replaced ‘Classic’ with ‘Pro’ The Galaxy Watch 5 Pro’s spinning bezel is virtual. First Samsung smartwatch with Sapphire Glass Crystal display.

The Galaxy Watch 5 and 5 Pro were Samsung’s last two watches. Samsung replaced ‘Classic’ with ‘Pro’ The Galaxy Watch 5 Pro’s spinning bezel is virtual. First Samsung smartwatch with Sapphire Glass Crystal display.

 

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