What to expect from Samsung’s August 10 Unpacked event

Samsung will hold its next live stream Unpacked on August 10, and expectations are high. The company has used previous summer events to introduce new foldable phones, smartwatches, and headsets, and the company has actually confirmed a repeat in 2022. But what will appear this time around? Don’t worry – we’ll let you know what you’re likely to see when Samsung goes virtual.

How to watch Unpacked

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Teaser August 2022

It will be easy to follow Samsung’s announcements. The company streams Unpacked live on August 10 at 9:00 am Eastern. You can watch on Samsung’s website, and you’ll usually find a broadcast on the brand’s YouTube channel. Of course, you can expect event coverage from Engadget.

Galaxy Z Fold 4

Loss of Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
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The Galaxy Z Fold 3 is nearly a year old, so it’s likely due an update, and Samsung’s Unpacked teasers suggest one is on the way. That said, we wouldn’t expect a Z Fold 4 to be a major overhaul. If the leaks are correct, the new model will represent a refinement of the folding marquee.

Rendered images shared by OnLeaks e Smartprixas well as Evan Blass and 91Mobile phones, suggest that the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will pair the series’ phone-tablet-tablet formula with design elements from the S22 Ultra. You would get ultra-similar rear camera bumps and slightly optimized size, but otherwise it would be very familiar. Not that we rule out functional changes. Ice leaker universe affirmations the Z Fold 4 would have less prominent display folds, for example.

Performance upgrades could be more substantial if foreseeable. The well-known leaker Yogesh Brar He says the Z Fold 4 would use the new Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip paired with either 12GB or 16GB of RAM. You’d see an upgraded 50-megapixel main rear camera and a much sharper 16-megapixel internal camera below the display. You might expect familiar 12MP ultra-wide angle sensors and 3X zoom on the rear and a 10MP outdoor selfie shooter. There is a storage dispute, though. While Brar claims the Z Fold 4 would start with 256GB of space, Evan Blass did discovery references to a 128GB edition.

Such storage demand can affect the price. While YouTuber Jon Prosser and others consider The Galaxy Z Fold 4 will hit stores on August 26, it’s unclear how much the device will cost. A 128GB variant could lead to a lower starting price than its predecessor’s $ 1,800. Don’t expect higher capacities than last year, when no storage options beyond 512GB were mentioned.

Galaxy Z Flip 4

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 leak
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There is even less mystery about the upcoming Galaxy Z Flip. Samsung’s teaser video for the Unpacked event shows a new version of the flip phone very clearly, so it’s really just a matter of what the Z Flip 4 will offer compared to its predecessor.

Don’t expect a major redesign. If the images from OnLeaks and Evan Blass (plus a removed TechTalkTV video) are accurate, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 is pretty much a carbon copy of the Flip 3 with similar rear cameras, a slightly larger external display, and different colors. This isn’t necessarily a problem, but it could prove disappointing if you were looking for a brand new look. Even the less pronounced screen crease of the Fold 4 may persist.

The updates under the hood would be more subtle than those of the Fold 4, according to some rumors. Yogesh Brar affirmations the Z Flip 4 would make the leap to a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, but would still include 8GB of RAM, up to 256GB of non-expandable storage, and a 6.7-inch 120Hz display. You’d have a bigger battery 3,700mAh (vs 3,300mAh in the Flip 3) and a 25W charge (vs 15W), so the Flip 4 could last longer. The 12MP dual rear cameras and 10MP selfie camera from the previous phone would be carried over to the new model.

Samsung typically releases the 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 as its high-end counterpart. If so, cost may be the only mystery left. There is no certainty that the Flip 4 will stick to its ancestor’s $ 999 price tag. If there is a 128GB model, however, 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 Galaxy Watch 4 marked a resurgence of Samsung’s smartwatch strategy with the move to Wear OS and a sleeker design. The company may be eager to preserve this momentum, as there are signs it is preparing a Galaxy Watch 5 family with some noteworthy twists.

Self 91Mobile phones‘shared renders are genuine, Samsung will be ditching its high-end Classic model in favor of a more modern (if still stylish) looking Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. You might not get the fluted bezel from the previous smartwatch, but the Pro would go from a steel case to a lightweight but strong titanium. Samsung inadvertently hinted at the Pro name in its Health app, although it hasn’t provided any further clues.

The regular Galaxy Watch 5 wouldn’t be a great start. You might expect the same minimal, fitness-oriented design as before. Sam Mobile has spread a rumor that wrist wear would have a 10% larger battery than its one-year-old counterpart, but it is unknown if this will result in a longer-lasting watch. It is 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 might expect. Win Futureis Roland Quandt heard in June that the regular Galaxy Watch 5 would start at € 300 (around $ 306) for a 40mm Bluetooth mode and top € 400 ($ 409) for a 44mm LTE unit. Titanium is a historically expensive watch case material and that would drive the 5 Pro’s price up to around € 490 ($ 502) for a 45mm Bluetooth model and € 540 ($ 552) for its LTE equivalent.

New Galaxy Buds Pro

Leak of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
Evan Blass / 91Mobile phones

The basic Galaxy Buds 2 premiered at Unpacked last year, and Samsung may follow suit with a higher-end option. Evan Blass and 91Mobile phones Recently released renders of what they say are the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro.

Aesthetically, the true wireless earbuds would look almost the same as the existing Galaxy Buds Pro introduced in January 2021. 9to5Google sources claim you’d have questionably useful 24-bit audio support, and there have been rumors of a bigger battery. Otherwise, Samsung could play it safe with the familiar active noise cancellation and support for multi-device pairing.

Be prepared to pay more. A 9to5 the retail tipster claims the Buds 2 Pro will cost $ 230, or a whopping $ 30 more. While that makes them even more affordable than rivals like the AirPods Pro (officially $ 249), you might not save much by skipping for Samsung earphones.

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Samsung Galaxy Buds 2

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We wouldn’t rule out a surprise or two at the Unpacked event in August, but we’re not counting on any either. There are no signs of replacement for Galaxy Buds 2 or other earbuds. Similarly, Samsung updated the Galaxy A and S series earlier this year. The company’s next hardware updates are very predictable at this stage, and any unusual announcements are likely to be reserved for follow-up presentations.

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