Samsung’s Summer Unpacked event this year was jam-packed with announcements. Beyond unveiling their newest foldable phones, the tech giant also showcased significant updates for their smartwatch and tablet segments. If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the news, here’s a rundown of everything Samsung rolled out at the event.
Missed the early 7AM Eastern Samsung Unpacked presentation? We’ve got you covered. We’ve condensed the summer Unpacked event into a concise nine-minute segment. Check out the highlight reel of the keynote right here to catch up on all the significant product launches and announcements.
Unveiling Samsung’s Latest Foldables: Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Z Fold 5
The Galaxy Z Flip 5 took the spotlight this year as the star “entry-level” foldable, with the latest iteration boasting a more expansive 3.4-inch external screen. This enhancement allows users to quickly respond to texts, access their Wallet, and manage other tasks without flipping open the device. Additionally, its newly engineered hinge offers a seamless close, eliminating any noticeable space. Under the hood, it’s powered by the advanced Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor and offers double the storage capacity. The device is priced at $999 and is up for pre-order on Samsung and Amazon, gearing up for an August 11th launch.
On the other hand, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 introduces subtle yet significant improvements. This foldable, which opens like a book, now has a sleeker design void of any gaps, an enhanced primary display brightness, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, and optimized multitasking features. Set to be available from August 11th, it’s priced at $1,799, with pre-orders already live on Samsung and Amazon.
Galaxy Watch 6
Arguably the most significant revelation at the summer Unpacked event was related to Samsung’s most compact computing gadget. Samsung lifted the veil on the Galaxy Watch 6 series, bringing in highly anticipated upgrades to the Wear OS watches. The most striking feature reintroduced is the rotating bezel. Opting for a Galaxy Watch 6 Classic will allow users to navigate apps and widgets with a tangible touch. Both variants are designed with larger, more luminous screens, enhanced processors, amplified battery capacity, and a strap system that facilitates “one-click” exchanges.
The Galaxy Watch 6 range is slated for an August 11th release. Pre-orders are now open on both Samsung and Amazon, with the basic version priced at $300 and the Classic retailing at $400.
Galaxy Tab S9
For aficionados of premium Android tablets, Samsung delivered the goods during its Unpacked event with the unveiling of the Galaxy Tab S9 series. Although the aesthetics remain largely familiar, with slightly trimmed bezels being the main visible change, the internals are packed with upgrades. These tablets feature AMOLED displays with dynamic refresh rates, the tailored Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, enhanced speakers, and a noteworthy addition of IP68 water and dust resistance that extends to the bundled S Pen.
These tablets are slated for an August 11th release, and eager customers can already place pre-orders on Samsung’s and Amazon’s platforms. The pricing for the 11-inch Galaxy Tab S9 begins at $800. If you’re looking at the larger 12.4-inch Tab S9+, you’re looking at a starting price of $1,000. And for those wanting the mammoth experience, the 14.6-inch Tab S9 Ultra starts from a cool $1,200.