Samsung held an exciting Samsung Unpacked event in Seoul, South Korea, where they unveiled a diverse range of new products that will delight their devoted Galaxy users throughout the summer. From cutting-edge hardware to foldable phones, tablets of various sizes, and innovative smartwatches, Samsung had an impressive lineup to reveal.
For those who couldn’t catch the live events or prefer a concise summary, we have compiled all the details about the newly announced products below, starting with the official announcements.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold and Flip Series
Samsung has been at the forefront of foldable smartphones for the past four years, offering premium features that justify their price tags. This year, they continue to push the boundaries of design and functionality with their new products.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5:
The latest addition to the Flip series, the Galaxy Z Flip 5, introduces significant improvements. The device boasts a larger external display, known as the Flex Window, measuring 3.4 inches. This screen offers a seamless user interface similar to the Galaxy Watch, with swipeable pages of apps and widgets, gesture-based navigation, and various other features.
The Galaxy Z Flip 5 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy chipset, promising enhanced overall performance, better battery efficiency, and improved low-light photography. It features the FlexCam, a hands-free camera experience with advanced AI capabilities, Nightography, enhanced zoom, and AI stereo depth map.
The main screen size is up to 6.7 inches when unfolded, with a thickness ranging from 6.9mm to 15.1mm when folded. The device is water-resistant (IPX8) and built with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 Armor Aluminum Frame for durability. Storage options include 256GB and 512GB with 8GB of memory. The Galaxy Z Flip 5 starts at $999 and will be available for sale from August 11.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 and Watch 6 Classic:
Samsung introduced two new models in its Galaxy Watch series, the Galaxy Watch 6 and Watch 6 Classic. Unlike previous years, there is no “Pro” upgrade this time, but these new wearables come with significant improvements.
The Galaxy Watch 6 is available in 40mm and 44mm sizes, while the Watch 6 Classic offers larger options of 43mm and 47mm, making it the biggest Galaxy wearable to date. Both models feature a redesigned 20% larger display, offering more interactive space for widgets, notifications, and tracking features.
The watches run on the One UI Watch 5, layered over WearOS, providing enhanced sleep, fitness, and safety tools, such as a built-in virtual safety coach, Personalized Heart Rate Zones, and an SOS feature.
A standout feature is the physical rotating bezel around the displays, allowing users to navigate the watch without relying solely on touch input. The Galaxy Watch 6 Classic also comes with Wear OS 4 and exclusive apps like Whatsapp, with Audible and Gmail soon to follow.
Both models have impressive specifications, including Super AMOLED displays with a peak brightness of 2,000 nits, a 425mAh battery for the larger variant, and a 300mAh battery for the smaller one. They are powered by the Exynos W930 for smooth performance. The Galaxy Watch 6 is priced at $299, while the Watch 6 Classic starts at $399, with both available for purchase from August 11.
3. Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Series (Tab S9, Tab S9+, and Tab S9 Ultra)
Last year, Samsung left a lasting impression with its Galaxy Tab S8 series, featuring the remarkable 14.6-inch Ultra model, which could easily replace a laptop thanks to its powerful specifications and large display. Now, the new Tab S9 series takes things to the next level with a range of enhancements.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 series comprises three models: Tab S9, Tab S9+, and Tab S9 Ultra. Each boasting of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor for Galaxy, enhanced AMOLED displays with Dynamic AMOLED 2X, and Vision Booster support.
Samsung claims to have increased the speaker sizes by 20% to Quad Speakers, making for an improved audio experience. Additionally, the Tab S9 series is the first Galaxy Tab lineup to feature a vapor chamber for efficient cooling. The display sizes vary across the series, with the Tab S9 Ultra at 14.6 inches, Tab S9+ at 12.4 inches, and Tab S9 at 11 inches.
Regarding battery capacities, the Tab S9 Ultra leads with 11,200 mAh, followed by the Tab S9+ with 10,090 mAh, and the Tab S9 with 8,400 mAh. Storage options range from 256GB to 1TB, and memory options are available in 8GB, 12GB, and 16GB configurations.
For the first time in the Galaxy Tab series, Samsung has introduced IP68 ratings for water and dust resistance, bringing them in line with the brand’s XCover line. The S Pen remains a highlight, now even more pressure-sensitive and with a latency of 2.8ms, making it a valuable tool for artists, graphic designers, and writers.
Preorders for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 series commenced on July 26th, with prices starting at $799 for the Tab S9, $999 for the S9+, and $1,149 for the S9 Ultra.
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