Samsung Unpacked Date Is on Aug. 10: This Is What To Count on


Samsung’s subsequent Unpacked occasion is scheduled for Aug. 10, the place we anticipate a number of new variations of the corporate’s flagship foldables and smartwatches.

The occasion invitation seen above, displaying a Z Flip foldable cellphone, seemingly helps a earlier leak from tipster Evan Blass, which instructed that the upcoming Unpacked occasion will deal with Samsung’s foldables. Particularly, it’ll doubtless reveal the follow-ups to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the clamshell Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3, which got here out in August 2021. 

Do not anticipate too many massive advances with Samsung’s subsequent foldables. Rumors recommend the tablet-size Samsung Galaxy Fold 4 could have a brand new hinge and slimmer construct, however the leaker jury is out on whether or not it’ll embody an S Pen slot just like the Samsung Galaxy S22 Extremely. Different rumors predict that the foldable will pack the quicker Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus chipset, in addition to a bigger outer show that requires its personal under-display digicam to enhance the one on the inside display screen.  

The make-up compact-looking Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 may get a bigger cowl show, in keeping with different rumors, which may make it much more helpful for studying notifications and previewing selfie images. 

Even when the brand new foldables have solely incremental spec upgrades, the most important enchancment may very well be value. The Galaxy Fold 3 was cheaper than its predecessor at $1,800 (£1,599, AU$2,499) to start out, which continues to be round twice as costly as most premium smartphones. The Galaxy Z Flip 3 shockingly got here in at $1,000 (£949, AU$1,499), or across the value of an iPhone 13 Professional, making it probably the most reasonably priced foldable but and a viable different to plain flat smartphones. 

However the upcoming Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 may very well be even cheaper, predicts analyst Ross Younger, CEO of Show Provide Chain Consultants, who tweeted that Samsung ramped up manufacturing to churn out twice as lots of the new foldables as final yr’s fashions, suggesting a potential value reduce. 

In any case, we anticipate the brand new foldables to promote effectively, for the reason that Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 offered extra models of their launch month than had been offered in all of 2020. With 88% of the greater than 7 million foldables offered in 2021, Samsung is in a powerful place to proceed dominating the area of interest foldable market, which is anticipated to develop to over 27 million offered in 2025.

Samsung may launch different merchandise to accompany the foldables, and the most definitely is the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5. Rumors predict the following model of the premium smartwatch line may get a physique temperature sensor and higher battery life, in addition to an up to date design. Hopefully, it’ll additionally repair a evident flaw within the Galaxy Watch 4 — no help for iPhones — in addition to higher integration of Put on OS 3, as we felt final yr’s watch pulled between Google and Samsung’s ecosystems

There are different issues Samsung may exhibit, like successors to the Galaxy Buds 2 earbud, tablets or laptops, however we’ve not heard many rumors suggesting any of these are more likely to arrive. Nonetheless, we may simply be shocked with all eyes on the awaited foldables.

To encourage prospects to order their telephones early, from July 19 till August 10, Samsung is providing an intensive checklist of reductions based mostly on totally different bundles, from a most of $200 off for these reserving a Galaxy cellphone, watch, and buds right down to a minimal of $30 off for simply reserving Galaxy buds. Whereas this may very well be a touch at what’s coming at Unpacked, the financial savings may apply to older Galaxy Watch or Galaxy Buds fashions.

The occasion is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. ET / 6 a.m. PT. CNET can be watching and protecting the reveals.


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