Samsung Unpacked event recap: Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Watch 5 and more
Samsung Unpacked has brought a ton of new products into the fold. Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4, plus the Galaxy Watch 5, Galaxy Watch 5 Pro and the new Galaxy Buds 2 Pro. There’s a lot to digest.
The Galaxy Z Fold 4 stole the show with its new multitasking capabilities, stronger display and slimmer bezels. The Galaxy Z Flip 4, meanwhile, looks to continue its predecessor’s legacy by offering a unique clamshell form factor with more uses for Flex mode and a bigger battery.
Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro
The Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro focus on durability and extended battery life, along with new health features, while the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro goes hi-fidelity with 24-bit support.
The new Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 looks great and offers a bunch of solid upgrades, including a stronger front display, longer battery life and improved sleep tracking with a new skin temperature sensor. But it’s missing one key feature according to staff writer Malcolm McMillan. And that’s the rotating bezel
With all the excitement around the new foldable phones and watches, the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro got a bit lost in the noise. But it shouldn’t. As you’ll see as Nick Pino breaks down why the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro was the most exciting product at Samsung Unpacked(opens in new tab).
It all comes down to the Buds 2 Pro being among the first wireless earbuds to support Bluetooth 5.3. This enables the buds to process more information in less time and likely enables them to offer better noise cancellation and handle higher bit rates.
One of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5’s big new features is its skin temperature sensor — but what does it actually do? Well, Samsung says it will mainly be used for sleep tracking — although it’s worth noting that it won’t actually be operational until an as-yet-unspecified point in the future.
That caveat aside, it looks like giving Samsung’s new smartwatch an advantage over the wearable competition, so our Kate Kozuch takes a look at exactly how the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 skin temperature sensor works.
Galaxy Z Fold 5G
While we’re generally quite impressed by what we’ve seen of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 so far, some on the Tom’s Guide team aren’t completely convinced by it yet.
Managing Editor Roland Moore-Colyer, for instance, feels it doesn’t offer enough improvements over the Z Fold 3 to make it a worthwhile upgrade. In fact, he’d go as far as to say that the Galaxy Z Fold 4’s upgrades are a big letdown. Does he have a point? You’ll have to read it yourself and decide.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 comes in a plethora of colors — in fact, the Bespoke Edition has 71 different combinations!
We’ve taken a deep dive into exactly what the Galaxy Z Flip 4 color options are to help you choose the right one.
he Galaxy Z Fold 4 is taking a lot of heat because of its $1,799 price. That’s the same price as the Z Fold 3, but given the state of the economy and inflation it’s easy to see why people were hoping for something cheaper.
The good news is that you don’t have to pay anything close to that amount if you take advantage of some early Galaxy Z Fold 4 deals.
The cover display is wider with slimmer bezels. The inner display also has slimmer bezels. The under-display camera has also gotten better, and it’s less visible. We’ll have to see if Samsung is right.
Android 12L will help make the Galaxy Z Fold 4 more productive, such as the new taskbar.