The company’s flagship foldables and smartwatches are expected to be updated during Samsung’s next Unpacked event on August 10 in a number of different iterations.
The event invitation displayed above, which features a Z Flip foldable phone, appears to confirm an earlier leak from tipster Evan Blass that the next Unpacked event will be centered on Samsung’s foldables. It’s most likely to announce the successors to the August 2021 releases Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3.
With Samsung‘s upcoming foldables, don’t anticipate too many significant improvements. The tablet-sized Samsung Galaxy Fold 4 is rumored to have a redesigned hinge and a smaller design, but whether it will have a S Pen slot like the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is still up for debate among leakers. \
According to other speculations, the foldable will have a speedier Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus chipset, a larger outside display, and a separate under-display camera to go with the inner screen’s.
According to other speculations, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4, which has the appearance of a beauty compact, may get a larger cover display. This may make it much more handy for reading notifications and previewing selfie shots.
Even if the new foldables only include minor technical enhancements, the cost might be where things really improve. The starting price of $1,800 (£1,599, AU$2,499) for the Galaxy Fold 3 was lower than that of its predecessor, but it is still twice as pricey as the majority of high-end smartphones.
The Galaxy Z Flip 3 is the most affordable foldable smartphone to date and a competitive option to flat smartphones, coming in at a startling $1,000 (£949, AU$1,499), or about the price of an iPhone 13 Pro.
However, analyst Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants, predicts that the upcoming Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 could be even less expensive. Young noted in a tweet that Samsung increased production to produce twice as many of the new foldables as the models from last year, which may indicate a price reduction.
In any case, we anticipate strong sales of the new foldables given that the Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 sold more units during their initial introduction month than they did during the entire year of 2020. Samsung is in a solid position to continue dominating the specialized foldable industry, which is anticipated to rise to over 27 million sold in 2025, with 88 percent of the more than 7 million foldables sold in 2021.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 is most likely to be the other products Samsung releases alongside the foldables. A body temperature sensor, improved battery life, and an upgraded design are rumored to be coming in the next generation of the luxury smartwatch series.
It’s also hoped that it would improve Wear OS 3 integration, since we felt the Galaxy Watch 4 was caught between the Google and Samsung ecosystems and had a glaring fault that prevented it from supporting iPhones.
Other products Samsung might unveil include tablets, laptops, and Galaxy Buds 2 replacement earbuds, but there haven’t been many reports pointing to any of those products being imminent. Nevertheless, with all eyes on the anticipated foldables, we may easily be shocked.
Samsung is providing a wide range of discounts based on different bundles from a maximum of $200 off for those reserving a Galaxy phone, watch, and buds down to a minimum of $30 off for just reserving Galaxy buds from July 19 through August 10 in an effort to encourage customers to reserve their phones early.
While this may be a foreshadowing of what’s to come at Unpacked, the savings may apply to older Galaxy Watch or Galaxy Buds models.
The event is set to start at 9 a.m. ET / 6 a.m. PT.