Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event: all the rumors on the Fold, Flip and Watch - The Verge
Samsung will hold its August Galaxy Unpacked event on August 10th. If rumors are to be believed, it will launch a pair of foldables — the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 — the Galaxy Watch 5, and potentially some new earbuds.
Samsung’s annual summer launch event is almost here. The company will hold its August Galaxy Unpacked event on August 10th at 9AM ET, one year and one day after last year’s foldable-focused event. And, if rumors are to be believed, we’re set for a very similar lots of announcements consisting of a pair of foldables — the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 — a new lineup of smartwatches with the Galaxy Watch 5, and most likely some new earbuds.
We know there are foldables on the way because Samsung’s basically showed them to us in its promotional images and official trailer for its August 10th launch, and Samsung’s smartphone boss teased “new Samsung Galaxy foldables” in a blog post about the launch. The sheer quantity of Watch 5 leaks also has us pretty confident that it’s due for a reveal imminently. Last year also saw the announcement of a new pair of true wireless earbuds, the Galaxy Buds 2, and this year we’re expecting to see the launch of the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro. We previously some renders of these last month, and a big last minute leak seems to confirm they’re ready for the event itself.
Samsung used to use its summer launch events to announce a new generation of Galaxy Note phones. But last year, it skipped over releasing what would have been the Galaxy Note 21 entirely and officially confirmed it was discontinuing the brand earlier this year. Instead, the trademark features of the Note lineup have been integrated into the more premium devices in the Galaxy S range, with the Galaxy S22 Ultra sporting a Note-inspired design and built-in S Pen stylus.
In other words, don’t expect a Note 22 to be announced this week. Instead, here’s what Samsung could have on offer.
Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold devices are designed to pair the pocket-ability of a typical smartphone with the larger screen size of a tablet. That doesn’t look to be changing for the fourth generation of the foldable, which like last year, appears to pair a 7.6-inch internal folding display with a 6.2-inch cover display, according to a leaked list of specs posted by Twitter leaker Ice Universe.