What to anticipate from Samsung Unpacked July 2024 and methods to watch right now’s livestream


Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5

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In only a matter of hours, we’ll be studying all about Samsung’s subsequent lineup of {hardware} merchandise (and sure new Galaxy AI options), together with the anticipated Galaxy Z Fold 6, Galaxy Z Flip 6, Galaxy Watch Extremely, Galaxy Watch 7, Galaxy Buds, and the corporate’s first-ever sensible ring.

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Samsung’s subsequent Unpacked occasion is ready for July 10, right now, in Paris. Together with the Summer season Olympics, the occasion will be livestreamed on Samsung.com, Samsung Newsroom, and Samsung’s YouTube channel at 6 a.m. PDT, 9 a.m. EDT, and three p.m. CEST.

ZDNET will likely be on the ground, going hands-on with each new product that Samsung debuts. What can we count on to see at Galaxy Unpacked July 2024? Here is what the leaks have proven us to this point.

1. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6

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Two months in the past, ZDNET Senior Opinions Editor Kerry Wan dropped the small print on some Galaxy Z Fold 6 leaks. Along with doubtlessly being the thinnest and lightest big-screen foldable from Samsung, the Fold 6 could possibly be getting a 22:9 ratio 6.3-inch exterior display screen (wider than final yr’s) and a 7.6-inch inside display screen.

Wan defined that this could imply a departure from the “taller, remote-control-like type issue” of different foldables and a transfer towards a extra conventional cellphone really feel. The brand new type issue was one of many three most important issues Wan stated Samsung wanted to make the Fold 6 his “dream foldable cellphone,” so it is a good change to see.

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A newer leak from Evan Blass suggests the next spec upgrades for the Z Fold 6: an improved Armor Aluminum body, as much as 2,600 nits of brightness, a brand new Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor, and as much as two hours longer video playback than the Z Fold 5.

The brand new Galaxy Z Fold 6 may even assist Samsung’s newest Galaxy AI options, leveraging the bigger inside show and S Pen assist for Circle to Search, Stay Transcriptions, and extra.

As for what’s staying the identical: the battery has the identical capability (4,400mAh), the quilt show remains to be handled with final yr’s Gorilla Glass Victus 2, and probably extra. Regardless of no digicam or battery capability upgrades, Samsung plans to extend the value of the Z Fold 6 this yr, going from the earlier $1,799 beginning charge to $1,899. That worth is for the 12GB RAM/256GB storage configuration, Evan Blass stated.

2. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6

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Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip is arguably the extra primary foldable of the duo, with a clamshell design that is a callback to flip telephones of previous. So, how will Samsung innovate in yr six for the Z Flip?

Leaker Evan Blass suggests the brand new mannequin will likely be powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor and 12GB of RAM (up from final yr’s 8GB), a 50MP most important sensor as a substitute of final yr’s 12MP, a thinner design, and a bigger battery at 4,000mAh. The Z Flip 6 may even function a extra uniform colour design, which means each the aspect edges, hinge, and again cowl will seem within the colour you determine to purchase — whether or not it is blue, pink, pure titanium, or yellow.

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Just like the Z Fold 6, the Z Flip 6 is predicted to get a $100 worth bump, bringing the brand new beginning worth to $1,099 from final yr’s $999. The upcharge could also be justified by the presence of Samsung’s new Galaxy AI options.

3. Samsung Galaxy Watch Extremely and Galaxy Watch 7

Person turning the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic Bezel

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Subsequent, let’s contemplate a latest leak from Dealabs relating to the specs of the Samsung Galaxy Watch “Extremely” and Sequence 7. The leaked web page confirmed a number of renders of the 2 new watch fashions whereas offering some necessary particulars — the presence of 40mm, 44mm, and 47mm sizes, a 3nm, five-core Exynos W1000 chipset for a smoother, extra highly effective operation, well being monitoring like blood oxygen detection and stress and sleep evaluation, exercise monitoring, and extra.

The Galaxy Watch 7 Extremely will allegedly be out there in a single dimension, 47mm, and three dial colours: titanium grey, titanium silver, and titanium white. It must also assist 4G and Bluetooth connectivity and have the identical sapphire and 3D glass as the bottom model, however include a titanium case.

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One other leak teased 15W charging, which might be 50% sooner than the present Galaxy watch. There’ll apparently be a little bit of a distinction in battery life throughout the Galaxy Watch 7 and Watch Extremely, with the leaked specs exhibiting the 40mm and 44mm choices for the Watch 7 having a 300mAh battery and a 425mAh battery, respectively, whereas the 47mm Watch 7 Extremely may carry the largest battery of all — 590 mAh.

Possibly the largest information gleaned from latest leaks for the Watch Extremely was the addition of Galaxy AI for issues similar to composing messages and providing sleep insights. We’ll probably see comparable performance for the opposite health wearable Samsung plans to launch at Unpacked: the Galaxy Ring.

4. Samsung Galaxy Ring

Samsung Galaxy Ring at MWC 2024

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As detailed by ZDNET’s Maria Diaz, the extremely anticipated Samsung Galaxy Ring is predicted to debut at Samsung Unpacked July 2024. Like different sensible rings, this one will probably supply well being and sleep monitoring options and are available a number of colours and sizes.

From what we have gathered up to now, the Galaxy Ring is predicted to assist ECG performance and blood move measurement, which provides information on coronary heart charge and blood oxygen ranges. System management by way of Samsung SmartThings and wi-fi funds by way of Samsung Pay may additionally be among the many options.

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In a roundtable interview throughout MWC in February, Samsung govt Hon Pak prompt the Samsung Well being app will play an integral position within the Galaxy Ring expertise, together with the power to watch for potential sleep apnea signs by monitoring sleep patterns and blood oxygen modifications and sending coronary heart charge alerts throughout sleep. These options are on prime of the usual health and health-tracking advantages that almost all sensible rings present.

The Galaxy Ring may even assist a “My Vitality Rating,” a option to intelligently observe your bodily and psychological preparedness to sort out the day based mostly in your sleep, exercise, and coronary heart charge information. As for sizing and colours, the ring could possibly be out there in silver, black, and gold, with sizes starting from 5 to 13 (9 in whole).

5. Samsung Galaxy Buds 3 Professional

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Whereas the Samsung Galaxy Buds 3 Professional had been the corporate’s best-kept secret going into Unpacked, a Reddit consumer apparently bought maintain of the brand new earbuds earlier this week, sharing photos of all their audio glory to the general public. This typically occurs when distributors and retailers like Finest Purchase and Goal inventory new merchandise too early and by accident promote them to clients.

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Primarily based on the real-world photographs, the Galaxy Buds 3 Professional are a departure from Samsung’s conventional bulb-like type issue, with a stemmed design that is extra akin to Apple’s AirPods. What are the advantages of this design? Improved microphone positioning for calls and voice prompts, and a extra sturdy match, because the earbuds now relaxation in opposition to the aspect of your face. 

We’ll study extra concerning the Galaxy Buds’ audio options and pricing at Unpacked tomorrow, so keep tuned.