Note: This is a guest post written by Jeeva Shanmugam
Samsung’s unpacked event is the most well-known occasion by Samsung, usually, the Galaxy Fold, Watch, and Flip line-ups get addressed on that occasion. On the tenth of August of this year, Samsung had its unpacked event.
Samsung Unpacked event 2022 has brought a lot of new items into the overlay. Samsung has revealed the Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Buds 2 Pro. and the new Galaxy Watch 5, Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. There’s a ton to process.
In this article, we will have a short glimpse of Samsung’s unpacked event in 2022. We will figure out all the hardware improvements that Samsung has brought to all its successors.
Without further delay, let’s dive into the article
1. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4
One of my favorite phone lineups from Samsung, I think the Flip phone is more practical than the Fold at an affordable price, either way, as we all expected Samsung announced the Galaxy Z Flip 4 at the event.
Samsung is improving a lot with their Z Flip series. At the initial launch of the Flip 1, I didn’t like the smartphone much, but from their Galaxy Z Flip 3, I have become a huge fan of Samsung’s Flip.
Straight of the rip, let’s move on to the basics specs of the phone, the phone has a Snapdragon 8+Gen 1 processor, with a 6.7″ FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED panel with HDR10+ certified Up to 120Hz refresh rate.
The phone comes with a dual camera setup with a 12MP main sensor, a 12MP Wide-angle Camera with the support of OIS, and a traditional 10MP selfie camera.
Users can shoot videos up to 4K UHD video recording at 30 and 60 fps, 1080p FHD video recording at 30 and 60 fps, and 720p HD video recording at 30 fps.
The phone comes with a 3700mAh battery, with the support of a 25W adapter which is sold separately. From 0% up to 50% charge in around 30 minutes with 25W Adapter or higher.
The phone comes in three variants with a base of 8GB of LPDDR 5 RAM
- 8GB RAM with 512GB internal storage (UFS 3.1)
- 8GB RAM with 256GB internal storage (UFS 3.1)
- 8GB RAM with 128GB internal storage (UFS 3.1)
The phone comes with Android 12 out of the box with One U1 4.1
These are just an outlook of the smartphone, I will discuss the Galaxy Z Flip 4 in the upcoming articles.
The phone comes in 4 basic colours: Bora Purple, Graphite, Pink Gold, and Blue
And the phone also get launched in a BeSpoke Edition with another 4 different colours:
- Gold (Frame), Yellow (Front), White (Back)
- Black (Frame), Khaki (Front), Khaki (Back)
- Silver (Frame), White (Front), White (Back)
- Silver (Frame), Navy (Front), Navy (Back)
- Gold (Frame), Yellow (Front), Yellow (Back)
The Galaxy Z Flip 4 will start at A$1,499.
2. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 comes with a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, with a foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+, and 1200 nits of peak brightness.
The phone comes with a Size of 7.6 inches, (~90.9% screen-to-body ratio) with a resolution of 1812 x 2176 pixels. The phone also has Corning Gorilla Glass Victus+ support.
The phone also comes with a traditional S Pen Fold Edition, with Pressure levels of 4096.
The phone has a 12MP Ultra Wide Camera, 50MP Wide-angle Camera, 10MP Telephoto Camera, and a traditional 10MP selfie camera. But surprisingly the phone comes with a 4MP under-display camera. I don’t know about the usage of that 4MP camera, but we can consider this as a feature.
The phone supports 8K video recording at 24 fps, 4K UHD video recording at 30 and 60 fps, 1080p FHD video recording at 30 and 60 fps, and 720p HD video recording at 30 fps.
The Z Fold 4 comes with a 4400mAh battery with a 25W power adapter which is sold separately.
The phone comes in 3 variants with a base of 12GB LPDDR5 RAM
- 12GB RAM with 256GB internal storage (UFS 3.1)
- 12GB with 512GB internal storage (UFS 3.1)
- 12GB RAM with 1TB internal storage (UFS 3.1)
The phone comes with Android 12 out of the box with One U1 4.1. These are just an outlook of the smartphone. I will discuss the Galaxy Z Fold 4 in the upcoming articles.
The phone comes in 3 basic colours: Greygreen, Phantom Black, and Beige. There’s also Burgundy colour which is a Samsung.com Exclusive.
The Galaxy Z Fold 4 is the most expensive, starting at A$2,499.
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3. Samsung Galaxy Watch 5
Samsung is becoming more popular in the watch segment. I love Samsung watches. The display will be amazing. I haven’t used one for personal use but a few of my friends have got it so I have experienced the watch and it was amazing.
The Watch comes with a Titanium frame in a Circle shape design which weighs around 33.5?grams.
It has 1.4” 450×450 SuperAMOLED display for the 44mm and 1.2″ 396×396 SuperAMOLED display for the 42mm. The watch comes with 1.5?GB of RAM with 16GB of Inbuilt Memory.
The watch comes with 5.1 Bluetooth and also supports Calling and GPS. The watch is powered by a 410?mAh Battery, and according to Samsung, the battery lasts for 5 whole days.
The watch has IP68 Water Resistant Certificate so it is waterproof and dustproof it can survive a depth of 50?m.
The watch has all the necessary sensors like Pedometer, Heart Rate Monitor, SpO2 Monitor, Calorie Count, Step Count, Sleep Monitor, and Extra Features like an Alarm Clock, Stopwatch, Timer, and Reminder.
The Galaxy Watch 5 starts at A$499.
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4. Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro
Let’s start with the processor, the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro has an Exynos W920 with a 5 nm processor. The watch comes with a 1.4 inches Super AMOLED display with a Resolution of 450×450 pixels protected by Sapphire crystal and the watch has an Always-on display.
The Watch comes with an Android Wear OS 3.5, One UI Watch 4.5, the watch comes with a 16GB ROM with 1.5GB RAM.
It supports all the necessary features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS support, and NFC.
The Galaxy Watch 5 Pro has been covered by all the necessary sensors like Accelerometer, gyro, heart rate, barometer, thermometer (body temperature) Natural language commands and dictation Samsung Pay.
The Watch is powered by a Li-Ion 590 mAh, non-removable battery with 10W Qi wireless charging technology.
The Galaxy Watch 5 Pro starts at A$799.
5. Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro
Samsung is doing an extraordinary job with their Galaxy Buds series, I loved the Buds1, of course, it has a few bugs but still, the sound quality is amazing for the price.
Let’s jump to the upgrade, the Buds2 Pro, is powered by 24-bit Hi-Fi audio, so the overall quality is enhanced. The ANC has improved this time, Active Noise Canceling comes with 3 high SNR (Signal-to-Noise Ratio) microphones, and the Galaxy Buds2 Pro tracks and eliminates more outside sound — even soft sounds like wind.
The Buds2 Pro supports 360 Audio ie: it comes with Direct Multi-channel (5.1ch / 7.1ch / Dolby Atmos®) and enhanced head tracking makes every movement stay in sync — creating an immersive experience.
360 Audio can even pinpoint the direction of the sound as you move your head, giving you the spatial experience.
An iPhone-exclusive feature is now available on Samsung too, the Galaxy Buds2 Pro will automatically pop up on your Samsung Galaxy devices and are ready to connect with a tap.
Auto Switch on Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro intelligently detects mobile activity and seamlessly shifts its connection to your Samsung Galaxy phone, tablet and watch.
I love this feature actually, switching to answer the phone makes Samsung so unique. I loved the optimization in Buds2 Pro. It works even when you’re connected to a Samsung TV.
Once the Galaxy Buds2 Pro is connected to the Samsung TV via Bluetooth, there is no need to take the earbuds out to answer the phone. Incoming calls can be answered simply by tapping the Galaxy Buds2 Pro twice.
Users can preorder the Galaxy Buds2 Pro now for A$349.