Samsung just gave us 3 big Galaxy Unpacked teasers


Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2020 event
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Samsung’s next Galaxy Unpacked is nearly right here, and in typical Samsung vogue, the corporate is providing a small glimpse of what we are able to anticipate from the festivities subsequent week.

TM Roh, the present head of Samsung’s Cell division, just shared his pre-Unpacked letter. Whereas it’s principally advertising and marketing hype to get Samsung followers enthusiastic about subsequent week’s Unpacked occasion, there are just a few teases that give us a small glimpse of what to anticipate.

Samsung’s foldables are getting lighter

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4.
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In a single a part of the letter discussing Samsung’s design philosophy, Roh says Samsung has “raised the requirements for foldable smartphone ergonomics” and that “a distinction of millimeter in a tool’s thickness might not sound like an enormous change, however each gram and millimeter in a foldable system requires an engineering breakthrough.”

The juicy bit comes a few sentences later, the place Roh writes: “That’s why we’ve innovated to make our newest foldables slimmer and lighter than our earlier generations.” There have been rumors that the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 will probably be slimmer and lighter than their predecessors, and this confirms these rumors. How a lot slimmer and lighter we are able to anticipate this 12 months’s foldables to be stays up within the air, however we have now affirmation that upgrades are approaching this entrance — and that’s nice to see.

New tablets and smartwatches

Render of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra.
Galaxy Tab S9 Extremely render OnLeaks/MySmartPrice

However that’s not all TM Roh shared in his letter. Slightly additional on, the Samsung head writes, “Samsung Galaxy Tab and Wearables are designed in the identical spirit. They work with one another harmoniously in an ecosystem that opens up a robust linked expertise, serving as a seamless extension of your wants, priorities and distinctive character.”

The precise mentions of Galaxy Tab and wearables strongly counsel we’ll additionally see bulletins in these classes, which once more strains up with the rumors we’ve been listening to.

On the pill facet of issues, Samsung will doubtless exhibit its new Galaxy Tab S9 sequence — together with the Galaxy Tab S9, Galaxy Tab S9 Plus, and Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra. These are anticipated to be pretty modest upgrades to final 12 months’s Galaxy Tab S8 lineup, however for Android pill followers, there ought to be lots to dig into.

Leaked renders of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic.
Galaxy Watch 6 Basic render MySmartPrice/OnLeaks

What about wearables? Though Roh doesn’t point out it by title, “wearables” is nearly definitely a reference to Samsung’s Galaxy Watch household. We’ve heard tons of rumors that Samsung has two new smartwatches within the works — particularly, the Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic.

The common Galaxy Watch 6 ought to see a really minor spec bump in comparison with the Galaxy Watch 5, doubtless bringing not way more than elevated horsepower and (hopefully) higher battery effectivity. The Galaxy Watch 6 Basic ought to be way more fascinating, because it’s doubtless bringing again a bodily rotating bezel to navigate the person interface — one thing that was desperately lacking from the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro.

Unpacked is nearly right here

Official invite for Samsung's July 2023 Unpacked event.

The letter doesn’t say a lot else about what we’ll see at Unpacked, however the excellent news is that we actually don’t have an excessive amount of longer to attend.

Samsung’s Unpacked occasion formally kicks off at 4 a.m. PT / 7 a.m. ET on Wednesday, July 26.

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