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Samsung Galaxy Unpacked highlights: Foldables, watches, tablets unveiled

The Galaxy Unpacked event livestream kicked off at 4:30 PM (IST) on Samsung India website and its official channel YouTube on July 26

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Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2023, Seoul

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2023, Seoul

Samsung kicked off its summer Galaxy Unpacked in Seoul on July 26. At the event, the South Korean electronics maker unveiled its 2023 foldable devices, smartwatches, tablets, and more. The Galaxy Unpacked 2023 livestream from Seoul kicked off at 4:30 PM (IST) on Samsung India website and its official channel on YouTube.

In the foldables, Samsung announced the Galaxy Z Flip5 and Galaxy Z Fold5. The foldables bring new ‘Flex Hinge’, which is said to make the foldable experience possible without compromising on aesthetic balanced and solid design. According to Samsung, the main screen on both the devices is equipped with a shock dispersion layer and a redesigned back for a more solid display. This improvement is on top of the IPX8 support, Armor Aluminum frames, and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 protection on both the body and display glasses. Besides, there is new Flex Hinge design, which features a dual rail structure, diffusing external impacts. Follow the blog for specifications, pictures, and more from Samsung Galaxy Unpacked, Seoul.
5:28 PM

That's a wrap

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2023 from Seoul, South Korea concludes. At the event, the company announced its 2023 foldables, watches, and tablets in the Galaxy line-up. Stay tuned for India launch details and pricing information.
5:15 PM

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 series: Specifications

  Galaxy Tab S9 Galaxy Tab S9+ Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra
Display 11-inch, Dynamic AMOLED 2X (60-120Hz) 12.4-inch, Dynamic AMOLED 2X (60-120Hz) 14.6-inch, Dynamic AMOLED 2X (60-120Hz)
OS Android 13.0
Dimensions 165.8 x 254.3 x 5.9mm 185.4 x 285.4 x 5.7mm 208.6 x 326.4 x 5.5mm
Weight 498g (Wi-Fi) / 500g (5G) 581g (Wi-Fi) / 586g (5G) 732g (Wi-Fi) / 737g (5G)
Rear camera 13MP AF 13MP AF + 8MP Ultra-Wide
Front camera 12MP Ultra-Wide 12MP + 12MP Ultra-Wide
RAM 8GB and 12GB 12GB 12GB and 16GB
Storage 128GB and 256GB, expandable up to 1TB 256GB and 512, expandable up to 1TB 256GB, 512GB and 1TB, expandable up to 1TB
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy
Battery 8,400mAh (typical) 10,090mAh (typical) 11,200mAh (typical)
Connectivity 5G, LTE,Wi-Fi 6E, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v 5.3
Colour Beige, Graphite
Sound Quad Stereo Speakers with Sound by AKG, Dolby Atmos
Security Samsung Knox
Biometric Fingerprint on Display (FOD)

5:06 PM

Samsung Galaxy Watch6 series: Specifications

  Galaxy Watch6 Galaxy Watch6 Classic
Color - 44mm: Graphite, Sliver  - 47mm : Black, Silver
- 40mm: Graphite, Gold - 43mm : Black, Silver
Dimensions and weight - 44mm: 42.8 x 44.4 x 9.0 mm, 33.3g - 47mm: 46.5 x 46.5 x 10.9 mm, 59.0g
- 40mm: 38.8 x 40.4 x 9.0 mm, 28.7g - 43mm: 42.5 x 42.5 x 10.9 mm, 52.0g
Display Sapphire Crystal  Sapphire Crystal 
- 44mm: 1.5-inch (37.3mm) 480x480 Super AMOLED, Full Color Always On Display - 47mm: 1.5-inch (37.3mm) 480x480 Super AMOLED, Full Color Always On Display
- 40mm: 1.3-inch (33.3mm) 432x432 Super AMOLED, Full Color Always On Display - 43mm: 1.3-inch (33.3mm) 432x432 Super AMOLED, Full Color Always On Display
Processor Exynos W930 Dual-Core 1.4GHz
Memory and storage 2GB memory + 16GB storage
Battery Up to 40 hours (Always On Display off) / Up to 30 hours (Always On Display on)
  - 44mm: 425mAh - 47mm: 425mAh
  - 40mm: 300mAh - 43mm: 300mAh
Charging Fast Charging (WPC-based wireless charging)
OS Wear OS Powered by Samsung (Wear OS 4)
UI One UI 5 Watch
Sensors Samsung BioActive Sensor (Optical Heart Rate + Electrical Heart Signal + Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis), Temperature Sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Light Sensor Samsung BioActive Sensor (Optical Heart Rate + Electrical Heart Signal + Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis), Temperature Sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Light Sensor, 3D Hall sensor
Connectivity LTE[v], Bluetooth 5.3, Wi-Fi 2.4+5GHz, NFC, GPS/Glonass/Beidou/Galileo
Durability 5ATM + IP68 / MIL-STD-810H
Compatibility Android 10 or higher and with more than 1.5GB of memory

4:55 PM

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5: Specifications

Main display (bendable): 7.6-inch QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X, Infinity Flex Display (2176 x 1812, 21.6:18), adaptive refresh rate (1-120Hz)

Cover display: 6.2-inch HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display (2316 x 904, 23.1:9), adaptive refresh rate (48-120Hz)

Weight: 253g

Rear camera: 50MP wide-angle (Dual Pixel AF, OIS, F1.8) + 12MP ultra-wide (F2.2) + 10MP Telephoto (PDAF, F2.4, OIS, 3X optical zoom)

Cover camera: 10MP (F2.2, Pixel size: 1.22μm, FOV: 85-degree)

Under display camera: 4MP (F1.8, Pixel size: 2.0μm, FOV: 80-dgeree)

Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2

RAM: 12GB

Storage: 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB

Battery: 4,400 mAh

Protection: IPX8 and Gorilla Glass Victus 2

OS: OneUI 5.1.1, based on Android 13

 
4:48 PM

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5: Specifications

Main display (bendable): 6.7-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X, Adaptive refresh rate (1-120Hz), Infinity Flex Display (2640 x 1080, 22:9)

Cover display: 3.4-inch super AMOLED 60Hz (720 x 748 resolution)

Weight: 187g

Rear camera: 12MP wide-angle camera (Dual Pixel AF, OIS, F1.8, Pixel size: 1.8μm, FOV: 83-degree) and 12MP ultra-wide (F2.2, Pixel size: 1.12μm, FOV: 123-degree)

Front camera: 10MP (F2.2, Pixel size: 1.22μm, FOV: 85-degree)

Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2

RAM: 8GB

Storage: 256GB and 512GB

Battery: 3,700 mAh

Protection: IPX8 and Gorilla Glass Victus 2

OS: OneUI 5.1.1, based on Android 13

 
4:39 PM

Samsung unveils Galaxy Z Flip5 and Galaxy Z Fold5

The foldables bring new ‘Flex Hinge’, which is said to make the foldable experience possible without compromising on aesthetic balanced and solid design. According to Samsung, the main screen on both the devices is equipped with a shock dispersion layer and a redesigned back for a more solid display. This improvement is on top of the IPX8 support, Armor Aluminum frames, and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 protection on both the body and display glasses. Besides, there is new Flex Hinge design, which features a dual rail structure, diffusing external impacts.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 and Z Fold5
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 and Z Fold5

4:25 PM

Samsung pre-reserve ends today, pre-book to start soon

Samsung India has been taking pre-reserve orders for the upcoming foldables since July 6. Pre-reserve is different from pre-book and it is essentially done to gauge audience interest. The pre-reserve has been available across Samsung network, both online and offline. Customers can pre-reserve Samsung’s next generation foldable devices by paying Rs 2000 on Samsung online store, Amazon India and Flipkart or by visiting Samsung’s Exclusive Stores and leading retail outlets. Samsung is offering benefits worth Rs 5000 on the purchase of Samsung’s next generation of foldable devices to the pre-reserved customers.
3:44 PM

Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 series: What to expect

The next generation of Samsung smartwatches, called Galaxy Watch 6 series, would bring the physical rotating bezel in the Classic model. Like its predecessors, the upcoming smartwatches would be based on Google WearOS platform with Samsung OneUI layered on top. Therefore, there would be support of Google apps for smartwatches besides Samsung own. Among the new features would be native support for instant messaging app WhatsApp, which was recently announced by Meta. Besides, the smartwatches would get Samsung Wallet and Samsung Thermo Check features. 

Announced recently, the Thermo Check app would allow users to measure the temperature of their surroundings, from meals they are about to eat to water they are about to swim in, all without any physical contact required. Like the Samsung Wallet app, the Thermo Check will be available first on the upcoming Galaxy Watch devices. It would later be available for the Galaxy Watch5 series.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic
Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic (Photo: Evan Blass @evleaks)

3:02 PM

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 series: What to expect

The upcoming Galaxy Tab S9 line of tablets would comprise of three models with an 11-inch display on the base model and 14.6-inch display on the top-end model. While all three models would be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, the top-end model is expected to feature a high-resolution display of 120Hz refresh rate. It is expected to support Samsung SPen for inking, scribbling, and note taking duties.
2:19 PM

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5: What to expect

The book-styled Fold is reported to feature the Galaxy S23-inspired design. Like the flip, the fold is likely to get the waterdrop-shaped hinge and thinner profile, besides the seasonal upgrades in terms of processor, battery capacity, etc. It is expected to sport a triple-camera system on the back, featuring a 50MP OIS main sensor, a 12MP ultra-wide-angle autofocus sensor, and a 10MP telephoto lens. In addition to the camera system on the back, there would be two more camera sensors – one on the inside and another on the cover screen.
2:06 PM

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5: What to expect

Reports suggest bigger cover screen, thinner profile, and waterdrop-shaped hinge mechanism as some of the key upgrades making way to the next iteration of the flip smartphone, besides the seasonal upgrades in terms of processor, battery capacity, etc. The Galaxy Z Flip 5 is expected to sport a 3.4-inch external display (cover), which is reported to get support for key Google and Samsung apps. Imaging is expected to be covered by a dual-camera set-up on the back, featuring a 12-megapixel main sensor and a 12MP ultra-wide-angle sensor. The clamshell design-based foldable would be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 (Source: X)

1:49 PM

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked, Seoul: What to expect

In the foldables, Samsung would unveil the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and the Galaxy Z Fold 5. Since the book-styled Fold device is targeted at a niche audience, this year’s pre-show buzz is centered on the clamshell design-based flip smartphone. Besides foldables, Samsung is likely to freshen up its smartwatch and tablet line. In the smartwatch line, the company is expected to introduce the Watch 6 series. In the tablet line, there are three models expected in the Galaxy Tab S9 series. In total, there are about seven devices in the Galaxy ecosystem expected at the Unpacked event, Seoul.
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1:26 PM

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked, Seoul: Livestream

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First Published: Jul 26 2023 | 1:40 PM IST

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