The Five Biggest Announcements From Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked 2022

The Five Biggest Announcements From Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked 2022

As expected, Samsung has just wrapped up its latest Galaxy Unpacked event which saw the company unveil two foldable devices, two new smartwatches, as well as an update to its Galaxy Buds Pro line.

The Five Biggest Announcements From Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked 2022

In spite of the fact that the company did not surprise us too much with what they announced, the updates seem to reflect a refined approach to quality across the board – though, as always, we should await the full reviews of the products before we can judge whether they are truly useful upgrades.

AN ITERATIVE UPDATE TO SAMSUNG’S FLIP-PHONE-ESQUE FOLDABLE SAMSUNG GALAXY Z FLIP 4 IS THE GALAXY Z FLIP 4

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There is no doubt that the Z Flip 4 looks a lot like its predecessor – and yes, it is still capable of flipping down like the flip phones of old.

But there are some new software tricks as well, such as the ability to see selfie previews on the cover screen, which will be the same aspect ratio as the image itself, and fast charging, which is capable of charging the phone up to 50 percent in just 30 minutes.

There is a starting price of $999 for the phone, and you can preorder it today before it becomes available on August 26th.

THOUGH THE GALAXY Z FOLD 4 IS NOT ALL THAT DIFFERENT FROM THE FIRST GALAXY Z FOLD 4, IT HAS BETTER CAMERAS

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It is also worth noting that Samsung isn’t doing too much with the Galaxy Z Fold 4.

While the design of the phone is largely the same, it is a little lighter than it was before, and Samsung has made some big changes to the camera array, including the addition of a 50-megapixel main sensor, which is a huge upgrade.

However, starting at $1,799, it is still going to be a very expensive phone. The product can be preordered today, and it will be available on the 26th of August.

There are bigger batteries in the GALAXY WATCH 5 smartwatches than in the previous models

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It has been pointed out that Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4 series has a poor battery life, but the company is hoping to fix that with the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, which are equipped with larger batteries.

Also, the Apple Watch is rumored to be getting a body temperature sensor this year, a feature that is also rumored to make its way to the Apple Watch this year.

It is possible to preorder the Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro right now, and they will begin shipping on August 26th.

GALAXY BUDS 2 PRO ARE A LITTLE MORE EXPENSIVE, BUT THEY HAVE A NEW DESIGN AND SUPPORT HI-FI AUDIO SO THEY ARE WORTH IT.

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A new pair of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro has been unveiled today which features a new design that’s 15 percent smaller than the original pair and supports 24-bit hi-fi audio over Bluetooth.

As a result of those updates, the Galaxy Buds Pro is now priced at $229.99, a $30 premium over the original Galaxy Buds Pro.

It is possible to preorder them today, ahead of their release on August 26th.

NEW SAMSUNG PRODUCTS USE MORE RECYCLED MATERIALS

Furthermore, Samsung also discussed how it incorporates recycled materials into the design of some of its new products that were announced at the event.

As an example, it is now repurposing fishing nets to make the materials used to make the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro and the Z-series foldable.

Currently, Samsung is using recycled fishing nets in 11 of its mobile devices, according to a company statement.

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