Samsung’s second Galaxy Unpacked event of the year is just a few days away and it will be packed with new products. In addition to the long-awaited launch of Samsung’s next-generation foldable devices, we also expect Samsung to announce updates to its Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Tab lines.
If you’re curious about the upcoming Unpacked, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about the event below.
When is the Samsung Galaxy unboxed?
Samsung will hold Galaxy Unpacked on July 26, 2023 at 7am ET or 4am PT. Unlike Galaxy Unpacked events in the past, this one will take place in Seoul, South Korea.
Where can I watch Galaxy Unpacked?
There are several places on the web where you can watch Galaxy Unpacked, even live from samsung website or in samsung youtube channel. You can also watch the live stream that we’ll embed at the top of this article once Samsung publishes its stream.
With that out of the way, here are all the devices that could make an appearance in July’s Unpacked.
A slimmer pair of Galaxy Z Flip and Z Fold phones
Samsung is set to reveal the new Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Z Fold 5 during Unpacked, and there has been no shortage of rumors leading up to the event.
For starters, the Galaxy Z Flip 5 is rumored to come with several upgrades, including a larger 3.4-inch display with a 720 x 748 resolution. Leaked images of the device seem to confirm the size of the outer display, which stretches from the phone’s camera to its hinge. That’s a big improvement over the 1.9-inch 260 x 512 outdoor display that comes with the Z Flip 4.
Once unfolded, the display will likely retain the same 6.7-inch screen we saw on the Z Flip 4. However, it can also fold even further than its predecessor thanks to the new waterdrop-style hinge Samsung has been working on. Specifications published by SnoopyTech seem to support this claim, as they suggest the Z Flip 5 will measure 15.1mm when folded, as opposed to the 15.9mm width of its Z Flip 4.
Samsung is also expected to make some changes to the larger Z Fold lineup. The Z Fold 5 is also expected to have a waterdrop hinge which should lessen the appearance of a fold when unfolded. It is also rumored to have a slimmer design than the Z Fold 4, measuring 13.4mm instead of 14.2mm.
The Fold 5 may also pack a 12MP telephoto lens, versus the Fold 4’s 10MP. Other than that, we don’t expect any major changes for the Z Fold 5. The device will feature the same 7.6-inch internal display and 6.2-inch external screen as its predecessor, along with three different color options, including blue, cream, and black.
It doesn’t look like the two foldables are getting any big performance upgrades either. While both are rumored to feature the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip that Samsung uses in its S23 line of devices, a SnoopyTech spec sheet indicates that both will have roughly the same storage, battery life, and cameras as their predecessors.
The alleged spec sheet states that the Z Flip 5 will come with 8GB of RAM with 256GB or 512GB of storage, along with a 3700mAh battery. Furthermore, it could sport two cameras on the cover screen: a 12MP main lens and a 12MP ultra-wide lens. The Z Fold 5, on the other hand, is rumored to come with 12GB of RAM with either 256GB or 512GB of storage, as well as a 50MP main sensor and 12MP ultra-wide camera.
A bezel-equipped Galaxy Watch 6 Classic
The next Galaxy Watch 6 could bring back the bezel. filtered out images of winfuture it shows what appears to be the Watch 6 Classic with the rotating bezel that Samsung removed from the Galaxy Watch 5 line. The bezel-less version should also return on the standard Galaxy Watch 6 model.
The standard Galaxy Watch 6 is rumored to come in 40mm and 44mm sizes. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic may be a bit larger with 43mm and 47mm sizes, which, if true, would make it Samsung’s largest watch yet. And while the devices were originally rumored to have curved screens, it doesn’t look like that according to the leaked images.
According to an alleged SnoopyTech spec sheetboth the Galaxy Watch 6 and the Watch 6 Classic can come with sapphire glass screens, with the smallest sizes of 40 mm and 43 mm with a 1.31 -inch OLED and a resolution of 432 x 432. Meanwhile, the larger sizes of 44 mm and 47 mm in Watch 6 and Watch 6 Classic could have 1.47 in a resolution. 0.
Also, the spec sheet indicates that the Galaxy Watch 6 and Watch 6 Classic could come with the previously rumored Exynos W930 chip with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Other listed specs include an IP68 water rating, a heart rate monitor, a blood oxygen sensor, and a temperature gauge.
The Galaxy Watch 6 is likely to launch with Samsung’s updated One UI 5 Watch system, which comes with better sleep tracking and emergency SOS features, along with custom heart rate zones. While the Galaxy Watch 6 may come in grey, gold and silver, the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic is rumored to come only in black and silver.
A better base Galaxy Tab S9
With the launch of the Galaxy Tab S8 last April, we’re waiting for an update. So far, rumors about the S9 line remain sparse, with the based in the Netherlands galactic club revealing some potential details about the device.
Like the Tab S8 line, the Tab S9 series is expected to include three models: Galaxy Tab S9, Tab S9 Plus, and Tab S9 Ultra. All three tablets are expected to come with an upgraded Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, as well as an IP67 water resistance rating.
Unlike the standard Tab S8 released last year, Samsung may be bringing its OLED display to the cheapest model in its S9 lineup. The base Tab S9 may also have a larger battery compared to its predecessor, galactic club reports.
There’s a trade-off though, and it’s a single-camera setup on the lower-end model instead of the two cameras included on the Tab S8. You can see that setup of a camera in the leaked images of the S9 line that winfuture shared earlier this month. Other than that though, it doesn’t seem like much has changed for the S9 Plus and S9 Ultra.
Is there anything else in store for Samsung?
Since this is Samsung’s last Unpacked event of the year, we may not see too many updates in the coming months. what we can However, some updates to Samsung’s Android and Wear OS-based operating systems are expected, including the release of One UI 6 and One UI 5 Watch.