Today, Samsung launched a series of preview videos for the upcoming Unpacked event, which will showcase many new products including Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Watch 5, and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. The Unpacked event will be held on Wednesday, August 10 at 9:00 p.m. BST, and Samsung is now accepting pre-orders for these new products.
The tagline for the event’s short film reads, “Explore ways to make the next generation Galaxy even better than your current phone and get ready to embark on a journey to a better experience at the Samsung Unpacked Conference”. There are rumors that the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will have an updated design with a single hinge design instead of the dual hinge of previous generations of Samsung foldable phones. The new hinge will be smaller for a thinner, lighter design, and the smartphone will continue to fold like a book.
The Z Fold 4 is expected to continue to feature a 7.6-inch internal display with a 120Hz refresh rate, and it will likely have an under-screen fingerprint sensor instead of the one on the right side of the device. Upgraded cameras are coming soon, including a 10-megapixel telephoto sensor with 3x optical zoom, a 50-megapixel wide-angle camera, and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera. the Galaxy Fold 3 retails for $1,800, and display analyst Ross Young says the Fold 4 could see a small price cut.
As for the Galaxy Z Flip 4, it will continue to feature a vertically folding 6.7-inch display, but according to Young, it will have a larger 2-inch cover display. Not much else is known about the Z Flip 4, but camera improvements are possible, as are improved battery life and new color options. The two new smartphones are expected to run the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus chip.