The Samsung event is over and the latest foldable phones have been announced, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and the Galaxy Z Flip 4, in addition to the announcement of wearable devices such as the Galaxy Watch 5 and 5 Pro, and the announcement of the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro headphones, here is everything Samsung announced .
Galaxy Z Fold 4 specifications
The Galaxy Z Fold 4 foldable phone is the star of the main event, and the specifications of the phone are as follows:
◉ The latest first generation Snapdragon 8 Plus processor reaches speeds of up to 3.2 GHz, 5G connectivity.
◉ 12 GB RAM, and storage space starting from 256 GB, which can be doubled up to 1 TB.
◉ Triple camera similar to the array of cameras on the Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus, as follows, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera, a 50-megapixel main camera, and a 10-megapixel telephoto camera that supports 30x zoom. In addition to a 10MP selfie camera and a 4MP camera, the main camera features a 23% brighter sensor and improved processing power for improved photos.
◉ 7.6 inch 120Hz AMOLED screen, foldable opens like a 7.6 inch book, and in closed position is 6.2 inch AMOLED screen.
◉ 4400 mAh battery supports fast charging.
◉ The phone ships with Android 12L focused on tablets, and it features a redesigned taskbar for more efficient multitasking, with support for more apps dedicated to such phones.
◉ IPX8 water resistance, support WiFi 6E.
◉ Z Fold 4 also comes in new colors like Graygreen, Phantom Black and Beige.
◉ Pre-orders for the phone start today, and it will be available in stores on August 26. And if you pre-order the phone, you'll get up to $1000 off, swaps, free memory upgrade, protective cover and pen pouch, and $100 Samsung credit.
◉ Price starts at $ 1800 for 12 GB RAM and 256 GB storage.
Galaxy Z Flip 4 specifications
Along with the Z Fold 4, Samsung announced the $4 Z Flip 999. The design of the Flip Phone, as its name suggests, folds vertically like an old phone. Among the phone's specifications:
◉ 6.7-inch screen When opened, and when closed, there is a 1.9-inch cover screen on the front of the phone for functions such as seeing incoming calls or answering text messages.
◉ The first generation Snapdragon 8 Plus processor also reaches speeds of up to 3.2 GHz, 5G connectivity, 8 GB RAM, a 3700 mAh battery that supports fast charging, and 128 GB, 256 GB or 512 GB storage options.
◉ Dual-lens camera system, 12MP ultrawide camera, 12MP wide-angle camera, 10MP front camera, and 10MP front camera. The built-in FlexCam feature allows for hands-free video capture, group selfies, and more and when the phone is partially folded, selfies can be taken from the cover screen.
◉ IPX8 water resistance, support WiFi 6E.
◉ When you pre-order the phone between August 10 and August 25, you'll get a "Free Memory Upgrade" that doubles the storage, up to $900 off trade-in, plus a silicone case or strap, and a cover.
◉ Samsung says the main camera is 65% brighter than that of its predecessor.
◉ The company has also tweaked the design to incorporate a slimmer hinge and added new software customization options for the front screen.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and 5 Pro
◉ For wearable devices, Samsung announced two new smart watches, the Galaxy 5 and 5 Pro, that include new health capabilities, including body temperature monitoring, and recording readings in the Samsung Health app.
◉ The two watches are equipped with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass that is up to 60% stronger than the previous version.
The company has reshaped the back of the watch that covers the sensors to be larger so that it touches a large area of the wrist.
◉ Combined with a new infrared sensor, Samsung says the Galaxy Watch 5 provides smarter health data than its predecessor.
◉ Galaxy Watch 5 comes with a more durable glass exterior and comes in two different sizes 40mm and 44mm with larger batteries.
◉ The Pro model features a titanium body, a larger 45mm screen, and a 590mAh battery.
◉ The Galaxy Watch 5 starts on sale at $280 and will be available in stores on August 26. You can pre-order starting today.
◉ In addition, both models can monitor your sleep, monitor 'snoring' levels, monitor blood oxygen, and provide guidance based on overall results, as well as measure heart rate, blood oxygen level, stress level, and support ECG and temperature sensing. This is a feature rumored to be coming to the Apple Watch 8, other than the integration with the smart home.
◉ Both the Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro are covered with sapphire crystal, which increases the durability of both.
◉ Both models are available for pre-order now, with the Samsung Watch 5 starting at $279 for the Bluetooth model or $329 for the LTE version.
◉ The Watch 5 Pro costs $449 for the Bluetooth model or $499 for the LTE model. And if you pre-order before August 26, you'll get a Duo wireless charger, up to $125 off trade-in, and a $50 Samsung credit.
Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
◉ The Galaxy Buds Pro were among the best wireless earbuds you could buy last year. And it looks like the new Buds 2 Pro headphones got a big upgrade.
◉ Bluetooth 5.3, 24-bit audio support, and better active noise cancellation performance have been added. Together, these features improve sound quality and make it easier to adjust ambient noise.
◉ And with a 15% smaller design, Samsung says it should also fit better.
◉ But the most interesting addition is a feature called Smart Voice Detection, when you start talking to someone, the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro will automatically turn off the ANC feature and lower the volume of your music. The new earbuds are available for pre-order today for $230, $30 more than their predecessor.
Samsung launched five new products in total. Two new phones, two new watches, and the wireless earbuds, and it's disappointing that Samsung hasn't lowered the price of its foldable phones below the advertised prices.
The changes to phones this year seem to have been mostly small design tweaks and camera updates, with an improved software experience on the Z Fold 4, but the phone could still be the best foldable smartphone from until 2023. Hopefully, a competitor, such as Motorola or any other company is putting pressure on Samsung to help bring down the price of these phones.