Live: Samsung unpacked 2022, with Galaxy Z Fold 4, Z Flip 4 and Watch 5 expected


(Image credit: Garmin)

There’s one thing I’m very excited – like ‘s Running Man of Tech – to see today.

In a recent blog post (opens in new tab) on wellness innovation, TaeJong Jay Yang, Executive Vice President and Head of Health R&D Team at Samsung Electronics, said the following when referring to the upcoming Galaxy Unpacked event:

“Samsung is excited to continue expanding our Galaxy Watch lineup to better meet the many unique needs of our users – especially those with a passion for the outdoors.”

Now, you could easily think this means the new Watch 5 will have improved fitness elements, or a slightly larger bezel or something. But that’s not really going to change the game – Samsung has been making ‘very good’ fitness watches for some time now, and expanding on that means something better.

So the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro or Galaxy Watch 5 Rugged rumor is where I think this is going – and this could be something to contend with for Garmin. It will need a bigger screen, much better battery life (my Fenix ​​7 can last 28 days without a charge in smartwatch mode), and improved GPS capabilities.

So let’s go Unzipped – let’s see what you have…

There have been a number of leaks about the new Z Flip that we’ll be looking at today – and while you can never be sure of the validity of a leak until the device is actually shown on stage, we can be pretty confident that what’s been leaking is likely to be legit. .

The first leak came from Amazon in the Netherlands, where the phone’s specs were released to the world. Now, we traditionally ignore this as a retailer can sometimes put a list of products into their system on standby and do ‘best guess’ specs just to have something safe.

They can sometimes be broadcast live and therefore are seen as facts when they are not. But what looks most realistic with the Amazon leak are the photos – and there were a lot of pretty accurate marketing materials posted.

Looks like a lot of them have been edited out lately as Samsung seems to be shutting them down – but we can see Dutch images on Telegram (opens in new tab) if you want to check some of the dimensions.

I had a dream last night that I was running down some stairs, I jumped on the banister, slipped a little and then did a good lap on the floor.

A man looked at me, smiled and gave me the finger guns. I felt good about it.

That’s all – it was just a really nice dream.

It’s important, when discussing leaked information, to always point to when the brand in question – in this case, it’s Samsung – pretty much shows a video of one of the devices it’s showing off in an upcoming release.

Now, I’m no forensic expert (I know a thing or two about phones…), but you don’t need a degree to see the new Galaxy Z Flip 4 in this teaser from Samsung:

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Let’s start with an interesting tidbit: while I don’t think this will happen, leakers have hinted that the Z Flip 4 and Z Fold 4 will only come as the Flip 4 and the Fold 4, as the Z is being used as a military symbol in the Russian attack on Ukraine (opens in new tab).

I doubt this will happen at this point as so many leaks have led them to still pack the ‘Z’ – but it’s an interesting note on how brands need to react to external events when considering how their naming conventions will fall.

A street in South Korea with a Galaxy Unpacked banner at the end

Samsung has been doing Unpacked events for a long time (Image credit: Samsung)

Hello Hello! The sun is shining (well, depending on where you are and what time of day) and it’s time to get ready for one of the main events of the year: the August issue of Samsung Galaxy Unpacked.

Spoiler alert: we are going to see some new folding phones today. I’m not the one giving you inside information or anything… it’s just that Samsung has been so obvious about it that if no launch the new Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 today, I would be totally and completely shocked.

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