Everything That is Revealed in Samsung Unpacked Event, Including Thinner Foldable Phones & New Smartwatches

If you’re a proud consumer of a Samsung product, whether it be a refrigerator, TV, computer or mobile phone, you’re probably aware of the Samsung Unpacked Event.

After all, the many emails sent out by Samsung has been flooding your inbox, along with tantalising offers of “up to S$250” vouchers and more.

The Samsung Unpacked event happened yesterday, 26 July 2023, and it seems that Samsung is bringing its A-game to the event.

Missed out on the festive event?

Don’t worry because we’ve prepared a comprehensive list of the things unveiled at the event so you don’t have to spend an entire hour rewatching.

Galaxy Z Flip 5

The tagline for the Samsung event this time is “Join the Flip Side”, or at least, that’s what we saw the most during Samsung’s build up to the event launch.

So it’s no surprise that there are massive updates on the Galaxy Z Flip.

While rivals such the Oppo Find N2 Flip has challenged Samsung Flip models with a bigger external screen and a better fold experience, Samsung’s here to prove that it still has what it takes to reign in the flip smartphone arena.

Image: YouTube (Samsung)

The updated Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 comes with a larger external display (3.4″), which allows you to perform many functions without having to open your phone.

This includes replying to messages, use your wallet, and more.

Samsung has also incorporated a newer hinge design which will eliminate the gap when the phone is closed.

Image: YouTube (Samsung)

The external display can also be customised to your liking, showing off your style whenever you take out your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5.

It’s not just the external; the processor is also a powerhouse, the custom Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, and the internal storage has been doubled.

Cost & Where to Get

  • 256GB – S$1,498
  • 512GB – S$1,678

Pre-orders are now available at the various telcos in Singapore – Singtel, M1, Starhub – as well as through the Samsung Online store.

For pre-orders, you can collect your devices from 4 Aug 2023.

Galaxy Z Fold 5

For folks who prefer folding their phones as opposed to flipping them, you may be a tad bit disappointed to know that the Galaxy Fold version doesn’t have as much changes, compared to the Galaxy Z Flip 5.

However, that does not mean the newer version isn’t impressive.

Image: YouTube (Samsung)

The book-style Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 has a bigger and more immersive screen, perfect for both work and play.

It also has a thinner, gapless design, and has better multitasking capabilities with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor chip.

Cost & Where to Get Them:

  • 256GB – S$2,398
  • 512GB – S$2,578
  • 1TB – S$2,938

Pre-orders are now available at the various telcos in Singapore – Singtel, M1, Starhub – as well as through the Samsung Online store.

For pre-orders, you can collect your devices from 4 Aug 2023.

Galaxy Watch 6

It may not come as a surprise to you but arguably the greatest update for the Galaxy products unveiled at the Samsung Unpacked event weren’t the phones.

It was the Galaxy Watch series.

Image: YouTube (Samsung)

The Galaxy Watch 6 family saw some much-requested improvements to its WearOS timepieces. In particular, it was revealed that new Gmail and Audible app will soon be released for the Galaxy Watch series.

Another exciting update was Samsung bringing back its rotating bezel on the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic. For users who love the tactile feel while scrolling through apps and widgets, this is the smart watch for you.

Both Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic will feature better performance, battery life and brighter screens, according to the reveal at the Samsung Unpacked event.

Cost & Where to Get Them:

Galaxy Watch 6

  • 40mm – S$447.99
  • 40mm LTE – S$548
  • 44mm – S$498
  • 44mm LTE – S$598

Galaxy Watch 6 Classic

  • 43mm – S$548
  • 43mm LTE – S$698
  • 47mm – S$648

Prices adapted from the Samsung Online Store.

Pre-order is available and the Galaxy Watch 6 and Watch 6 Classic will be launched at retailers on 11 August 2023.

Image: YouTube (Samsung)

If you’re a fan of high-end tablets, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 may interest you.

While the design hasn’t changed much, except for slimmer bezels, it received a massive upgrade in screen performance with its dynamic refresh rate AMOLED screen.

In addition, the custom Snapdragon 2 Gen 8 processor chip upgraded its functionality, and you’ll be graced with a better video-watching experience with its powerful speakers.

The best part, both the device and the S-Pen are IP68 water and dust resistance.

Cost & Where to Get Them:

  • Galaxy Tab S9 – S$1,128 (128GB / 8GB / Wi-Fi), S$1,328 (128GB / 8GB / 5G)
  • Galaxy Tab S9+ – S$1,388.01 (256GGB / 12GB / Wi-Fi), S$1,588 (256GGB / 12GB / 5G)
  • Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra – S$1,688 (256GGB / 12GB / Wi-Fi), S$1,888 (256GGB / 12GB / 5G)

Prices adapted from the Samsung Online Store.

As you can tell, it’s not just the specs; the prices are also getting crazier.

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