Everything Samsung Announced at Galaxy Unpacked

Everything Samsung Announced at Galaxy Unpacked

From new foldable smartphones to a smartwatch made for the outdoors, here's everything Samsung introduced at its virtual event.

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A photo of the Galaxy Z Fold 4
A look at the Galaxy Z Fold 4.
Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo

Samsung held its virtual Galaxy Unpacked event today to debut its next generation of foldable smartphones, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 4. The two smartphones are fourth-generation follow-ups to last year’s Z Flip and Z Fold releases. They are accompanied by two new smartwatches, the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, plus the next-generation successors to the Galaxy Buds Pro.

I got to see all the new hardware in a first look before we review the devices. You can read the full rundown of each phone, smartwatch, and Galaxy Buds 2 Pro seperately. But if you’d rather not get into the weeds and want to check out what’s new, click through, and I’ll walk you through all the latest devices introduced at Galaxy Unpacked.

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Meet the Galaxy Z Flip 4

Meet the Galaxy Z Flip 4

A photo of the Galaxy Z Flip 4
Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo

The Galaxy Z Flip 4 is the fourth-generation follow-up to last year’s Z Flip 3. It has a main 6.7-inch Full HD+ Dynamic AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a 1.9-inch Cover Display when folded down compact. Inside, it’s powered by a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor and 8GB of RAM. It’s available with up to 512GB of storage and is IPX8 water resistant. It also has a 3700 mAh battery.

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Folding for selfies

Folding for selfies

A photo of the Galaxy Z Flip 4
Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo

The Galaxy Z Flip 4 has plenty of cameras despite its folding nature. There are two 12-MP cameras; one is the main camera with a wide-angle field of view and OIS, while the second is an ultra-wide camera. There’s also a 10-MP selfie camera for when the Z Flip 4 is splayed open.

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Chic accessories to match

Chic accessories to match

A photo of the Z flip 4
Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo

The Galaxy Z Flip 4’s accessories feel chicer and less playful than last year’s offerings. But they still pair nicely with the colorful chassis of the Z Flip 4.

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Meet the Galaxy Z Fold 4

Meet the Galaxy Z Fold 4

A photo of the Z Fold 4
Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo

The Galaxy Z Fold 4 is the phone-tablet variant of the foldables. It looks like a candy bar phone from the front but can also open up into a tablet-sized screen. The front screen is a 6.2-inch HD+ Dynamic AMOLED display, while the inside is a 7.6-inch QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED display. Both have 120Hz adaptive refresh rates.

On the inside, the Fold 4 is powered by a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 with 12GB of RAM. It’s available with up to 1TB of storage and has a 4400 mAh battery.

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Also, with cool camera features

Also, with cool camera features

A photo of the Z Fold 4
Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo

There are also some fun ways to make the most of the Galaxy Z Fold 4’s multi-camera system. The back consists of a primary 50-MP wide-angle camera with OIS, a 12-MP Ultra Wide camera with a 123-degree FoV, and a 10-MP Telephoto camera with OIS. The selfie camera embedded on the front Cover Screen is 10-MP with OIS, and there’s a 4-MP under-display camera inside the device for video chats.

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It works with the S Pen, too

It works with the S Pen, too

A photo of the Z Fold 4
Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo

The main inside screen of the Z Fold 4 works with the famous S Pen. You can buy this Standing Cover with Pen case to cart around the stylus with you.

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Meet the Galaxy Watch 5

Meet the Galaxy Watch 5

A photo of the Watch 5
Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo

Samsung’s best Android smartwatches got a bit of an upgrade with better battery life and new colorways. The Galaxy Watch 5 comes in 40mm and 44mm variants, the smaller of which is a 1.19” AMOLED display, while the bigger one is a 1.36” display. It’s made with Samsung’s sapphire crystal glass, which the company says is about 60 percent stronger than the Galaxy Watch 4 series. This watch also features IP68 water resistance and up to 5ATM.

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And the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro

And the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro

A photo of the Watch 5 Pro
Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo

The Galaxy Watch 5 Pro features all the same specifications as the Watch 5, including the sensor-packed BioActive Sensor, which bundles in the components needed for tracking heart rate and measuring ECG and body composition. The main difference is its titanium-reinforced build and D-buckle sport band. It also has a 590 mAh battery.

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Last but not least

Last but not least

A photo of Buds 2 Pro
Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo

The Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are smaller and slimmer than their 2021 predecessors. They boast ANC, 24-bit HiFi audio (available for Samsung’s devices), and they pair with select Samsung TVs.

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