On Wednesday, Samsung launched 2 new foldable phones, a Wear OS Galaxy Watch and new wireless earbuds.
Samsung released a new wave of foldable phones on August 11. This was its fourth Galaxy Unpacked event of the year.
The new handsets were not the only new launches on stage, as we also saw the latest Galaxy Watch plus an addition to the Galaxy Buds line of wireless earbuds.
With all the announcements, it was a packed and exciting show!
On August 27, the Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3, Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Buds 2 hit retail shelves.
PCW Solutions will be doing a review very soon on the Fold and the Watch. We will let you guys know what we think (including a review from an X iPhone user!).
Here’s a quick recap of everything Samsung announced during Galaxy Unpacked today.
Galaxy Z Fold 3
The third version of Samsung’s initial foldable device looks a lot like its predecessors, with a phone-sized device unfolding to reveal a tablet-style 7.6-inch screen. Samsung made some critical changes to the Galaxy Z Fold 3 — both the interior and exterior displays have a faster 120Hz refresh rate, and the foldable adds support for Samsung’s S Pen. The camera on the interior display is an under-display shooter, meaning it disappears when not in use. Also Samsung looks to make its foldable phone more durable with an IPX8 water resistance rating.
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 costs £1,599.00 (256GB) — a lower price than last year’s model — and Galaxy Z Fold 3 pre-orders are now underway with excellent pre order deals.
Galaxy Z Flip 3
Samsung’s foldable flip phone should be more durable, thanks to its iPX8 water resistance rating.
The big change here is outer display on the Galaxy Z Flip 3 — unlike the 1.1-inch strip on the original phone, the new screen is now 1.9 inches, making it easier to handle notifications without having to open the phone. The main changes are with new colours and a more powerful processor than before.
Samsung has dropped the price on the Galaxy Z Flip 3 to £949 (128GB). Galaxy Z Flip 3 pre-orders are underway.
Galaxy Watch 4
Samsung is combining its own Tizen software with Google’s Wear OS for an entirely new platform for smartwatches. The main focus of the Galaxy Watch 4 is on health-tracking features, highlighted by the ability to measure body composition. You can choose between two versions — the Galaxy Watch 4, from £289 and the more luxury looking Galaxy Watch 4 Classic from £389
Galaxy Buds 2
The newest wireless earbuds from Samsung offer active noise cancellation and a new look with a more affordable £139 price-tag.
Watch the full Galaxy Unpacked event as it happened, click the video below!
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