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Samsung Unpacked 2022: Announcements, News, and More

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  • Posted on 20th Jul, 2022 13:51 PM

The next Samsung Unpacked (in August) could see the release of the Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, and Galaxy Watch 5. Here's what we know.

Samsung Unpacked is a marketing and launch event Samsung holds to introduce new products. There are typically multiple Unpacked events each year.

When Will the Next Samsung Unpacked Take Place?

The next Unpacked event is rumored to be on August 10, 2022, based on recent leaks. There's speculation that Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Z Fold 4, the Galaxy Z Flip 4, and Galaxy Watch 5.

The last Galaxy Unpacked event happened in mid-March, just one month after the last one which was on February 9. Samsung unveiled two new Galaxy A smartphones: the Samsung Galaxy A53 and Samsung Galaxy A33.

How to Watch Samsung Unpacked

Samsung streams the event on its website; you can watch it here.

Which Products Will Be Announced?

Experts are predicting that Samsung will release its latest smartwatch, the Galaxy Watch 5, in August, one year after the Galaxy Watch 4. We may also see two new phones; one foldable. Rumors are flying fast and thick about the S22 potentially launching in lavender but more money is on the Z Flip 4 and Z Fold 4 phones being the big news of the day.

Samsung announced the midrange Samsung Galaxy A53 and Samsung Galaxy A33 smartphones at its March 2022 Unpacked event. Both are worthy competitors to Apple's iPhone SE and Google's Pixel 5a and feature bigger, longer-lasting batteries, upgraded chips, and beautiful screens.

What Previous Unpacked Events Announced

Curious what Samsung's been announcing in the past year or so? We've got the details right here.

February 2022 Unpacked Event

At Samsung's February 2022 Unpacked event, it unveiled the Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus, both of which feature an array of improved camera features, including Super HDR mode, enhanced optical image stabilization, and a better Portrait mode. The smartphones feature a 50MP primary lens and a 10MP telephoto lens.

The Galaxy S22 Ultra is a Galaxy Note-like smartphone with a built-in S Pen and a full-featured camera.

The company also announced three new tablets, the Galaxy Tab S8, S8 Plus, and S8 Ultra. The series features the largest screens and slimmest bezels yet.

Samsung is rolling out updates to the Galaxy Watch 4, which runs Wear OS, Powered by Samsung. The updated OS results from a collaboration between Google and Samsung to improve Android watches. New features include improved health and fitness tracking. Google Assistant will be available on the Galaxy Watch 4 in the coming months.

The company also highlighted recent upgrades like Samsung's Privacy Dashboard and One UI 4, the latest version of Samsung's One UI platform.

Finally, Samsung is extending OS upgrades to four generations for its phones so that people can keep their devices longer.

October 2021 Unpacked

The October 2021 event was called "Galaxy Unpacked Part 2." Announcements included the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Bespoke Edition, which offers 49 different color combinations for those who like to customize their gear. The company says there will be a Bespoke version of the Galaxy Watch 4.

A software update includes new watch faces, gesture controls, and improved fall detection. Finally, Samsung partnered with Maison Kitsune (a French brand) for fashion-forward versions of the Watch 4 and Galaxy Buds 2.

August 2021 Unpacked

In August, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Watch 4 series, including the Watch 4 Classic created with designer Thom Browne, alongside its updated OS for smartwatches, Wear.

Samsung also unveiled the new foldable smartphones Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3. When closed, the Z Fold 3 offers the standard smartphone experience on the cover screen with a dynamic AMOLED display. When unfolded, it provides a 7.6-inch, tablet-like, uninterrupted viewing experience of near-cinematic quality. It supports the S Pen for writing and general commands. There's also an S Pen Z Fold Edition designed for more intuitive use and has advanced options.

The Galaxy Z Flip 3 offers a compact, seamless design in cream, green, lavender, and black. It can also be customized when you order through the main website.

The new Galaxy Buds 2 earphones feature a 2-way speaker for more balanced sound, active noise canceling, battery life between 5 and 7.5 hours, and advanced call quality.

The Latest Samsung News

While you can always read the latest technology news on Lifewire, here are some pieces of interest about Samsung in particular.

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