What to expect at Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event in July

Samsung’s next Galaxy Unpacked event will be held in Paris, France on July 10 at 9 a.m. EST. The company isn’t being shy about at least two things it’s talking about – the graphic below his announcement video clearly hints at foldables, and the video description reads in part: “Galaxy AI is here.” You can watch the stream either on Youtube or its website.

The event won’t just be about foldable phones and Discounts on pre-announcement device reservations. Samsung makes its usual Galaxy phone announcements during its other The Galaxy Unpacked event will take place early in the year, so that’s settled, but we could also hear about other things, including a new Samsung Watch product and, of course, the Galaxy Ring.

Galaxy Ring

Samsung’s Galaxy Ring announcement in January was little more than a teaser, but the company gave journalists time to test a prototype at Mobile World Congress in February, revealing the colors and sizes of the rings and a bit about what kind of data its sensors will collect. What we’d like to know is how much the device will cost, what kind of health sensors it will have, and when it will be released.

So far, there are rumors, such as the Galaxy Ring costing around $300 or $350 and that Samsung might offer a health and fitness subscription to go with it. But other than that and the FCC test reports that revealed the battery capacities, very little has been revealed by Samsung about the Galaxy Ring.

Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Z Flip 6

Leaked renders show the Galaxy Z Fold 6 (left) and Z Flip 6 (right).
Picture: Evan Blass

A lot of information about the Galaxy Z foldable devices has already leaked. It seems that the Z Fold 6 will benefit from an updated, squarer design, significantly brighter displays, and slightly longer battery life, while using the same 4,400mAh battery size as its predecessor.

The clamshell Flip 6 might be less modified than the previous model, but it is expected to see other significant updates. In addition to a brightness increase similar to the Fold 6, the phone could get a much brighter display like its bigger sibling, as well as a vapor chamber cooling system and a 4,000mAh or 3,790mAh battery, according to rumors (the current model’s battery capacity is rated at 3,700mAh). The secondary display could be an IPS panel instead of OLED.

Both phones are expected to be lighter, thinner, and powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor.

Galaxy AI

Samsung has been quick to jump on the AI ​​bandwagon, and at least some of its Galaxy AI features are available or coming to all types of Galaxy phones and devices, not just the latest and greatest. So far, Galaxy AI has been packed with AI-focused features: features like on-device voice and text translation, photo and video editing, and Google’s Circle to Search feature. Now it’s the company’s chance to stand out a bit.

Samsung Galaxy Watch

Samsung is likely to talk about its upcoming Galaxy Watch lineup. Leaked images suggest the regular Watch 7 will look pretty much the same, but the company is expected to announce a cheap Galaxy Watch FE, as well as a healthy dose of smartwatches, perhaps called the Galaxy Watch 7 “Ultra.”

The Watch 7 Ultra looks like a bigger, badder watch with a circular case but still a circular dial. The chunky watch seen in the leaked renders appears to be the company’s answer to the Apple Watch Ultra, to the point that the leaked images even show a third button that could be similar to Apple’s Action button. It even appears to feature a Samsung interpretation of Apple’s proprietary sliding band connector, meaning you might not be able to use your old Galaxy Watch bands with this one.

New Galaxy Buds headphones

The Galaxy Watch 7 Ultra isn’t the only thing that seems to be taking design cues from Apple — Samsung’s Galaxy Buds 3, based on the leaks so far, clearly resemble Apple’s third-generation AirPods, albeit with angular stems instead of round ones, and blue and orange accents on the ends. The “Pro” models look a bit more different, with a matte gray finish. Someone on Reddit claimed to have already picked up a pair of these for $250 at Walmart in the US, so it looks like they’re already in retail stores (and, apparently, on some shelves).

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