Samsung just wrapped up its latest Galaxy Unpacked event and, as expected, announced two foldables, a new smartwatch, and an update to its Galaxy Buds Pro lineup. While the company’s announcement didn’t surprise us too much, the updates appear to be quality improvements across the board — though, as always, you should wait for a full review of the product to see if they’re actually meaningful improvements.
Read on to learn more about the announcement.
Galaxy Z Flip 4 is an iterative update of Samsung’s clamshell folding phone
Galaxy Z Fold 4.
Samsung hasn’t changed much on the Galaxy Z Fold 4 either. The design is basically the same, although it’s a hairier than before, and Samsung has made some big changes to the camera array, including a new 50-megapixel primary sensor. But, starting at $1,799, it’s still an expensive phone. Pre-orders are available today, with availability starting August 26.
Galaxy Watch 5 smartwatch has bigger battery
Galaxy Watch 5.
Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are a bit pricey, but they have A new design and support for high-fidelity audio
Samsung’s new Galaxy Buds 2 Pro feature a new design, 15% smaller than the original, and support 24-bit hi-fi Bluetooth audio. But these updates cost more — the buds cost $229.99, which is $30 more than the original Galaxy Buds Pro. You can pre-order them now ahead of their August 26 release.
Samsung’s new products use more recycled materials
Samsung also discussed how it is incorporating recycled materials into product designs announced at the event. For example, it now reuses fishing nets in the materials used to make the Z-series foldable devices and the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro. Samsung said it now uses recycled fishing nets in 11 of its devices.