This year saw the brand-new launch of the Nothing Phone 1 and Google’s Pixel 6a. On September 6, 2022, Apple is expected to release its iPhone 14 series smartphones.
Tomorrow is also a date you want to mark on your calendar: The Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2022 event.
Samsung’s biggest flagship event will witness the launch of next-generation foldable smartphones, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4, along with Samsung Watch 5 and new earbuds TWS. Along with these, Samsung is expected to showcase its OneUI 5.0 custom user interface Android 13.
New specs and updates
The new Galaxy Z Fold 4 carries mega improvements over last year’s Fold 3, including faster performance powered by a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. It comes with a similar design as the predecessor but with a large flexible primary screen on the inside and a secondary screen on the front. The triple camera setup is very much what the Z Fold 3 had before.
The Galaxy Z Flip 4 includes a larger battery, faster charging, and the same Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 found in the Z Fold 4. But the 12MP wide and ultrawide lenses have little or no changes made to them.
Samsung is also releasing 2 new smartwatches. The smaller Galaxy Watch 5 and the larger model Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, the latter most likely missing the rotating bezel, but boasting a massive battery instead.
An online tipster revealed that the Galaxy Z Flip 4 could cost €1109 ($1,132 at current prices) for the 128GB variant and €1169 ($1,193) for 256GB. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Watch 5 40mm could be available for €349 ($356), and the 45mm variant is priced at €379 ($387).
Moreover, the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro 45mm Bluetooth could come at a cost of €469 ($478.6), and the 45mm is priced at €499 ($509).
Android 13 will make its way to Galaxy devices through One UI 5, the next iteration of Samsung’s spin on Google’s mobile Operating System. Samsung will make navigation animations play out a little faster, overcoming the sluggishness that fermented frequent complaints about One UI 4.
It also appears that the Gallery app will sport the ability to copy and paste text out of photos! Meanwhile, the Security and privacy hub is receiving a design makeover.
One UI 5 will boast per-app language settings, new notification permission which in essence means apps have to ask before they can send you notifications, and finally the ability to initiate phone-to-phone file transfers by tapping the two devices together.