Galaxy Unpacked 2023, Samsung’s showcase event for product launches, is scheduled for July 26 in Seoul, Korea. This will be the company’s second Galaxy Unpacked event this year and Samsung will likely showcase its fifth-generation foldable phones – presumably Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 – at the event. Samsung has already started accepting pre-orders for upcoming foldables. In addition to flagship smartphones, the company may even introduce the new Galaxy Tab S9 lineup and Galaxy Watch 6 series. As usual, Samsung has yet to confirm any details other than the official date and location of the Galaxy Unpacked event, but endless rumors and leaks seem to be spoiling the upcoming Unpacked party.
Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2023: How to watch live
The South Korean tech giant will host its Galaxy Unpacked event a little earlier this year on July 26th at 4:30pm IST. It will be streamed live on Samsung.com and YouTube. This will be the second Unpacked event this year after the one in January where the tech giant unveiled the Galaxy S23 series of smartphones and the Galaxy Book 3 series. Samsung is using the slogan “Join the flip side” to promote the launch event.
Samsung Galaxy Unpacked: What to Expect
Samsung has yet to confirm the final moniker for the next generation of Galaxy Z series foldable smartphones, but they would undoubtedly be the focus of the upcoming event. Foldable smartphones are expected to include the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5. The Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra is also expected to be unveiled along with the Galaxy Tab S9 and Galaxy Tab S9+. A pair of Galaxy Watch 6 series and Galaxy Buds 3 True Wireless Stereo (TWS) earphones may also be available for the launch event.
Samsung has already started taking pre-orders for upcoming flagship handsets and other products in India. Users can pre-book the devices with a token payment of Rs. 1999.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 price, Galaxy Z Flip 5, specs (expected)
If the previously leaked renders and dummy units are authentic, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 will have a similar design language as their predecessors – Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 respectively. Both models may feature a new waterdrop hinge that allows both sides of the phone to lie flat when folded. The Galaxy Z Flip 5 is said to come with a larger external screen than its predecessor. It can support Google apps as well as Samsung’s own apps.
The Galaxy Z Fold 5 price is said to start at EUR 1,899 (approximately Rs. 1,72,400), while the Galaxy Z Flip 5 may have a starting price of EUR 1,199 (approximately Rs. 1,08,900).
As for the specs, both models are said to run on Android 13 with One UI 5.1.1 on top. They are expected to include a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC under the hood.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 is expected to feature a 7.6-inch full-HD+ (1,812, 2,176 pixels) Dynamic AMOLED display with a dynamic refresh rate of up to 120 Hz. It can get a 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED external display with a resolution of 904 x 2316 pixels and refresh rate up to 120 Hz. It is said to carry a triple rear camera setup consisting of a 50-megapixel main camera, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and a 12-megapixel telephoto camera. For selfies, there may be a 10-megapixel front camera. It is said to have a 4-megapixel sub-display camera located on the inner screen. It can be backed up by a 4,400mAh battery.
The Galaxy Z Flip 5, on the other hand, will likely have a 6.7-inch full-HD+ Dynamic AMOLED main display (1080, 2640 pixels) with a variable refresh rate of up to 120 Hz. The external screen must have a size of 3.4 inches with an adaptive refresh rate of up to 120 Hz. It is said to have a 12-megapixel main camera alongside a 12-megapixel ultra-wide shooter. There may also be a 10-megapixel selfie camera. It is expected to carry a 3,700mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 series specs (expected)
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S9 series is expected to include the Galaxy Tab S9, Galaxy Tab S9+ and Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra. They will succeed last year’s Galaxy Tab S8 series. All three models are likely to run on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. The top-of-the-line Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra 5G may have a 14.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED display and may come equipped with a 13-megapixel main camera and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera. It is said to have dual 12-megapixel selfie cameras and an 11,200mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 price, specs (expected)
The rumored Galaxy Watch 6 lineup could debut with several upgrades from current Galaxy Watch 5 models. They could bring back the physical rotating bezel and could run on a new Exynos W980 chip. The new wearables are also expected to feature Irregular Heart Rhythm Notification (IHRN). The 40mm Galaxy Watch 6 model is expected to pack a 300mAh battery, while the 44mm variant could pack a 425mAh battery. The 43mm Galaxy Watch 6 Classic is said to carry a 300mAh battery, while the 47mm may have a 425mAh battery.
According to a recent leak, the Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic will be priced at EUR 319.99 (approximately Rs. 26,600) and EUR 419.99 (approximately Rs. 37,600) respectively in France.