Samsung’s second Galaxy Unpacked event of the year is just a few days away and it will be filled with new products. Along with the highly anticipated launch of Samsung’s next-gen foldables, we’re also expecting Samsung to announce updates to its Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Tab lineups.
If you’re curious about the upcoming Unpacked, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about the event below.
When is the Samsung Galaxy unboxed?
Samsung will hold Galaxy Unpacked on July 26, 2023 at 7 a.m. ET or 4 a.m. PT. Unlike past Galaxy Unpacked events, this one will take place in Seoul, South Korea.
Where can I watch Galaxy Unpacked?
There are several places on the web where you can watch Galaxy Unpacked, including live from Samsung website Or on Samsung’s YouTube channel. You can also check out the live stream that we will embed at the very top of this article once Samsung releases its stream.
With that out of the way, here are all the devices that could make an appearance at the July unboxing.
A thinner pair of Galaxy Z Flip and Z Fold phones
Samsung is set to unveil the new Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Z Fold 5 during Unpacked, and rumors abound ahead of the event.
For starters, the Galaxy Z Flip 5 is said to come with several upgrades, including a larger 3.4-inch cover display with a 720 x 748 resolution. Leaked images of the device appear to confirm the size of the outer display, which stretches from the phone’s camera to its hinge. It’s a big upgrade over the 1.9-inch 260 x 512 outdoor display that comes with the Z Flip 4.
When unfolded, the display will likely retain the same 6.7-inch display we saw on the Z Flip 4. However, it can also fold even flatter than its predecessor thanks to the new teardrop-style hinge that Samsung has been working on. Specs published by leaker SnoopyTech appear to support this claim, as they suggest the Z Flip 5 will measure 15.1mm when folded, as opposed to the 15.9mm width of its Z Flip 4.
Samsung is also expected to make some changes to the larger Z Fold line. The Z Fold 5 should also have a teardrop hinge which should lessen the appearance of a crease when unfolded. It’s also rumored to have a slimmer design than the Z Fold 4, measuring 13.4mm instead of 14.2mm.
The Fold 5 may also include a 12MP telephoto lens, up from 10MP on the Fold 4. Other than that, we don’t expect any major changes for the Z Fold 5. The device will feature the same 7.6-inch interior display and 6.2-inch exterior display as its predecessor, along with three different color options, including blue, cream, and black.
It also doesn’t look like the two foldables are getting huge performance upgrades. Although they both feature the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip that Samsung uses in its S23 line of devices, a SnoopyTech datasheet says they’ll both have roughly the same storage, battery life, and cameras as their predecessors.
The purported spec sheet says the Z Flip 5 will come with 8GB of RAM with 256GB or 512GB of storage, along with a 3,700mAh battery. Additionally, it could sport two cameras on its cover display: a 12MP main lens and a 12MP ultrawide lens. The Z Fold 5, on the other hand, would come with 12GB of RAM with 256GB or 512GB of storage along with a 50MP main sensor and 12MP ultrawide camera.
A Galaxy Watch 6 Classic equipped with a bezel
The upcoming Galaxy Watch 6 may bring back the bezel. Leak pictures of WinFuture shows what appears to be the Watch 6 Classic with the rotating bezel that Samsung removed from the Galaxy Watch 5 line. The bezel-less version is also expected to return in the standard Galaxy Watch 6 model.
The standard Galaxy Watch 6 is rumored to come in 40mm and 44mm sizes. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic may be slightly larger with sizes of 43mm and 47mm, which if true would make it Samsung’s biggest watch yet. And while the devices were originally rumored to have curved screens, that doesn’t appear to be the case based on the leaked images.
According to an alleged SnoopyTech datasheetthe Galaxy Watch 6 and Watch 6 Classic can both come with sapphire crystal displays, with the smaller 40mm and 43mm sizes featuring a 1.31-inch OLED and 432 x 432 resolution. x 480.
Additionally, the spec sheet indicates that the Galaxy Watch 6 and Watch 6 Classic might come with the previously rumored Exynos W930 chip with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. Other specs listed include an IP68 water rating, heart rate monitor, blood oxygen sensor, and temperature gauge.
The Galaxy Watch 6 will likely launch with Samsung’s updated One UI 5 Watch system, which is expected to come with better sleep tracking features and emergency SOS, as well as custom heart rate zones. While the Galaxy Watch 6 may come in gray, gold, and silver, the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic would only come in black and silver.
A better Galaxy Tab S9 base
With the launch of the Galaxy Tab S8 last April, we’re expecting an upgrade. So far, rumors about the S9 lineup remain thin, with the Based in the Netherlands Galaxy Club revealing some potential device details.
Just like the Tab S8 lineup, the Tab S9 series is expected to include three models: Galaxy Tab S9, Tab S9 Plus, and Tab S9 Ultra. All three tablets are expected to come with an upgraded Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 along with an IP67 rating for water resistance.
Unlike the standard Tab S8 released last year, Samsung could bring its OLED display to the cheapest model in its S9 lineup. The base Tab S9 may also get a bigger battery compared to its predecessor, Galaxy Club reports.
There’s a trade-off, though, and that’s a single camera setup on the lower-end model instead of the dual cameras included on the Tab S8. You can see this one-camera setup in the leaked images of the S9 lineup that WinFuture shared earlier this month. Other than that, though, it doesn’t look like much has changed for the S9 Plus and S9 Ultra.
Is there anything else in store for Samsung?
As this is Samsung’s last Unpacked event for the year, we may not see too many upgrades in the coming months. What we can expect, however, some updates to Samsung’s Android and Wear OS-based operating systems, including the launch of One UI 6 and One UI 5 Watch.