Samsung's “Galaxy Unpacked 2022” event: these are the innovations

Samsung had been banging the advertising drum for weeks, thereby fueling the rumor mill. On Wednesday, the group presented at an event entitled “Galaxy Unpacked 2000« four new products. In addition to foldable smartphones, a new generation of smartwatches and buds were presented.

Samsung had serious problems with its foldable smartphones in the past Problems: Both the first and second generation Galaxy Fold were very delicate, with buyers complaining of cracked or broken displays. With the now presented fourth edition of the folding smartphone, such weaknesses should finally be a thing of the past. Thanks to a robust aluminum frame and more resistant Gorilla Glass, the new smartphones should be able to cope with all everyday requirements.

Foldable workhorse

Samsung has two different models on offer: The Galaxy Z Fold4 basically doubles when opened the display area familiar from smartphones. The group therefore praises the smartphone as a mobile replacement for a work PC.

Thanks to cooperation with Google and Microsoft, multitasking should work particularly well, so that the owners can seamlessly transfer information from Outlook into can copy the pre-installed spreadsheet. The new device has four different cameras and is powered by a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor.

The performance has its price: On the one hand, the Galaxy Z Fold4 brings full 263 grams on the scale. In addition, the highest equipment class with 12 gigabytes of memory and one Terabyte memory with over 2150 euros significantly more expensive than at predecessor.

The Galaxy Z Fold4 should even work as a mobile PC replacement

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The Galaxy Z Flip4 follows the opposite path: A standard 6.7-inch display can be folded here be so that the smartphone is particularly s slim in your pocket.

Instead of business customers, the smaller device is aimed at the Instagram generation: Videos or group selfies should be as easy as possible via the “FlexCam mode”. . Samsung has worked with Meta to adapt the new smartphone to its Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook apps. Among other things, Samsung wants to attract the young target group with extensive personalization options.

Successful sale provided

So that you don’t have to open the smartphone all the time, Samsung has upgraded the front display with its 1.9-inch diagonal: You can use the “cover screen” to make calls, reply to text messages or even control your smart home. The Galaxy Z Flip 4 is said to be between 1020 Euro and 1279 euros.

Samsung has high hopes for its new generation of foldable phones. As the company told the dpa news agency, the group wants to sell half a million such devices this year in Germany alone. Last year it was 180. Piece. However, Samsung has outperformed its competitors such as Huawei in this segment.

The group also has a suitable announcement for fans of smartwatches. The Galaxy Watch is entering its fifth round and brings with it a new top model: the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro.

Samsung’s BioActive sensor is used here again, which measures heart rate, blood oxygen content and to deliver to the stress level. In addition, blood pressure can be measured and ECGs can be created – but only in markets in which these medical functions have been activated.

New is a to 13 Percent larger battery compared to the Galaxy Watch 4. At the same time, Samsung has increased the contact surface of the sensor on the wrist, thanks to which the measurement results should now be more accurate than with the previous model. The Galaxy Watch 5 Pro should have a higher quality finish than the basic model and is therefore better suited for outdoor athletes .

Depending on the equipment, the Galaxy Watch5 should be between 263 euros and 379 Euro cost that Pro model between 469 Euro and 507 Euro.

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Galaxy Watch 5 Pro: The model is Samsung’s new flagship smartwatch

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As the fourth new gadget, Samsung presented another generation of its headphones on Wednesday: the Galaxy Buds2 Pro. You should 15 Percent more compact than the predecessors and so better in the ear hold.

Samsung is aimed at athletes on the one hand, but also at couch potatoes: thanks to “Auto Switch”, the buds should also play the sound from Samsung televisions in the ear without any problems and thus ease the nerves protect from roommates. However, this only works with the latest generation of televisions if they also have the latest firmware on board.

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