Samsung unveils its fourth generation of foldable phones

Galaxy Z Flip4

Samsung promises a better camera in low light, to capture stable night videos. He also touts his foldable phone’s convenience for creating hands-free Stories and shooting short videos like Instagram Reels.

It’s like having a camera and a tripod in a single object. »

A quote from Han-Jo Kim, Samsung CEO

Other notable improvements include a larger and more capable battery, with faster cable charging. The screen is 45% stronger than its predecessor, and the device is also more powerful, counting on a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chip, with 8 GB of RAM.

The Galaxy Z Flip4, whose screen still measures 6.7 inches, retails from $1,260.

Galaxy Z Fold4

Just like the entry-level model of Samsung’s foldable phones, the Galaxy Z Fold4 can count on a much more resistant screen, but also lighter (263 g, against 271 g for the third generation).

It’s our lightest and strongest foldable phone. »

A quote from Samsung

The South Korean giant has equipped its flagship phone with a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chip, with 12 GB of RAM, compared to 8 for the entry-level model.

The main camera is also more powerful than that of the previous model, with an image quality of 50 megapixels, compared to 12 for the 2021 model.

Just like the Flip4, the Fold4 is rated IPX8 for water resistance, which means it can be submerged more than one meter in water.

The Galaxy Z Fold4 device retails from $2,270 and is available for pre-order for shipment on August 26.

Galaxy Watch5 and Watch5 Pro

Samsung on Wednesday unveiled its new fifth-generation watches, the Galaxy Watch5 and the higher-end Galaxy Watch5 Pro.

Not only will the battery charge faster than the fourth generation model, its battery life will also be significantly improved – due in part to a 13% larger battery. This was one of the biggest criticisms from Galaxy Watch4 owners.

Both watches feature GPS (with route download option for the Pro model), offer contactless payments, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and can have LTE as an option.

They are also entitled to a novelty, a body temperature sensor, which is added to the functions already present for analyzing body composition and heart rate.

For outdoor enthusiasts, the Pro model offers a titanium case and a sapphire crystal screen, both more resistant than that of the entry-level model of the fifth generation.

These new devices are IP68 rated for water resistance, which means they can be submerged in 1.5 meters of water for 30 minutes and are particularly resistant to dust.

The Galaxy Watch5 retails from $350, and its Pro model, from $560. They are available for pre-order.

Galaxy Buds2 Pro

Samsung on Wednesday unveiled the second Pro generation of its wireless in-ear headphones, the Galaxy Buds2 Pro. The company promises increased comfort, in particular due to an improved ventilation system, but also by the fact that its headphones are 15% narrower than the previous model.

When it comes to sound quality, the headphones rely on 24-bit high-fidelity (hi-fi) audio playback (with a compatible Samsung device). The spatialization of sound will also be improved, according to Samsung.

The Galaxy Buds2 Pro headphones are available for pre-order for $290.

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