On August 10, Samsung will hold a traditional August presentation. We usually have a week before the event always
Moreover, it is already possible to speak about all the new products with 100% certainty. All leaked to the network. To be honest, things like this are frankly upsetting. Samsung's presentations are not the most exciting.
However, it could be even worse.The most striking example of this year is the presentation of Nothing Phone 1. A month before the presentation, the company itself showed the design, and even handed out a smartphone to bloggers to show them. They also talked about the technical specifications. As a result, the presentation was about nothing. But let's move on to Unpacked 2022!
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Table of Contents
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4
- Samsung Galaxy Watch 5
- Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
Earlier in August they showed a series of Galaxy Note,which was listed in the lists of experimental models. Now that all the highlights of the Galaxy Note have migrated to the Galaxy S Ultra, the new experimental smartphones are those with the letter Z in the name. The most raisin flagship in this set is, of course, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4.
Let's say hello to the smartphone!Joking aside, for 3 years already Samsung, like a walrus, has been splashing in the “blue ocean” of smartphones with a flexible screen. During this time, no one could even get close to the manufacturer. Huawei, Xiaomi, and even smaller fish are experimenting in this direction, and even trying to sell something, but de facto there is Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and all the rest on the market.
Accordingly, the main task for Samsung is to maintain the status quo. To do this, it is necessary not to slow down the pace of innovation, motivating the wealthy public to buy.
See for yourself.The first Fold (there was not even a Z in the name) had many shortcomings: a huge gap between the halves when folded, a tiny external screen ... Moreover, the infamous journalists ripped off the film (graphene) from the screen, tested how many flexion and extension the screen could withstand. In short, they behaved like cattle.
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Z Fold 2 impressed everyone with a large external screen and stylish design. It was already a candy that everyone liked.
In the third "fold" Samsung made two impossiblethings: an impossible internal front camera under the screen (fear and horror) and IP68 water protection (fantastic and delight!). No more waterproof foldable smartphone! Plus, don't forget the stylus.
Left Fold 2, Right Fold 3
In theory, Samsung should not slow down, and there is room for improvement. Let's see what happened.
Let's start with the technical specifications that one of the most accurate Samsung experts on twitter helpfully told us.
First, I would like to point out that, finally,Samsung has taken over! The smartphone does not have an outdated chipset of the first half of the year, but the just released Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. For this, the honor and respect of the Korean company are immediately. Let them take pigodi off the shelf!
Now let's move on to the main cameras.In previous models, Samsung used an excellent 12 + 12 + 12 MP system. In my opinion, this was the optimal set, since 108 MP modules “soap” the image in the corners, are not suitable for shooting close up, etc.
Visually, the camera block has not changed.
However, for the third year in a row to insert the samecameras are not comme il faut. So we are waiting for a set of 50 + 12 (ultra wide-angle) + 10 MP. The last camera for optical zoom. Previously, the "zoom" was two times, now it will be three times.
Absolutely exactly what is in the main and body moduleThere will be optical stabilization. On the "ultrawide" habitually save. There are questions about the 50 MP camera. Is it the same module as in Samasung Galaxy S22+? And why didn't Samsung put its latest 200 MP module here, which it has been boasting about for half a year already? Well, or why didn’t you transfer the camera system from the Galaxy S22 Ultra, the main mass flagship of the company?
Unfortunately, not without a fly in the ointment.On the “live” photos of the smartphone, you can see that the smartphone will still have a sub-screen camera. This is a 4 MP module, which gives an image of so-so quality, and is also so badly hidden under the screen that you are amazed. After last year's release of the Galaxy Z Fold 3, which has exactly the same camera, we have already analyzed this point, comparing Samsung's developments with the products of Chinese companies, where the camera is perfectly camouflaged. However, for the second year in a row, Samsung “feeds” us like this. In this case, I can assume that flexible screens have some limitations. Since the Chinese do not have examples of a “screen” camera in flexible screens.
The camera behind the screen is clearly visible even when turned off.
Please note that the dimensions have also changed.With each generation, the smartphone is getting thinner, and the gap between the two halves is getting smaller. So the third “fold” was 158.2 x 67.1 x 14.4-16 mm in the folded state, and the new one was already 155.1 x 67.1 x 15.8 mm. Unfortunately, the gap is not shown on the photos leaked to the network.
The rest of the functions will remain the same.Wired and wireless charging. Of course, the smartphone must be water resistant (IP68). The fingerprint scanner will also remain in the side button (when you have two screens, this is the only convenient option).
Of course, there will be support for the stylus.However, as before, there was no place for a stylus in the smartphone case. And it's upsetting. The stylus in the case could be a reason to update those who are sitting on the third "fold". However, apparently, they have no reason to update.
As those who managed to hold a smartphone inhands, the most significant changes that you notice from the first minutes is that the screen has become even better, and that the design of the opening mechanism has been redesigned. Like, it feels like a completely different smartphone.
If you have a Fold 2, then you might want to consider upgrading. Still, a new camera system, and thinner, and water protection.
Most likely the smartphone will work on Android13 with One UI 5. Now the firmware is in beta, but by the start of sales, it may “go to gold”. Although not likely so soon. However, do not forget that Google introduced Android 12L (L - Large - large), specially oriented to work on large screens. Plus, Samsung is always working closely with Google to implement the latest software features, so it's time to expect new features.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip came to court, becomingMotorola Razr 2020. Motorola, by the way, lost this niche. The new Razr'ers are disappointing: they cost more than the Galaxy Flip, while running on weaker hardware. However, the Razr also had an advantage: the design of the smartphone is such that the user does not see the folds of the screen.
Motorola didn't fire. However, in the coming days we are waiting for the release of the new version of 2022.
Personally, it seems to me that the Samsung Flip series is the mostcontradictory. In the first in the first two generations, a strip of broken pixels regularly appeared on the screen at the fold. Many similar smartphones were sold on Avito. With Flip 3, the situation seems to be better. And there is much less indignation on the Internet.
The stripe is the scourge of Flips.
Plus, the smartphone is very compact, and because of this,it has obvious problems with overheating. It is clear that the Galaxy Z Flip is a designer smartphone, in advertising it is usually some girl who takes it out of her purse. This is not a smartphone for hardcore gamers. However, the situation that under load the performance of a smartphone can sag up to 46% of the nominal value is certainly not encouraging.
Ideally, the new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 should not have a gap when closed, there is no problem with the reliability of the screen, and the issue with the cooling system is resolved. Let's see!
Leaks show that the design of the smartphone has not changed much. And this is a minus. Everyone has long known that a new design always increases sales. Ask Apple!
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An insider reports that the gap between the two halves in the new smartphone has become much smaller.
Previous models show what Samsung putsin Flip flagship chipset. And it's understandable why: the public will pout with displeasure if Samsung follows the path of Motorola and supplies a good 700-series chipset. Considering how hot Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is, then 100% there will be crazy throttling. Look at the adjacent text “Three Stories for Monday”, where OnePlus shows what a giant cooling chamber has been shoved into a smartphone.
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So let's be honest, the ideal option for Flip would be some custom Snapdragon 780G 5G, but made according to the 4 nm standard (instead of the usual 7 nm). But buyers won't understand.
Given that the dimensions remain the same, it is likely that the battery will still be 3300 mAh, although there are rumors about 3700 mAh. But this is all speculation within the framework of statistical error.
It is not clear from the photos leaked to the network, but, it seems, the external screen should become a little larger. Not 1.9 inches, but something like 2.1-2.3. inches.
Summing up the Flip 4, I would say that you should not rush and immediately buy. It is better to wait and see the full review of the product.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 5
There are also leaks about the clock.Firstly, although this year both watch models will be the same size (45 mm), but new names await us - now there will be a regular and Pro version. But there is no information yet about how the Pro version will differ.
Regular and Pro version, but the dimensions will be the same (45mm).
Judging by the pictures, now the clock will not haverotating bezel. The watch runs on Wear OS 3.5 with a shell in the form of One UI Watch 4.5. One of the main new features of the new OS will be a full-fledged typing keyboard that recognizes swipes. Looks, frankly, doubtful, but we'll see!
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
About the new headphones from Samsung, it is still known with perfect accuracy that these will be headphones, and they will need to be inserted into the ears. Everything else is in a light haze of fog.
The headphones should logically beBluetooth 5.3, but most likely it will be 5.2. There will definitely be active noise cancellation. And 8 hours of work on a single charge, plus another 20 hours in the case. They talk about IPX7 certification, so if the earpiece falls into the toilet, you can safely get it out and put it back where it fell out from.
Well, they will tell us about supersound at the presentation.
Samsung will introduce top products, sothe price tag will definitely be maximum. In Russia, gadgets will arrive in bags of repurchases, which, probably, will try to hit the jackpot at the first stage. But remember that Flip 3 can now be bought on Avito for 50-55 thousand rubles. This is to ensure that supply and demand will come into balance. Still, we are not in the right state now to rush headlong, hooting and squealing with delight, as it was in well-fed years, to rush for new smartphones.
To be honest, what interests me most at the presentation is not the hardware, but the new algorithms, applications and work scenarios that Samsung came up with (I hope I did!).
Previously, Samsung translated presentations for Russia into Russian. But this year, of course, silence. At the same time, the countdown to the start is already in full swing on the site for the USA.
The presentation will be on Wednesday at 16:00 Moscow time! Come after to read and discuss the novelties already presented officially.