Samsung has posted a series of images that confirms the date of its next Unpacked event on August 10, 2022. This was earlier leaked by Evan Blass who shared what seemed to be a promotional image for the event.
The first of the three images shared by the Samsung Mobile Twitter account has a grid of alphanumeric characters and symbols. The second image shows a grid of the same size but this time with coloured circles. The third image shows a line of six coloured circles. If you match the characters in the first grid to the colours in the first grid, the line of coloured circles is revealed to say 081022, which is August 10, 2022, in MMDDYY format.
We have a secret to tell you. #SamsungUnpacked
— Samsung Mobile (@SamsungMobile) July 18, 2022
The South Korean major is likely to focus on the Galaxy Z foldable series, but revelations about the Galaxy Buds 3 and Galaxy Watch 5 and maybe a new high-end tablet are likely, too. The Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 4 are going to be the star devices at Samsung’s upcoming Unpacked event. Though we don’t expect the design to be changed for this year’s Z Flip 4 and Fold 4, changes are likely under the hood and on the camera side.
The last year’s Galaxy Z Fold 3 as well as the Galaxy Z Flip 3 were praised by both critics and consumers. The Galaxy Z Flip 3, for that matter, did commercial well thanks to its $1000 price. However, the flip-style foldable phone fell short on battery claims. It is expected that the new Galaxy Z Flip 4 will have an improved battery as well as a larger cover screen, with rumours suggesting it could be at least 2-inches. The phone will run on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor with at least 8GB RAM.
Samsung is also rumoured to launch the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro smartwatches at the event. The so-called “Pro” version will have a slightly larger display and battery than standard models, as well as a titanium case and a more rugged design. Interestingly, Apple is also reportedly launched a “Pro” version of the Apple Watch this fall.
In so many ways, Samsung sees the future of smartphones in foldables but the industry hasn’t widely adopted this form factor. Right now, Samsung is the leading player in the foldable smartphone segment. The company’s foldables have become more polished over the years but they are far from being mainstream due to their high price.