Samsung has introduced four products into the tech market — Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z flip 3, Galaxy watch 4, and Samsung Buds 2. Samsung is known for its innovative risk-taking ideas. Over the years, people have criticized Samsung for flooding the smartphone ecosystem with products they’ve failed to support. [In terms of software]
Perhaps it is one of the many reasons Samsung decided to offer a minimum of 3 years of software support for its smartphones on the market. Samsungs first foldable phone didn’t live up to the expectations, however, the second-gen of the Galaxy Z thrilled many Samsung enthusiasts.
Here’s everything Samsung unveiled at the August Unpacked event.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3
The new Galaxy Z Fold 3 undoubtedly has always promised something special. Samsung puts the bulk of its cutting-edge innovation – of course like a giant manufacturer, these are some of the things you are to expect from a company like Samsung.
The Fold 3 is both smaller and lighter overall – featuring the same-sized internal folding displays as last year’s Z Fold 2 with a crisp-edged design. It also houses an aluminum alloy frame that Samsung calls “Armor Aluminum [sic]” with the latest Gorilla Glass Victus and IPX8 water-resistant rating.
The Z fold comes with 7.6in Infinity Flex Display retains the resolution and high 120Hz refresh rate of its predecessor, however, this year’s Galaxy Z Fold 3 supports S Pen input [Fold Edition S Pen with quick device switching launched alongside the Fold 3] a well as a first look at the Samsung’s take on an under-display camera.
The Fold 3 runs on Qualcomm’s highly-capable Snapdragon 888 chipset, supported by 12GB of RAM. Galaxy Z Fold 3 is also equipped with a triple 12Mp rear camera setup and a dual 4400mAh battery, split between the device’s two halves which I think is an improvement over last year’s Fold. You can buy the Galaxy Z fold 3 here.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4
The Galaxy Watches internals all seemed very identical across both variants, the Classic sports a physical rotating bezel – which can be used to interact with the user experience – while the standard Watch 4 uses a touch-based digital alternative with haptic feedback; more similar in style to the Galaxy Watch Active range.
The sizes of this year’s wearables include 40mm or 44mm casing sizes on the standard 4 or 42mm and 46mm versions of the 4 Classic with a 1.19inch or 1.36inch circular AMOLED display, respectively.
The Watch 4 Series debuts both new hardware and software, with Samsung’s own 5nm Exynos W920 wearables chipset. [supported by 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM], The new Wear OS replaces Tizen – branded ‘Wear OS powered by Samsung’. A close look at the 4 series looks more like the Tizen-based UI found on its previous recent timepieces.
Galaxy Watch 4 line access the Google Play Store, Google Maps, and Google Pay on-wrist, alongside previous Galaxy Watch features and apps as well. Interested in picking one of the Galaxy watches, visit here.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
The Flip 3 immediate obvious change is the Flip 3’s more squared-up exterior, which looks identical to a Google Pixel 2-like visor design giving room to a new, larger 1.9inch external display [up from 1.1inch on the original Flip and Flip 5G].
Flip 3 will also offer Galaxy Watch 4 owners the ability to synchronize watch face designs with the clock on the Flip 3’s outer screen, while on the inside there will be an upgraded 120Hz 6.7in flexible AMOLED display.
The Flip 3 is thinner, sleek more compact than last year’s Flip 2 – despite no change in display size. Galaxy Z Flip 3 boasts of Samsung’s Armor Aluminum frame, Corning’s Gorilla Glass Victus, and IPX8 water resistance.
Powered by a Snapdragon 888 Flip 3 comes in an impressive range of colors – cream, green, lavender, and Phantom Black all serve as launch colors but just as the S21 variants, you’ll also be able to pick the phone up in grey, white, and pink, albeit exclusively from Samsung.com. The company also offers 21 days free trial with the option to pay later.
Samsung claims the Galaxy Z Flip3 5G’s made with the strongest aluminum frame, protecting the hinge so you can unfold and focus on important things. The Front Cover and Back Cover on the $499.99 Galaxy Z Flip3 5G are made of the toughest glass [according to Samsung]
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2
Samsung’s latest TWS buds manifest as the Galaxy Buds 2 – the company’s smallest and lightest earbuds ever.
The Buds 2 offers up ANC [active noise cancellation] that claims to be able to reduce up to 98% of external noise, along with adjustable levels of passthrough.
There are also three microphones that work to deliver clear call quality and Auto-Switch to ensures you’re hearing sound from the correct connected Galaxy device automatically, even when you move between them. You can buy the new Galaxy Buds 2 here.