#GalaxyUnpacked 11 August 2021
Korea price bands for upcoming folding phones CONFIRMED (Source: blog.naver.com/yeux1122/222428835314) Fold3 KRW 1,900,000 ~ KRW 1,999,000 (closer to the latter) Flip3 KRW 1,200,000 ~ KRW 1,280,000 (closer to the former) # KRW 1000 = USD 0.87 (Details below 1/2)
This is completely expected, but I hope that it’s not the main innovation on the Galaxy Fold 3. Most of all, I hope pen support doesn’t jack up the price. It’s already still too high. www.theverge.com/2021/7/12/22574173/galaxy-z-fold-3-s-pen-pro-support-fcc-filing
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The listing comes after Samsung sneakily debuted the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Watch 4 in a brief promo reel yesterday.
So what can we expect? The wearable will feature built-in GPS and NFC, and sport a 1.36-inch display. The listing also confirms the phone’s health tracking features. The rumored body composition monitor will be included in this model, joining an SpO2 sensor, a heart rate sensor, and VO2 max monitoring. A 361mAh battery will power the device.
Renders also echo designs we’ve seen in earlier leaked prints and Samsung’s own teasers. This includes two protruding buttons on the right side, a large black bezel surrounding the display, and a silicone strap with a new fixture system.
What about that price? Well, the aluminum 44mm Galaxy Watch 4 model will reportedly cost CA$346.82 (~$277). It will also begin shipping on August 27, 2021, per the listing. That date also suggests the Unpacked event will occur a few days beforehand, lining up with some reports.
Although we don’t expect the converted Canadian price to directly inform the US price, it does seem the watch could come in at around $300. WinFuture claims the Galaxy Watch 4 will retail at under €300 (~$355) in Europe. Both figures would still be a premium over the Galaxy Watch Active 2. However, it might be worth the investment if Samsung’s new wearable provides improved fitness tracking.
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Moving to the Galaxy Watch 4, the listing reveals that it will have the same array of sensors. What’s a bit odd is that the weight for both the Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic is listed at 208 grams, so this is likely nothing more than just a placeholder.
As for pricing, it seems that those in Canada will be able to pick up the Watch 4 Classic for around CAD $464. Meanwhile, the 44mm Galaxy Watch 4 will be priced at CAD $347. It’s also possible that these prices are just place-holders, however, if you live in Canada you can pre-order them today.
Thanks to WinFuture, we also got a glimpse at the 40mm version of the Galaxy Watch 4 and the 46mm Galaxy Watch 4 Classic. It was here where we’ve learned that the Watch 4 will sport a 1.19-inch display with a 247mAh battery. The Watch 4 Classic will feature a 1.36-inch display with a larger 361mAh battery.
Finally, both of these listings reveal that the smartwatches will go on sale starting on August 27th. If the rumored August 11th date is real, it would make sense for Samsung to wait a couple of weeks before making its new hardware available. Now we just need to wait and see when the Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 will be announced and put up for sale.
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14 July, 2021 - 09:15am
The listing was first spotted by the German tech site WinFuture. For the most part, it confirms the design for the presumed Galaxy Watch Active 4—albeit under the Galaxy Watch 4 moniker. That perhaps hints that Samsung is considering getting rid of the “Active” branding and just repackaging the Active line as the “main” line, and the more premium flagship as the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic. It would be confusing as hell, but this wouldn’t be the first time Samsung’s baffled everyone with its wearable naming conventions. (See: When Samsung went straight from the Galaxy Watch to the Galaxy Watch 3 because it already had the Galaxy Watch Active 2, which was supposed to act as a mid-tier smartwatch because the Galaxy Watch Active was still an option. Absolute chaos.)
In any case, the listing also reveals that the rumored body composition analysis feature is headed for the Galaxy Watch 4. It also lists advanced sleep, VO2 Max, Spo2, and continuous heart rate monitoring among its health-tracking features. It also notes the watch will have NFC and built-in GPS, as well as a 1.36-inch display and 361mAh battery.
The other tidbit is the listing explicitly states the watch will be “released on August 27, 2021.” Usually, announcements come a week or two beforehand so this lends credence to recent rumors that Samsung will hold its Unpacked event on or around August 11.
Either way, it doesn’t look like there’ll be any hardware surprises going into Unpacked. At least, not on the wearable front. However, hardware isn’t going to be what everyone’s looking at this year. Instead, all eyes will likely be focused on the software. The new Galaxy Watches will be the first to sport the new Wear OS, which will then properly kick off the transition period from the old Wear OS to the new unified platform. We’ve already seen a promising glimpse of what it might look like at this year’s MWC, where Samsung previewed what it calls its One UI Watch interface. In any case, the wait for Android smartwatch fans won’t be much longer.
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It's not the first time we're hearing about display issues on Samsung phones, but it seems to be the first such instance for the Galaxy S20 series. Several owners have taken to the internet to complain about a display problem that's rendering their phones useless.
The first instance that we could spot dates back to May, but there have been several reports since, mostly from Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra owners. In almost all cases, the display starts showing scan lines which get progressively worse until the user is left with a completely white or a green screen — in other words, an unusable brick.
A moderator on the Samsung forums suggested booting the phone in safe mode and attempting to reset it. However, judging from further replies, it seems like that didn't help at all. That isn't completely surprising, though, as other threads detail experiences of users who could only get an end to the problem by getting the screen replaced. Unfortunately, not everyone's lucky enough to be covered by a warranty.
We have reached out to Samsung for a comment but haven't heard back yet. We'll update the story if there's further development.
13 July, 2021 - 10:45am
The summer Samsung Unpacked event is less than a month away and most of the devices have been leaked in full so far, which may explain why Samsung is going after the leakers themselves. This week, a new, official video was posted on Samsung’s YouTube channel that teases some of the upcoming products.
In the video, found by 9to5Google, Samsung interviews developers who are actively working on the Good Lock feature. Good Lock is a free application that provides a number of settings that can be tweaked and fully customized by the user. At around 0:57 you can see the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 in use, and the Galaxy Watch 4 being worn.
Pausing the video for a few minutes, we can clearly identify that the watch in question is the much rumored and leaked Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, in Silver color. Interestingly, the screen of the watch didnt turn on, even when her arm was moved around. We already know that the new smartwatches are going to be running Samsung’s new One UI Watch platform out-of-the-box.
That’s not the only thing that was shown off in the video however, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 also made an appearance. The new foldable flagship can easily be identified, thanks to the leaked renders that revealed the new camera layout and shape. The new folio style case also seems new from Samsung, it seems like it can attach to the back of the panel, and it also seems to be able to cover the front display from scratches.
It’s not easy to tell, but there also seems to be some crease on the inner display. It will likely take a few more generations until Samsung can completely get rid of it and improve the glass technology to be durable and flexible at the same time.
What are your thoughts about the new smartwatch and foldable flagships? Let us know in the comments below!
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13 July, 2021 - 09:11am
We’re about a month out from Samsung’s Unpacked event, but the leaks aren’t stopping. This week, an official video posted by Samsung itself has had both the Wear OS-powered Galaxy Watch 4 Classic and the Galaxy Z Fold 3 make a probably unintended cameo in a new video.
In a video posted to YouTube this morning, Samsung interviews developers who work on the “Good Lock” experience that can be run on top of One UI. The option opens up a lot of customizability that’s simply not present on the device out of the box.
While that’s all fun and interesting, what steals the show is a quick cameo from the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Watch 4, both of which show around the 0:57 mark of the video.
This is only a few seconds of appearance, but we can learn a few details from what’s shown off. Starting with the Galaxy Watch 4, we can see the design of the Classic in a silver variant. The screen never turns on, but on this woman’s wrist it looks pretty great. This is our first look at the device outside of leaked renders. It’s fairly clear this is the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic given the coloring since the Watch 3 and Galaxy Watch both did not come in this specific option.
There’s more to be gathered from the video, though, about the Galaxy Z Fold 3. The device is easily identifiable from its new camera layout and shape. We can also see a new case style from Samsung that is a folio style. The case attaches to the back of the phone and has a panel come around to cover the front display. While these cases aren’t for everyone, it’s nice to see Samsung is at least trying something to solve the case problem foldables face.
Somewhat unfortunately, it’s also clear from this video that the display crease will be sticking around for another generation. As someone who’s used the Galaxy Z Fold 2 for the better part of a year at this point, I can confidently say that this is a non-issue, but nonetheless it’s sure to irk some users.
Samsung is expected to unveil the Fold 3, Watch 4, and other devices on August 11.
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It's said the Galaxy Watch 4 will succeed the Galaxy Watch Active 2, dropping the Active name and skipping over the 3 moniker, while the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic is said to be the successor to the Galaxy Watch 3, adding the Classic name to distinguish it from the sportier sibling.
We've compared the rumoured specifications for the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic to help you work out what the differences could be, based on the speculation.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic are expected to look similar when it comes to design. Based on the leaked renders, the two devices will have circular faces with flat edges and a casing that seamlessly transitions into the lugs.
Both devices also seem to have two function buttons on the right edge and sensors on the underside of the casing. The Watch 4 Classic is a little bulkier, based on the renders, and it has a rotating bezel on the top of its face. The Watch 4 meanwhile, appears to have a tapered black bezel on the top.
According to reports, the Galaxy Watch 4 will come in two case sizes of 40mm and 44mm, like the Apple Watch, and three colour options. The Galaxy Watch 4 Classic meanwhile, is said to come in three case sizes of 42mm, 44mm and 46mm and two colour options.
Both are expected to have MIL-STD 810G durability and Gorilla Glass 4 protection. They are also both expected to come with straps secured with a buckle fastening, though the Watch 4 is expected to have more strap colour options, while the Watch 4 Classic will seemingly have more traditional colour options.
Whilst the designs of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic have leaked extensively, their hardware and specifications have not as yet.
There has been some talk of a 5nm chipset under the hood, and battery life is expected to be good, though no specific details have been revealed for either.
We'd expect both to offer at least 4GB of storage and a battery around 250mAh. We'd also expect the two watches to have Bluetooth and LTE variants. It wouldn't be too surprising to see the Watch 4 Classic have slightly more storage, RAM and a larger battery than the Watch 4 though.
As with hardware, there aren't a great deal of rumours suggesting what features the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic will offer, though there has been some talk of blood glucose monitoring on the Classic model.
We'd expect both to have heart rate monitoring, both to offer built-in GPS and both to have waterproofing with swim tracking. We'd also expect NFC for Samsung Pay on both models. We'd also expect the Classic model at least, to offer ECG capabilites, blood pressure and blood oxygen.
We know both the Galaxy Watch 4 and the Watch 4 Classic will run on Samsung's One UI Watch platform, which you can read more about here, so it's likely they will offer a very similar experience in terms of software.
Rumours suggest the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 will start between €350 to €370, which roughly converts to £299 to £320 in the UK and $415 to $440 in the US.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic is reported to start between €470 and €500, which roughly converts to £400 to £430 in the UK and between $560 and $590 in the US. Even if the rumoured prices aren't accurate though, the Classic model is likely to be more expensive.
Based on the speculation, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic will share similarities in design, but the Classic model will be a little bulkier and come in more size options, as well as offer a rotating bezel, while the standard model will be more colourful.
We'd expect the user interface to be similar across the two models, and we'd expect a number of the same features, though it wouldn't be too surprising to see the Classic model offer a larger battery capacity and a couple of extra features, especially as it is rumoured to be more expensive.