Galaxy Unpacked August 2021: Everything You Need To Know (Foldables, Watch 4, and Buds 2)

The Galaxy Unpacked event took place on August 11th, 2021 which saw Samsung launch two brand new foldable. announced 5G Phones: Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3. The company also launched Galaxy Buds 2 headphones, Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic.

Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G & Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G

Before we get into the headphones and smartwatch, let’s briefly talk about the two foldable 5G phones. the Galaxy Z Fold 3, the beefier successor to Z-fold 2, launched with superior performance and flawless folding design. The addition of Gorilla Glass Victus on the inner and outer displays makes for solid screen durability. Let’s not forget that this foldable king comes with an IPX8 rating for water resistance. The main highlight of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G is the addition of an in-display camera. It is also equipped with a powerful Snapdragon 888 chipset and a 12 MP triple rear-view camera. The basic version with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage costs $ 1,799. If you choose the 512 GB storage option, it costs $ 1,899.

On the flip side, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G has features similar to the Z Fold 3 apart from design and camera differences. It’s the cheapest clamshell phone from Samsung. The base variant (8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage) of the Z Flip 3 is available for $ 999 and $ 1050 for the 256 GB storage variants. If you are interested in learning more about the specs and features of this sleek foldable phone from Samsung, be sure to check out our news article about Galaxy Z Flip 3. Both foldable phones are included WLAN 6 Compatibility. Not to mention, both of the foldable phones don’t come with a charger, much like the popular ones Galaxy S21 Series.

Now that we’ve talked about the phones, let’s focus on the earbuds and smartwatches that were featured in the Samsung Unpacked event.

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2

Samsung also officially launched the new True Wireless Stereo (TWS) earbuds, the Galaxy Buds 2. The Galaxy Buds 2 looks more like the smaller version of the Galaxy Buds Pro.

Galaxy Buds 2 Specifications and Features

Galaxy Buds 2 uses Bluetooth 5.2 which supports AAC, SBC and SSC (Samsung Scalable Codecs) which indicates that these earbuds are effective on Android, iOS, iPad OS and. function Windows 11.

The Galaxy Buds 2 comes with a similar dual-driver setup as the Buds Pro. This earbud set from Samsung has a total of six microphones (three on each earbud). It also has an active noise cancellation feature that allows you to enjoy quiet music and phone sessions in a crowded place. The Buds 2 also comes with Ambient Sound Mode to alert you to ambient noise. In addition, the Galaxy Buds 2 has an IPX2 rating, which ensures sweatproof protection.

Galaxy Buds 2 battery life

Each earpiece of the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 packs a 61mAh battery and a 472mAh battery in the case. According to Samsung, these earbuds can last up to 5 hours with the ANC on and 7.5 hours with the ANC off. The Galaxy Buds 2 can last up to 20 hours with the ANC on and 29 hours with the ANC off with the case. The case has a USB Type-C port, fast charging and support for wireless Qi charging. Samsung claims that a 5 minute charge can provide 55 minutes of music playback.

Galaxy Buds 2 price & availability

You can purchase the Galaxy Buds 2 headphones in Graphite, Lavender, Olive, and White for a price of $ 149 (in the US). Galaxy Buds 2 pre-orders began on August 11, 2021, the day the Unpacked event was streamed. It will be available in select markets from August 28, 2021. There is currently no pricing or availability announcement for Indian users.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 & Galaxy Watch 4 Classic

Specifications of the Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic

In addition to Buds 2 and flip phones, Samsung has also introduced two smartwatches: Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic. Both Galaxy Smartwatches run on One UI Watch 3 based on the new Wear OS. The Watch 4 is available in 40 mm and 44 mm and the Classic in 42 mm and 46 mm.

In terms of display, both the Galaxy Watch 4 and the Watch 4 Classic have a 1.2 ″ AMOLED display with a resolution of 396 x 396 pixels and a 1.4 ″ AMOLED display with a resolution of 450 x 450 pixels . The display of both smartwatches comes with the solid protection of Gorilla Glass DX. Samsung has used its wearables-focused Exynos W920 SoC for improved performance.

Galaxy Watch 4 / Watch 4 Classic compatibility and features

Please note that both Galaxy Smartwatches are compatible with devices that run on Android 6 or higher and have at least 1.5 GB of RAM. The Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic have a range of health and fitness features, including heart rate, SpO2 monitoring, body composition, and sleep analysis. These Samsung smartwatches have an IP68 rating and military-grade protection that ensures water resistance and drop protection.

The connectivity features of the Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic include dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS / Galileo / Glonass / Beidou and BFC. 4G LTE (optional), dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS / Glonass / Beidou / Galileo and NFC. Also, Samsung designed this smartwatch to work with Google Pay and Samsung Pay.

Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic Price & Availability

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic are equipped with 1.5 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage. The Bluetooth version of the Galaxy Watch 4 40mm and Galaxy Watch 4 44mm are available for pre-order for $ 64.99 and $ 94.99, respectively. Plus, the LTE versions of the 40mm and 44mm Galaxy Watch 4 are priced at $ 114.99 and $ 144.99, respectively.

On the other hand, the LTE version of the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic 42mm is available for $ 214.99 and the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic 46mm is available for $ 244.99. The Bluetooth versions of the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic 42mm and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic 46mm, on the other hand, are priced at $ 164.99 and $ 194.99, respectively.

Thom Browne Edition Galaxy Watch4 Classic

Samsung has also announced the Thom Browne Edition Galaxy Watch4 Classic. It features the Thom Browne logo engraved on the side and three sets of straps, two of which showcase the new Thom Browne design. Please note that one of them is also made of leather material. The Thom Browne Edition Galaxy Watch4 Classic will be available for pre-order in selected markets from August 11th.

That’s all for now. We’d love to hear your thoughts on the products Samsung unveiled at the Galaxy Unpacked event in August.

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