The Morning After: Everything Samsung revealed at Galaxy Unpacked 2024

Foldables, rings, smartwatches.

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There weren’t too many surprises (thanks, leaks!) at Samsung’s Unpacked event, held live in Paris with satellite events in New York, London and elsewhere. The big announcement was Samsung’s foray into a new kind of wearable, the smart ring.

Samsung claims it’s been able to cram its existing sensor tech into the Galaxy Ring’s smaller form factor. Made of titanium, it packs in an accelerometer and PPG sensors to measure blood flow and detect skin temperature. It can track metrics such as sleep score, movement during your slumber, heart rate, respiratory rate and menstrual cycles. Notably, there’s no subscription required to tap into all the tracking and metrics. Take that Oura and Fitbit. The Galaxy Ring will run you $400 when it launches on July 24.

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Then there are the foldables. This year, the Galaxy Z Flip 6 gets the most attention, with upgraded camera sensors (50-megapixel wide and 12MP ultra-wide sensors), which put the smaller foldable on par with the S24. There’s also a bigger battery too.

Meanwhile, the Z Fold 6 hasn’t got many major spec bumps (there’s the annual note that screens are tougher and both foldables feature even more enhanced hinges). Both devices pack an Interpreter app, which uses both the main and cover screens to swap translations and streamline communications. There are even more generative AI tricks too.

Check out everything announced right here.

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