Did you purchase any of Samsung’s newest devices?

One other summer time, one other Galaxy Unpacked. This yr’s occasion discovered its approach to South Korea, the place Samsung unveiled a complete slate of recent devices seeking to persuade you to drop some hard-earned money. It is not essentially the most thrilling lineup we have ever seen — persevering with a yr of stagnation for a lot of the trade — however for those who’re able to improve to a brand new smartphone, pill, or wearable, there’s one thing right here for you.



We’ve got so many articles on the location about Samsung’s new newest lineup — I would advocate testing our hands-ons with the Fold 5, Flip 5, and Watch 6 sequence — however for those who occurred to sleep by way of the early morning occasion earlier this week (and nobody can blame you), this is a fast rundown of all the things the corporate introduced.

Of all of the devices, the Galaxy Z Flip 5 is by far essentially the most thrilling, and all of it comes all the way down to the brand new cowl display. Samsung is looking it the Flex Window, and it permits you to swipe between greater than a dozen varied widgets for climate, calendar appointments, and a lot extra. The Flip 5 additionally helps a handful of apps out of the field, however for a Moto Razr Plus-like expertise, you will want to show to a module for Good Lock referred to as MultiStar. Nonetheless, the larger display ought to assist make up for lots of the shortcomings we present in earlier generations.

The Galaxy Z Fold 5, however, is a way more boring gadget. Samsung closed the hole between the 2 halves of its $1,800 pocket laptop, however in any other case, that is very a lot the cellphone you first noticed final yr. That stated, if the corporate can lure in sufficient first-time patrons, it won’t matter if the general expertise feels somewhat “been-there-done-that.”

The identical goes for the Galaxy Tab S9 sequence, which is getting a spec bump however not a lot else. Samsung hasn’t up to date its flagship tablets in practically eighteen months, making them due for some consideration, and the addition of an OLED panel on the smallest mannequin is an efficient — if late — enchancment. Simply take into account that, even for those who’re upgrading from a current Tab S8 mannequin, the design is simply completely different sufficient to require a brand new case. We’re as dissatisfied as you might be.


The Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Basic aren’t fairly as boring, if solely as a result of it is powerful to reinvent the design of a watch-like wearable. Whereas the previous is a thinner, lighter variant of final yr’s mannequin, the latter brings again the rotating bezel for the primary time since 2021 — actually a sight for sore eyes. And with a brand new one-touch mechanism for the watch bands, it is a good year-over-year enchancment, although not a essential one for many patrons.

That is this yr’s Unpacked lineup, although, in fact, for those who’ve been studying the location, you are intimately conversant in it already. The actual query is whether or not you are shopping for any of those devices — and, in case you are, which of them? I’ve mixed the Tab S9 sequence into one choice beneath to suit our present aim of 5 choices per ballot, however if you wish to get particular, tell us within the feedback beneath. And search for our full opinions of all seven of those gadgets coming over the subsequent couple of weeks.

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