Samsung Galaxy Unpacked | Galaxy Z Fold 6, Galaxy Z Flip 6, Galaxy Ring, Watch Ultra, Watch 7, Buds 3, and Buds 3 Pro unveiled

Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event this time focused on the company’s generative AI announcements, as well as AI integration in devices

Updated - July 10, 2024 11:54 pm IST

Published - July 10, 2024 01:50 pm IST

Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event takes place this time on July 10 in Paris, France.?

In an invitation released some weeks back, the South Korean electronics giant promised key AI updates related to its Galaxy ecosystem. During the event, it unveiled the Galaxy Z Fold 6, Galaxy Z Flip 6, Galaxy Ring, Watch Ultra, Watch 7, Buds 3, and Buds 3 Pro.

During their own developer events in recent months, Google and Apple unveiled impressive AI updates and improved offerings for their customers. Naturally, many buyers and device owners want to see how their favourite brands are approaching the generative AI boom and integrating this technology into their products.

Samsung’s event was streamed live on Samsung.com, Samsung Newsroom, and Samsung’s YouTube channel at 6.30 PM IST, with The Hindu’s technology team covering the developments here as well.

(This live coverage has come to an end)

  • July 10, 2024 19:49
    Samsung reveals the new device prices for India

    Watch 7: Starts from ?29,999

    Watch Ultra: Starts from ?59,999

    Buds 3: ?14,999

    Buds 3 Pro: ?19,999

    Galaxy Z Flip 6: Starting from ?1,09,999

    Galaxy Z Fold 6: Starting from ?1,64,999

  • July 10, 2024 19:41
    Samsung hails its partnership with Google

    Google and Samsung affirm their partnership as TM Roh says the XR Platform they are working on will come out this year. Roh thanks the audience and praises the athletes who will be taking part in the Olympic Games this year, before talking about the foldable phones’ ‘Hybrid Intelligence’ approach to maintain privacy.

    “Doing things your own way has never been easier,” he says, “Life opens up with Galaxy. Thank you.”

    The livestream comes to an end.

  • July 10, 2024 19:36
    Releases, dates, and privacy

    All the announced devices will be available from July 24, while select Galaxy devices will get the AI updates by the end of this year.

    Live Translator and Interpreter AI features are handled on-device for privacy reasons. Users can control AI cloud processing so they can decide what information is processed on-device.

  • July 10, 2024 19:31
    Samsung reveals its foldable phone and Buds prices

    Galaxy Buds 3 Pro: $249

    Galaxy Buds 3: $179

    Galaxy Z Fold 6: $1,899

    Galaxy Z Flip 6: $1,099

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  • July 10, 2024 19:30
    Samsung introduces its latest Galaxy Buds 3 Pro

    Samsung introduces the Galaxy Buds 3 Pro, demonstrating its adaptive noise control and intelligent features. The Buds come with a Siren Detect feature so that essential sounds - such as ambulances - remain heard. Samsung says these are the best quality earbuds it has ever created. The Buds 3 Pro come with a small light strip on the body, and the company promises studio quality sound. The Galaxy Buds 3, meanwhile, come in an open design.

  • July 10, 2024 19:22
    Samsung introduces the Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Flip 6 series devices

    Samsung latest released, by Haider.jpg

  • July 10, 2024 19:17
    Samsung introduces the Galaxy Z Flip 6

    The South Korean band Tomorrow x Together introduces the Galaxy Z Flip 6 and its FlexCam feature. The foldable phone comes with a 50-megapixel wide sensor and AI tools. The camera performance is in line with the Galaxy S24, the company says, and this is due to the AI-powered ProVisual Engine. The phone, for the first time, has a vapour chamber. AI will help sharpen minute and blurry details while maintaining natural skin tones and lighting.

    The battery capacity is 4,000mAh.

  • July 10, 2024 19:11
    What can Galaxy AI do in the Galaxy Z Fold 6?

    Note Assist on Samsung Notes offers translation, summaries, and auto-formatting for simple and easy meeting notes, as well as transcription, translation, and summarising of voice recordings directly in Notes.

    The S-pen has undergone an upgrade, so that users can get Galaxy AI to analyse their images and sketches, as well as edit multi-media on the go. Sketch-to-image will enable users’ scribbles to be turned into AI-generated images. This also works with photos, so users can insert real objects just by adding an outline.

    Hollywood actor Sydney Sweeney, who was attending the event, allowed her likeness to be used to generate a 3D version of herself with the help of AI.

  • July 10, 2024 18:58
    Galaxy Z 6 series, now enhanced with AI

    Samsung’s newly introduced Galaxy Z Fold 6 is the company’s slimmest yet, boasting a slim and sleek design, and Samsung’s most advanced screen. The Galaxy Z Fold 6 comes with a 7.6-inch screen and up to 2,600 nits of brightness. The updated device gets a 1.6x larger vapour chamber for the ability to game for longer, while still maintaining performance - not to mention a slew of AI-powered features. Galaxy AI is multi-modal, and Samsung is also partnering with Google for other AI features, such as Gemini and Circle.

    Gemini is optimised for the smartphone’s large screen.

    “It’s definitely a winner,” Samsung says.

  • July 10, 2024 18:50
    Samsung Galaxy device prices

    Galaxy Watch Ultra: $649

    Galaxy Watch 7: from $299

    Galaxy Ring: $399

  • July 10, 2024 18:49
    Samsung introduces the Galaxy Watch Ultra

    Samsung’s Galaxy Watch Ultra comes with a circular design, titanium cushion frames for more durability, and a battery life of up to 100 hours in the power saving mode. It is powered by WearOS 5, in partnership with Google. Samsung calls the watch a “formidable companion.” It also has a dual-frequency GPS system for less information loss during navigation. The Galaxy Watch Ultra also claims to collect better health insights in less time, enabled by AI. The watch works in tandem with the Samsung Health app.

    The Galaxy Ultra watch is also authorised by the US FDA to detect signs of sleep apnea.

  • July 10, 2024 18:43
    Samsung introduces the Galaxy Ring

    Samsung promises the Galaxy Ring, with its three sensors, will be a “game-changer” for users by syncing with their Samsung Health app - without a subscription. The battery can last up to seven days on a single charge, the company claims. The Ring is made from light-weight Titanium. It can tolerate hundreds of charge cycles and varying temperatures.?

  • July 10, 2024 18:41
    Galaxy AI x Samsung Health

    Samsung says Galaxy AI will help users track their sleeping patterns, heart rate, stress, respiratory rate, etc. and make the most of their insights through Samsung Health. New metrics include an ‘Energy Score’, while users can get tailored wellness scores.

  • July 10, 2024 18:38
    Galaxy AI and integration with wearables

    Galaxy AI will be available on 200 million Galaxy devices this year. It can speak 16 language on-device, without an internet connection.?

    Roh talks about health features and personalised coaching on the Galaxy Watch, Ring, and Buds. He stresses on “safe and inclusive AI” technology with cloud-based power and customer choices for security.

  • July 10, 2024 18:34
    Samsung Galaxy Unpacked kicks off

    Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event begins with a promo video introducing the company’s AI-powered translation feature on its foldable phone and the slogan ‘Life Opens up with Galaxy AI.’?

    Samsung’s President and Head of Mobile eXperience Business TM Roh welcomes the audience and hails recent AI advancements.

  • July 10, 2024 18:19
    Samsung is tracking the competition

    Samsung is well aware of the competition. In fact, when Apple’s iPad Pro ad was badly received because it showed musical instruments and art supplies being crushed and replaced by machinery, Samsung was quick to retaliate with an ad that promoted its own AI-powered Galaxy Tab S9.

  • July 10, 2024 18:00
    Expectations are mounting

    Google and Apple both shared major AI-related advances during their developer events earlier this year. There is a lot of pressure on Samsung to do the same, apart from providing an impressive line-up of devices that will keep future buyers engaged.

    In addition to this, the electronics giant is facing a large-scale union strike in South Korea.

  • July 10, 2024 17:51
    Generative AI - the star of the show?

    Generative AI integration in devices like PCs, tablets, and phones is a major area of focus for tech giants right now. The goal is seamless AI integration that supports speedy multi-tasking – without making mistakes or needing energy-hungry processing. Safety and privacy are also musts, from the consumer’s perspective.?

  • July 10, 2024 17:40
    Devices and products on the agenda

    Watchers are looking out for more information about the previously introduced but not yet launched Samsung Galaxy Ring. Also, there are many who are expecting announcements about the Watch 7 and the Watch Ultra. New earbuds could also be on the agenda.

  • July 10, 2024 17:28
    What can watchers expect?

    In the official video invitation, Samsung referenced the Eiffel Tower, its AI logo, and folding shapes. Users are expecting updates relating to Samsung’s AI projects, apart from updates surrounding the Galaxy Z Fold 6 and the Z Flip 6.?

    Over 52,000 viewers are currently waiting for the livestream to begin on YouTube.

  • July 10, 2024 17:19
    Benefits for Samsung customers and fans

    Samsung fans have the option to pre-reserve the next Galaxy device, by paying a refundable fee of ?1,999. As per Samsung’s website, the pre-reserve window starts on June 26 and will go on up to around the time of the event.

  • July 10, 2024 14:12
    Welcome to?the live coverage of Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event

    Hello, and welcome to The Hindu’s live coverage of Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event! The event will be taking place in Paris, France, formally commencing at 6.30 PM IST. Watchers will be eagerly waiting for updates related to mobile AI, the Galaxy ecosystem, and other Samsung devices.

    “The next frontier of Galaxy AI is coming. Prepare to discover the power of Galaxy AI, now infused into the latest Galaxy Z series and the entire Galaxy ecosystem. Get ready for a world of possibilities as we enter a new phase of mobile AI,” said the company in its formal invitation.

    The event will be streamed live on Samsung.com, Samsung Newsroom and Samsung’s YouTube channel.

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