Samsung has finished up its Galaxy Unpacked event, where it announced the next generation of its foldables (it called them the new mainstream of smartphones), wearables, and earbuds. Here are the biggest pieces of news from the event.
Samsung’s flagship foldable has some new tricks up its sleeve, including support for the S Pen, IPX8 water resistance, and an under-display selfie camera for the main screen. It is powered by a Snapdragon 888 processor, and its cover screen (the screen on the front of the device) now runs at an adaptive 120Hz.
The Z Fold 3 is also getting an experimental setting that will allow any app to be used in the phone’s multi-window mode, even if the developers haven’t designed the app for it. It’ll cost $1,799 and be available on August 27th, with preorders starting today.
Samsung also showed off the Z Flip 3, which has the same processor and water resistance as the Z Fold, but comes in at a much lower price, starting at just $1,000. Samsung made the outer screen bigger and more useful than the one on the Z Flip 3’s predecessor and upgraded the main screen to 120Hz instead of 60Hz. Plus, it comes in seven fun colors! The Z Flip 3 will be available in stores on August 27th and can be preordered today.