7 things to expect from today's Samsung Galaxy Unpacked

The Samsung Galaxy Ring, which looks set to be the headline-grabbing product of the next Galaxy Unpacked
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Samsung’s summer Galaxy Unpacked event takes place later today (Wednesday, July 10), and we're expecting to see a slew of new products, ranging from foldable phones to wearables. 

Artificial intelligence is also highly likely to be a part of this Unpacked, with new smart tools for Samsung's folding phones and AI-based fitness features all heavily rumored.

If you want to watch the live stream then check out our guide on how to watch Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2024. But for a preview of what to expect, read on for the seven key reveals we expect from Samsung Galaxy Unpacked in July. 

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6

A leaked render of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6

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First, we’ll surely see the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6. You can expect it to be a minor update over its predecessor with an upgraded chip – likely the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 – and potentially a few design tweaks. But don’t expect sweeping changes.

More power should provide the grunt for any on-board AI tools, say live translation, and the Generative Edit tools we’ve seen in the Galaxy S24 series, only expanded to foldable phones. 

There’s not much chatter from the rumor mill about camera upgrades, so we expect the Galaxy Z Fold 6’s camera suite to remain similar in specs to those in the Galaxy Z Fold 5. But software improvements are very likely, and they may even be substantial enough to help Samsung’s foldable crack our best camera phones list. 

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6

A leaked render of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6

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The most interesting foldable phone at Unpacked should be the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6, which is tipped to get more significant upgrades than its book-like folding sibling. 

Such as? Well, get ready for a 50-megapixel main camera, a bigger battery landing at a potential 4,000mAh, 25W charging, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, a new suite of colors, and potentially a less-visible crease in the screen. 

Much like the Galaxy Z Fold 6, we can also expect AI to play a role in the next-generation Flip, bringing in smart tools to help people better use the flip-screen format. 

Samsung Galaxy Ring

An image of the black Samsung Galaxy Ring

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The most exciting product shown off at Unpacked is almost certain to be the Galaxy Ring. This is Samsung's first smart ring and it promises to come with a host of fitness and wellness-tracking features, all hidden in a neat-looking design that will be available in several finishes. 

The rumored key features of the Galaxy Ring will include the ability to track continuous heart rate during sleep, sleep latency, respiratory rate and night movement, which are four metrics that the current Galaxy Watch 6 doesn't track. These metrics will use sleep metrics to create a 'Vitality' score and offer sleep apnoea detection, but we expect them to fuel other wellness and fitness assessments as well. 

Samsung hasn’t said much about Galaxy Ring’s other features, but I expect its secret sauce will be tight integration with Samsung Health and the Galaxy ecosystem. 

Samsung Galaxy Watch 7

Several Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic smartwatches in different colors

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We should also see a new Galaxy Watch, with the seventh iteration likely bringing improved battery life, more power, better charging, and features focused on outdoor activities. 

This Samsung Galaxy Watch 7 could also come in Pro and Classic versions, one of which we’d expect to have a rotating bezel. There are also rumors of a Samsung Galaxy Watch Ultra, of which more below…

Samsung Galaxy Watch Ultra

Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 on wrist

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Until relatively recently we only had vague rumors as to the existence of the Samsung Galaxy Watch Ultra. But we now firmly expect to see it at Unpacked – and we're excited to do so.

The Ultra is tipped to be a premium take on the Watch 7; it could potentially come with a micro-LED display, more power, and a bigger battery. Plus, it may pack in advanced fitness and wellness-tracking functionality, features which would likely be limited to only the Ultra model. 

In short, this will be Samsung's response to the Apple Watch Ultra 2 and that means it will be a premium watch with a large, tough display, hard-wearing strap and all manner of features for people who love being active in the great outdoors. 

We're expecting to see features like long battery life, blood pressure and glucose monitoring, too, plus the ability to tap into Galaxy AI features. We're also hoping for a price tag that undercuts Apple's Ultra watch – but it's not yet clear whether our wish will be granted on this front. 

Next-generation Samsung Galaxy Buds

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 in various colors

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Given a very recent leak, we're now expecting to see the rumored Samsung Galaxy Buds 3 at Unpacked. Going by a video posted on X, it looks like the next-generation Galaxy Buds will feature a tweaked design; they look like they'll sit on one's ear canal, rather than going into it. 

Design aside, we also expect a new charging case, improved audio, and active noise cancellation that's sure to have some smart features, say AI-powered voice detection and the ability to alert people to when they may be unwittingly stepping into a busy road. 

A lot of AI

Samsung Galaxy S24 AI features

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Finally, you can expect more AI at Unpacked. Given Apple Intelligence looks to put AI across all manner of devices, expect Samsung to do the same, all under the umbrella of Galaxy AI

I can see Samsung championing AI features for the folding phones but also showing off smarter tools and features for its smartwatches – say custom AI-made workouts. As mentioned, I’m sure AI will have a role to play in getting the most out of the Galaxy Ring.

I’d also expect Samsung to debut some more cross-device Galaxy AI features and also set out a roadmap for where its AI tech could go next; this could give us a clue as to what to broadly expect from the Samsung Galaxy S25

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