Introducing the new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5, Z Fold5, Galaxy Tab S9 Series, and Galaxy Watch6 Series.
You must already know if you’re a Samsung Galaxy fan. On Jul 26, the Korean superbrand unveiled its latest series of Samsung Galaxy smartphones and smart devices for the latter half of 2023. The line-up includes two new folding smartphones, a whole new Galaxy Tab series, and the latest Galaxy Watch series.
Built to bring a new level of flexibility and versatility to consumers without compromise, each device is a mini powerhouse in your hands, designed to showcase and complement the best of you. In the case of the new Galaxy Watch6 Series, to ensure you stay at your healthiest too.
The unveiling itself was held at Outdoor Plaza @ Capitol Plaza and Funan, and as you might have already heard, included live-streaming from Seoul. The launch also marks the beginning of the four-day Samsung Flip Festival 2023, highlights of which I posted about earlier.
On the festive, I strongly encourage you to pop by to experience the new Galaxy smart devices first hand. While at it, enjoy the special performances too and don’t, don’t forget to check out the many pre-order bonuses provided by telcos such as M1.
- Pictures of the Unveiling
- Two New Folding Phones, a Brand-new Galaxy Tab Series, and the Prefect Smartwatches to Go With Everything
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5: The Ultimate Pocketable Self-Expression Tool Without Compromise
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5: The Ultimate Productivity Powerhouse With a Large Screen
- Delivering a Positive Impact for the Planet
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Series: Discover a World of Entertainment and Inspiration on the Go
- Embrace the Freedom to Bring Ideas to Life with Ease
- Get the Most Out of a Complete Premium Experience, Inside and Out
- Samsung Galaxy Watch6 and Galaxy Watch6 Classic: Inspiring Your Best Self, Day and Night
Pictures of the Unveiling
Two New Folding Phones, a Brand-new Galaxy Tab Series, and the Prefect Smartwatches to Go With Everything
The following is what you can expect with the new Samsung Galaxy devices. Be warned, each section is quite a long read because each device is capable of so much.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5: The Ultimate Pocketable Self-Expression Tool Without Compromise
The Galaxy Z Flip5 delivers a stylish, unique foldable experience from a pocket-sized device built for self-expression.
The new Flex Window, now 3.78 times larger than the previous generation, offers a wide range of existing and new capabilities. It provides more customization options, including informative and graphical clocks that can match the face design of a user’s Galaxy Watch6 Series, as well as stylish frames. In addition, Galaxy Z Flip5’s new Flipsuit Case provides device protection with a changeable NFC card, so users can match their Flex Window design and case design for even more personalisation options.
Closed, the Galaxy Z Flip5 offers more usability than ever before. From the Flex Window, quickly and effortlessly access useful information. With Widgets, users can check the weather, control music playback and listen to their favorite music with Media Controller, or catch up on the latest global stock market updates with the Google Finance widget. Simply view all Widgets at a glance and switch between them instantly with a pinch of the screen to activate Multi Widget View. Plus, easily check notifications and access Quick Settings for Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Without ever opening the device, browse through call history to return missed calls, and reply to texts on-the-go using Quick Reply with a full QWERTY keyboard and visibility of chat history. With a quick swipe up on the screen, access Samsung Wallet to pay on-the-go, access QR codes and coupons, as well as boarding passes, membership cards, digital keys and health passes.
With its unparalleled design and form factor, Galaxy Z Flip5 also offers the most versatile camera experience on a Samsung Galaxy smartphone. Take high-quality selfies with the rear camera thanks to the larger Flex Window. Users can capture stunning hands-free photos from creative angles with FlexCam. It’s quick and simple to view and edit shots in Flex Mode too. Users can review, adjust the color tone, or delete images easily with the Quick View in the Flex Window. When taking a photo of a friend, Dual Preview lets them see themselves in the Flex Window so they can make adjustments in real time for the perfect shot. Users can get a smooth shot on the go with camera-stabilising Super Steady, while Auto Framing ensures that no one is left out.
The Galaxy Z Flip5 adds AI solution improvements to the powerful camera experience, bringing every photo to life. Get creative, even in low light, with improved Nightography capabilities that optimise photos and videos in ambient lighting conditions. The AI-powered image signal processing (ISP) algorithm corrects any visual noise that typically spoils low-light images while enhancing details and color tone. Even from a distance, photos are clearer with the digital 10X zoom.
The Galaxy Z Flip5 will be available for pre-order in select markets from Jul 26, 2023, with general availability starting on Aug 11, 2023.
Buyers can also express themselves with colours including Mint, Graphite, Cream, and Lavender, as well as a range of accessories including a Clear Gadget Case, Flap Eco-Leather Case, Flipsuit Case, and easy-to-carry Silicone Case with Ring to create a more personalized look.
Samsung is committed to giving customers peace of mind with Samsung Care+, a support service for accidental damage, repairs, and more. Customers can enjoy special discounts or free benefits during pre-order periods.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5: The Ultimate Productivity Powerhouse With a Large Screen
Offering an immersive, large screen and a long-lasting battery in the thinnest, lightest Fold yet, Galaxy Z Fold5 is easy to take anywhere, while delivering the most powerful performance in the Galaxy Z Series.
The Galaxy Z Fold has been a pioneer in transforming everyday productivity through a robust, big screen experience, evolving from Multi Window and App Continuity to a wide range of features including Taskbar, drag and drop, and optimisation of third-party apps. S Pen Fold Edition introduced in the third generation Fold in 2021, has also been fine-tuned to deliver a superior writing experience on Galaxy Z Fold5. These features and tools come together to deliver powerful productivity on a large screen and enable users to complete important tasks from anywhere.
The improved Taskbar enables dynamic productivity by allowing users to quickly switch between frequently used apps. Now up to four recent apps are at the ready for more efficient working. Newly enhanced two-handed drag and drop can also ramp up productivity when moving content between apps and screens. Simply touch and hold an image in Samsung Gallery with one finger and use another finger to open the Samsung Notes app to drag-and-drop the image. With hidden pop-up, an app can continue running in the background, allowing users to watch video content in full screen and chat with friends in a floating pop-up on the side of the screen.
The new slimmer and more compact S Pen Fold Edition makes real-time annotating and ideation easy while being able to fit more comfortably in the pocket. The Slim S Pen Case is nearly the same thickness as a regular case for the Fold and available in a variety of styles and colors so users can carry their S Pens in style.
Helping users do more on the go, the 7.6-inch Main Screen provides expansive and uninterrupted viewing so users can enjoy their favorite movie in portrait or landscape. Plus, peak brightness has increased by more than 30%, up to 1750 nits, for an optimal viewing experience outdoors even under bright sunlight.
Providing users with an immersive gaming experience on the largest Galaxy smartphone screen, the Snapdragon® 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform for Galaxy enhances graphics and uses AI to enable dynamic gaming and multi-game functionality. The Galaxy Z Fold5 can comfortably handle marathon gaming sessions with its advanced cooling system that dissipates heat more intelligently for less lag and no drop in performance.
The Galaxy Z Fold5will be available for pre-order in select markets from Jul 26, 2023, with general availability starting on Aug 11, 2023.
The Galaxy Z Fold5 is also available in Icy Blue, Phantom Black, and Cream, along with a variety of cases that offer practicality and style including a Slim S Pen Case, Clear Gadget Case, Eco-Leather Case, and a Standing Case with Strap.
Samsung is committed to giving customers peace of mind with Samsung Care+, a support service for accidental damage, repairs, and more. Customers can enjoy special discounts or free benefits during pre-order periods.
Delivering a Positive Impact for the Planet
Samsung continues to demonstrate progress toward the company’s environmental vision and accelerate actions that help achieve its goals, including reaching net zero carbon emissions by the end of 2030 for the Device eXperience Division.
The Galaxy Z Flip5 and Galaxy Z Fold5 feature a wider variety of recycled materials31 than their previous generations, including pre-consumer recycled glass and aluminum and post-consumer recycled plastics, sourced from discarded fishing nets, water barrels and PET bottles. Even the paper used for their packaging box is made using 100 percent recycled material.
These innovations have also been purposefully designed for optimized longevity. Each device comes with five years of security updates and four generations of OS upgrades, helping to extend the product lifecycle.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Series: Discover a World of Entertainment and Inspiration on the Go
Whether playing games or watching videos, Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra’s 14.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display delivers an entertainment experience that is immersive and portable. Galaxy Tab S9 Series’ HDR10+ ensures scene-by-scene, frame-by-frame tone optimization with a wide range of colors and brightness. The dynamic refresh rate of the Galaxy Tab S9 Series automatically calibrates from 60 to 120Hz to balance smooth responsiveness with optimised battery efficiency. Eye Comfort also reduces eye strain with low blue light, reduced by more than 70 percent. It brings sharp details to life, making photography, blueprints, animations and more look crisp and clear. Plus, the 16:10 aspect ratio presents TV and movies as they are meant to be viewed.
Entertainment on the Galaxy Tab S9 Series’ is enhanced by spacious audio delivered through 20% larger quad speakers with sound by AKG speaker system and Dolby Atmos immersive sound. To ensure a cinematic sound experience, Galaxy Tab S9 users can also choose from customised sound settings for gaming, listening to music, taking video calls and more. For those who want to take their entertainment outdoors, the innovative Vision Booster technology is now on Galaxy Tab S9 Series. It automatically detects bright lighting conditions and adapts to keep the screen vivid. And with the Smart Book Cover that stands all on its own, it adjusts the device to either portrait or landscape orientation for hands-free viewing.
The Galaxy Tab S9 Series is sleeker than ever, but it packs a punch. Every device is equipped with the flagship Snapdragon® 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform for Galaxy, the same lightning-fast mobile processor in Samsung’s latest smartphones. For the first time on a Galaxy tablet, advanced vapor chamber technology helps power streaming, gaming or video editing marathons. Following close collaboration with industry-leading gaming partners, Galaxy Tab S9 users will benefit from optimised large-screen gaming experiences. Galaxy Tab S9 Series is also the most heat-efficient Galaxy Tab lineup ever with an internal vapor chamber custom engineered for the high-intensity demands of a tablet. New two-way heat dissipation helps enable and sustain better performance over a longer usage period.
Embrace the Freedom to Bring Ideas to Life with Ease
Every premium Galaxy Tab S9 device comes with the one tool tablet users love and want most: the Galaxy S Pen. Offering a pen-on-paper-like experience, Galaxy Tab S9 series and S Pen are now both IP68 rated for water and dust resistance, opening up more possibilities for where users can capture and express their ideas. The S Pen can also write in search bars, browsers and app stores, and new bidirectional charging ensures it gets power no matter which way it faces when in its cradle. Users can upgrade to the S Pen Creator Edition for an even more premium experience. The S Pen Creator Edition is designed with textured material for a comfortable grip and a wider tilt angle that makes creating more intuitive.
The immersive displays of the Galaxy Tab S9 Series are the ideal backdrop for any project. With Multi Window, up to three apps can display as an organised grid of easily adjustable windows. Do research in a browser, reference an image from Samsung Gallery and sketch out ideas in Samsung Notes, all simultaneously in one view. Or with Pop-Up View, apps can be viewed as floating windows while still showing the full home screen.
When travelling or working on the go, Galaxy Tab S9 Series’ Book Cover Keyboard and DeX Mode can simulate a desktop experience with maximum tablet portability. The Book Cover Keyboard’s adjustable angles and backlit keypad feel like a lightweight PC. Meanwhile, DeX Mode has an easy-to-follow cursor, flexible window resizing and positioning, and Second Screen capabilities to mirror or extend the PC screen to tablet. In a Google Meet call, collaborate more easily by sharing the screen and co-editing a live Samsung Notes document at the same time.
Designed to inspire spontaneous productivity as well as enhance creativity, the Galaxy Tab S9 Series is a powerhouse for creative portfolios with new and enhanced apps for every personal passion. Fan-favorite GoodNotes offers a new note-taking and journaling experience on Android for the first time, launching exclusively for Galaxy tablet users. Plus, notes created in GoodNotes on all platforms can easily be shared and co-edited simultaneously.
The pro-level LumaFusion video editing app makes work easy when creating sharable content. Images and videos — even large files — taken on your Galaxy smartphone camera can be easily shared to Galaxy Tab S9 Series with Quick Share. LumaFusion takes full advantage of Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra’s expansive screen to ensure editing videos is precise.
Clip Studio Paint has been transformed into a streamlined tablet interface for drawing, painting and more. Meanwhile, ArcSite empowers designers and professionals by transforming their creative vision into meticulously crafted 2D CAD blueprints, comprehensive site plans, and accurate estimates. Through close collaboration with Google to optimise large screen experiences, users can benefit from partner apps to easily complete tasks and turn ideas into reality on the Galaxy Tab S9 Series.
Get the Most Out of a Complete Premium Experience, Inside and Out
With its distinctive device experience, The Galaxy Tab S9 Series also integrates seamlessly into the Galaxy ecosystem. Using creative tools is simple when Galaxy Tab S9 tablets are connected to other devices. Multi Control makes copying, pasting or dragging text and images directly between tablet and smartphone seamless, allowing users to control their smartphone with a Galaxy Tab S9 touchpad.
To match its premium software experiences, the Galaxy Tab S9 Series hardware features iconic Galaxy design characteristics from the flagship Galaxy S Series smartphones, such as the same striking camera layout. Measuring as thin as 5.5mm for Tab S9 Ultra, the Galaxy Tab S9 Series is lightweight and slim, but also durable with an IP68 rating. They are also built to handle bumps and scrapes thanks to a body reinforced with Armor Aluminum. For those whose best ideas strike in unexpected places, this is the perfect partner, usable in rugged environments and able to withstand a busy day out. And the new Outdoor Cover offers even more peace of mind for tablet users looking for more protection.
The Galaxy Tab S9 Series is yet another example of Samsung’s commitment to building technology that enriches people’s lives while minimizing its environmental impact, without compromise. Compared to previous generations, the Tab S9 Series features a wider variety of recycled materials in both internal and external components. It also comes in a redesigned packaging box and the paper used for the packaging box is 100 percent recycled paper.
Galaxy Tab S9 Series are available for pre-order in select markets from Jul 26, 2023, with general availability starting Aug 11.
The Series comes in two colors, Beige and Graphite, and three sizes: 14.6-inch on Tab S9 Ultra, 12.4-inch on Tab S9+, and 11-inch on Tab S9.
The premium experience is protected and supported by four generations of One UI and Android OS upgrades and by five years of security updates.
Samsung Galaxy Watch6 and Galaxy Watch6 Classic: Inspiring Your Best Self, Day and Night
Galaxy Watch6 Series provides meaningful insights that can lead to positive changes around the clock, offering personalised and actionable tips, advice and encouragement. Recognising that better health begins with better sleep, Samsung is helping users optimise their night in the same way they optimise their day by focusing on three key elements of better sleep: understanding personal sleep patterns, building better habits and establishing a sleep-friendly environment.
Building on leading-edge sleep and wellness features, Galaxy Watch6 Series now offers in-depth analysis of Sleep Score Factors – total sleep time, sleep cycle, awake time, plus physical and mental recovery – to help users understand the quality of sleep received each night. More individualised Sleep Messages, co-developed with the National Sleep Foundation, also provide users with detailed feedback about their sleep health each morning. Additionally, Galaxy Watch6 offers Sleep Consistency showing how consistent the user’s sleep and wake times are, and a designated Sleep Animal Symbol representing their sleep type.
Enhanced Sleep Coaching enables users to put sleep insights into action with tailored instructions, tips and reminders accessible on both their wrist and paired smartphone. When it’s time for bed, Galaxy Watch6 can help set the perfect sleep environment by automatically changing the settings of connected home electronics and turning on Sleep Mode across the user’s watch and phone to mute notifications, dim screens, and even to activate the invisible LED infrared sensor on the watch to deliver valuable health insights without additional light distractions.
Fitness features get more personalised to keep users motivated throughout their journey. Body Composition, with key physical measurements like skeletal muscle, basal metabolic rate, body water and body fat percentage, provides a complete snapshot of the user’s body and fitness, offering a tailored approach to set goals, track progress, and guide through personalised fitness and now nutritional tips via a new partnership with Whisk.
A new Personalised Heart Rate Zone feature analyses individual physical capabilities and defines five optimal running intensity levels to help users set their own goals based on their ability – from burning fat to high intensity workout. In addition to over 100 existing workout trackers, the newly added Track Run records the user’s runs on a track, while Custom Workout allows users to build and track their personalised workout routine.
Also, Fall Detection can gauge a fall, whether occurring during exercise, when standing still, or even while sleeping if users happen to fall out of bed. Once a fall is detected, your watch will automatically alert an emergency service number or pre-selected contacts.
Refined Design, Perfectly Yours
Elevating the wearable experience, Galaxy Watch6 Series offers all new designs that provide better viewing, greater power and a wider selection of more customisable and comfortable options.
Reading and writing is easier on the 20% larger display, showcasing more text on screen and a larger keyboard – all while maintaining a comfortable size. A more vibrant, higher resolution display boasts a peak brightness of 2,000 nits, coupled with an Always On Display brightness adjustment feature, allowing users to see and do more even under bright sunlight. Powered by the enhanced processor and memory, Galaxy Watch6 delivers smoother and faster interactions.
Galaxy Watch6 and Watch6 Classic come with a 30% slimmer bezel and a 15% thinner rotating bezel respectively, enhancing the beauty of the signature circle frame. Galaxy Watch6 Series features new stylish, interactive and informative watch faces that make the most of the large display, while new one-click bands allow users to easily mix and match watch bands. With over 400 unique combinations, users can design their perfect watch on Samsung.com. For example, a new lightweight Fabric Band and Sleep Coaching watch face pair perfectly to help you gain informative sleep insights in comfort.
Galaxy Watch6 Series comes with a larger battery and reduced battery consumption to support its larger and brighter display. With just eight minutes of quick charge, users can add an additional eight hours, perfect for tracking their sleep during the night.
Maximising Your Experience Right from Your Wrist
Galaxy Watch6 Series brings greater capabilities to the wrist of every user. The new Samsung Wallet on Galaxy Watch6 combines Samsung Pay with Samsung Pass to incorporate more of the user’s wallet – including transport on-the-go, credit cards, membership cards and digital car keys for selected car models– in their watch. Enhanced Gesture Control allows users to conveniently manage their watch using simple gestures for greater accessibility and ease, letting them set their own shortcuts and now access apps and functions touch-free.
WhatsApp makes it easier for Galaxy Watch users to stay connected with friends and family, all without getting out a phone. Starting from this fall, users can stay productive right from their watch with new apps from Google Calendar and Gmail, which will be exclusively available on Wear OS. They can also track fitness progress or nutritional data more easily with Peloton and MyFitnessPal updates, and coming soon, enjoy additional streaming options with Audible.
Together with other Samsung devices, Galaxy Watch6 Series expands user experiences even further. The upgraded Camera Controller enables remote control of a paired Galaxy Z Flip5 camera to switch modes, angles, and zoom. Samsung Smart TV or Galaxy Tab S9 shows the user’s progress in real time with a guided fitness or mindfulness program on the large screen. Users can also automatically toggle the connection of Galaxy Buds2 Pro between Samsung devices via Auto Switch. Should users happen to misplace their phone, Galaxy Watch6 Series can now pinpoint its location through Find My Phone with map support.
And as always, personal data on the watch remains secure thanks to the Samsung Knox security platform.
Galaxy Watch6 and Galaxy Watch6 Classic are available for pre-order in select markets from Jul 26, 2023, with general availability starting Aug 11.
Galaxy Watch6 is an ultimate daily driver with a modern and minimalist design. It comes in 44mm in Graphite and Silver and in 40mm in Graphite and Gold. For a more premium, timeless timepiece design, look no further than Galaxy Watch6 Classic featuring our fan-favorite rotating bezel – available in Black and Silver in 43mm and 47mm.
If you’re an adventure seeker looking for durability, performance and style, Galaxy Watch5 Pro remains a great option and now comes with even more enhanced GPS exchange format (GPX) features. Conquer a new route with the GPX File Database, which enables users to simply search and access recommended routes, while Route Workout now supports running and walking alongside the previously available hiking and cycling.