Samsung Unpacked Summer 2024: What to expect from Galaxy Z Fold 6, AI and more

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Samsung's Summer Galaxy Unpacked event is less than two weeks away, and plenty of rumors are swirling about what will be revealed. The company is likely to introduce new foldable phones, earbuds, smartwatches and, perhaps most notably, share more details about the highly anticipated Galaxy Ring Health Wearable. We also expect to hear updates about Galaxy AI, the phone maker's AI-powered software features.

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Here's everything to know ahead of the July 10 event in Paris, including how to watch it and what's likely in the pipeline.

How to watch Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked event

Samsung will live stream the event on the company's website, the Samsung Newsroom and on its YouTube channel. 6 a.m. PT (9:00 a.m. ET) at July 10.

The company also posted an animated invitation on its YouTube channel, showing a 3D cube rotating on one of its corners on a flat surface, followed by a silhouette of the Eiffel Tower and the Galaxy AI logo.

Galaxy AI gets a refresh.

In its official event invitation, which the company sent out on Tuesday, Samsung wrote: “The next frontier of Galaxy AI is coming.”

Galaxy AI, which Samsung debuted earlier this year, is designed to improve and simplify various tasks like photo editing and search. And as more phone makers, from Apple to Google, push their respective AI offerings, Samsung is sure to continue its growth on this front. In fact, the prominence of Galaxy AI on the invite suggests it will likely dominate the keynote.

The invitation also notes, “Get ready to discover the power of Galaxy AI, now embedded in the latest Galaxy Z series and the entire Galaxy ecosystem” — hinting that the foldable and The next generation of foldable devices will also be unveiled.

Samsung's next generation of foldable phones could be coming.

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New foldables on the horizon

Samsung usually hosts two Unpacked events every year. One in January or February, during which it unveils the latest Galaxy S lineup, and another in the summer, which focuses on foldables. So it is likely that we will see the Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Z Flip 6 make their debut during this event.

Leaker Evan Blass shared images of what the devices could look like, as previously reported by 9to5Google. The Z Fold 6 features a wider aspect ratio for both the internal and external displays and thinner bezels on the external display. It reportedly comes in silver and dark blue. The Z Flip 6 is rumored to come in light blue and silver, and may feature a titanium frame. (A later leak from WinFuture also shows the Z Fold 6 in pink, and the Z Flip 6 in green and yellow.)

Additional rumors suggest that the Z Flip 6 could feature better battery life, while the Z Fold 6 could sport a slimmer design. All of this may come at a price: possibly a $100 price increase, to be exact.

We also expect to learn more about how Galaxy AI will be incorporated into various elements of the device, from the camera to Notes to Messages.

The next generation of Galaxy Buds

Samsung is about to unveil new earbuds, meaning we could see the Galaxy Buds 3, the Buds 3 Pro, or both. The company debuted the Buds 2 during its summer event in 2021 and the Buds 2 Pro the following year.

Leaks suggest that the Galaxy Buds 3 could borrow the design of Apple's AirPods Pro, complete with the bulb and angular stem. The case can also be rectangular and open from the top, and features a transparent design for the top so users can check if both buds are inside at a glance. Samsung apparently won't be borrowing from Apple's bright white color palette, though, as it will reportedly use darker and metallic colors in its design.

Time for new smartwatches

It's possible we'll see a more powerful Ultra version alongside the Galaxy Watch 7, which will offer more premium features — and a higher price tag.

Samsung may also debut the more budget-friendly Samsung Galaxy Watch FE. It may appeal to those who want a smartwatch but aren't willing to drop several hundred dollars on a higher-end version.

We can learn more about the Galaxy Ring that Samsung teased during January's Unpacked event.

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More details about Galaxy Ring

We may finally know more about the long-awaited Galaxy Ring, which Samsung teased during its January Unpacked event and demoed prototypes at this year's Mobile World Congress.

As CNET's Patrick Holland notes, as Samsung continues its foray into digital health, it will need to differentiate itself from competitors like AuraRing. It does this by tapping into its brand reputation (if you already love your Samsung phones and/or smartwatches, you might be drawn to the Galaxy Ring) and by making the Galaxy Ring more affordable. are capable of (The Ora Ring starts at about $300, with a $6 monthly subscription fee.) We may learn final details, pricing and availability during a packed event in the summer.

As always, CNET reporters will be on the ground covering Samsung's announcements on July 10.

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