Samsung launches two new smartphones. Tech giant Samsung recently revealed some exciting new gadgets, and we had the chance to get our hands on them before they hit the market on August 11th. Mark Spoonhour, Global Editor in Chief of Tom’s Guide, showcased these devices for us.
- Galaxy Z Fold 5: The Galaxy Z Fold 5 is a unique device that features a 6.2-inch display on the outside, making it a regular phone. However, when you unfold it, you get a massive 7.6-inch display, essentially turning it into a tablet. This is perfect for multitaskers who want to run two apps side by side, or for those who enjoy a more immersive video-watching experience. It’s priced at $17.99, positioning it on the premium side of the market.
- Galaxy Z Flip 5: The Galaxy Z Flip 5 is another foldable phone with a 6.7-inch display. When folded, it becomes more compact, making it easier to carry in your pocket. It features widgets on the outside display, allowing easy access to information like weather and calendar updates. It’s also more affordable, starting at $9.99, and it comes with a new flex hinge rated for up to 200,000 opens.
- Galaxy Watch 6 Classic: The Galaxy Watch 6 Classic starts at $3.99, with a regular version at $2.99. It boasts a physical bezel that aids navigation, making it ideal for workouts. The watch includes sleep tracking, thanks to its impressive 40-hour battery life. It works best when paired with a Samsung Galaxy phone, enhancing its capabilities.
- Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra: The Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra stands out with its massive 14.6-inch display, perfect for multitasking. It is powered by the snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, offering improved performance, battery life, and larger speakers. This tablet is also IP68 rated, adding a level of water and dust resistance. It’s priced at $11.99.
While these gadgets are undoubtedly intriguing and innovative, some users may find the price tags to be on the higher side. Nevertheless, Samsung is making strides in catching up with Apple in terms of ecosystem integration, making these devices work seamlessly together.
Regarding durability, Samsung claims the hinges on their foldable phones are rated for 200,000 opens and closes, making them fairly robust. The new flex hinges reduce moving parts, further enhancing their durability.
Overall, Samsung‘s latest gadgets showcase impressive technology and features, catering to various user preferences. If you’re willing to invest, these devices offer a glimpse into the future of technology. Read more.