Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked Event Is Today: How to Watch and What's Coming

Samsung’s summer Galaxy Unpacked event is finally here, and plenty of rumors are swirling about what’ll be unveiled. It’s possible the company will introduce new foldable phones, earbuds and 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 collection of AI-powered software features.

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

Where can I watch Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked keynote?

Samsung will livestream the event on the company’s website, on the Samsung Newsroom and on its YouTube channel, starting at 6 a.m. PT (9 a.m. ET, 2 p.m. BST, 11 p.m. AEST) on July 10.

The company also posted an animated invitation to YouTube, showing a 3D cube spinning on one of its corners on a flat surface, which then projects a silhouette of the Eiffel Tower and the logo for Galaxy AI

Will there be Galaxy AI updates?

In its event invite, which the company sent out on June 25, Samsung wrote: “The next frontier of Galaxy AI is coming.” 

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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, tout their respective AI offerings, Samsung is sure to continue amplifying its own developments on that front. In fact, the prominence of Galaxy AI on the invite suggests it’ll likely dominate the keynote. 

The invite also notes, “Prepare to discover the power of Galaxy AI, now infused into the latest Galaxy Z series and the entire Galaxy ecosystem” — hinting that the next generation of foldable and flippable devices will be unveiled, too.

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The next generation of Samsung’s foldable phones could be coming.

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What could the Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Flip 6 look like?

Samsung typically hosts two Unpacked events each year; one in January or February, during which it unveils the latest Galaxy S lineup, and another in the summer, which is focused on foldables. That’s why it’s likely we’ll see the Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Z Flip 6 make their debuts during this event.

Leaker Evan Blass shared a series of since-deleted images of what the devices could look like, as reported earlier by 9to5Google. The Z Fold 6 appears to have a wider aspect ratio for both inner and outer displays, and thinner bezels on the outer display. It allegedly comes in silver and dark blue. The Z Flip 6 is rumored to come in light blue and silver, and could feature a titanium frame. (A subsequent leak from WinFuture also shows the Z Fold 6 in pink, and the Z Flip 6 in green and yellow.)

Additional rumors suggest the Z Flip 6 could feature improved battery life, while the Z Fold 6 could sport a slimmer design. This could all come at a price: a potential $100 price hike, to be exact.

We also anticipate learning more about how Galaxy AI will be incorporated into various elements of the devices, from the camera to notes to messages.

Will Samsung unveil new Galaxy Buds? 

Samsung is due to unveil new earbuds, meaning we could see the Galaxy Buds 3, 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 the Galaxy Buds 3 could borrow from the design of Apple’s AirPods Pro, complete with a bulb and angular stem. The case might also be rectangular and open from the top, and feature a transparent design for the top so users can check if both buds are inside at a glance. Samsung seemingly won’t borrow from Apple’s bright white color palette, though, as it’ll reportedly use dark and metallic colors in its designs.

Which Galaxy smartwatches will be released?

It’s possible we’ll see the Galaxy Watch 7, as well as a more powerful Ultra version, which would offer more premium features — and a higher price tag. 

Samsung could also debut a more budget-friendly Samsung Galaxy Watch FE. This might appeal to people who want a smartwatch but aren’t keen to drop several hundred dollars on higher-end versions.

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

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Will we learn more about the Galaxy Ring? 

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

As Samsung continues its foray into digital health, it’ll need to distinguish itself from competitors like the Oura Ring, as CNET’s Patrick Holland notes. It has the potential to do this by tapping into its brand reputability (if you already love your Samsung phone and/or smartwatches, you may also gravitate toward the Galaxy Ring), and by making the Galaxy Ring more affordable. (The Oura Ring starts at around $300, with a $6 monthly subscription fee.) We may learn about final specs, price and availability during the summer Unpacked event. 

As always, CNET’s reporters are on the ground to cover all of Samsung’s announcements. 

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