Galaxy Unpacked: Galaxy Ring, Z Flip 6, Z Fold 6, Watch Ultra, AI Updates and Everything Else Samsung Just Announced

From CNET: This summer's Samsung Galaxy Unpacked brought a handful of new devices including the highly anticipated Galaxy Ring, two new phones -- the Z Fold 6 and Z Flip 6 -- a pair of wearables, the Galaxy Watch 7 and Watch 7 Ultra and the redesigned Galaxy Buds 3 and Buds 3 Pro. They were accompanied by updates to the software and Galaxy AI-driven features, natch.

The phones got some updates to bring them into parity with the Galaxy S24 line, which shipped earlier this year. Both are guaranteed seven years of software upgrades. They also added Circle to Search and support for Google's Gemini.

Samsung said it creates an on-device knowledge graph -- everything the device knows about you -- which you can limit to on-device processing.

The Z Fold 6 introduces a number of changes, including a bigger front screen, an upgrade to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor, improved cooling (for gaming), brighter screen (2,600 nits) and a new 12-megapixel sensor for the ultrawide camera with better low-light sensitivity. It also incorporates a stronger hinge and some changes to the screen to improve the smoothness of the crease and durabiity. It supports ray tracing and Vulkan optimization, and it has a smaller bezel, all in the name of better gaming. There's also a price increase: It now starts at $1,900. You can preorder starting today and it's slated to ship July 24.

Similar to the Z Fold 6, Samsung has updated the screen design to make the crease less visible. It's also garnered an upgraded 50MP main camera and the same upgraded 12MP ultrawide as the Z Fold 6, plus a larger 4,000-mAh battery. In addition, it gets the same processor and vapor chamber (better cooling for gaming) upgrades as the other device. It enters preorder today, with a slightly higher starting price than its predecessor: $1,100.

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