Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event: Missed it? Here are the top developments
Samsung hosted its Galaxy Unpacked event (Part 2) tonight after holding the earlier one in August when the company launched the third-gen foldable display smartphones, which included the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3 along with the Galaxy Watch 4 series smartwatches. Today, at the Galaxy Unpacked event of the year, the Korean tech giant rolled out its ‘Bespoke Edition’ Galaxy Z Flip 3 smartphone. In short, there was no new product launched, just special versions of the same.
In addition to that, Samsung also launched Galaxy Watch 4 smartwatch and Galaxy Buds 2 TWS earbuds. Both these devices are a result of Samsung’s collaboration with fashion brand Maison Kitsune. Additionally, Samsung unveiled Android 12-based OneUI 4.0 mobile OS for its smartphones.
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If you missed the Galaxy Unpacked Part 2 event, here are top announcements that you should know about:
-- Samsung announced the Galaxy Z Flip3 Bespoke Edition smartphone. It is a special edition version of the Galaxy Z Flip 3 smartphone that was launched back in August this year. Samsung said that it is offering a palette of 49 possible color combinations for Galaxy Z Flip3 Bespoke Edition. Interested buyers can mix and match to create their own unique combination by choosing phone frame options of Black or Silver, and front and back colors of Blue, Yellow, Pink, White or Black.
-- Samsung hasn’t revealed the pricing of the Galaxy Z Flip 3 Bespoke Edition yet. However, the company said that the Galaxy Z Flip3 Bespoke Edition will be available in Korea, US, UK, Germany, France, Canada and Australia starting October 20.
-- Samsung today announced a partnership with independent fashion brand Maison Kitsune. As a part of this partnership, Samsung and Kitsune have launched Maison Kitsune edition Galaxy Watch 4 smartwatch and Galaxy Buds 2 TWS earbuds.
-- Samsung said that the Galaxy Watch4 Maison Kitsune Edition and Galaxy Buds2 Maison Kitsune Edition will be up for purchase in select markets starting October 20.
-- Samsung also announced a host of new features that are coming to the Galaxy Watch 4. Samsung said that on the Galaxy Watch 4, users can opt to adjust the sensitivity of the fall detection feature so that it is capable of detecting a fall even when you’re standing still. Also, Galaxy Watch 4 can send out an SOS notification to up to four pre-selected contacts. In addition to this, Samsung has also added more gesture control features, which includes moving forearm up and down twice to receive calls, rotating wrist twice to reject calls or dismiss alarms, knocking motion with wrist to open a pre-selected app among other things. Lastly, the company has also added a host of new watch faces, some of which have been inspired by Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3.
-- Samsung also gave us a glimpse of the much-awaited One UI 4.0. One UI 4.0 is based on Google’s Android 12 mobile OS.