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    Samsung announces the Galaxy Z Flip 4, Z Fold 4, Watch 5 and Buds2 Pro

    Samsung announces the Galaxy Z Flip 4, Z Fold 4, Watch 5 and Buds2 Pro

    Samsung announces the Galaxy Z Flip 4, Z Fold 4, Watch 5 and Buds2 Pro
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    By Pihu Yadav   IST (Updated)


    Samsung introduces the Galaxy Z Flip 4, starting with its "Flex" mode and going with this year's theme "Flex is greater than Flat".

    Samsung introduces the Galaxy Z Flip 4, starting with its "Flex" mode and going with this year's theme, "Flex is greater than Flat". Flex being its foldable screens, which the company says, are its most durable ever. Samsung claims that the 6.7-inch display uses Ultra Thin Glass and can survive up to 200,000 folds.
    The phone rocks two 12 MP shooters for the primary camera setup and a 10 MP selfie camera. It also comes with a more versatile and customisable cover screen and four new colour variants — graphite, blue, pink gold and bora purple.
    The device comes with a smaller hinge and a bigger battery at 3,700 mAh. It also comes in 'Bespoke Edition' which allows for more customisation with various colour options for front, back and hinge.
    The outside of the device is made up of Gorilla Glass Victus+ and the hinge is protected by Armor Aluminum, Samsung's toughest aluminium frame.
    It is rated IPX8 for water and dust resistance, and has a dynamic AMOLED display with a 120 Hz refresh rate. It will be priced at starting $999, which could mean the Indian variant will be under Rs 80,000.
    The event also saw the launch of the latest iteration of the Galaxy Buds — the Buds2 Pro with better Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), and 360 Audio, implying spatial audio. Its Voice Detect feature automatically detects when you're talking to turn off ANC and activate Ambient sound. They are also 15 percent smaller than their predecessors — Buds Pro.
    They will be available for $229 (approximately Rs 18,000).
    The Korean tech giant also announced the Galaxy Watch 5 which it says also has bigger sensors to achieve more accurate readings and comes with a temperature sensor to monitor body temperature.
    It will be available for $279 (approximately Rs 22,000) and in three colours — silver, graphite and pink gold.
    The company also introduced Galaxy Z Fold 4 as its "lightest and strongest Fold ever" with a 6.2-inch cover screen and 7.6-inch main screen (when unfolded). The phone comes in three colours — Graygreen, Phantom Black and Beige.
    The device also features a new taskbar to improve multitasking. Samsung describes it as a "PC-like power in your pocket that transforms apps optimised with One UI to give you menus and more at a glance".
    The Galaxy Z Fold 4 packs a lot of power and allows you to add a lot of third-party apps optimised for Multi-View — Samsung's name for multi-tasking.
    The device is also made of tough materials — the Gorilla Glass Victus+ for the front and back glass panels, the Armor Aluminum for the hinge, and Ultra Thin Glass for the main screen. The Galaxy Z Fold 4 also supports S Pen.
    The main screen also features a 4 MP under-display camera. The triple-camera setup on the back features a 50 MP wide-angle lens, a 12 MP ultra-wide camera and a 10 MP telephoto shooter. The cover screen features a 10 MP lens.
    It comes with a 4,400 mAh battery and is rated IPX8 for water and dust resistance. The Galaxy Z Fold 4 will be available for $1,799, which is a little over Rs 1,42,000.
    Samsung also announced the Watch 5 Pro aimed at athletes and hardcore workouts. Therefore, it is more rugged and durable than the Watch 5, the
    The Watch 5 Pro would be available for $449, loosely translating to Rs 35,500. It will come in Gray Titanium and Black Titanium colours.
    All devices are to go on sale on August 26. The foldable smartphones are available for pre-reserve right now on Samsung India's official website. The release date and official prices are yet to be made public. Samsung is also offering Rs 5,000 worth of benefits for users who wish to pre-reserve by paying a token amount of Rs 1,999.
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