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Samsung’s next folding phones arrive on July 26th

Samsung’s next folding phones arrive on July 26th


Mark your calendars and plan to bring your own coffee for the livestream.

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Image of flip-style foldable from the side with text that says “join the flip side.”
If you’re planning on tuning in live from North America, you’ll want to brew a pot of coffee first.
Image: Samsung

We have a confirmed date for Hot Foldable Summer’s biggest party. Samsung has announced it’s hosting its next Unpacked on July 26th at 7AM ET — bright and early for the east coast, but it’ll be an evening affair in Seoul, where Samsung previously announced that it’s hosting the event. The image and text released with the announcement make it quite obvious that we’ll see a flip-style foldable at the event, which would naturally be the Galaxy Z Flip 5, and the Z Fold 5 is anticipated as well. We will likely see the Galaxy Watch 6, too, as well as some Galaxy Tablets. That’s quite a packed Unpacked.

The flip-style foldable in Samsung’s promotional image looks right in line with the rumors and leaks we’ve seen thus far with a lower-profile hinge. It certainly looks like a phone that will close flat. Unfortunately, this profile view doesn’t give us a glimpse of the cover screen, which is expected to be much larger than the teeny tiny screen on the Z Flip 4 — literally big, if true.

For the first time, Samsung is going into its foldable-focused summer Unpacked feeling a little heat from the competition. Google recently released the much-anticipated Pixel Fold, and Motorola is finally back in contention with the delightful Razr Plus. Still, Samsung has been at this for a while, and hosting this event on its home turf in Seoul seems like an indication of just how important the foldable category is for the company. All will be revealed in a few short weeks, and if you aren’t in Seoul, you’ll be able to watch along online — just plan to BYO coffee.

Samsung is once again offering preorder reservations, entitling you to a $50 credit once you place a preorder. There’s no commitment aside from providing your name and email address, and you can sign up for a reservation starting tonight through July 25th. Seems pretty... flexible.