Samsung's second big event of 2022 is over and it brought a lot of big announcements, including the foldable Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and the Galaxy Z Flip 4.

Aside from phones, the launch also included the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5, Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, and Galaxy Buds 2 Pro.

We've broken down all of these new devices below, which should be among the best foldable phones, the best smartwatches, and probably the best phones, period, starting with arguably the star of the show (and certainly the most expensive featured here) the Samsung Galaxy Z. Fold 4.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 main screen

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 main screen (Image credit: Future/Lance Ulanoff)

It's Samsung's foldable successor to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, unsurprisingly. It looks very similar to last year's model, but contains a number of updates.

It has a 7,6-inch 2176 x 1812 foldable internal display and a 6,2-inch 2316 x 904 external display, which are the same sizes and similar resolutions as the Galaxy Z Fold 3, but the chassis is a bit smaller. small and light this year. . .

Both displays also have a 120Hz refresh rate, just like on the previous model.

Bigger improvements can be found in the camera, including a 50MP main snapper, a 10MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom, and a 12MP ultra-wide. There is also a 10 MP front-facing camera on the outer screen and a 4 MP under-display camera on the inner screen.

The Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset is also an upgrade, and the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 has a 4400mAh battery with 25W charging, 12GB of RAM, and up to 1TB of storage.

Prices start at €1,799.99 / €1,649 / AU$2,499and for that, you will get a version with 256 GB of storage.

High-end 1TB model costs a whopping sum $2.159,99 / £2.019 / A$2.999. Pre-orders for the new Fold open on August 10 (or August 11 for those in Australia) and the Galaxy Fold 4 launch date is set for August 26.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 hands on right beige front

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If the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is too expensive, you may want to consider the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4, which is a folding cover and the successor to the Galaxy Z Flip 3.

It has a 6,7-inch 1080 x 2640 foldable AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, 1,9-inch 260 x 512 cover display, Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset, 8GB RAM, a 3700 mAh, 25 W charging and up to 512 GB of storage.

It also has a 12 MP main camera, a 12 MP ultra wide angle and a 10 MP front camera. The design is similar to the Z Flip 3, but the battery is bigger, the chipset is faster and the main camera has been improved, with the promise of brighter images.

If you want to get your hands on the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4, you can pick it up on August 26 (or September 2 in Australia), with pre-orders starting August 10. Prices start at a (sort of) more palatable €999.99 / €999 / AU$1,499 for 128 GB of storage, with a limit of $1.179,99 / £1.199 / A$1.849 for 512 GB.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 hands on home screen

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In addition to smartphones, Samsung has also introduced smart watches, namely the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 family.

The main model here comes in a choice of 40mm or 44mm sizes, with the smaller having a 396-inch 396 x 1,19 circular display, while the larger has a 450-inch 450 x 1,36 display. inches.

In both cases, the screens are covered in sapphire crystal, while the body of the watch is made of aluminum.

This is all similar to the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 line, and as with those wearables, these new devices also have an Exynos W920 chipset, along with 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.

However, the batteries are larger this year, reaching 284mAh and 410mAh for the smaller and larger models, respectively. You also get all the expected features like GPS, a heart rate monitor, ECG, and water resistance, plus a new temperature sensor.

The 40mm Bluetooth model costs €279.99 / €269 / AU$499while the 44mm version sells for €289 / AU$549 (with US prices to be confirmed). Prices go up if you want a version with LTE. Pre-orders open today (Aug 10) with wearable stores on Aug 26.

Samsung Galaxy 5 Pro Watch

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If you want a significant upgrade for your smartwatch, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is worth considering, as it's larger at 45mm and packs a massive, by smartwatch standards, 590mAh battery.

It's also clad in titanium instead of aluminum and comes with a sleeker strap as well as advanced GPS features.

That said, in many other ways it's very similar to the standard Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 models, lacking the rotating bezel of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic.

will set you back $449 / £429 / A$799 for a Bluetooth version, or €499 / €479 / AU$849 if you also want LTE. You can pre-order it from August 10 and the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro release date is also August 26.

Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro in hand on white background.

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Finally, there is the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, which offers 24-bit Hi-Fi and 360 audio, with a battery capacity of 61 mAh, as well as 500 mAh in the charging case.

They offer up to eight hours of audio from the Buds alone, and that extends up to 29 hours before the charging case needs to be recharged.

They also include three microphones for easy calling and offer IPX7 water resistance. You can buy them in Graphite, Bora Purple or White, at the price of €229.99 / €219 / AU$349.

As with Samsung's other new devices, you can pre-order them now, with the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro release date set for August 26.

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