How to watch Samsung Unpacked event: Galaxy Z Fold 4, Z Flip 4, Galaxy Watch 5 and more

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked August 2022
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Update: Our Samsung Unpacked event live blog is up and running, where you can follow all of today's big announcements.

This is the place to be if you want to know how to watch the Samsung Unpacked live stream. That way you can stay on top of all the products likely to be unveiled during today's Samsung Unpacked event. Fortunately, you've got plenty of options for seeing Samsung's latest devices in real time. 

Today's Unpacked event (Wednesday, August 10) looks to feature a packed agenda. The Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 will likely be the stars of the show as Samsung tries to take foldable phones mainstream. But we also expect the new Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, as well as the Galaxy Buds Pro 2 earbuds. 

You don't have to miss a minute with our guide on how to watch the Samsung Unpacked live stream.

August 2022 Samsung Unpacked event: When is it

Samsung's August 2022 Galaxy Unpacked event is slated for today — that's Wednesday, August 10 for those of you without a calendar. The event begins at 9 a.m. ET / 6 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. BST. Like recent Samsung events, this is a virtual event, so the live stream is the only way to watch it.

August 2022 Samsung Unpacked event: Where to watch the live stream

A Samsung Unpacked live stream is already available at YouTube. You can set a notification at YouTube to be reminded when the stream goes live. We've also embedded the Samsung Unpacked live stream above.

In addition, Samsung plans to stream its Unpacked event on its own website if you don't want to watch through YouTube.

Of course, there is one other way to follow the event — because we'll be covering the entire show in our Samsung Unpacked event live blog. This is already live, so head over there now to catch up on all the last-minute leaks around the expected devices, then stick around for all of the reveals as they happen.

August 2022 Samsung Unpacked event: What to expect

Based on what Samsung's already told us and the company's recent history of August Unpacked events, we expect the focus of today's edition to be on foldable phones. Specifically, Samsung is all but certain to introduce new versions of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3, both of which debuted at the same Unpacked event a year ago. Other products figure to be in the mix as well.

Galaxy Z Fold 4: Samsung's most expensive phone sounds like it's getting some noteworthy, though not revolutionary changes. The top Galaxy Z Fold 4 rumors point to the foldable device getting a new design with a smaller hinge that should make the phone more portable and potentially more durable; Samsung could also correct the Galaxy Z Fold's biggest aesthetic flaw, a visible crease where the phone folds in two. Tipster Evan Blass just leaked a whole host of images of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4 that show the potential color variants of the phones, as well as, what could be the final designs. With the Galaxy Z Fold 4 launch in a few hours, we also explore why Samsung wants to take foldables mainstream

Alleged official renders of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 in three colors

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We've also heard that the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is in line to feature the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, currently Qualcomm's fastest chipset and one we've already seen in phones like the OnePlus 10T and Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro.

We're interested to see if Samsung can improve the battery life with the Galaxy Z Fold 4, as that's been one of the lingering issues with foldable phones that prevent them from becoming more mainstream devices. We're eager to find out the price, too. At $1,799 the Galaxy Z Fold 3 costs less than its predecessor, but it's still a lot for many people to pay for a mobile device — even one that can fold into a tablet-sized screen.

Galaxy Z Flip 4: Samsung's other foldable is the more popular one, largely because Samsung dropped the price of last year's version to less than $1,000. It may be too much to ask for an additional price cut, so we'd be happy if the Galaxy Z Fold 4 can stick with that $999 starting price.

Alleged official renders of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 in four colors

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Like the Galaxy Z Fold 4, the Flip is rumored to be getting a new hinge, plus a Snapdragon 8 plus Gen 1 chipset. Other Galaxy Z Flip 4 rumors point to a larger cover display and better battery life. That latter improvement would be particularly welcome in light of the Z Flip 3's struggles with longevity. First real world hands-on photos of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4 recently leaked, just days ahead of the launch, that show how it fits slightly wider in the hand, giving us a more square canvas to play with when opened up.

Galaxy Watch 5: Samsung showed off the Galaxy Watch 4 at last year's Unpacked event in August. So why not use this year's foldable phone launch for a smartwatch sequel? The Galaxy Watch 5 is likely to join the Flip and Fold as a successor to the popular Samsung product — so popular, in fact, that we could see a Pro version of the Samsung watch.

In addition to a Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, the top Galaxy Watch 5 rumors include the end of the watch's rotating bezel, the addition of a built-in battery sensor and longer battery life thanks to a bigger power pack. It's all part of Samsung's strategy to build a watch that gives the Apple Watch a run for the title of best smartwatch.

Galaxy Buds Pro 2: Unpacked 2021 also saw new earbuds — the Galaxy Buds 2, to be specific. Now that it's been about 18 months since the release of the original Galaxy Buds Pro, it seems like now's the time for a sequel — especially with the Pixel Buds Pro now out and the AirPods Pro 2 reportedly on the way next month.

Apart from new color options, we haven't heard many Galaxy Buds Pro 2 rumors. The wireless earbuds could be in line for a modest redesign, and we might see features like improved battery performance and support for 24-bit audio as a way for Samsung to make its Pro buds stand out.

A new Galaxy Book or Galaxy tablet: Samsung's not above showcasing tablets or laptops at product launches, though the latter tend to get their own event. Plus, Samsung's already been busy on that front this year. So far, we've already seen the Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, Galaxy Book 2 and Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360. That doesn't leave much room for any other announcements.

Philip Michaels

Philip Michaels is a Managing Editor at Tom's Guide. He's been covering personal technology since 1999 and was in the building when Steve Jobs showed off the iPhone for the first time. He's been evaluating smartphones since that first iPhone debuted in 2007, and he's been following phone carriers and smartphone plans since 2015. He has strong opinions about Apple, the Oakland Athletics, old movies and proper butchery techniques. Follow him at @PhilipMichaels.