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Samsung Unpacked Event LIVE: I’ve got all the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Flip 5 news

I’m breaking down all the Samsung Unpacked announcements

an image from Galaxy Unpacked 2023
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The second Unpacked of 2023 is now over, with Samsung revealing four new devices that will be arriving in our hands in the coming weeks. That means we have all the juicy details about what the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5, Galaxy Z Flip 5, Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Tab S9 have to offer. 

We're well beyond the need for rumors and speculation now, and while the event may be over there's still plenty to discuss. We've been able to spend a short amount of time with the devices themselves, and the Tom's Guide team have plenty of opinions about the day's announcements.

So if you're looking for a refresh of everything Samsung announced or a run-down of our own hands-on impressions, you've come to the right place. Or, alternatively, you can watch the launch event in its entirety in the YouTube video below.

Galaxy Unpacked 2023 announcements

  • Galaxy Z Fold 5: Samsung's flagship foldable gets a new hinge that makes the phone thinner and lighter than ever. It's also powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset which should improve battery life over past models. Will these changes help Samsung stave off stepped-up competition? Only time will tell.
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5: The redesigned Flex hinge and Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset make their way to the more affordable of Samsung's two foldables. But the big change here is a larger 3.4-inch cover display that lets you run select app widgets without opening the phone.
  • Galaxy Watch 6: Samsung has slimmed down the bezels on its smartwatch, which, in turn, has increased the screen size. The display's also brighter than before, and there are new features focused on sleep. In addition, a Galaxy Watch 6 Classic model brings back the rotating bezel.
  • Galaxy Tab S9: Samsung's latest tablets come in standard, Plus and Ultra sizes. The entry-level model now has an OLED panel just like the other Tab S9 offerings. The Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra get punchier speakers, and across the board, the tablets are powered by the latest Snapdragon chips.

Good morning, good afternoon or good where ever you are! Managing Editor and general gadgets guy, Roland Moore-Colyer here to bring you the latest from Unpacked 2023, 

It's some 40 mins away from starting, so lets get wiggle on! 

If you want to watch Galaxy Unpacked live then you can. Simply check out the video below, but do keep an eye on this blog for my words of wisdom. 

For more details check out our guide on how to watch Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2023 live and what to expect. 

X marks the spot! It's only Tom's Guide's very own social media star Kate Kozuch at Unpacked 2023. 

Make sure to follow her updates on Twitter. 

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an image mocked up for Galaxy Unpacked 2023

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Yup! Evan Blass always does this. The leaker has... leaked a load of last-minute information about pretty much everything we can expect at Unpacked 2023.

Blass is definitely not someone you want at surprise parties that’s for sure!

After Blass' big leak, let's take a breather for a moment. 

The Samsung Watch Phone, from Samsung's Innovation Museum in Suwon, Korea

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