If you’re a Samsung fan, you’ll be as excited about the company’s new gadgets as you are about new features in your Galaxy phone. The South Korean giant clearly knows how to get people interested in what it’s working on.
From smartphones to wearables, you can watch the presentation of Samsung’s latest products at the Galaxy Unpacked event. Let’s find out more about what it is, when it started, how to watch it, and what to expect.
What is Samsung Galaxy without packaging?
Galaxy Unpacked is a biennial event where Samsung unveils its new gadgets including smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, wireless headphones and more. This is one of the most publicized tech events in the industry as millions of Samsung fans tune in to see the company’s innovations.
Along with the new hardware, part of the event is dedicated to the Samsung One user interface, which is considered one of the best Android skins available. The event also showcases improvements made to the Samsung Knox security platform and the Galaxy ecosystem as a whole.
The first Galaxy Unpacked took place in 2009 as part of the CommunicAsia event at the Singapore Expo Convention Center, where Samsung introduced the Galaxy S8000 Jet.
The following year, 2010, the company released the first phone of the Galaxy S series. Until 2020, all Samsung Unpacked events were held in person, but after the pandemic, the trend has clearly changed, since since then all Galaxy Unpacked events have been virtual.
When and where does the Samsung Unpacked event take place?
Galaxy Unpacked takes place twice a year, usually in February and August. The highlight of the first event will be Samsung’s new Galaxy S series phones; Naturally, the most attention is paid to the top-notch “Ultra” model, such as the latest fan favorite Galaxy S22 Ultra.
The second event focuses mainly on Galaxy Z series foldable phones such as the latest Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Fold 4, but also showcases other hardware such as the Galaxy Watch series and Galaxy Buds.
Since Galaxy Unpacked is currently being held virtually, you won’t be able to attend the event if you wish. But there is also a second option if you want more than just watching a live stream.
For the first time in 2022, Samsung placed the Galaxy Unpacked in the metaverse; more precisely, in the Samsung 837X virtual building in the virtual world of Decentraland, which you can visit. This is an attempt to bring back that visceral, immersive feeling of being at an in-person event surrounded by other Samsung fans.
Regardless of the carrier, you should check out Galaxy Unpacked if you want to keep up to date with what’s new in Samsung products and see how Galaxy phones evolve over time. Be among the first to know about new features, pricing, pre-order dates and free accessories.
How to watch the Galaxy Unpacked event
The Galaxy Unpacked event is streamed live on the Samsung YouTube channel, on the official Samsung.com website, and on the Samsung Newsroom portal. If you miss an event, you can still watch highlights or the full event on YouTube.
Note that Galaxy Unpacked isn’t Samsung’s only event. For example, the Galaxy A 2022 event featured new mid-range Samsung phones such as the affordable Galaxy A53 and A33. And at CES 2022, the company unveiled lesser-known products like the Freestyle projector, Gaming Hub platform, Odyssey Ark gaming screen, and more.
Check out the new Samsung products on the Unpacked website
Galaxy Unpacked is the pinnacle of Samsung innovation. Even if you’re not a tech enthusiast, you should still watch this event to get first hand information about the new Galaxy products you’re about to buy. This way you leave no room for rumors that can mislead you and lead to the wrong buying decision.
If you’re a Samsung fan, keep your eyes peeled for the next Galaxy Unpacked.