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Samsung Announces July 26 Launch Date for Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5, Preorder Reservations Available with $50 Credit

Samsung has announced the date for its upcoming Galaxy Unpacked event, which will be held on July 26 in Seoul, South Korea. The event will be livestreamed on YouTube and Samsung’s social channels, starting at 7 a.m. ET. Rumors suggest that the event will showcase the highly anticipated Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 foldable smartphones, along with the new Galaxy Tab S9 series and Galaxy Watch 6 series. There is also speculation about the launch of new earbuds and a SmartTag tracker.

In conjunction with the announcement, Samsung has opened reservations for its new devices. Customers who sign up on or through the Shop Samsung app will receive a $50 credit that can be used for accessories and other purchases when they buy the new device. There is no obligation to make a purchase; simply providing an email address is sufficient to be eligible for the credit. In the past, Samsung has also offered enhanced trade-in options with these reservations, but it appears that this will not be the case this time.

The promotional image released by Samsung hints at the presence of a flip-style foldable phone, aligning with previous rumors and leaks. The device is expected to feature a lower-profile hinge and a flat-closing design. Unfortunately, the image does not provide a glimpse of the cover screen, which is rumored to be significantly larger than that of the previous Galaxy Z Flip 4 model.

Samsung’s decision to host the event in its home country of South Korea highlights the company’s commitment to the foldable category and suggests the importance it places on these innovative devices. With competition heating up in the foldable smartphone market, including recent releases from Google and Motorola, Samsung aims to maintain its leading position with the upcoming Galaxy Unpacked event.

For those unable to attend the event in Seoul, the livestream will allow viewers worldwide to follow the announcements online. Samsung encourages fans to BYO (bring your own) coffee and prepare for an exciting unveiling.

Preorder reservations are now available, allowing customers to secure their place and receive a $50 credit upon placing a preorder. The reservation period runs from today until July 25, offering flexibility and convenience to prospective buyers.