Samsung highlights: Galaxy Z5 smartphones and huge £650 off newest Tab S9

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Samsung has launched its new Z Flip 5 and Z Fold 5 devices (Image: Samsung)
Samsung has launched its new Z Flip 5 and Z Fold 5 devices (Image: Samsung)

Samsung's newest devices are now available to pre-order across the UK as the brand overtakes the tech world with its brand-new Z Flip5, Z Fold5, Galaxy Watch6 and Tab S9 Series, less than a week after its unveiling in South Korea.

The global tech brand's newest Z5 smartphones have surged in popularity as hundreds of shoppers race to buy bigger storage versions for free, as Samsung drops the price of 512GB sets. It's one of many incentives to get avid tech users hooked.

There are also huge deals circulating around its new Tab S9 range; The S9, S9+ and S9 Ultra, as those with an old device at home can trade it in to get up to £650 off the newest range. Not bad considering the standard S9 goes for £799, some shoppers would only pay £149.

Thousands of viewers flocked to Samsung's webpage to watch official updates as the brand launched its newest foldable gadgets, plus its new Galaxy Watch 6 and Tab S9 devices. As all eyes are on the newest device it's now 'old' Z4 range is flying out of stock.

Samsung is no longer selling its Galaxy Z Flip4 on its site, just days after it launched a similar £100 saving on the model. This is why stock on the available Z Fold 4 is expected to run out pretty quickly, so intrigued shoppers have to be quick.

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That doesn't mean it's completely off the market as a host of UK retailers still have the device in stock including O2 as it's offering a free Disney+ subscription to anyone who takes out a data plan on the handset. Samsung used to sell the Z Flip 4 handset for £999 outright and O2 is offering the phone with Unlimited data from £60 a month.

Sky Mobile has also run out of the Z Flip 4 stock, as devices flew off the shelves with its £34 a month offer, and Vodafone's previous monthly deal is also no longer in stock.

All of Samsung's new devices are available to pre-order until August 10, and will be available to buy in UK stores or order on next day deliver on August 11.

Our blog below shows the highlights from the official Galaxy launch event, including official prices, new products and updated features. If you have any queries or updates to share please get in touch with @HarrietNews on Twitter, or comment below.

Got an old phone? EE offering £576 off Z Flip 5 if you trade-in

EE were quick to release its Z Flip 5 deals this morning, an ideal option for shoppers who want to pay for the new handset and connectivity all in one bill.

  • EE who has launched the 512GB model for £70 a month (with an upfront of £30) and it includes a full unlimited data plan.

That's no the gleaming deal though, shoppers with an old handset (doesn't have to be a Samsung model) can get up to £576 off the Z Flip 5 if they trade in. This would bring the price down to just £473.

Here are the important links:

  • Get £576 off Z Flip 5 if you have a device to trade-in
  • EE's £70 a month Unlimited data plan on 512GB model

It doesn't stop there as the provider joins the likes of Samsung, O2 and Sky to offer a double storage deal, but we'll be back with that huge deal in a mo.

EE launch £22 deal on Galaxy Watch 6

Samsung highlights: Galaxy Z5 smartphones and huge £650 off newest Tab S9EE has launched a monthly plan on the Galaxy Watch 6 (2023 Peter Dazeley/ Getty Images )

As well as stocking the new Z Flip 5 and Z Fold 5 devices EE has added the Galaxy Watch 6 to its list too.

The new wearable device can be bought for £22 a month and customers won't pay a penny for the first three months.

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  • You can find EE's Watch 6 plan here

There's a catch with Sky's latest Samsung offers

We've spotted a pricey catch to Sky's latest Samsung device pre-order 'deals'.

The providers has added the new Z Flip 5, the Z Fold 5, Tab S9 Series and Galaxy Watch 6 to its line-up.

Shoppers who opt to buy the deals from Sky, which went live on their website on Wednesday, July 26, can double the storage for the Galaxy Z Flip5 and Fold5 - but there's one important detail that won't be included in the handset offers.

Customers who want to buy the new handsets will have to pay extra for their data allowance if they choose to go with Sky Mobile.

These are the extra data costs:

  • 24GB for £12
  • 100GB for £20

That is ontop of the handset prices which is £37 a month for the Z Flip 5 and £59 a month for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5.

That's a wrap

The Samsung Unpacked Event has come to a close as the Z Flip 5, Z Fold 5, Galaxy Watch 6 and Tab S9 series launches.

But we're not going aywhere just yet, as a host of UK providers have launches pre-order deals.

Let's get started on how you can save money by pre-ordering one of the new Samsung devices.

New S9 tablets come with upgrades Apple can't beat

The line from our own tech editor, Dave Snelling, as the newest Tab S9 range comes with a range of impressive upgrades.

Samsung highlights: Galaxy Z5 smartphones and huge £650 off newest Tab S9Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 (SAMSUNG)

The premium tablets have been dropped with a wave of new features:

  • AMOLED 120Hz screens
  • Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processors

  • Fitted with Samsung’s S Pen

  • GoodNote, LumaFusion and Clip Studio Paint

But the eye-catching new update comes with its newest water resistance. As Dave says:

"Perhaps the best new addition is that Samsung has finally made these gadgets IP68 water resistant - that’s something not even Apple’s iPad can beat. The bonus of that IP68 rating means the tablets should survive a dip in the bath or being used by the pool on your summer holiday."

You can read his full article, here: 'Samsung launches new tablets with a must-have upgrade Apple's iPad can't beat'

The new Galaxy Tab S9 is here

Samsung highlights: Galaxy Z5 smartphones and huge £650 off newest Tab S9The Galaxy Tab S9 (Samsung )

The Tab S9, S9+ and S9 Ultra completes the new S9 series.

It's another devices powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, the same software embedded in its latest flagship smartphones.

What's new to the Galaxy Watch 6?

Samsung highlights: Galaxy Z5 smartphones and huge £650 off newest Tab S9The colourful new Galaxy Watch 6 faces (Samsung )

Let's get into the new features packed into Samsung's wearbale devices.

  • The Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic

'The ultimate health, wellness and style companion' says Samsung, but what can it do?

  • It's the first Galaxy Watch to come with OS 4
  • Whatsapp is exclusive on wear OS
  • Fitted with a new rotating bezel
  • It's the largest watch screen ever
  • The newest Galaxy watch range can detect irregular heart rates

The new Galaxy Watch 6 Series

We had an inkling a new watch was on the cards and Samsung has just confirmed.

Samsung highlights: Galaxy Z5 smartphones and huge £650 off newest Tab S9The new Galaxy Watch 6 Series (Samsung )

The new Galaxy Watch 6 and Watch 6 Classic are here.

Here’s the official prices for both new models:

Galaxy Watch6

  • 40mm, £289 (Bluetooth)
  • 40mm, £339 (LTE)
  • 44mm, £319 (Bluetooth)
  • 44mm, £369 (LTE)

Galaxy Watch6 Classic:

  • 43mm, £369 (Bluetooth)
  • 43mm, £429 (LTE)
  • 47mm, £399 (Bluetooth)
  • 47mm, £459 (LTE)

Sky and O2 stock the latest Samsung devices

Sky Mobile and O2 have added the newest Z Flip 5 and Z Fold 5 devices to their stock.

Both providers are offering customers the chance to pre-order the devices on its various monthly payment plans, an easier way for shoppers who can't fork out the ourtight prices.

O2 prices:

  • The Z Fold5 512GB from just £66.75 a month for 1GB
  • The Z Flip5 512GB from just £47.31 a month for 1GB

Sky Mobile official prices:

  • The Z Flip 5 from £37 a month
  • The Z Fold 5 from £59 a month with upfront fee of £36

Actress Sydney Sweeney shows off the new Z Flip 5

The Euphoria and White Lotus start unveiled the Z Flip 5 at the event, showcasing its selfi capabilities. That's not all, the newest devices has a new flex window.

You can pre-order the device here.

The Galaxy Z Fold 5 is here

Welcome to the Galaxy Z Fold 5.

Samsung highlights: Galaxy Z5 smartphones and huge £650 off newest Tab S9The new Galaxy Z Fold 5

‘The ultimate productivity powerhouse with a large screen’ are the words by Samsung as it launches its newest foldable device.

It’s here with an immersive large screen, longer battery life and lightest fold to be made yet. Its 7.6-inch Main Screen 27 provides expansive and uninterrupted viewing and it’s fitted with Samsung’s unique Snapdragon® 8 Gen 2.

We have the official prices:

  • 256GB, £1,749
  • 512GB, £1,849
  • 1TB, £2,049

The new Galaxy Z Flip 5

The Galaxy Z Flip5 delivers a stylish, unique foldable experience from a pocket-sized device. With a new Flex Window it’s 3.78 times larger 5 than the previous generation.

Samsung highlights: Galaxy Z5 smartphones and huge £650 off newest Tab S9The new Galaxy Z Flip 5 (Samsung )

There’s some impressive updates to the camera too. As Samsung says: Take high-quality selfies with the rear camera thanks to the larger Flex Window. Users can capture stunning hands-free photos from creative angles with FlexCam. It’s quick and simple to view and edit shots in Flex Mode 10 too.”

The official prices are here:

  • 256GB, £1,049
  • 512GB, £1,149

The time has come - GalaxyUnpacked is here

  • You can watch the live stream
  • Keep an eye on Samsung's website for the first deals to drop

Fingers crossed for some new foldable handsets!

Just five minutes to go....

The anticipation is building!

Here's the view from out seats:

Samsung highlights: Galaxy Z5 smartphones and huge £650 off newest Tab S9Inside the Galaxy Unpacked event (Aaron Brown )

The livestream has started

The introuctions have started and viewers can now tune into the live stream.

All shoppers can get £150 off Samsung devices today

Yes, that's right and it's all thanks to Samsung's pre-order deals.

Anyone who registered to watch the event will be able to get £150 off accessories bought alongside the new devices today. This could be a new charging cable, phone case or even wireless earphones.

As Samsung's website show:

Samsung highlights: Galaxy Z5 smartphones and huge £650 off newest Tab S9

30 minutes to go!

Samsung highlights: Galaxy Z5 smartphones and huge £650 off newest Tab S9The queue's at the Galaxy Unpacked event (Aaron Brown )

Hundreds of influencers, media reps and tech experts are lining up to enter the event.

The doors are now open but the first speaker will take to the stage to open GalaxyUnpacked in 30 minutes time.

"It's a gamechager"

The words from a Team Galaxy member who's already had a sneak peek at the devices. We'll take their word for it, especially if its anything like previous Galaxy Unpacked launches.

And we're in

Our reporter Aaron Brown is at the event in Seoul, and has just made it through the check-in, giving us a unique sneak peek at the event. The stage is set and just under an hour to go!

Samsung highlights: Galaxy Z5 smartphones and huge £650 off newest Tab S9Inside the Galaxy Unpakced event in Seoul (Aaron Brown)

The clock is ticking - so how about new GalaxyWatches?

A new GalaxyWatch is on the cards today as the last time shoppers got a new model was this time last year with the current GalaxyWatch 5.

TheGalaxyWatch is one of the brands biggest competitors to the Apple watch and are already packed with the latest heart rate monitoring, step tracking and even oxygen monitoring on its GalaxyWatch 5 Pro Golf edition. More high tech features associated with health and sports are rumoured to be unveiled today.

Until then rival retailer Currys has launched some incredible deals on the current GalaxyWatch5 with £149 off the Galaxy Watch 5 BT trio and £100 off the Watch 5 Pro Golf Edition.

GalaxyxSUGA is trending as BTS member expected to make an appearance

Twitter is packed with fans reacting to the rumours that SUGA from K-pop's BTS will be at the event today. It's the first time Samsung has hosted an Unpacked event in South Korea, so what better way to lean to their hometown success stories.

Samsung themselves has used SUGA in the branding surrounding the event, as The Korea Herald reports: 'Samsung put considerable efforts into inviting Suga to its first Unpacked event on its home turf.'

We'll keep you posted!

Samsung cuts price of Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 handsets

New product launches always mean current devices can be found for a lot cheaper, and the same goes for Samsung.

Samsung highlights: Galaxy Z5 smartphones and huge £650 off newest Tab S9Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4

Samsung has discounted the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 by £100 on its site, another hint new devices could be on their way today. If Samsung announces a new model at Galaxy Unpacked, we'd expect to see prices continue to drop, although stock is likely to go quickly, so you'll need to act fast.

The latest discount from Samsung is available on all three versions of the Z Fold 4, the 256GB model, the 512GB, and the 1TB model. You can read our full article on the price drops, here.

A sneak peak #JoinTheFlipSide

Samsung has been hinting at new Z Flip devices in the lead up to the event with the official hashtag JoinTheFlipSide.

What to expect today

Samsung highlights: Galaxy Z5 smartphones and huge £650 off newest Tab S9Samsung in London, although shoppers will have to wait for the new products to be on sale in UK stores (© 2021 SOPA Images)

Out of all of Samsung's devices, a new Z range is expected the most, not only is it a similar timing to the 2022 August release of the Z range but the event branding gives users a big hint. The official 2023 Galaxy Unpacked Event advertising leads with 'join the flip side', a huge nod to a potential Galaxy Z Flip 5.

Here's what to expect:

  • New smartphones with the latest Snapdragon chip
  • Upgrades to Samsung's smartwatch and tablet devices
  • A talk on all the new features - what will the new software entail?
  • Official prices and pre-order deals
  • UK retailers will start to launch individual deals

How to watch the Galaxy Unpacked event

The event is being live streamed from Seoul, South Korea and viewers can join in just under two hours time.

  • We'd urge everyone to pre-register to get access to the deals as they drop

To register all you have to do is head to the Galaxy Unpacked homepage to reserve your online spot, once clicked 'register now' shoppers will get access to a wave of deals after the event has gone live.

This is where Samsung hints at the potential pre-order deals which will be offered alongside the new devices.

The countdown to the Galaxy Unpacked launch

Good afternoon and welcome to one of the biggest tech events of the year as Samsung get ready to launch their latest devices at Galaxy Unpacked in South Korea.

Samsung highlights: Galaxy Z5 smartphones and huge £650 off newest Tab S9The Samsung Electronics in Suwon, South Korea (© 2023 Bloomberg Finance LP)

I'm Harriet and I'll be here to share the most talked about news from the event in Seoul as we eagerly await the new devices. Smartphones, tablets and smartwatches are all on the rumoured list of new products today and there's just two hours to go until we find out.

The event will kickstart at 12pm GMT and anyone can watch live from the Samsung website.

Harriet Morphy-Morris

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