Engadget Podcast: Digging into Samsung’s foldables and wearables with Mr Mobile

This week, Cherlynn is joined by guest co-host Sam Rutherford and special guest Michael Fisher (aka The Mr Mobile) to talk about all the things Samsung launched at its Unpacked event this week. Is it a bad thing that the new updates were mostly incremental? Does Samsung need more competition to spur it to do better? How do we feel about the Galaxy Z Fold 4, Z Flip 4, Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro after spending almost a full day with them in the real world? Then, we look (dubiously) at the resurrected iOS battery percentage indicator, as well as Kim Kardashian’s flesh-colored variants of the Beats Fit Pro.

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Topics

    Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 4 is a small improvement, but the company isn’t taking risks – 4:55

    The Galaxy Z Fold 4 is a very solid premium foldable – 9:35

    The Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro offer minimal aesthetic and hardware updates – 21:42

    The iOS 16 developer beta brings back an odd-looking battery percentage display – 50:18

    Kim Kardashian’s skin-colored Beats Fit Pro buds are supposed to help you blend in.. or stand out.. – 54:31

    Some EV news: Rivian is testing dual motors, while the Ford F-150 Lightning gets a price hike – 58:47

    Definitely-still-alive-service Google Stadia gets a new feature: Party Stream – 1:02:50

    Working on – 1:04:21

    Pop culture picks – 1:05:15

Video Stream

CreditsHosts: Cherlynn Low and Sam RutherfordGuest: Michael Fisher aka The Mr MobileProducer: Ben EllmanLivestream producers: Julio Barrientos, Luke Brooks Graphics artists: Luke Brooks, Brian Oh Music: Dale North and Terrence O’Brien