Samsung has confirmed that the much-anticipated Galaxy Unpacked event will take place on August 11th.
“Get ready to unfold,” the company teased in the e-invite, implying that foldable devices will be unveiled during the event. Although the company has not disclosed the names of the devices that will be unveiled during the event, earlier sources have suggested that the tech giant will unveil the Galaxy Z Flip 3, Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Watch 4, and Galaxy Buds 2.
The event will be held on Wednesday, August 11 at 7 a.m. PT/10 a.m. ET. It’ll be another virtual event, as we’ve seen all tech companies do since the pandemic began.
A New Galaxy Note Is Not On The Horizon
Sorry to disappoint Note fans, but it appears that Samsung will not release a new Galaxy Note phone this year. In fact, it’s possible that we’ll never see another Note. Samsung executives’ comments, combined with the addition of the Note’s renowned S Pen stylus to the Galaxy S21 Ultra, have made it plain that the company is ready to begin focusing on new technology.
With the exception of the stylus, the Galaxy Note lineup and the Galaxy S-series have shared many of the same features and design elements over the last few years.
Instead, Samsung will concentrate on its foldable display technology.
Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3 To Become More Affordable
So, what can we expect from the upcoming Unpacked? Samsung is expected to launch a new Galaxy Z Flip 3 and a Galaxy Z Fold 3 in the near future. Both smartphones have foldable displays, but they do it in different ways.
The Z Flip 3 looks and functions like a 10-year-old foldable phone. When the phone is opened, instead of a number pad for text input, there is a full-size touchscreen on the bottom of the phone.
When closed and using its front screen, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 resembles a standard smartphone, but when opened like a book, it resembles and functions more like a tablet.
Various reports have surfaced with rumored specifications for both devices, but the most important aspect of the Z Flip 3 and Z Fold 3 announcement is that the devices should be cheaper than previous models.
Not only does Samsung need to show that foldable displays can withstand typical wear and tear, which they have so far after the initial Galaxy Fold introduction, but the technology also needs to be more affordable for the general public. The Galaxy Z Fold 2 was originally priced at $1,999 before dropping to $1,799 nearly a year later.
Galaxy Watch 4, And Possibly More?
During the event, the Galaxy Watch 4 will be unveiled, as well as Google’s and Samsung’s new combined operating system. The two companies partnered to merge Google’s Wear OS and Samsung’s Tizen operating systems designed for wearables.
Wear will run on the Watch 4, and we’ll learn a lot more about how it works, how it looks, and what developers can anticipate to design apps for the new platform.
It’s probable that the fitness-focused Galaxy Watch Active 4 will be announced alongside the basic Galaxy Watch 4.
Galaxy Buds 2: Another Pair Of Wireless Earbuds From Samsung
Samsung’s entirely wireless earbuds, whether the original Galaxy Buds or the more modern Galaxy Buds Pro, have a solid reputation. Now, it appears that Samsung is working on the Galaxy Buds 2, a follow-up to the original Buds, which debuted in 2019.
Outside of leaked photographs, we anticipate to see the Galaxy Buds 2 during the upcoming Unpacked event. If Samsung keeps their earbuds priced below the AirPods, expect them to be under $200.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Is A Possibility
Animated photos of the budget-friendly variant of Samsung’s upcoming S-series were leaked earlier this month, but it’s unclear whether Samsung will reveal it alongside its new foldable phones or if it will be secretly released at a later date.
To keep the price down, the FE version of Galaxy S phones frequently scrimps on materials and internal components, while still offering some of the higher-end features that users have grown to expect from Samsung’s flagship phones.