Samsung will hold its next Galaxy Unpacked keynote on August 11, starting at 4 p.m. The event will be dubbed Get Ready to Unfold – which says a lot about what Samsung could announce on this occasion.
Unfortunately for Galaxy Note aficionados, Samsung’s stylus smartphone should not be on the program for future celebrations planned by the Korean giant. Worse, it may also be that the Note will no longer be marketed in the future. Feedback from Samsung executives, combined with the addition of Note’s iconic S Pen to the Galaxy S21 Ultra, makes it clear that Samsung is ready to focus on introducing new technology.
This decision seems logical. The Galaxy Note line and Galaxy S series share many of the same features and design traits over the past few years, with the exception of the stylus. Samsung will instead focus on its foldable screen technology.
Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 cheaper
So what will we see at the next Unpacked? For now, it looks like Samsung is going to announce a new Galaxy Z Flip 3 and a Galaxy Z Fold 3. Both smartphones feature foldable screen technology with different approaches. The Z Flip 3 looks and functions like a foldable phone from 10 years ago. But instead of a number pad for entering text, it has a full-size touchscreen at the bottom of the phone when it’s open.
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 looks like a standard smartphone when it’s closed and you use its front screen, but then you open it like a book, and it looks and works more like a tablet. There are various reports that contain rumored specs for both devices, but the really important part of the Z Flip 3 and Z Fold 3 announcement is that the devices should be more affordable than the previous models.
Not only is it important for Samsung to prove that foldable displays can withstand normal wear and tear, which they have done so far after the initial launch of the Galaxy Fold, but it’s also important that the technology has a more affordable price for the masses. The Galaxy Z Fold 2 launched at $ 1,999 before hitting its current price of $ 1,799 nearly a year later.
A Galaxy Watch 4?
The Galaxy Watch 4 will debut at the event, along with the new combined operating system from Google and Samsung. The two companies have teamed up to merge Google’s Wear OS and Samsung’s Tizen operating systems, designed for wearables. The Watch 4 will run under Wear, where we’ll likely learn a lot more about how it works, what it looks like, and what developers can expect when building apps for the new platform. It’s possible that Samsung will also announce the fitness-focused Galaxy Watch Active 4 alongside the standard Galaxy Watch 4.
Samsung also has a solid reputation when it comes to fully wireless headphones, whether it’s the original Galaxy Buds or the newer Galaxy Buds Pro. That’s good, the Korean giant is reportedly in the process of preparing the Galaxy Buds 2, a sequel to the standard Buds first released in 2019. The headphones will be presented at the next Unpacked event, although little information has been leaked to them. about. Expect a lower price point, assuming Samsung sticks to pricing its headphones below AirPods.
Finally, images of the upcoming Samsung S21 FE – the budget version of the Korean manufacturer’s flagships – were leaked earlier this month. It is not yet certain, however, that Samsung will present the future devices alongside its latest foldable phones. As a reminder, the FE edition of the Galaxy S phones saves money on materials and internal components to bring the price down, while still delivering some of the high-end features that users have come to expect from Samsung flagship phones.