Samsung has officially announced that it will hold its next Unpacked product event on August 11 at 10:00 AM ET / 7AM PT. it is widely expected announces next version of Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 – both have already leaked quite a bit. Samsung is not shy about these expectations, as a quick review of the call will reveal the main features of both devices.
Samsung is also expected to unveil new Galaxy watches that would be the first to use the new Unified Wear platform announced earlier in Google I / O this year.
Samsung is practically holding the event again on its website and promises to release more details of the livestream here. It also holds another Samsung trend: allows customers to “book” “their next flagship” before it has even been officially announced. Samsung says it is offering “increased barter credit and a 12-month Samsung Care + discount at a discounted price” for early bookings.
According to images leaked by Evan Blass, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 looks very similar to the current iteration of the foldable phone. The biggest update is apparently compatibility with the Samsung S Pen. Samsung itself has been able to add pen support to the Fold line with its telegrams for a long time.
As for the Galaxy Z Flip 3, the biggest upgrade may be from the outside, where Samsung will replace the very small screen with a slightly larger but still fairly small screen.
Samsung has done a better job with its durability in its folding devices since it moved using “ultra-thin glass” under the plastic plate for these monitors. However, the screens are still much more fragile than regular smartphone screens. If Samsung is going to encourage users to insert the Z Fold 3 screen with a plastic stick, the folding screen needs to be more durable.
While it’s unlikely to get top billing, the new Galaxy smartwatches are likely to be a bigger change than iterative upgrades for foldable phones. This is because it is the first Samsung smartwatch to use the Google Wear operating system for more than half a decade. Samsung had used its own Tizen-based operating system on smart watches, which had advantages over Google’s Wear OS but did not have a usable application library. Now that the two operating systems are combined, this upcoming Samsung watch is how the first real look at what the new Wear operating system really works.
We expect both the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 with rotating frame and the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 4 not to be announced in both colors.
It’s always possible that there’s more to the tap – Samsung’s Galaxy Buds configuration may also be due to the new model. We’ll definitely know when Samsung starts streaming on August 11th.