Samsung is preparing for its Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event on August 11th. This is one of the company’s two annual launches, during which it shows off some of its most awaited products. The event was just announced with an invitation that stated, “Get ready to unfurl,” indicating that Samsung’s new foldable phones are on the way. A forum started by leaker Evan Blass recently featured 3D models of all forthcoming products. Along with the two new foldable gadgets, we’ve seen indications that the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Active will be released.
Aside from the new foldable and wearables, the Galaxy S21 FE could be a cheaper version of the Galaxy S21.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 is likely to be the show-stopper at this event. In the absence of the Note 21, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is expected to be Samsung’s second flagship in 2021.
Leaks from a variety of sources have highlighted the Galaxy Z Fold 3’s specifications in the run-up to the event. The adoption of the S Pen is the most significant change predicted from the Fold. This isn’t a new feature; Samsung included it in the S21 Ultra earlier this year, albeit there’s no place to put it unless you acquire a case. It does, however, make the Note 21’s absence more bearable for pet lovers.
However, it won’t be the same S Pen we’re used to seeing on standard smartphones and tablets. At Unpacked, Samsung says it will unveil “the first-ever S Pen created particularly for foldable phones.”
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, up to 12GB of RAM, and 512GB of storage are slated to power the Z Fold 3. It’s kept charged thanks to a 4,400mAh battery and 25W rapid charging.
It will include a 6.2-inch display on the outside for use while folded. Users will get a huge 7.5-inch 120Hz QHD AMOLED display to consume media and be productive when the device is unpacked. The models come in black, white, and green colours.
This device is expected to be IP-certified for water and dust protection as well. If true, it would be Samsung’s first foldable to be IP certified. According to Evan Blass’ allegation, the phones would be IPX8 certified for water resistance (but not dust).
The possibility of an under-display front camera on the primary display is one of the more intriguing reports regarding this phone. Samsung is likely to embed the camera beneath the screen, rather than in a notch or cut-out. It won’t be huge, though, with Blass boasting a 4-megapixel resolution. For consumers who prefer a greater camera choice, there is claimed to be a 10MP front-facing camera on the cover screen, as well as a triple 12MP camera setup on the back.
According to a recent claim, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will be substantially less expensive at launch than the Fold 2. It is estimated to cost between 1,900,000 and 1,999,000 South Korean won, or $1,655 and $1,741 USD. The Fold 2 cost $2,000 when it first came out.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G is a smartphone by Samsung.
Samsung is also anticipated to keep the Galaxy Z Flip line alive and well. According to reports, Samsung is working on a 5G Galaxy Z Flip 3. While there is no “Flip 2,” it’s likely that Samsung will refer to the Galaxy Z Flip 5G as the Flip 2 in order to harmonize its foldables’ branding. It did the same thing with the Note and S-Line about the same time as the S7 and Note 7, so it’s not unheard of.
The internals of this device is comparable to those of the Galaxy Z Fold 3. There’s a 1.9-inch external panel, a 6.7-inch AMOLED 120Hz display when opened, and up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, according to sources. Samsung is anticipated to include a 3,300mAh battery, according to a TENAA certification. The Flip 3 is likely to come with a dual 12-megapixel camera system and a 10-megapixel front-facing camera, as well as an IP rating. Dark green, light violet, beige, gray, black, pink, dark blue, and white are believed to be among the launch colour possibilities for buyers.
The Flip 3 is projected to have a cheaper starting price than the Z Flip 5G, just like the Fold. The Flip is supposed to cost between 1,200,000 and 1,280,000 South Korean won, or approximately $1,045 and $1,110, according to the same source as the Fold 3 pricing speculations. The Z Flip 5G retailed for $1,449 when it was first released.
The Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic
This year, Samsung is expected to release two Watch-branded smartwatches rather than one. According to previous reports, Samsung will bring back its “Classic” brand for the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, which will be sold alongside a Galaxy Watch 4 for sports fans.
The standard Watch 4 is a sleek affair with an aluminium body and a rubber strap that is the spiritual successor of the Galaxy Watch Active 2. The watch will be available in two sizes (40mm and 44mm), and it will be available in black, silver, green, and gold.
The Galaxy Watch 4 Classic will be the successor to the Galaxy Watch 3 and will have a rotating bezel. Users can choose between a stainless steel or aluminium case, and the display will be protected by Gorilla Glass DX or DX+, depending on which case they choose. The Watch could come in three sizes: 40mm, 42mm, and 44mm, giving it a greater range of options than Samsung’s Watch Active. Samsung will provide colour options that are more modest, such as black, white, and grey.
Samsung is rumoured to be using Google Wear with a One UI overlay on both watches, making them the first two devices to run the new Google Wear.
In terms of pricing and availability, a now-defunct The Galaxy Watch 4 will cost between $250 and $280 on Amazon, while the Watch 4 Classic will cost between $340 and $370. The merchant also revealed an August 27 release date.
Samsung galaxy bud 2
Aside from phones and wearables, Samsung is anticipated to unveil the Galaxy Buds 2, a follow-up to the popular Galaxy Buds.
Blass’ Galaxy Buds 2 renders reveal the future earbuds in four different colours: black, green, purple, and white. If these renderings are accurate, the case’s exterior will be white, with the interior reflecting the colour option.
According to reports, they will cost between $149 and $169 and include Bluetooth LE connectivity. It will include a 120mAh combined battery for both earbuds, with a 500mAh case for on-the-go recharging. It’s possible that active noise cancellation will be included.
The Galaxy S21 FE and Galaxy Note 21 are unlikely to be released.
While the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE had been rumoured to be coming out in the fall, its appearance in Evan Blass’ August 11 announcement thread hinted that Samsung was planning to make an announcement at that event. According to further sources, Samsung had planned an August launch for the FE but is now targeting a timeframe between October and December.
If the rumours are correct, the S21 FE will feature a 6.41-inch full HD AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz. It’ll have one of Samsung’s Infinity-O panels, as well as a 32MP front-facing hole-punch camera. A triple-camera setup on the back is believed to have a 12MP main camera, a 12MP ultrawide, and an 8MP telephoto. The alleged features include a Snapdragon 888 processor, up to 8GB of RAM, and a 4,370mAh battery.
In light of the chip scarcity, Samsung was rumoured to have cancelled or delayed this phone, but later rumours said the company would use a mix-and-match method, alternating between Exynos and Snapdragon chips to alleviate the chip shortage effect.
The Note 21 isn’t as unclear as to the Note 20. Samsung has publicly stated that the Note 21 will not be released this year. “Rather than announcing a new Galaxy Note this time, we will continue to expand beloved Note features to more Samsung Galaxy devices,” Samsung stated. It’s unclear whether it intends to deploy one next year.
The 11th of August is rapidly coming, so we won’t have to wait long to find out what will be released.