Samsung’s August Unpacked event: The next Galaxy Unpacked presentation will take place on August 11th at 10 a.m. ET / 7 a.m. PT – but thanks to a slew of leaks, you may have already seen what Samsung has planned.
Samsung is likely to reveal new upgrades to its high-end Galaxy Z Fold and Z Flip folding phone range. Both the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 appear to be enhancements of Samsung’s previous designs with the latest features, according to rumors. The updated Fold and Flip should include new color options as well as a redesigned exterior screen and camera housing in the case of the Flip.
Samsung may unveil two of the first smartwatches to use Wear OS 3, now that Samsung and Google have announced their wearable partnership with Wear OS 3. According to reports, Samsung will unveil a new Galaxy Watch 4 Classic and Galaxy Watch Active 4. With the Galaxy Buds 2, the business is also said to be updating its line of truly wireless earbuds.
THE GALAXY Z FOLD 3 GETS A MAJOR NOTE FEATURE:
Pen SUPPORT Samsung has announced that no new Note will be released in 2021, and it appears that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is the latest flagship phone to have access to the Note’s formerly exclusive stylus functionality. According to 91Mobiles and SamMobile, the Fold will come with an extra case that stores Samsung’s S Pen stylus when not in use.
Samsung confirmed that the new Fold and Flip will have greater durability as part of its stylus presentation, with reports of IPX8 water resistance possibly supporting part of that claim. Aside from that, the new Fold appears to be a polished version of the previous two models, with three color options of green, black, and silver, as well as a Snapdragon 888 chipset. According to SamMobile, the phone will include a 7.55-inch inside folding screen and a 6.23-inch external screen, both of which are said to be 120Hz high refresh rate displays.
According to XDA-Developers, prolific leaker Evan Blass claims the Fold will have three 12-megapixel rear cameras, one of which will be ultrawide and the other telephoto. The outer selfie camera is likely to be 10 megapixels, but the internal selfie camera is only expected to be 4 megapixels and may be hidden beneath the Fold’s inside panel. Samsung Display has previously teased its work with under-panel cameras for laptops, so it’s feasible that the Fold 3 will see something similar.
THE GALAXY Z FLIP 3 HAS A TWEAKED DESIGN AND LARGER COVER SCREEN
stacked 12-megapixel rear cameras and a bigger 1.9-inch cover display for alerts and selfie camera photos. According to Evan Blass’s leaked renders, the Flip 3 will be available in at least four colors: light purple, light yellow, grayish-green, and black. The Flip 3’s inside screen will be the same 6.5-inch display size as the original Z Flip, but with a new 120Hz high refresh rate display. According to reports, the inside hole-punch selfie camera would have a 10-megapixel sensor. Although there may not be a significant difference in the interior from the previous Galaxy Z Flip, leaked renders imply that Samsung may have also trimmed the Flip 3’s bezels.
According to SamMobile, the Flip 3 will be powered by the Snapdragon 888, just like Samsung’s previous flagship phones, and will have the same 8GB of RAM as the first Flip.
THE NEW GALAXY WATCHES MIGHT FIT MORE WRISTS
At Wednesday’s event, Samsung is anticipated to unveil at least two new smartwatches. The Galaxy Watch 4 Classic is said to have a more classic watch form, with a rotating bezel and sizes of 42mm, 44mm, and 46mm, giving customers additional sizing options to play with. The Galaxy Watch 4 Classic is expected to be available in two finishes: aluminum and stainless steel, both of which are water-resistant to 50 meters.
The Galaxy Watch 4 (or Galaxy Watch 4 Active, as the case may be) will purportedly have two side buttons and be available in 40mm and 44mm sizes. You’ll be able to choose between timepieces in black, olive green, rose gold, or silver, with further modifications for watch bands, according to SamMobile.
Both watches are likely to run Wear OS 3, a joint venture between Samsung and Google. There isn’t much known about it, but it appears to be operating on both of Samsung’s upcoming watches, according to leaks. At Mobile World Congress earlier this year, Samsung demonstrated some of the features of their skinned One UI version of Wear OS 3.
NEW GALAXY BUDS 2 WITH IMPROVED SOUND IN A VARIETY OF COLORS
Samsung’s latest set of truly wireless earbuds, the Galaxy Buds 2, don’t appear to be all that different in terms of design from its initial pair. They are likely to arrive in new colors and have greater noise reduction capabilities, which could be aided by silicone ear tips similar to those found in Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Pro.
Green (some images resemble the interior of pistachio), pink, black, and white are said to be available with the Galaxy Buds 2. The Buds 2’s new case appears to borrow certain aesthetic ideas from the Pixel Buds A-series: a consistent white outside with a colorful interior that matches the buds themselves.
It’s unclear how much longer the new Galaxy Buds 2 will last, but according to FCC documents uncovered by XDA-Developers, the device’s charging case will have a 500mAh battery, and each earbud would have a 60mAh battery.