Samsung says there will be five devices unveiled at its upcoming Unpacked launch. The event, on 5 August, is primarily the Galaxy Note 20 launch, but it’s good to know that at least some of the rumoured other devices will launch there.
Indeed, so poor has Samsung been at keeping things under wraps that we know a lot about the forthcoming devices. There will be a Galaxy Note 20 Plus and Note 20 Ultra, a next-generation Galaxy Watch, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 second-generation foldable and finally a pair of true wireless earphones called the Galaxy Buds Live, although we have seen them referred to as ‘Beans’ so that’s a possible alternative moniker.
“At this summer’s Galaxy Unpacked, we’ll be introducing five new power devices” he says in the post. “These devices deliver on our vision to be the innovator of new mobile experiences that flow seamlessly and continuously wherever we go.”
“You will be empowered to live life to the fullest with these devices in your hand (and in your ears, and on your wrist.)”
The blog post also features a lot of bold talk about the ‘Next Normal’ we’re living through and Samsung’s investment in research and development, specifically mentioning foldables and 5G as key focus areas. Roh also mentions its partnerships with Google, Microsoft, and Spotify so expect future devices to continue being bundled with Office 365 and Spotify.
Also mentioned was Xbox – a key 2020 launch of course – and Roh added that the collaboration with Microsoft “will only continue to expand through our gaming partnership with Xbox.”