Samsung will announce new foldables on August 11 – TechCrunch


Samsung simply despatched out invitations for its subsequent Unpacked occasion. There are these corporations that wish to sneak hints into their invitations — after which there’s Samsung. The notice leads with the massive, daring phrases “Get able to unfold” and contains a pair of flat-colored objects that may moderately be stated to resemble the shape elements of the Galaxy Z Fold and Flip, respectively.

Consistent with…the overall state of the world over the previous year-and-a-half, the occasion will likely be held just about on Wednesday, August 11. Apparently, the corporate can also be opening up preorders on its “subsequent flagship,” sights and specs unseen. Perks for early preorders embrace “12 free months of Samsung Care+, as much as an additional $200 trade-in credit score and a particular pre-order provide.”

However actually, it’s typically finest to attend till you really see the factor and perhaps even learn a overview or two.

There’s loads to unpack (so to talk) forward of the occasion. First, I’m most likely not alone in anticipating that the corporate would focus its subsequent massive occasion on the upcoming Galaxy Watch. The massive occasion at MWC was a little bit of a dud (not in contrast to MWC itself), providing up extra data on the upcoming wearable partnership with Google, in lieu of asserting any {hardware}.

As the corporate famous on the time, “The upcoming One UI Watch will debut at an upcoming Unpacked occasion later this summer season, sporting the brand new UI, in addition to the forthcoming joint Samsung/Google platform.”

It appears moderately possible that this would be the occasion the place that can happen, even when the brand new watch doesn’t get prime billing. For one factor we’re working out of summer season. For an additional, rumors have the brand new Galaxy Watch set for a late-August (the 27th) launch.

All instructed, this might properly be a fairly big summer season occasion for the corporate, bucking final yr’s development of meting out units one after the other at digital invents. Phrase on the road is we might be seeing a Galaxy Watch 4, Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3, Galaxy S21 FE (“Fan Version” — principally the most recent model of the corporate’s finances flagship) and even the Galaxy Buds Professional, which is able to extra immediately tackle the AirPods Professional (that are getting a bit lengthy within the tooth).

What’s lacking in all of this? No factors should you stated the Be aware. Samsung’s well-loved phablet is reportedly not coming this yr, as chip shortages proceed to plague the business. That may be an enormous hit to Samsung’s six-month cycle, although we’ll see how that each one performs out quickly sufficient.

The August 11th occasion kicks off at 10AM ET / 7AM PT.


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