Samsung is hosting one of its big Unpacked product launch events today, August 5. But instead of drawing a crowd of hundreds to a convention center, the pandemic means this will be an online-only event.
But don't let that put you off, because this instalment of Unpacked is expected to be a big one, with new products to be revealed by Samsung's smartphone, smartwatch and tablet divisions.
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- Samsung Galaxy Note 20: What we know so far
The event will be broadcast live on Samsung's YouTube channel, which we have embedded below. It kicks off at 10am EST / 7am PST and is expected to run for approximately 60 minutes.
What to expect at Samsung Unpacked August 2020
We are expected to see the all-new Galaxy Note 20 smartphone, complete with its trust S Pen stylus sidekick. There are likely two versions of the Note 20, with the larger (and no doubt more expensive) model called the Note 20 Ultra, and sporting a new bronze color option.
The event should also see Samsung show off an updated version of its Galaxy Fold, the folding smartphone that first launched back in early 2019. For the 2020 model it looks like Samsung has made the external display larger – and we hope it has addressed some of the folding hinge problems experienced by its predecessor.
We've heard this Fold 2 won't go on sale just yet, so today might be just a tease of what's to come. The current thinking is that the phone will go on sale towards the fall.
Samsung is also set to reveal a new smartwatch, simply called the Watch3. Leaked extensively in the last few weeks, we this week saw the Watch 3 advertised in a magazine, leaving us in no doubt that it will be going on sale very soon indeed.
Next up, is the Galaxy Tab S7, a tablet that should rival Apple's iPad. This is also expected to come in two flavors, with the larger model called the Tab S7 Plus.
Finally, a new set of wireless earphones called the Galaxy Buds Live should be revealed today. To rival the Apple AirPods Pro, these are expected to feature active noise cancelling (a first from Samsung), but we don't have any other details on them, like battery life and price, for now.
We don't expect to see much in the way of smart home news from Samsung today, but would be pleasantly surprised if we saw updates on SmartThings, or perhaps even the Galaxy Home smart speaker, which was announced in August 2018 (that's 727 days ago, for those still counting) but is yet to go on sale.