Samsung Unpacked 2021: From foldable smartphones to smartwatches, here’s what to expect and how to watch the livestream
Samsungis all set to launch two new foldable smartphones, new smartwatches and a new pair of wireless earbuds at Unpacked 2021.
- Reports suggest that the two foldable smartphones could be powered by the latest Qualcomm chipset and include stylus support.
Galaxy Watch 4series is expected to be powered by Wear OS 3 with Tizen on top, co-developed by Samsung and Google.
AdvertisementSamsung is gearing up to launch new foldable smartphones, smartwatches and a successor to the Galaxy Buds. The list includes Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 foldable smartphones, the top-of-the-line smartphones from the Korean manufacturer.
A lot of information is already out thanks to leaks, but nonetheless, the official launch event is scheduled for August 11, starting at 7:30 p.m.
Even if you are not interested in high-end smartphones, Samsung has a new pair of Galaxy Watches running on Wear OS 3, apart from the rumoured
Samsung Unpacked 2021: How to watch the livestream
The Samsung Unpacked 2021 event will yet again be virtual, but you can catch the livestream on Samsung’s official YouTube channel.
The event starts tomorrow, August 11, at 7:30 p.m.
Here’s everything we know about the launches at the Unpacked 2021 event:
Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3 – what we know so far
Until recently, the Galaxy Note series offered the best of everything that Samsung had to offer. But that has changed with the arrival of foldable smartphones.
AdvertisementNow, Samsung is bringing its S Pen stylus to the Galaxy Z Fold 3, according to images leaked by known tipster Evan Blass.
Some other rumours suggest that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 could be the first smartphone from the company to feature an under-display camera, but we recommend taking this with a pinch of salt.
The Galaxy Z Flip 3 – a flip phone – is expected to feature a more usable and larger secondary display.
Both the smartphones are expected to come with 5G support, although only the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will support ultrawideband and Wi-Fi 6E technologies.
According to a report by WinFuture, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 may sport a 6.7-inch display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 is reported to sport a 7.6-inch primary display along with a 6.2-inch secondary display on the outside.
New Galaxy Watches powered by Wear OS 3
Another major highlight of the upcoming event is the Galaxy Watch 4 series, which could be the first smartwatch powered by the new Wear OS 3 with One UI Watch interface. The Classic variant could come in 42-46mm options, while the Active variant is said to come in 40mm and 44mm options.
Wear OS 3 is a new unified operating system that combines the best of Wear OS and One UI. We have an early look at the Galaxy Watch Active 4, courtesy known tipster Evan Blass.
Apart from this, Samsung is also expected to launch the Galaxy Buds 2. Reports suggest that it will offer improved sound, and will come in more colours to choose from.
Here’s how much the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 could cost in India
Samsung may dominate the foldable smartphone market with 88% share, says report
Samsung to unveil Galaxy Z Fold and Galaxy Z Flip foldable smartphones at its August 11 Galaxy Unpacked event
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