Samsung Unpacked Event to take place today: Everything we know so far3 min read . Updated: 11 Feb 2020, 09:28 AM IST
- Apart from the Galaxy S20 series, the Samsung event is also expected to unveil the Samung Galazy Z Flip foldable smartphone and thr Galxy Buds Plus
- Samsung might also make a couple of 'surprise announcement'
Samsung is all set to hold its first major event of 2020 on 11 February, 2020 at 2PM ET / 11AM PT in San Francisco. Consequently, it can be watched live on Samsung's website. Indian users can access the live streaming of the event at 12:30 am of 12 February, 2020.
Known as the 'Unpacked event', Samsung's much-hyped occasion is expected to unveil company's latest series of flagship smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S20 series, and a lot more.
Apart from the buzz around the Samsung Galaxy S20 series, the South Korean smartphone manufacturer may also unveil a range of products, the most anticipated of them all being the new foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Z Flip. Also, the new pair of true wireless Galaxy Buds Plus earbuds may also get launched. Moreover, the company might make a couple of "surprise announcements" as well, according to earlier reports and rumours. These speculations hint at the fact that Samsung may finally announce a release date for its much-awaited Bixby-powered smart speakers, which seems a bit delayed because of the presence of Alexa, Google Home Mini and other smart speakers in the market.
To make it more authentic that the event might come up with "something exciting", Android also tweeted about it:
Samsung Galaxy S20 series:
It is not really the most surprising element when it comes to the launch of Samsung flagship series for various leaks rumours and reports have already surfaced on social media platform giving a clear hint of the smartphones. In fact, a recent report also stated how Samsung accidentally leaked the images of Samsung Galaxy S20 ahead of launch on its official website.
However, as reports suggest, there would be three versions of the new flagship smartphone from the company mainly, the Samsung Galaxy S20, the Samsung Galazy S20 Plus, and the premium Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. Thus, it shows that Samsung skipping is over naming its phones between S11 to S19 and reaching from S10 to S20.
Several speculations of the company's yet-to-be-launched smartphones have emerged in the past months. As rumours suggest, the new Samsung Galaxy S20 is expected to feature 120Hz displays for 108MP camera support. The battery specifications are rumoured to be a massive 5,000 mAh.
As for the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, the premium handset will come with support for up to 1TB expandable memory option. Built-in storage choices will be 128GB/256GB/512GB and 12GB or 16GB RAM options.
Moreover, the sale for these flagship smartphones are to begin from 6 March, as seen on their US website.
Galaxy Z Flip
As already speculated, Samsung is also rumoured to unveil its new foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Z Flip. There were already myriad leaks and rumour floating all over the social media platforms, but Samsung officially showed off its new foldable smartphone by airing a commercial in between the screening of the 92nd Academy Awards on Sunday night.
The company revealed its upcoming, more compact foldable smartphone ahead of the official launch. The brief advertisement shows off the device’s square folded shape, tiny notification panel on the exterior, and large widescreen display on the inside.
Smaller and more compact than Samsung’s original foldable, the book-like Galaxy Fold, this squarer device harkens back to the familiar form of flip phones, albeit at a larger size. Samsung’s commercial shows some camera interface optimizations for using only half the screen, with the semi-folded device acting as its own stand.
The phone will come in at least black and purple colors, according to the advertisement. The South Korea-based technology giant is also expected to debut a trio of new phones in its flagship Galaxy S family, all launching under the Galaxy S20 banner at the same event as the new foldable device.
Apart from this, according to earlier leaks, the phone is also expected to include a Snapdragon 855 Plus processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of internal storage.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus
Samsung's truly wireless earbuds Galaxy Buds Plus is a successor of the Galaxy Buds. According to reports, the enhanced earbuds by the company might look almost similar to its predecessor but they might come with a larger battery (85mAh), which could give them a 12-hour battery life.
However, a recent report suggested that the earbuds may not feature active noise cancellation (ANC).