Samsung has simply despatched out invites for an occasion it’s holding on-line on Wednesday, October twentieth at 7AM PT / 10AM ET. It’s referred to as “Galaxy Unpacked Half 2,” which is probably a sign that reasonably than all new Galaxy telephones, we could also be seeing iterations on present ones.
With Samsung’s announcement, we’ll now have an Apple event on Monday (the place we predict new MacBook Professionals), Google’s Pixel 6 launch on Tuesday, and now Samsung’s apparently smaller occasion on Wednesday.
Along with the invite’s picture, Samsung’s newsroom publish saying the occasion hints at some type of personalization for Galaxy units: “Our customers are multifaceted and stay life in so many colourful, fascinating, and distinctive methods. As such, the know-how they use on daily basis ought to replicate their individuality. Be part of Galaxy Unpacked Half 2 on October 20 to see how Samsung is opening up new experiences for self-expression by way of know-how.”
That would imply something, nevertheless it does appear to trace at new colours of the Galaxy telephones or perhaps even a full-on customization choice. I might think about constructing a Z Flip 3 with my alternative of colours on both sides of the fold, for instance, and the teaser picture might trace at simply that. With the Z Fold 2, Samsung provided prospects the choice to decide on their very own accent shade for the hinge, although that choice went away on the Z Fold 3 (up to now, anyway).
In fact, no customization program has come close to the original Moto X, which let folks selected any variety of totally different shade choices and even supplies for his or her cellphone — together with bamboo. It appears unlikely that Samsung will likely be keen to go that far.
What appears much more unlikely is the Galaxy S21 FE, a lower-cost “fan version” of the Galaxy S21 that’s been kicking across the rumor mill for some time now. It’s much less doubtless primarily as a result of the S21 FE is at present in a type of limbo the place it’s both been delayed or cancelled due to the chip scarcity. Sammobile reports that Samsung is still considering a January launch for the S21 FE.
No matter what Samsung pronounces on Wednesday the twentieth, it is going to have a tough time getting consideration after all of the Sturm (Apple) and Drang (Google) the earlier two days. Although maybe choosing Wednesday is Samsung’s strategic try and wrest some curiosity away from the Pixel 6.
Talking of it being a busy week, we even have The Verge’s 10 yr occasion referred to as On The Verge on Friday and Saturday. In case you’re in New York Metropolis, tickets can be found at a discount with code $99NOW right here. This leaves Thursday the twenty first open for one more tech firm to announce one thing. Has anyone heard from OnePlus currently?