Samsung will host its Unpacked event today online, during which the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Z Fold 2 are expected to be announced. The timing of the August livestream is curious, because just a couple weeks back Samsung launched the Galaxy Z Flip 5G, an update to the Galaxy Z Flip that launched earlier this year. Samsung’s Unpacked event takes place virtually on Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT. Unpacked follows similar events by companies like Apple, which have shifted events online due to the coronavirus pandemic. Samsung will stream the event live from South Korea.
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In a post in Samsung’s online newsroom, the head of Samsung’s mobile business, Tae-moon Roh, shared that the company will introduce five new devices at the event. Leaks and rumors point to two Galaxy Note 20 devices and the Galaxy Z Fold 2, which would be a follow-up to last year’s Galaxy Fold.
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Members of the media received an Unpacked event invitation with a picture of a copper-colored liquid splash. This could be a clue to the color of some, if not all of the new devices that will be announced. The video above shows the tip of an S-Pen stylus that comes with Galaxy Note devices. A circular drop of the copper-colored liquid drips from its tip.
Samsung will host a livestream of the event on its website.
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