Samsung’s Galaxy Note 20 event confirmed for August 5


Samsung has announced that its next Galaxy Unpacked event will take place on Wednesday, August 5 at 10:00 a.m.ET. The company is expected to unveil its new line of Galaxy Note 20 devices, as well as a successor to its first foldable, the Galaxy Fold.

Samsung’s teaser is quite cryptic, even by technical invitation standards, although the copper-colored splashes match the leaked images of the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra – the flagship of the line – that were accidentally published on the Russian website from Samsung in early July.

Image: Samsung Russia

Rumors are unusually silent as to what to expect, despite the fact that an announcement is expected to arrive in less than a month. Although at least one Note 20 Ultra device has already made its way around the world. The new flagship will supposedly feature a triple array of rear cameras, including a periscope-style lens, as well as a fourth sensor that appears to be either a 3D ToF sensor or a laser autofocus.

Expect to see the usual bump in specs, too, with the inclusion of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 – or maybe even Snapdragon 865 Plus – which, like the S20 lineup earlier this year, will make 5G the default for new notes in addition to a 120 Hz refresh rate display option. And of course, the Note 20 will feature an S-Pen, potentially with a new round or two in its sleeve.

Samsung should also have at least two Galaxy Note 20 models – a smaller Galaxy Note 20 and the larger Note 20 Ultra, though the details are thin on the differences (aside from the size).

The follow-up to the Galaxy Fold – which would have been named Galaxy Z Fold 2, to join the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip brand earlier this year, by SamMobile – would have a larger 7.7-inch internal screen, perhaps with a cut-out camera similar to other flagship phones from Samsung. The specifications should also be improved, although there are no details yet.

Finally, the event could see the announcement of the Galaxy Z Flip 5G, which has already been revealed with the kind permission of the Chinese certification center TENAA. This device is said to have a Snapdragon 865 Plus processor and a slight drop in overall battery capacity compared to the previous LTE version.


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