With the Galaxy S20 series firmly in the rearview mirror, we’ve been hearing more and more about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series. The latest rumors point to an “Ultra” model joining the family this year in place of the + model, and we’ve also seen some leaked renders of that device. Given all the delays happening because of COVID-19 and the turmoil in the U.S., when will the Note 20 devices actually be announced? It’s looking like it’ll be August 5th during a “virtual” Samsung Unpacked event.
According to a few different sources, including notable Samsung leaker Ice Universe, it’s looking like Samsung Unpacked will be moved online this year. That’s not terribly surprising as many smartphone events have gone virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event is rumored to be held on Wednesday, August 5th, which is around the same time as when the Galaxy Note 10 launched last year. Besides the Galaxy Note 20 series, reports claim we could also see the Galaxy Fold 2, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Galaxy Tab S7/S7+, and the Galaxy Watch 2 unveiled.
We know a decent amount about the Galaxy Note 20 series already. Recent rumors point to the +/Ultra model having a 6.9-inch WQHD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz (possibly variable) refresh rate. The Ultra model may be the only one to run 120Hz while at WQHD+ resolution, though. In terms of cameras, we may be looking at a 108MP Samsung ISOCELL Bright HM1 main sensor (same as the S20 Ultra), a 12MP wide-angle sensor, and a 13MP telephoto camera with 50x digital zoom on the +/Ultra.
We know less about the Galaxy Fold 2. The latest reports claim the inside display will be 7.59-inches in size and a flexible Dynamic AMOLED panel. The display may also have a 120Hz refresh rate and resolution of 2213 x 1689. The front panel is said to be 6.32-inches. The most exciting rumor about the Galaxy Fold 2 is S Pen support, which would be awesome to use on the large display.
In regards to the other devices we might see, the Galaxy Z Flip 5G should be a 5G version of the clamshell foldable, the Galaxy Tab S7 tablet could come in a 12.4-inch size, and the Galaxy Watch 2 may bring back the rotating bezel along with some long-awaited health features. If all of these devices are announced at Unpacked, we may be in for a long event. Are you looking forward to the Galaxy Note 20 or the other devices?
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