In a pre-event blog post published on Monday, Samsung’s TM Roh set some expectations ahead of Unpacked next month. And one of those expectations is that there won’t be a Galaxy Note smartphone announced at the event.
In the blog post, Roh wrote “instead of unveiling a new Galaxy Note this time around, we will further broaden beloved Note features to more Samsung Galaxy devices.”
This is something that many of us had figured was going to happen, after its Foldables gained a lot of attention and traction over the past year. Not to mention, the Galaxy S21 Ultra gained S-Pen support this year. The first non-Note smartphone to support the S-Pen.
Roh talks about “enhanced durability” for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 & Flip 3
Another theme that Roh talks about a lot in his blog post, is about enhanced durability on both foldable devices. Stating that it will have “an even more refined style, and with more durable, stronger materials.”
With each new foldable, Samsung has improved the screen durability. And even introduced UTG or Ultra Thin Glass last year. Which turned out to be a lot more durable than many had expected. But this year, it looks like IPX8 will be part of that durability. As we have seen that mentioned in a few different leaks so far.
While there won’t be a Galaxy Note coming this year, the S-Pen isn’t going away. Roh mentions that Samsung will announce the “first-ever S-Pen designed specifically for foldable phones.” And according to recent case leaks, it’ll slot in the hinge of the Galaxy Z Fold 3.
Finally, Roh talks about “collaborations with trusted industry leaders like Google and Microsoft.” Which hints that there could be better multi-tasking support on these new foldables.
There’s also a tad bit about new wearables. Including the Wear OS 3-powered Galaxy Watch 4 that many are expecting to be announced at Unpacked on August 11 too.
Unpacked takes place on August 11 at 10AM ET/7AM PT.