Last week, Samsung Electronics gave out invitations for their Unpacked event on August 11, 2021. TM Roh, Samsung Mobile President, stated on Tuesday that the new Galaxy Z foldable phones will include an S Pen “designed specifically for foldable phones.”
In a blog post on Samsung Newsroom, Roh noted that the upcoming phones will include additional partnering apps that maximize the use of the flip-style. The phones include advanced features, like Microsoft Teams’ multitasking tools, Google Duo’s hands-free optimized video call, and Youtube’s Flex mode.
Samsung president also indicated that the phones will be more durable, which could be a reference to the foldable phones’ rumored enhanced water resistance.
Roh used the chance to promote unified wearable devices of Samsung with Google while discussing the company’s future foldable products.
He added that a ton of new Google Play Store apps to choose from will be available, in addition to the favorite Galaxy apps, such as SmartThings and Samsung Health.
Moreover, it ensures that Galaxy smartphone and Galaxy Watch are always connected since the One UI Watch user interface is closely linked with other Galaxy gadgets.
The schedule of the Unpacked event is on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at 7 a.m. Pacific Time. According to leaked info and rumors, Samsung will introduce at least 2 new foldable phones, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3, Galaxy Buds 2, and the Galaxy Watch 4.
Besides, Samsung is also taking preorders for its “next flagship,” with no details yet available. Early preorders receive 1 year of Samsung Care+ for free.
Roh also stated that for this year’s Samsung phone releases, a new Galaxy Note was not included in the works. Rather than announcing a new Galaxy Note this time, the company will expand popular Note features to additional Samsung Galaxy smartphones.
The Galaxy Note series is highly significant to Samsung, and since the debut of the original Galaxy Note, at least one Galaxy Note smartphone has been released annually. However, Samsung will not release a new Galaxy Note device this year.
Because of the lack of supply of a global chip and a potential conflict with the Galaxy S21 Ultra, which features the S Pen, Samsung has decided not to release the Galaxy Note 21, a tentative name, this year.
When the chip scarcity situation subsides, the South Korean company plans to release a new Galaxy Note smartphone next year.