Samsung is holding top-secret phone event in three weeks – and a new ‘iPhone killer’ is coming
SAMSUNG is counting down to a top-secret event on August 5 where it’s expected to announced it’s latest iPhone rival.
The Galaxy Note 20 event is also predicted to reveal new earbuds, wearables and more.
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The virtual product launch is set to happen at 10am ET.
That’s 2pm for any Samsung fans in the UK.
You can watch the ‘Galaxy Unpacked’ event live via the Samsung website, which is currently counting down to the big reveal.
The main product being launched is expected to be the next smartphone in the top-of-the-range Galaxy Note series.
However, rumours are rife about an upcoming Galaxy Z Flip handset, Galaxy Watch 3 smartwatch and ‘bean-shaped’ wireless earbuds.
Based on previous events, it’s not impossible that some of those items will also be announced.
There’s been lots of rumours and even some ‘leaks’ about the Galaxy Note 20 already so we have some idea of what we could expect.
Samsung typically launches its Galaxy Note phones in August or September.
But it’s possible (and likely) that the phone won’t be in stores from day one.
Instead, you may have to wait a few weeks before you can actually get your hands on one.
We’ve already got a good look at what the new Samsung phone will look like.
A bunch of alleged images have already leaked out, showing off a large device with a triple camera and stylus.
But we’ve even seen “official” shots that were seemingly accidentally published by Samsung on its own website ahead of time.
It looks like a fairly standard Note device, with an enormous squared-off body.
We’re expecting the new phone to feature Qualcomm’s powerful Snapdragon 865 chip – the same one inside the Galaxy S20.
However, we’ll probably see Samsung’s similarly nippy Exynos chips landing in the European version of the device.
The handset is very likely to support super-fast 5G internet – just like the Galaxy S20 earlier this year.
And we’ll probably see a larger “Ultra” model launching alongside the new Note 20.
Sadly, details on exact specs or pricing remain light.
Reports also suggest the South Korean tech giant is still set to bring out the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 this year.
The company’s quarterly earnings report stated: “Looking ahead to the second quarter … the company will continue to offer differentiated products in the premium segment with the launch of new foldable and Note models.”
This suggests the Galaxy Fold 2 might be on its way as its the only foldable Samsung device that’s been hinted about.
A new version of the Fold is hotly anticipated, not only because of the controversy surrounding the original.
It’s also expected to cost a considerable amount less than the first one.
We need to wait for Samsung’s official virtual event to confirm or dismiss any speculations.
Samsung – a brief history
Here’s what you need to know…
- Samsung is a major South Korean company made up of many businesses that operate globally
- It’s known locally as a “chaebol”, which means “business conglomerate”
- It was founded by Lee Byung-chul in 1938 as a trading company
- But over several decades, it branched out into food processing, insurance, textiles and retail
- It wasn’t until the late 1960s when Samsung entered the electronics industry – for which it’s best known in the west today
- It also launched businesses in construction and shipbuilding in the 1970s
- Today, Samsung’s most important sources of income are its smartphones and computer chips
- The firm accounts for around a fifth of South Korea’s total exports, and roughly 17% of the country’s GDP
- More than 320,000 staff are employed by Samsung globally
- And in 2017, Samsung turned over the equivalent of £174billion today in revenue
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