Samsung despatched out invitations for its August 11 Unpacked occasion final week. Whereas it’s clear this goes to be packed (considerably mockingly) even by the corporate’s requirements, the occasion might be as notable for what it doesn’t embody. Specifically, a slew of rumors have pointed to Samsung skipping its annual Galaxy Note replace.
In a weblog publish at the moment, the corporate’s president and head of Cell Communications Enterprise, TM Roh, writes, “As an alternative of unveiling a new Galaxy Note this time round, we'll additional broaden beloved Note features to extra Samsung Galaxy units.” The language isn’t solely clear what meaning for the way forward for Samsung’s beloved – if occasional erratic – phablet. No Note this occasion? This year? This … ever?
Samsung provided TechCrunch the next clarification, “We won't be launching new Galaxy Note units in 2021. As an alternative, Samsung plans to proceed to broaden the Note expertise and convey lots of its standard productiveness and creativity features, together with the S Pen, throughout our Galaxy ecosystem. We'll share extra particulars on our future portfolio as soon as we're able to announce.”
Early rumors chalked the dearth of a new Note as much as provide chain issues which have continued all through a lot of 2020 and 2021. However additional hypothesis has left many questioning whether or not the corporate could lastly be sunsetting the Galaxy Note collection on the eve of its 10th anniversary. Is it potential that the pioneering phablet has run its course, particularly as different Samsung flagships get bigger and siphon off its greatest features?
What’s clear is that a few of the units introduced on the 11th will comply with within the footsteps of the Galaxy S21 and convey Note-like features together with S-Pen functionality. Seemingly this means no less than the Galaxy Z Fold, confirming earlier rumors that the foldable can be the most recent Galaxy device to blur the road between it and the Note. Presumably this additionally means an extra strengthened display for the product. Recent leaks level to a carrying case with a pen holster, quite than baking the slot instantly into the Fold’s already sophisticated design.
“I hope you’ll be part of us as we debut our subsequent Galaxy Z household and share some foldable surprises — together with the first-ever S Pen designed particularly for foldable telephones,” Roh writes. The manager additionally guarantees “much more refined type, armed with extra sturdy, stronger materials” on the new Galaxy Z Flip, whereas additionally confirming the arrival of a new Z Fold.
Rounding out the news is a reference to the One UI Watch that seems to substantiate that the most recent Galaxy Watch may also make a cameo on the upcoming Unpacked.
Source : TechCrunch