Samsung’s upcoming Unpacked event is scheduled for February 11th at 2 PM ET / 11 AM PT, and in regular Samsung style, we already have a pretty much idea of what it’s planning to reveal. At the top of the announcements is nearly absolutely its flagship Samsung Galaxy S20 series of smartphones, but there’s also the foldable Galaxy Z Flip and a new pair of truly wireless earbuds. Here’s all you can expect from the Samsung Galaxy S20 event.
Samsung previously announced its two affordable smartphones, the S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite, at the start of the year. Now, what the Galaxy S20 series have in store for us?
Samsung Galaxy S20 Event
Samsung Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus
There are three important things to anticipate from the S20 and S20 Plus. First is support for 5G. Although Samsung issued a 5G version of the S10 last year, this year, the networking pattern is expected to be accessible across most of the lineup, at least in the US. We know this because the phones are supposed to run on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 chipset, which is intended to pair with a 5G modem out of obligation.
Then there’s the S20 display, which this year could have a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. Till now, the reports hint that the huge refresh rate will only be possible when the software is set to 1080p, suggesting you’ll be confined to 60Hz if you need to set your phone to 1440p.
Lastly, there are cameras. The S20 Plus will possibly have a quad-camera array comprising of a 12-megapixel main camera, a 64-megapixel telephoto camera, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and a 3D time-of-flight sensor. Meantime, the standard S20 will reportedly drop the ToF sensor.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
Besides the S20, Samsung is massively deemed to be intending to reveal a new foldable handset called the Galaxy Z Flip. Unlike the Galaxy Fold that it released last year, which used its folding form-factor to attempt to be both a tablet and a smartphone, the Z Flip is just a smartphone that folds down to be more dense, much like the latest Motorola Razr.
Though it’s not only the form-factor that’s transformed. The Z Flip could also be Samsung’s only foldable to use a glass screen, which should give it far more enduring and defiant power against some of the problems that bothered its first-generation foldable. The OLED display is considered to be about 6.7 inches, with an extraordinarily wide 22:9 aspect ratio screen.
Samsung Galaxy Buds+
Besides all the latest smartphones, Samsung should reveal a second-generation model of its Galaxy Buds, favorably called the Galaxy Buds+. Rumors imply Samsung’s latest true wireless earbuds will have twice the battery life of the current Galaxy Buds, as well as advanced call features. They may also be more reliable at isolating sound, though they possibly won’t drop out noise like the AirPods Pro.
Samsung Galaxy Home Mini
It’s been almost 18 months since Samsung first revealed the Galaxy Home in 2018. As for the Galaxy Home, we seemingly won’t learn about it because Samsung sees Bixby a little otherwise than it did in 2018. When Samsung first declared the device, the corporation placed the digital assistant as a direct competitor to Google Assistant and Alexa.
Last year’s Unpacked also marked Samsung reveals the Galaxy Watch Active 2 as well as the Galaxy Fit. But this year, there have been no notable reports regarding any wearable making an exhibition alongside its Galaxy flagship.