Samsung expected to unveil 'Galaxy Fold 2,' Note 20 at virtual Galaxy Unpacked on Aug. 5

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Samsung on Tuesday invited press to a virtual Galaxy Unpacked event scheduled for Aug. 5, where the company is expected to unveil new hardware like a second-generation Galaxy Fold and updated Note 20 phablet.

Like many large gatherings, including Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, Unpacked is heading online in 2020 as the coronavirus crisis continues unabated in the U.S.

A next-generation foldable device is predicted to make an appearance at the event in August. What, exactly, Samsung plans to unveil remains unclear, though the company's bi-fold style Galaxy Fold handset is ripe for an upgrade. Rumors for a supposed "Galaxy Fold 2" or "Galaxy Z Fold 2" include a transition from plastic to glass screen material, enlarged internal display and potential S Pen support, reports CNET.

An updated Fold would join the clamshell-style Galaxy Z Flip, which saw release in February.

In addition to a folding flagship, Samsung is widely expected to debut a new Galaxy Note model at this year's event. Typical product enhancements like an upgraded camera and improvements to proprietary technology are anticipated for reveal. Previous leaks suggest a triple-camera array with "Space Zoom" feature, a new color option — also alluded to in an official promo video for the event — and updated S Pen functionality.

Samsung's Global Newsroom website will host the Unpacked livestream starting on Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. Eastern.


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