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