Galaxy Unpacked 2 is set to unfold on October 20th with initial reports suggesting that Samsung would finally announce the much-delayed Galaxy S21 FE alongside the Galaxy Tab S8 series. It’s since been ‘confirmed’ by a couple of leakers that the S21 FE is being delayed until January 11th next year. In its place, it seems that Samsung could launch its latest foldable in customizable colors alongside the OneUI 4.0/Android 12 update schedule, and perhaps news of the Galaxy Tab S8 series, although that could be a stretch.
With Apple and Google both holding launch events on October 18th and 19th respectively, Samsung’s Unpacked 2 event is going to find it difficult to grab the attention of consumers if it’s just the ability to customize colors for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 and news on its One UI 4.0/Android 12 software. All that Samsung says is that it is “opening up new experiences for self-expression through technology.” Considering that the SmartThings branding is displayed in the teaser image, perhaps we’ll also see some new IoT hardware unveiled.
As for the alleged launching of the Galaxy Tab S8, there’s isn’t too much noise about Samsung’s follow-up to the Galaxy Tab S7 series which doesn’t give us much confidence in seeing it announced on October 20th. Perhaps, just like the Galaxy S21 FE, it will have to wait until the rumored January 11th Unpacked event. Maybe.
Next week promises to be a tech overload from Apple, Google, and Samsung, but which one are you more excited for?