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Samsung has officially revealed the date of the new Unpacked event. It’s August 11th at 10AM ET / 7 AM PT. The same as previous year the company will announce the next version of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 — both models have already been disclosed in a leak. Samsung in a new teaser confirms that these models are the main heroes of the upcoming event.

According to the original material from The Verge, it is highly expected for Samsung to announce a new Galaxy watches, which would be the first to use the new combined Wear platform that was announced at Google I/O earlier this year.

The Unpacked event will again be in digital on Samsung’s website. Also the company gave a word to post more details on the livestream here. It’s also keeping up another Samsung trend: letting customers “reserve” “its next flagship” before it’s even been officially announced. Samsung says it will offer “increased trade-in credit and 12 months of Samsung Care+ at a discounted rate” for early reservations.

Galaxy Z Fold 3 keeps the design of the current iteration of the folding phone, according to the leaked photos by Evan Blass. The major boost will be the total connection with Samsung’s S Pen stylus. The company itself approved that stylus support will be present in a Fold line for a very long time. 

The possible variant of Galaxy Z Flip
Image credit: Evan Blass / Twitter (tweet now deleted)

For the Galaxy Z Flip 3, Samsung replaces a very tiny screen on the front panel with a slightly bigger screen but still it’s kind of small.

Samsung has upgraded the durability of the folding device to a new level since it’s swapped over to using “Ultra-thin glass” under the plastic sheet for these displays. But the fact that these folding screens are more fragile than common smartphone screens remains stable. Samsung should raise the durability level even more because every poke at the Z Fold 3’s screen with a plastic stick will be like a stab in the heart.

The bigger update for Samsung products comes with the new Galaxy smartwatches. The company switches its Tizen-based OS on smartwatches over Google’s Wear operating system. The main reason to do that is the absence of the app library in the original OS. 

It’s always possible there will be more on tap — Samsung’s Galaxy Buds lineup could also be due for a new model. We’ll find out for sure when Samsung kicks off its livestream on August 11th.

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