Last week, Samsung announced its next big Unpacked Event that is scheduled for August 11th, 2021. The event teaser already hints that the company is bringing successive iterations for its Galaxy foldable phones. These would include the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip, which are the third generation models since the first foldable, the Galaxy Fold, debuted back in 2019. The event, as suggested, is scheduled for August 11th at 7:30 PM (IST).
Speaking ahead of the launch, Dr TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics, has hinted at two new foldable smartphones: the Galaxy Z Fold (third-gen), which acts as a smartphone and has a tablet mode — thanks to its foldable form factor; the Galaxy Z Flip, meanwhile is said to be exhibiting more refined style, durability alongside durable materials.
He has further hinted that we could see a new S-Pen specially designed for foldable phones, a specific Galaxy Note series thing earlier.
| Read more on what Dr TM Roh has to say from Samsung's Official Press Release |
Samsung to Unveil new Z Series Smartphones on August 11
Samsung will unveil visionary and purposeful mobile technology with focus on open ecosystems that will accelerate innovation and give people more freedom to create their own experiences, the company said.
“We will unleash our latest and greatest Galaxy Z series to reshape the smartphone category and completely reimagine your experiences,” said Dr. TM Roh, President & Head of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics.
Hinting at the launch of two new foldable smartphones on August 11, Dr Roh said the Z Fold will combine the very best that smartphones and tablets offer, while the Z Flip will exhibit an even more refined style, armed with more durable, stronger materials.
“We are out to set new heights and open up a whole new world of exciting experiences for even more people. I hope you’ll join us as we debut our next Galaxy Z family and share some foldable surprises — including the first-ever S Pen designed specifically for foldable phones,” he added.
Dr Roh said Samsung is working with Google to enrich the foldable ecosystems with popular apps and services.
“For our third generation of Galaxy Z phones, we have lined up even more partner apps that make the most of the versatile fold-out format. From hands-free optimized video calling with Google Duo and watching videos in Flex mode on YouTube to multitasking in Microsoft Teams, our foldable ecosystem will offer a wealth of seamless and optimized experiences,” he said.
At Samsung, “open” and “secure” are never mutually exclusive, Dr Roh said, adding that Samsung has collaborated with trusted industry leaders like Google and Microsoft to deliver mobile technology that is secure and optimized for today’s rapidly evolving and interconnected world
“We constantly work with key partners to create cutting-edge security solutions that keep your devices and data safe every step of the way. This allows us to give you even more control over your apps, data and privacy, so you can curate your own experience — with total peace of mind,” he added.
Talking about Samsung’s recent collaboration with Google to develop the new unified wearable platform, Dr Roh said, the One UI Watch user interface is deeply integrated with other Galaxy devices and provides consistent connectivity between the Galaxy Watch and Galaxy smartphone.