There will be two new foldables and two new smartwatches.
Samsung’s Galaxy S21 range is doing well, but the firm wishes it could persuade more iPhone users to switch to its devices. The business may be on the verge of announcing new Galaxy foldables, and its recent cooperation with Google on Wear OS means new Galaxy smartwatches with greater experience and integration are on the road.
As the mobile industry recovered this year, Samsung returned its position as the world’s largest smartphone producer by volume, but it has yet to compete with Apple in the wristwatch market. The Apple Watch continues to be the market leader, while Samsung’s devices are losing ground.
The Korean tech giant is reportedly preparing a new event where it will release two new Galaxy foldable phones and two new Galaxy smartwatches. The rumor comes from leaker Max Weinbach, who has a relatively good track record when it comes to these things. Weinbach says the devices could launch as soon as August 3, which may or may not be the date for the next Galaxy Unpacked event.
Additionally, leaker Jon Prosser says the company will start shipping the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3 on August 27, while the new Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch Active 4 could start shipping as soon as August 11.
Instead of Tizen, the new watches are believed to run Google’s Wear OS with Samsung’s OneUI overlay on top. More information about this integration may be disclosed later this month at the MWC 2021.
Previous rumours suggested that Samsung planned to release a Galaxy S21 “Fan Edition” smartphone this year instead of a new Galaxy Note smartphone, but supply chain insiders told Korean publication ETNews that production of the new device had been halted due to unexpected technical issues and a shortage of Snapdragon 888 chipsets.