If you’re eagerly awaiting Samsung’s next flagship phone, the Galaxy S11, then go ahead and mark February 11 in your diary. According to a newly-leaked promo, this looks to be the date for Samsung’s next “Unpacked” press event, which last year was the occasion for the company to unveil the Galaxy S10.
The 15-second clip doesn’t give much away. There are just two mysterious oblong shapes pressing through a sheet of material in place of the letter A’s in the word “Galaxy.” One shape is more rectangular and the other more square, perhaps suggesting that Samsung will unveil both a Galaxy S10 and a rumored Galaxy Fold 2, but that’s just a guess for now.
More definite is the date: February 11, 2020. The event will also be live-streamed at www.samsung.com, and — if the date is confirmed — you can expect The Verge to be there as well, providing photos, videos, and hands-on impressions of any new devices.
We haven’t heard a lot about what to expect from Samsung’s next flagship. Recreated renders suggest it’ll have a rectangular camera module on the back (which matches the shape that appears on the left in the promo); and that it’ll incorporate a 120Hz refresh rate display, a 108-megapixel sensor for its main camera, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. There’s also a chance it’ll be called the Samsung Galaxy S20, rather than the S11.
We know even less about a possible Galaxy Fold 2, the successor to the company’s first, and troublesome, foldable smartphone. There have been some leaked images of what could be the Fold 2 with a clamshell design, and signs point to a lower, more mass-market price (under $1,000) sporting a new and more resilient flexible glass display, but that’s it for now.
If the date for this Unpacked event is confirmed, we should know a whole lot more come February 11.