Samsung has sent invitations to an online event that it will be hosting on Wednesday, October 20th, at 10 AM ET / 7 AM PT. This event is called Galaxy Unpacked Part 2. It may indicate that we will not be getting all new Galaxy phones but rather iterations of existing models.
We now have an Apple event (where we expect new MacBook Pros), a Google Pixel 6 launch on Tuesday and a smaller Samsung event on Wednesday, thanks to Samsung's announcement.
Samsung's newsroom announcement about the event, which includes the invites image, suggests that there will be personalization of Galaxy devices. Samsungs users are multifaceted, and they live their lives in many different ways. The technology they use everyday should reflect this. Galaxy Unpacked Part 2 will be available on October 20th. To see more about how Samsung is opening new opportunities for self-expression via technology, visit Galaxy Unpacked Part 2.
It could be anything, but it seems to hint at new colors for the Galaxy phones and possibly even full customization. The teaser image might hint at this possibility. Samsung gave customers the opportunity to select their accent color for the hinge on the Z Fold 2. However, that option was removed from the Z Fold 3.
It's going to be an extremely busy week
No customization program comes close to the original Moto X's, which allowed users to choose from a variety of colors and materials, including bamboo. Samsung seems unlikely to be willing or able to go further than that.
Even more unlikely is the Galaxy S21 FE. This fan edition at a lower price of the Galaxy S21 has been rumored for a while. The S21 FE is in a sort of limbo right now, with the possibility of it being delayed or cancelled due to the chip shortage. Sammobile reported that Samsung still considers a January launch of the S21 FE.
Whatever Samsung announces Wednesday 20th, it will struggle to get attention after the Sturm (Apple), and Drang (Google), the previous two days. Perhaps Wednesday's announcement is Samsung's attempt to divert attention from the Pixel 6.
We also have the 10th anniversary event of The Verges called On The Verge, which will be held Friday and Saturday. Tickets are discounted with the code $99NOW if you're in New York City. Thursday, the 21st is open for announcements by another tech company. Have you heard anything from OnePlus lately