Samsung confirms no new Note at Unpacked, but will bring S Pen to its foldables

The company’s head of mobile also says Samsung will introduce new models of the Z Fold and Z Flip that feature updated materials.

Samsung’s Unpacked event on Aug. 11 will be missing a longtime staple of its product lineup, a new Note device. But its “latest and greatest Galaxy Z series” foldables will arrive at the event, the company’s head of mobile confirmed Monday in a blog post.

TM Roh, president and head of Samsung’s mobile communications business, gave some hints about what his company will unveil during its upcoming product launch. For starters, foldables will be the big topic of the day. Samsung plans to introduce new models of the Galaxy Z Fold — which expands outward from a phone into a tablet — and Galaxy Z Flip, which features a clamshell design, allowing users to shelter the interior flexible display by closing the sides. The new devices will feature more durable materials and new multitasking abilities.

“Instead of unveiling a new Galaxy Note this time around, we will further broaden beloved Note features to more Samsung Galaxy devices,” Roh said in the post. That includes a new S Pen stylus specifically for Samsung’s foldables.

The new Z Fold “combines the very best that smartphones and tablets offer and delivers completely new ways of working, connecting and creating,” Roh wrote. And the new Z Flip will feature “an even more refined style, armed with more durable, stronger materials,” Roh said.

“I’m excited to say our third generation of foldable devices will open up amazing new multitasking capabilities and enhanced durability for even more people around the world,” he added.

Along with new hardware, Samsung has worked with Google “to enrich our foldable ecosystems with popular apps and services,” Roh said. For the third-generation foldables, Samsung has lined up more partner apps to take advantage of the fold-out format. That includes hands-free video calling with Google Duo, watching videos in “Flex” mode on YouTube and multitasking in Microsoft Teams.  ReadMore

Source :  cnet

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