Expect to see big changes in the next tablet and little ones in the smartwatch.
Samsung has opted to release some new hardware ahead of its Unpacked conference next week. A shadowy teaser video gives launch dates for two new products: a tablet and a smartwatch.
The tablet is likely a full-featured Galaxy Tab S6. The most recent entry in the tech company’s tablet lineage was the midrange Galaxy Tab S5e, which combined a selection of high-end offerings and lightweight design at a $399 price point. The video shows that the new Tab will once again come with an S Pen stylus, and a keyboard cover will at least be an optional upgrade if not the default. More details will drop from Samsung tomorrow, with July 31 set as the tablet’s unveiling date.
The smartwatch will get its official introduction on August 5. Samsung’s February Unpacked event included a refresh of its wearables products, and the teased smartwatch is likely the follow-up to the Galaxy Watch Active. Expect to see only minor tweaks to the design and specs with the Galaxy Watch Active 2, since the original version only just hit the market a few months ago.
Front-loading some of the product reveals seems to point to some major developments in the works for the actual Unpacked conference on August 7. The Galaxy Note 10 is due to be the highlight of the event, and we’ve already seen leaks about some of the expected design changes the latest model will be sporting.
Samsung might also have more information about the Galaxy Fold, which is now slated for a September relaunch, and it’s long overdue to share some insights on the Galaxy Home smart speaker it teased a year ago.