Tech companies love to lump events together. Oftentimes, we'll get several events in the span of one month, with Apple, Google, Microsoft, and even Samsung fighting for your attention. October is usually one of those times, which is why it's lovingly referred to as "Techtober." This year is no different, so we have several significant events scheduled for roughly the same week, Which you're looking forward to the most?
While the Pixel 6 launch date was already announced, Apple decided to take some of Google's thunder by scheduling a launch event the day before. Since the company just had its big iPhone 13 event, it's expected that Cupertino will launch its latest MacBook models rocking mini-LED and new chips.
Apple's event is scheduled for Monday, October 18, at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET.
Google Pixel Fall Launch
Google's upcoming Pixel 6 event might arguably be the biggest of the bunch thanks to the anticipation building up for what could be one of the best Android phones of the year. Google has heavily teased the devices for a couple of months, not to mention we've seen a bevy of leaks, along with the excitement leading up to the official Android 12 rollout.
Google's Pixel 6 launch event is scheduled for Tuesday, October 19 at 10 a.m. PT/1 a.m. ET.
Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Part 2
Samsung also decided to throw itself a Galaxy Unpacked Part 2 event next week, although it's not entirely clear what to expect. The teaser for the event talks about reflecting individuality and living life in "many colorful, interesting, and unique ways."
That sounds like a reference to Android 12's dynamic color theming, something that arrived in Samsung's latest One UI 4 beta, so the company may plan to discuss its update plans. However, we don't expect the company to launch the Galaxy S21 FE just yet following rumors of its delay.
The Galaxy Unpacked Part 2 event is scheduled for Wednesday, October 20, at 7 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET.
Sony Xperia launch
And then there's Sony. This one came out of nowhere, but the company has an Xperia event scheduled for the following week. With the company's major smartphone launches already out of the way, it's anyone's guess what we'll get at this event. Still, it admittedly feels random to lump Sony in with other major Techtober launches. Here's hoping we get something mildly interesting!
Sony's Xperia event will happen on October 25 at 8 p.m. PT/11 p.m. ET.
Derrek is a long-time Nokia and LG fanboy who loves astronomy, videography, and sci-fi movies. When he's not working, he's most likely working out or smoldering at the camera.
You left the Microsoft event (which already happened) off the list. I cared about that one the most.
Same! Microsoft event for me, in particular for Surface Duo 2
Surface Duo 2 preorders sold out here in the UK... Waiting for Mr Mobile's review before I push the button...
"Still, it admittedly feels random to lump Sony in with other major Techtober launches." Not as weird as continuing to pretend Google and their failed iPixels interest anyone, are a "major" anything or are on the same level of relevance of Samsung and Apple launches...so...
I take it you didn't click "view results", then?
I’m definitely excited the most for the Pixel event. I’m anxiously awaiting the reviews and test of the tensor chip. I’m hoping Google will then make a SOC for wearables so Android Wear can compete with Apple Watches.
Samsung is the winner... The Pixel phone is made up mostly of Samsung internals... Screen, processor, memory, etc.
The processor is designed by Google and just manufactured by Samsung. Just like Apple’s Bionic SOC is designed by Apple by manufactured by TSMC. There’s a big difference than it just being a Samsung chip.
Intel, because I really need to upgrade my PC.
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