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Samsung to upstage Apple and Google with 'Galaxy Unpacked Part 2'

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Part
Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Part (Image credit: Samsung)

What you need to know

  • Samsung has sent out invites for another Galaxy Unpacked event on October 20.
  • It's unclear what the company plans to unveil on that day, but it could be about apps.
  • The event will be held virtually and will be streamed on Samsung's YouTube channel.

Samsung announced on Tuesday that it will hold another Galaxy Unpacked on October 20, with invites already being sent out for the event.

The tech giant has posted a teaser for the "Galaxy Unpacked Part 2," which will be livestreamed via its YouTube channel. This means the event will only be available to watch online. It comes hot on the heels of Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked in August, where it launched the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 as well as the Galaxy Watch 4 smartwatches.

It's hard to tell what Samsung will unveil next week, but the teaser shows a stack of icons that belong to the company's proprietary apps being gobbled up by boxes. The company was previously rumored to be gearing up to launch the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE in late October, but this no longer appears to be the case due to the global chip shortage.

Samsung isn't expected to announce the Galaxy S22 series this year, either. The company's answer to the best Android phones may break cover early next year, so details about Samsung's event next week are anybody's guess for now.

It's worth noting that the upcoming event marks Samsung's fourth event this year. In January, the South Korean tech giant introduced the Galaxy S21 series, followed by the debut of the Galaxy Book Pro and Pro 360 in April.

The event will start at 10 a.m. ET, which comes a day after Google unveils the Pixel 6 series. Before that, Apple is also scheduled to hold its own event probably for the next-generation Mac computers.

Jay Bonggolto always keeps a nose for news. He is a tech journalist based in the Philippines who has been writing about consumer tech for the past six years and has been using various Android phones since falling in love with Jelly Bean. When he's not writing, he likes to spend time outside, stealing scenes with his phone camera.

5 Comments
  • "Attempt" to upstage Apple and Google... Without knowing what they will reveal, need to wait to see if they can truly upstage either of them
  • Ooh yes, because Google is the main Android device maker, right?
    Looking at the teaser graphics, it looks like they're launching OneUI 4, something new for SmartThings and the new tablet.
  • Apple is easy to upstage.
  • Their apps storage will be cloud based.
  • Many people are telling me that on October 20th Samsung is going to announce the Z fold 3 5g pro. It will come with a 6.9 inch outer display and a 6000 mah battery. It will have a silo for the fold edition of the s pen and it will also pack the new 100mp camera tech that Samsung has been rumored to have just finished developing. It will be dust proof and water proof, come with a 3.5mm headphone jack, and due to a special deal Samsung made with suppliers it will only cost $800 without a trade in. Its going to be Bigly. You heard it here 1st.