Galaxy Unpacked: What is Samsung Going to Unveil?

Galaxy Unpacked: What is Samsung Going to Unveil?

Amidst all the hype of the OnePlus 2 and the rain of Moto 2015 news, Samsung tried stealing the limelight back to itself by announcing their next “Galaxy Unpacked” event, which will be held on August 13th 2015.

Samsung took to Twitter to reveal a very cryptic gif associated with the event, which probably has some clue on the device(s) to be launched. The hashtag “#TheNextGalaxy” does indeed point that the event will be the launchpad for a Galaxy device, one at the very least. And thanks to the leaks that have been doing the rounds the past couple of days, it wouldn’t be too bad of a guess to say that this is where we will get to see the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, and maybe even the Samsung Galaxy Note 5.

Traditionally, the Galaxy Unpacked events have been the place where Samsung shows off the rather significant products in its lineup. At the Samsung Unpacked event held in Barcelona, Spain in March 2015 , Samsung took the wraps off its 2015 flagship duo, the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge. The accompanying teaser image (pictured) for the March event clearly laid hints towards the “Edge”.


Teaser images apart, we do have a very decent idea of what the phones will look like. As far as the S6 Edge Plus is concerned, it would be a blown up version of the S6 Edge, with a bigger form factor. No points for guessing that this would put the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus in direct competition with the iPhone 6 Plus, making it a very compelling choice against the iPhone for the general, uninformed consumer.

And if you still had doubts regarding what the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 would look like, newest leaks courtesy of reiterate what we have seen so far.



The images also offer a glimpse of the S Pen, and it does look like the S Pen would be ejectable as there appears to be no clear indentation to pull out the pen. The images also confirm that the Note 5 will not feature a USB Type C, opting for the more ubiquitous micro USB port. We can still expect quick charging capabilities out of the Note 5, so all is not lost on this end.



There is a chance that we may also get to see the next iteration of the Samsung Gear smartwatch. We will get more leaks and info regarding this as the event approaches.

To recap, the Samsung “Galaxy Unpacked” event will be held on August 13th 2015 at 11 am PDT. You can also catch the event live stream here.

What do you think the event teaser image signifies? Will we see some more surprises from Samsung at the event? What are your expectations of the event? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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I am a tech journalist with XDA since 2015, while being a qualified business-litigation lawyer with experience in the field. A low-end smartphone purchase in 2011 brought me to the forums, and it's been a journey filled with custom ROMs ever since. When not fully dipped in smartphone news, I love traveling to places just to capture pictures of the sun setting. You can reach out to me at [email protected]