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Samsung to host ‘Unpacked Part 2’ after Apple and Google’s big events

Samsung has two tough acts to follow

Samsung to host ‘Unpacked Part 2’ after Apple and Google’s big events
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Fall is a busy season for the tech world, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. On Monday, October 18, Apple is expected to reveal its new M1X MacBook Pros. On Tuesday, October 19, Google confirmed it is hosting its Pixel 6 event.

Today, Samsung announced that on Wednesday, October 20, it’s holding a second ‘Unpacked’ event, where it will announce… something?

It’s admittedly quite unusual for Samsung to have an ‘Unpacked Part 2,’ as the company is calling it. The company already announced its big phones for the second half of the year, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3. There’s no Galaxy Note anymore, at least for this year. So unless Samsung has something truly mindblowing up its sleeve, this is likely to be a more low-key event.

For its part, Samsung’s announcement says:

Our users are multifaceted and live life in so many colorful, interesting and unique ways. As such, the technology they use every day should reflect their individuality.

Join Galaxy Unpacked Part 2 on October 20 to see how Samsung is opening up new experiences for self-expression through technology.”

That doesn’t tell us much, but it sounds like the company will be announcing some kind of ability to customize their phone’s color schemes, especially when coupled with the teaser video above. Perhaps there will be some new software features too, but I can’t imagine Samsung holding a separate event just for that.

There have been rumors about an S21 Fan Edition, but the latest rumors seem to suggest that’s slated for early 2021 instead.

Really, given the lack of leaks, it’s anyone’s guess. We’ll find out more in a week’s time, but don’t get your hopes up for anything too exciting. The event will stream on Samsung’s YouTube channel on October 20 at 10 AM ET.

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