As you all may know, Samsung has two main reveal events every year. For 2019, we’ve already had one where we witnessed the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S10, back in February. However, another one is just around the corner where we’ll probably see the new Galaxy Note 10 lineup along with some other gadgets from the Korean tech giant. The event will take place on August 7th, 2019 at Barclays Center, Brooklyn but you can watch it live on Samsung’s website.
While there’s still little over a week left in this event, we can’t help but wonder what new devices we’ll get to see and what features they are expected to have. To cater to that curiosity, we’ve compiled a list of expected devices and their predicted and leaked specs that’ll be revealed at the event.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Series
As you may have noticed, I’m calling this the “Note 10 series” instead of just the Note 10. This is because, unlike all the previous Galaxy Note generations, we’ll be getting multiple models of this device. The top-tier spec will be called the Galaxy Note 10 Pro while the regular variant will be named conventionally.
I’ve previously speculated that the Note 10 would be powered by the latest 7nm Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 found in almost all the flagships that came out this year. However, the latest leaks confirm that it will have the 855+ variant of the same chipset. It is only found in the Asus ROG Phone 2 and is the most powerful mobile chipset you can get today. It is only fitting that the most powerful phone by Samsung should have this chipset.
I’ve covered the rest of the expected specs: a 6.3″ and 6.75″ hole-punch AMOLED displays for the regular and Pro variants respectively. It’ll be interesting to see a 90Hz refresh rate on that display as well since OnePlus 7 Pro beat Samsung to the best smartphone display. The battery on the Pro variant will be around 4300mAh and will be able to support a 45W fast charge.
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2
It is Samsung’s tradition to intrude a new wearable with the launch of a new Galaxy Note. This time around, we’ll be getting the new Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2. It’s a long name for something that you can wear on your list but it is expected to pack some amazing features. It is slimmer than the regular Galaxy Watch and is aimed for the fitness-oriented amongst you.
The new Watch Active 2 will improve upon the existing features of its predecessor, the Watch Active. It will be available with two different dial sizes; you’ll get a base 40mm one and a larger 44mm one, with the additional cost. All models will also have LTE capabilities and ECG heart monitoring. However, the latter will not be available on launch as Samsung still needs FDA approval before implementing it for the general public.
The newest rendition of the Watch Active will also reintroduce the rotating dial that users of the regular Galaxy Watch loved. It was taken out from the original Watch Active but faced backlash. It looks as if Samsung has really started paying attention to customer feedback, which is a good thing. A full review will come once the device is launched officially.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6
The second 2019 Unboxed Event will also bring for us, the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S6. Contrary to what you may have guessed, it will not succeed the Galaxy Tab S5e as the new budget tablet for the brand. It will instead replace the Galaxy Tab S4 as the new flagship tablet. While smartphones are becoming more versatile by the day, there’s still a need for proper tablets, which is why they’re still a thing.
While skipping naming convention hasn’t proven the best for the Korean brand in the past (Google Galaxy Note 7), the Tab S6 sure does sound promising. It is expected to feature the latest Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855, a 10.5″ AMOLED display, and an S-Pen stylus with a magnetic area at the back. Now, personally, I’m not a fan of the stylus placement being on the back, it should’ve been on the side, like the Apple iPad Pro.
Samsung Galaxy Home
Now, I know this product has been previously unveiled at the Galaxy Note 8 launch event. It is a smart speaker that supports Bixby. It is made to rival the likes of Amazon Echo and Alexa. However, it was not ready to be launched to the general public then, which is why the official launch was delayed. Reports suggested that it would finally be launched in the last quarter of 2019, which happens to be at the same time as the event. It is highly likely that this is when we’ll finally be getting the new smart home device from Samsung.
Samsung Galaxy Fold
Lastly, we have the Samsung Galaxy Fold. It was already revealed earlier this year and was expected to launch after a few months of the reveal. However, disaster struck as almost all review units started breaking and Samsung had to delay the public launch of this revolutionary device. It was a shame as this was one of the most anticipated devices out there with its top-end build quality and specs. Thankfully, Samsung claims it has fixed whatever issues this device previously had and it is therefore expected to finally be made public in the upcoming event.