Exclusive: Samsung's Next Galaxy Unpacked is on 5th August, With the Galaxy Note 20 and a 5G Z Flip

By Tom Pritchard on at

I always seem to forget that Samsung likes to launch its new phones before everyone else, even Galaxy Unpacked is usually around the same time as it was the year before. So it shouldn't be any surprise to hear that the Galaxy Note 20 is set to be unveiled at an Unpacked that's happening on 5th August.

That's according to our own sources, who have proven to be a trustworthy source of information in the past, so we're inclined to treat this information as legit. Some of the information also lines up with previous rumours about the Unpacked event.

Naturally we can expect the event to see the launch of the next Galaxy Note, and barring any major branding shuffles that means it should be called the Note 20. On top of that sources tell us that we should be seeing a new Z Flip that comes with 5G, something the original missed, in black or copper colouring.

If 5G isn't your thing, but you still want a Z Flip that isn't lilac or a literal black mirror, Samsung has a Mirror Gold version set for release sometime in July. It's the same phone that was released in February, though, just in a slightly less offensive-to-the-eyes colour.

Apparently the new 5G Z Flip will cost £1,399 (slightly up from the original's £1,300), with both it and the still unpriced Note 20 going on general sale on 21st August.

Interestingly, despite the pandemic, Samsung still intends to have a physical Unpacked event rather than going for a digital-only presentation other companies have been opting for. The location is TBA, but it's worth mentioning that Samsung is Korean, and South Korea has been a taking the spread of coronavirus more seriously than countries like the UK or US. We'll have to wait and see how things pan out, though.

One final detail is out source claims Samsung is getting generous with the pre-order bonuses. They claim that there will be a wireless charger thrown in with pre-ordered devices, as well as an enhanced trade-in that gives you an extra £100 on top of whatever your phone was already worth.

Clearly Samsung doesn't want a repeat of the Galaxy S20's terrible sales figures.