New Samsung Unpacked event teases "the most powerful Galaxy is coming"
Samsung has just unveiled its latest teaser for what will be the third Galaxy Unpacked event for 2021. Scheduled for April 28 at 10am ET, the Korean company is promoting it with the tantalizing tagline that “The most powerful Galaxy is coming”, which has naturally gotten tongues wagging on the blogosphere. Although the Galaxy brand is most closely associated with Samsung’s popular Android smartphones, Samsung has greatly expanded the Galaxy umbrella to include everything from tablets to Chromebooks and PCs.
In fact, the short teaser video hints at a laptop display opening which points to an official unveiling for its rumored Galaxy Book Pro laptop and Galaxy Book Pro 360 convertible. These would be the first such devices from Samsung and promise to pack in a lot of technology including OLED panels and S-Pen compatibility. Apparently, they will both be available in 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch sizes while the 360 model is also expected to include a built-in 5G modem. Thunderbolt 4 connectivity is also on the cards.
In terms of chipsets, we are hearing that the Galaxy Book Pro models will be fitted with a choice of Intel’s latest 11th generation Tiger Lake-based Core i5 and Core i7 silicon. Graphics are likely to be provided by Intel’s new integrated Xe-based GPUs, but we have heard the Nvida MX450 dGPU could be an option. As chips produced on Intel’s (troubled) 10nm process, they should deliver strong battery life which can be expected at around 10 hours. The rumored Galaxy Book Go could also make an appearance at the event, which is just two weeks away.