Samsung threw a dart at the year’s calendar and chose January 17. Yes, its next Unpacked event is coming earlier this year and will be held at the SAP Center in San Jose. The event, usually held in February, is typically when Samsung reveals its latest array of flagship smartphones. At this point we’ll see the Galaxy S24 – unless the company shakes up the numbering – and I remember the S8!*
This is all broadly unofficial, though. Samsung typically isn’t explicit about what it’ll reveal (unless it’s bantering about foldables “unfolding”). If you’re feeling risky, the company has already started a “pre-reserve” program where you can register your email address to pre-order… something Galaxy flavored.
– Mat Smith
*Yes I know Samsung changed its naming nomenclature to S20 back in 2020, but let me have my fun.
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This article originally appeared on Engadget at https://www.engadget.com/the-morning-after-samsung-schedules-its-galaxy-s24-event-for-january-17-121624331.html?src=rss