For the first time ever, a Samsung flagship smartphone will only have a grand release via livestream.
As per the sources in South Korea, the tech giant has no choice but to officially unveil the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Plus via an online event. Far from the usual flagship unveilings from the last years where the company would invite the media, and even fly them over from abroad.
This is one of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, which prohibits huge gatherings and promotes social distancing to prevent infection.
Almost all the smartphone releases we had since the pandemic were held online. Flagship smartphones like the Huawei P40 series and the Realme X50 Pro were officially introduced via their respective online events.
It may be a different type of release, but the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Plus is still expected to arrive on schedule. Which will be on an Unpacked event sometime in August.
Besides the Galaxy Note, Samsung is also expected to release the Galaxy Fold 2 on the same event.