Samsung’s president of cell, TM Roh, dropped a number of hints concerning the firm’s product roadmap in a blog post today. He confirmed Samsung will maintain an occasion in January — presumably for the Galaxy S21. He additionally implied that S Pen assist will come to extra telephones and that Samsung intends to broaden its line of folding telephones with cheaper choices.
The trace that’s prone to have the largest influence on the best variety of prospects is stylus assist for Galaxy telephones past the Observe line. That’s been rumored for a while now, however Roh additionally claims that Samsung intends to “add a few of its most well-loved options to different units in our lineup.”
It could imply that the other half of those rumors may also come to go: that the Observe line itself could quickly be coming to an finish, at the very least as a premium flagship in Samsung’s lineup. The Observe hasn’t been that differentiated from the common S line of telephones for some time now. The primary distinction past design language has been that silo for the stylus.
With S Pen assist on Galaxy S telephones just like the upcoming Galaxy S21 line and Z telephones just like the Z Fold (and possibly even a Z Flip), Samsung in all probability figures it’s simply as simple to retailer a stylus in a case as it will be inside a cellphone.
Roh additionally confirmed that Samsung can be offering extra particulars in January. That’s when Samsung is predicted to unveil the Galaxy S21 line, a month or two forward of when it normally does.
The S Pen wasn’t the one factor Roh hinted at within the submit. He additionally stated that Samsung intends to have a “portfolio of foldables” and that it needs to make the class “extra accessible to everybody.” “Accessible,” on this case, is probably going a reference to the value of folding telephones, which clock in wherever from $1,300 to $2,000 for a brand new cellphone proper now. The rumor right here is that there can be a Z Fold “Lite” someday in 2021. If folding telephones are ever going to be greater than a curiosity, they’ll want to come back down considerably in value. That seems to be what Samsung is aiming for.
Roh says that Samsung will put extra emphasis on “pro-grade digicam and video capabilities” on its telephones. That’s not likely a lot of a revelation, however it could imply that Samsung hopes to get again right into a digicam high quality race with Apple and Google — a race Samsung has but to definitively win. Roh promised an “epic new 12 months” and particularly talked about utilizing AI to enhance picture high quality. Computational pictures is exactly the place Samsung has historically fallen slightly behind its rivals.
He hinted that it will start to do extra with UWB in 2021 as properly. Like Apple, he’s promising that your cellphone will open your automotive door. Not like Apple, he’s keen to speak about utilizing it to find objects and “even your loved ones pet.”
That’s lots of teases for Samsung’s January occasion, which we at the moment expect to happen on the 14th. That’s after we’ll see the Galaxy S21 introduced and maybe a bit extra, an earlier begin than ordinary to a brand new 12 months of telephones.