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Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Event Highlights: Galaxy Watch, Z Flip 3 BE unveiled, OneUI 4 announced

At today's Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event, the company launched a new Galaxy Flip3 Bespoke Edition along with a new Bespoke Edition for the Galaxy Watch 4 allowing users to mix and match colours. The company also unveiled its One UI 4 software update.
At today's Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event, the company launched a new Galaxy Flip3 Bespoke Edition along with a new Bespoke Edition for the Galaxy Watch 4 allowing users to mix and match colours. The company also unveiled its One UI 4 software update. (Samsung)

  • Samsung launched new versions of its Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Z Flip3 that can be customised, with the Galaxy Z Flip Bespoke Edition.
  • The company has also announced a partnership with French-Japanese fashion brand Maison Kitsune for special edition hardware.
  • Samsung also showed off its upcoming One UI 4 software update coming later this year to eligible devices.

At today's Galaxy Unpacked event, the company launched new customisable versions of its Galaxy Z Flip3 smartphone and the Galaxy Watch4 smartwatch. The company also announced a new collaboration with French-Japanese fashion brand Maison Kitsune for wearables like the Galaxy Buds 2 and the Galaxy Watch4. The much-awaited Samsung Galaxy S21 FE did not make an appearance and it looks like enthusiasts may have to wait till January or later. You can keep track of everything Samsung announced during the event here. 

And it's a wrap! Looks like enthusiasts may have to wait longer for the Galaxy S21 FE

The Galaxy Unpacked event comes to an end.
The Galaxy Unpacked event comes to an end. (Samsung)

Samsung didn't launch the rumoured Galaxy S21 FE smartphone today, so it looks like enthusiasts will have to wait until January to see the device, as reports previously suggested. Instead, the company launched new features for the Galaxy Watch 4 with new watch faces, Fall Detection, Gesture Controls and more.  It also announced One UI 4, the latest version of its operating system for eligible smartphones.  

Samsung shows off its One UI 4 software update across its devices

Samsung shows off the new One UI 4 update across its smartphone, tablets and other devices. 
Samsung shows off the new One UI 4 update across its smartphone, tablets and other devices.  (Samsung)

Samsung shows off the One UI software update across its smartphone and tablet and wearable products.  

Samsung partners with Maison Kitsuné for Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Buds2

SamsungGalaxy Watch with the Maison Kitsune collaboration
SamsungGalaxy Watch with the Maison Kitsune collaboration (Samsung)

Samsung has announced a new partnership with French-Japanese fashion brand Maison Kitsuné to bring the familiar fox branding to its wireless earbuds and smartwatches. 

Samsung Galaxy Bespoke Edition for Galaxy Watch 4 announced

Galaxy Watch Bespoke edition
Galaxy Watch Bespoke edition (Samsung)

Samsung announces OneUI 4 for eligible smartphones 

Samsung One UI 4
Samsung One UI 4 (Samsung)

Samsung unveils its much-awaited One UI operating system upgrade based on Android 11. The operating system will not have access to better customisation, emoji pairing, better integration with wearables from Samsung, and a host of other features.

Samsung says it will let users customise their Galaxy Z Flip 3 colours, made to order 

Samsung says that customers can design and check out their Galaxy Z Flip3 and Watch4 Bespoke Edition at Bespoke Studio exclusively on Samsung.com. Once the order is placed, devices are tailor-made and arrive in special edition packaging with a Bespoke Edition wallpaper and Cover Screen that matches the device’s colors for a fully coordinated look.

Samsung launches new designs and customisations for Galaxy devices with the Galaxy Z Flip 3 Bespoke Edition

Galaxy Z Flip3 Bespoke Edition
Galaxy Z Flip3 Bespoke Edition (Samsung)

Stephen Hawke (Samsung Product Strategy) discusses the WhatsApp chat transfer feature as well as other features on the Galaxy Z Flip 3. The company has now released the new  Galaxy Z Flip 3 Bespoke Edition with a lot of customisation options – both software and hardware. 

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Part 2 event begins

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 (Samsung)

Samsung kicks off the Galaxy Unpacked Part 2 event with a video of its Galaxy Flip3 smartphone. 

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What is special about Samsung Galaxy S21 FE?

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is special in the eyes of consumers simply because it is expected to bring high-end specs at a relatively low price. Fans are expecting to see this smartphone launch today

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE

In case Samsung does spring the smartphone on us, then here is what we know so far about the handset. According to leakers, the Galaxy S21 FE smartphone could come with the powerful Snapdragon 888 chipset, 5G connectivity and a display with a high refresh rate. It is also expected to feature a triple camera setup, although not as capable as the Galaxy S21 Ultra, Samsung’s most premium flagship device in terms of camera capabilities launched this year.

 

Galaxy Unpacked Event: On a new smartphone 

Not everyone is convinced that Samsung will launch a new affordable Galaxy flagship smartphone today, and reports have recently emerged that the Galaxy S21 FE has been delayed by a few months. According to reports, the Galaxy S21 FE could arrive as late as January 2022 -- tipster Jon Prosser has also revealed that the launch has been rescheduled till January 11.

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Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Event 2.0
Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Event 2.0 (Samsung)

Galaxy Unpacked 2.0 Event

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Samsung Galaxy S21 FE launch?

While Samsung has not yet revealed the nature of the hardware expected to launch today, reports suggest that the company could unveil a much-awaited affordable Galaxy smartphone today, the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE.