What you need to know

  • Samsung this week sent out invites for an Unpacked event on August 7 in New York City.
  • The teaser includes an S Pen and camera cutout.
  • We're expecting Samsung to unveil the Galaxy Note 10.

Samsung this week sent out invites to an Unpacked event in New York City on August 7, where the company is expected to unveiled the Galaxy Note 10.

The invite includes an S Pen, a prominent selling point of the Note line, and a camera cutout, suggesting the Note 10 will feature a hole punch design similar to the Galaxy S10. That's about all that can be discerned from the invite.

The Galaxy Note 10 has fallen victim to a series of leaks over the past month, including supposed renders of the final design. And for the first time in the Note's history, Samsung could release two different sizes—a 6.28-inch and 6.75-inch model—to make the device more enticing to the average consumer.

There have also been reports that the Note 10 will ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack, something Samsung has yet to do in its flagship family of smartphones.

It's been a rough few months for Samsung in the wake of the Galaxy Fold's delay. The foldable device was supposed to usher in the future of smartphones back in April but instead failed spectacularly in the hands of journalists.

The Note 10 event will serve as a nice distraction from all the bad press, but let's hope the device is ready for release. After all, the Note line is no stranger to disaster.