Samsung announced Unpacked virtual presentation on September 23rd at 10AM ET. It titled “Galaxy Unpacked for Every Fan,” which is a fairly obvious hint that it will mark the official reveal of the rumored Galaxy S20 Fan Edition.
S20 Fan Edition will come in several colors such as; red, dark blue, pink, and mint green. As is often the case with Samsung, the phone might be offered in different colors across various carriers and regions. Samsung’s official invite shows the dark blue and mint options.
Earlier leaks suggested that this new device would feature a 6.4-inch screen, along with a frosted or matte plastic back, lower-end cameras and a 4,500mAh battery. We’ll just have to wait for the 23rd to find out for sure.
There could be both 4G-only and 5G models, with the 4G version using Samsung’s own Exynos 990 processor, and the 5G model using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 chip. It’s also rumored to have three rear cameras, with a 12MP primary sensor, a 12MP 123-degree wide-angle camera, and an 8MP telephoto camera. It may also have a 32MP selfie camera.
“Fan Edition” branding is backing when Samsung did a redo with the troubled Galaxy Note 7. It’s unclear why Samsung has revived it after launching “lite” versions of the Galaxy S10 and Note 10, but perhaps the company doesn’t want to frame the device as a watered down S20 when it retains so many of the core specs.
In contrast, Samsung is expecting that 6G of the network to be launched in 2028, while its wide commercialization will happen in 2030. According to information by Samsung that ITU-R, which a sector of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) responsible for radio communication, is expected to begin their work to define a 6G vision next year.
The data rate of 1,000 gigabits per second, air latency of fewer than 100 microseconds, 50 times the peak data rate of 5G, and one-tenth the latency will be needed.
Also, the performance and architectural requirement for 6G includes optimising network design to overcome limited computation capability of mobile devices, enabling the flexible integration of new network entities, and applying artificial intelligence right from the get-go of technology development.
These include the use of the terahertz (THz) frequency band, novel antenna technologies to enhance the coverage of high frequency band signals, advanced duplex technologies, the evolution of network topology, spectrum sharing to increase the efficiency of frequency utilisation and the use of AI in wireless communications.
Meanwhile, 6G will be characterized by provision of advanced services such as truly immersive extended reality (XR), high-fidelity mobile hologram and digital replica.