Samsung launched a new mid-range line Galaxy A series phones earlier this weekBut now a new leaked roadmap may have revealed what the South Korean tech giant has planned for the rest of spring and summer.
Assuming the roadmap, which appeared in a leaked graphic posted by Evan Blass on his Voice pageIt’s legit, we can see that Samsung has a handful of upcoming events and product launches scattered throughout the next two quarters. Looking beyond the generic launch event on March 26 (which will likely include US-specific information for the new Galaxy A52 and A72), we can see a new PC launch event scheduled for mid-April, the new Tab S7 Lite scheduled for June, a new inexpensive 5G phone in July, and a Galaxy FE Unpacked event in August.
For me, the two most notable dates on this roadmap are the PC event in April, where we got to see a new Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 convertible with built-in S Pen support and possibly a 5G-capable version. of Galaxy Chromebook 2and the Galaxy FE event in August.
Samsung has been relatively blunt about investing more resources in its computing division, so after two Unpacked events for the S21 and the Galaxy A series lineup earlier this year with an Unpacked event for PC makes perfect sense.
Looking at the event scheduled for late summer, the biggest takeaway is that mid-August is typically when Samsung announces a new Galaxy Note device. However, with the leaked roadmap specifically stating that the event will be for a new Fan Edition device (most likely the S21 FE), there has been talk recently that Samsung may not make a new Galaxy Note by 2021 seems even more likely.
However, Samsung Co-CEO Koh Dong-Jim mentioned during a recent shareholders meeting that Samsung could always delay the next Galaxy Note launch day, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Samsung ended up withholding a couple of specialty devices (like a new Galaxy Fold or possibly a Galaxy Note) for later in the fall.
Scattered among the events listed on the roadmap, Blass said that Samsung will also launch the Galaxy A82 sometime this summer, which is said to feature 5G and come with some sort of “dual-use” camera module.
Despite the ongoing chip crisis plaguing the tech industry, it appears that Samsung still has a steady string of launches planned for 2021, aside from May, when the company doesn’t seem to have anything big on the schedule. And while this leaked roadmap only mentions phones, tablets, and PCs, there are likely a few other unexpected devices that will also appear before the end of the year.