03 February 2020
UPDATE (January 29th, 2020):
Samsung has released a video teaser for the Galaxy Unpacked event that is only a couple of weeks away. The teaser does not offer any direct evidence of the announcements but offers references about what to expect. It has the text "Change the shape of the future" that seems to be a direct tease of the upcoming foldable phone Galaxy Z Flip.
Original (January 6th, 2020)
Samsung’s next Galaxy S-series that we have been learning through continuous leaks finally has a launch date. Samsung has officially announced that it is holding its Unpacked 2020 event on February 11 and while the teaser doesn’t mention the next Galaxy S-series, it is pretty obvious to guess the inevitable.
The South Korean company unveils new Galaxy S-series in the month of February every year at its Unpacked event, so we believe this year is no different. However, we are still unsure of the name. Speculations believe it to be Galaxy S20, since we are in the new year and with the new series, Samsung might be having a new beginning. Although, the leaks and rumors continue to address it the Galaxy S11.
So, talking about the event, it is happening on February 11, 2020, and will be available for live-streaming directly from the official website, Samsung.com. It means the launch of the new Galaxy S-series is way ahead of the scheduled MWC event. So, Samsung would get more time to dominate in the meantime.
It remains to be seen if the next Galaxy Fold is also coming at the same event. There have been rumors around on the same, but we doubt this. Samsung is unlikely to let its next biggest foldable project share the same stage where the Galaxy S-series gets its upgrades every year. Doing so may also snatch the limelight from the Galaxy S-series.
It is rumored that the Galaxy S11/S20 series may not have the Lite version similar to what came with the Galaxy S10 series. According to an actively participating tipster, Ice Universe, Samsung may call its third member of the series Galaxy S11/S20 Ultra. The same tipster also claims that all three phones in the series will feature the 120Hz refresh rate.
Galaxy— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) January 5, 2020
In related news, Samsung unveiled its other much-rumored Galaxy Note 10 Lite and Galaxy S10 Lite smartphones via a blog post ahead of the biggest CES event of this year.