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Google and Samsung tease a big surprise for Galaxy S20 launch event

The forthcoming Samsung Unpacked event was starting to look like a formality given the sheer number of leaks we’ve seen over the last few months.

However, now we’re starting to get excited again thanks to an intriguing alliance between the official Samsung and Google Android Twitter accounts.

An initial tweet from the @Android Twitter account (via SamMobile) promises “Something exciting is just around the corner. See you at Unpacked, @SamsungMobile” A reply from Samsung says: “@Android Saved you a seat.”

The link within the tweet leads to the live stream site for the Unpacked event, while a video file showing a box reading ‘Galaxy’ within the Android logo. We’re not sure what to make of the hint, but the fact Google is going to make an appearance at the Samsung Unpacked event is most intriguing.

What the pair has cooked up remains to be seen. It’s possible that Google has is working with Samsung to optimise the Android operating system for the forthcoming Galaxy Flip Z. Samsung is already supporting foldables in Android 10, but there’s definitely more to see here.

It’s also possible that the much-missed Google Play Edition versions of Android phones, minus Samsung’s One UI user experience. That’s probably less likely, but we’re definitely interested in the significance of Google’s presence at Unpacked in New York City.

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The Samsung Galaxy S20 and the Samsung Galaxy Flip Z will be unveiled on February 11. We’ve seen pretty comprehensive spec and image leaks for the new flagship range, with the clamshell foldable probably the more intriguing of the handsets.

The event is being live streamed online and we’ll be covering the announcements as they happen.

Which Samsung device are you most looking forward to seeing at Unpacked next week? What do Samsung and Google have cooked up for the event? Share your thoughts @trustedreviews on Twitter.

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