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Samsung Unpacked event confirmed for August 13

Samsung has announced it is to hold an Unpacked event on August 13, where the firm is likely to unveil its next-generation mobile and wearable products.

The Samsung Unpacked launch, traditionally reserved for the IFA tech show in September, is likely to see the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 phablet, rumoured so heavily in recent months.

Speculation has also suggested the firm has another Galaxy S6 variant up its sleeve with the Galaxy S6 Edge+ appearing in leaks over the last couple of weeks.

The image that accompanied the Twitter announcement on Monday evening (above) seems to drop a very strong hint about the latter device, given the likeness to the original S6 Edge’s dual-edged curved screen.

Also potentially on the agenda for the New York City event is the next-generation Gear A smartwatch, which is all set to be the firm’s first wearable with a round face.

The device, codenamed Orbis, promises to deliver a new take on the UI thanks to a rotating bezel around the edge of the watch.

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The timing of this event suggests Samsung is looking to steal a march on Apple by introducing new flagship devices before the launch of the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iOS 9 and WatchOS 2.

Regardless of what’s announced during the event, we’ll be on hand to give you the full skinny.

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