Samsung has no intention to delay the launch of the upcoming Galaxy Note 20, according to a new report, as the company still wants the smartphone to debut in August just like originally planned.
People familiar with the matter told The Korea Herald that Samsung has already started making the necessary preparations for the launch of the Galaxy Note 20, albeit for the time being, the company still hasn’t made a decision regarding the event itself.
Of course, the first option would be launching the device in front of a physical audience, but given the coronavirus outbreak, the South Korean firm is also pondering moving the unveiling of the Galaxy Note 20 to the WWW for an exclusively online debut.
“Preparations are underway for the upcoming Galaxy Note launch, and there is no delay,” people familiar with the matter was quoted as saying by the source. “But regarding a physical event, things are yet to be discussed, we are considering measures likes an online event.”
Digital Galaxy Note 20 launch
The online-only event is the most likely scenario for the Note 20 launch, especially as nearly the entire world is in lockdown and other tech giants also canceled their physical events.
For example, Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and others have all switched to digital events, as the coronavirus outbreak affected some of their largest annual conferences. This is pretty much the only way the schedule wouldn’t be affected moving forward without increasing the risk of infection.
Samsung has obviously remained completely tight-lipped on its plans regarding the Galaxy Note 20, but the company has been somewhat lucky by launching the Galaxy S20 in February just before the outbreak started. Whether or not it’ll be able to hold a physical event in August is something that remains to be seen, but given the pandemic, there’s no doubt everyone wants the whole thing to be over as soon as possible.