Samsung Galaxy leak: Phones, watches, earbuds appear set for August 2021 Unpacked event

Well-known leaker Evan Blass gives an all-around look at purported new gadgets from Samsung.

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Rumored Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

You've got to know when to fold 'em.

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Care to take a 360-degree look at what appear to be Samsung's latest foldable phones, smartwatches and earbuds? Well-known Twitter tipster Evan Blass is happy to oblige.

Blass, whose Twitter handle is @evleaks, served up some delicious animated GIFs for Samsung fans Friday night, along with the simple note "#GalaxyUnpacked 11 August 2021."

That would suggest, of course, that Samsung plans to tout the featured gadgets at an Unpacked event next month. The event would follow Unpacked shindigs that went down in April, March and January.

The snarfable GIFs posted by Blass appear to show the rumored Galaxy Z Fold 3, Z Flip 3 and S21 FE 5G phones; Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic smartwatches; and Galaxy Buds 2 wireless earbuds. We get a look at various colors and, in the case of the wrist-worn gadgets, a few different watch faces.

Earlier Z Fold 3 leaks suggest the phone will feature a front-facing camera hidden beneath its screen, refined rear-facing cameras and support for a "Fold Edition" version of the S Pen. Apparent design tweaks in the Z Flip 3 include a new two-tone color scheme and a larger exterior screen for when the phone is folded shut.

The new Galaxy Watch will include the Google co-designed OS and interface called One UI Watch, which promises to be more instantly connected to the phone that's paired with the watch and hook into more of the phone's core settings. Compatible apps should load on the phone and instantly cross-load on the watch. Samsung has also said it'll continue to provide software updates and support for Tizen-based watches like the current Galaxy Watch 3 and Active 2, for up to three years after the initial release date.

The new watch will also reportedly boast new SmartThings features, like an Apple Watch-like walkie-talkie offering.

Here's a taste of the gadget-go-round GIFs posted by Blass. You can consume the rest on Twitter. Samsung didn't respond to a request for comment.