COVID-19 ‘s effect has essentially shut down any big tech event and launch for 2020 and we’re not really expecting much to change in the immediate future at this point. Now, a report from The Korea Herald seems to confirm that Samsung is skipping a physical event for its launch of the Galaxy Note 20 and hosting it online instead.
Samsung isn’t planning to host a physical launch event for the Galaxy Note 20 according to this latest report. Samsung has previously held launch events in New York City around August for Note devices. The timing is the launch would be the same this year, but no one will head to NYC.
Part of that decision comes from the sheer scale of the launch events at Samsung. The launch of the Galaxy S20 / Galaxy Z Flip in February was the last big tech launch and apparently attracted 3,000 participants from all over the world. Given the current situation with the coronavirus pandemic, and particularly its effect in New York City, hosting that event in person would simply not be smart.
Since Samsung does not have a physical location to secure around this time, the date is apparently still flexible but it should be in August at some point. When the event rolls around, we’ll expect the Galaxy Note 20, Note 20 +, as well as a Galaxy Fold of the second generation.