Samsung to host Unpacked event on August 13, new mobile products to be announced

The rumors were right. Samsung is readying its latest devices ahead of rival launches.

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Samsung will be holding an event on August 13 to announce a new mobile product -- perhaps more.

A couple weeks ago, ZDNet's Kevin Tofel said we should expect Samsung to jump out ahead of Apple and announce new devices prior to the next iPhone's launch.

Samsung typically announces the Note devices ahead of the third quarter each year, usually at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, Germany.

Given the radical redesign of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, we could see a move away from one or both of these features. Rumors also indicated a Galaxy S6 Edge+ is also possible.

We'll be there on the day covering the event live as it happens. Stay tuned.