Samsung is set to release a new Galaxy Tab model and an update to the Galaxy Watch Active just a few days ahead of the Unpacked event scheduled early in August.

Samsung released a teaser video showing silhouettes belonging to two different devices. One of the devices, which looks like a tablet with an S Pen, will be revealed today, July 31; the other device, which looks like a sleek watch with no bezels will be revealed a few days later on Aug. 5. These devices are set to be revealed just a few days before Samsung’s Unpacked event, scheduled on Aug. 7.

A new tablet

Ars Technica noted that the tablet will likely be the Galaxy Tab S6, the successor to the Galaxy Tab S4. Sammobile reported that the Korean tech giant decided to name the device that way after it launched a premium mid-range tablet named the Galaxy Tab S5e, which offered some high-end specs and a lightweight design.

A leak (via Ishan Agarwal) revealed that the Galaxy Tab S6 will be a high-end device powered by a Snapdragon 855 chipset. It will feature an AMOLED display with 2560 x 1600 resolution, a dual-lens rear camera setup (with a 13MP f/2.0 main lens and a 5MP f/2.2 secondary lens), and a front-facing 8MP camera with face recognition technology.

As said in a press release, this upcoming tablet is designed for creatives. It features support for the S Pen with a so-called “Air Mouse” feature, and a huge 7,040mAh battery which allows the tablet to be used for longer times before needing a charge. The S Pen itself is expected to last for six hours with standard use. Using the Air Mouse feature, however, drops that to a mere 30 minutes.

A new watch

The new watch is obviously the upcoming Galaxy Watch Active 2, which is designed to take on Apple’s Apple Watch Series 4. The new smartwatch retains its predecessor’s looks, but comes packed with more features health-conscious users will love.

The new Galaxy Watch Active 2 is believed to have a new “touch bezel.” This feature replaces the traditional rotating bezel found in other Galaxy Watch models. It will allow users to navigate the device without the need for a rotating bezel. The new smartwatch is also expected to feature Bluetooth 5.0 -- a first for the Galaxy Watch.

The new device is also said to feature Afib notifications, fall detection, and will also feature ECG in a later update. These health functions will allow Samsung’s wearable to compete with Apple’s offering.

Galaxy Tab S
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 now has a successor in the Galaxy Tab S6. REUTERS/Albert Gea