Paid Content: Get ready for Galaxy Unpacked 2018 – And your chance to win a Samsung prize pack.

 cnet.com  2/15/2018 12:07:00 AM   Studio

Samsung has something big planned for later this month: here's everything you need to know

If you've been hankering to see what new technology Samsung has up its sleeve, then we've got some good news for you: the wait is nearly over.

Samsung's regular Unpacked events are where the company lifts the lid on what it has been cooking up and we now know when and where Galaxy Unpacked 2018 will be taking place.

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Samsung Unpacked 2018

For this year Samsung is heading to Barcelona, where we'll finally get a look at what's new just a day before the giant Mobile World Congress event. The official time and date is February 25 at 6pm Central European Time, but unless you're holidaying in Spain here's the date to pop in your diary: February 26 at 4am AEST.

That's pretty early in the morning so you might be asking if it's really worth setting the alarm for. Well, Samsung has long been using the Unpacked events to launch some truly great products.

It was back at Unpacked 2010, this one held in Las Vegas, where we saw the first Samsung Galaxy S, the great-granddaddy of the entire Galaxy S range. The display on the Galaxy S was truly ahead of its time, earning it a prime spot in Time Magazine's best gadgets of 2010.

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 Unpacked event in 2017.

In 2014 Unpacked was in New York and it was there we met the Galaxy S4. This wasn't just the first Galaxy S phone to have a Full HD display. It was jammed full of impressive hardware and features, from eye-tracking software that would let you scroll up-and-down the screen without touching it -- and even pause videos when you looked away -- right through to Samsung's ground breaking octacore processor, the Exynos 5.

That same pedigree of innovative technology was visible three years later, when Unpacked 2017 introduced the world to the Galaxy S8 and S8+ with their cutting-edge Infinity Displays. The Super AMOLED screen sported a super high Quad HD+ resolution (2960 x 1440 pixels) and curved over the edges of the phone, stripping away the wasted bezel area. It was the same display we saw later in 2017 when the Galaxy Note 8 arrived, just super-sized to an incredible 6.3-inches.

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Samsung Galaxy S8

So, if that's the pedigree of Unpacked events, what are we going to see in Barcelona later this month? Well Samsung likes a surprise, so the company is being pretty careful about what gets out -- don't necessarily believe every rumour or leak that you read!

But there is one hint and that's the tagline of Galaxy Unpacked 2018. "The Camera. Reimagined." Pair that with the giant number 9 and you can put good money down that Samsung have got something big planned that it's confident will change up smartphone photography in a big way.

There's only one way to know for sure of course: set the alarm for 4am on February 26 and bookmark and sign up here to get all the details.

Although details are still under wraps until the Unpacked event, thanks to Samsung Australia we are giving one lucky Australian reader the chance to win a Samsung prize pack. All you need to do is complete the form below and tell us in 25 words or less what feature you would be most excited to see on the next Samsung Galaxy handset?

The winner will be chosen based on the most creative answer and entries close on February 25th AU EST, so get your entry in now! This competition is only open to residents of Australia over the age of 18. Click here to read the full terms and conditions.

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