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Samsung revealing the future of Ativ and Galaxy in June

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by Chloe Albanesius, 28 May 2013News
Samsung revealing the future of Ativ and Galaxy in June

Samsung has announced that it will hold a 20 June event to show off what's next for its Galaxy and Ativ brands.

The gathering, dubbed "Samsung Premiere 2013," will take place in London at 7pm BST. For those not in the UK, the event will be webcast on YouTube.

The grey invite provides few other details, except to show zoomed-in edges of certain products, one of which appears to be a laptop.

Samsung unveiled the Ativ moniker at IFA 2012. As an exec explained at the time, Ativ is the reverse of Vita, which means "life" in Latin. "[It] is a pledge by Samsung to make everyone's life easier," the company said.

At the show, Samsung unveiled an Ativ-branded Windows Phone, as well as a Windows 8-based convertible laptop/tablet and a standalone tablet. Since then, we've also see the Ativ Odyssey Windows Phone, and the Ativ SmartPC Pro 700T slate PC, which combines the power and speed of an ultrabook with the portability of a tablet.

At this point, Samsung is much better known for its Galaxy lineup of smartphones, phablets, and tablets. It recently launched the Galaxy S4, as well as the Galaxy Tab 3, and Galaxy Note 8.0. What other Galaxy gadget might Samsung have up its sleeve? 

Samsung, of course, is not the only tech giant to be hosting an event in June. From 10-14 June, Apple will hold its annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco, where it will likely show off iOS 7 and perhaps a revamped Mac lineup. Microsoft's BUILD conference, meanwhile, takes places from 26-28 June, and will include more details about the first major update to Windows 8, dubbed Windows 8.1 (or Blue).

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