Microsoft has officially unveiled the next-generation version of its operating system, called Windows 11. In addition to a brand-new look, Windows 11 introduces a whole host of productivity improvements, including new ways to manage applications, support for widgets, and the integration of Microsoft Teams into the taskbar.
The only problem is that many Windows 10 users may not be able to upgrade to Windows 11 — even if their PCs are just a few years old. Why? Because they don’t meet the Windows 11 minimum system requirements:
Windows 11 System Requirements
- Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC)
- Graphics Card: DirectX 12 compatible graphics / WDDM 2.x
- Memory: 4 GB RAM
- Storage: 64 GB or larger storage device
- TPM: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0
If your motherboard is equipped with a TPM module, then the Windows 11 system requirements probably don’t seem too strict to you. Well, that’s because you don’t know that Microsoft is officially supporting only a relatively small number of Intel and AMD processors, regardless of how powerful they are.
For example, Intel processors compatible with Windows 11 date back to only mid-2017. The situation is even worse when it comes to AMD processor, whose support start with 2nd gen Ryzen (2018). Microsoft has decided to take this drastic step to deliver the most secure and stable Windows experience possible.
You can verify if your PC meets the minimum system requirements using the official PC Health Check app (not available at the time of writing this article because Microsoft has decided to temporarily remove it).
Users whose PCs don’t meet the system requirements can continue to use Windows 10, whose official support ends October 2025. While Microsoft still hasn’t announced an official release date for the next version of Windows, recent reports indicate that date will most probably be October 20, 2021.
Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Event Will Take Place On August 11
In addition to 2 new foldable smartphones, you can also look forward to the Galaxy Watch 4 and the Galaxy Buds 2.
After several leaks, Samsung has officially confirmed the date and time when its upcoming Galaxy Unpacked event will take place: August 11, 2021 at 10 AM EST.
Besides the confirmation, Samsung has rewarded its fans for their patience by releasing an official trailer that hints at the products that will soon be revealed in their full glory.
“Change is the only constant in the world of innovation. By driving new ideas forward and transforming existing experiences, it redefines the boundaries of what’s possible,” the official press release says. “As the excitement for the upcoming Galaxy Unpacked on August 11 continues to build, Samsung Electronics has released a trailer teasing the surprises that lie in wait for Galaxy fans.”
The products teased by the trailer are the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3 (check out the complete leaked Galaxy device lineup). Both are foldable smartphones, but each targets different customers.
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 folds along the vertical axis, and it’s expected to boast a huge 7.7-inch interior display and a smaller exterior display, giving users plenty of screen real estate for basic apps and multimedia alike. It could be Samsung’s first smartphone with an under-display camera, and it will certainly be powered by Qualcomm’s top-of-the-line processor.
As the name suggests, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 folds along the horizontal axis, allowing it to comfortably hide even inside the tiny pockets so many women’s pants come with. Just like its larger relative, it will come with flagship specifications, so playing the latest games or taking beautiful pictures at night shouldn’t be a problem.
In addition to the two foldable smartphones, you can also look forward to the Galaxy Watch 4 and the Galaxy Buds 2.
How To Watch The Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Event
The Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event will be accessible only to online viewers, and you’ll be able to tune it either directly from Samsung.com or on YouTube.