Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2020: All you need to know about today’s announcements

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Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2020: All you need to know about today’s announcements
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Galaxy Note 20, Buds Live, Watch 3 and Tab S7 are among the major announcements in the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2020 event.

Today, in the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event, the company has announced all the products that we have been seeing in the leaks for more than a month now. The new version of foldable phone Galaxy Z Fold 2 comes as a surprise announcement.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra

While the phone comes in two versions, Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra, both are coming with Snapdragon 865 Plus (US) / Exynos 990 (outside US), 10MP front facing selfie camera, 5G antenna, S Pen, Wireless DeX support and IP68 water resistance.

And for the gaming fans, Samsung has a tie up with Microsoft and Galaxy Note 20 users can now play Xbox games on their phone.

However, both the versions have a few differences.

Display: Note 20 has a 6.7 inch Full HD screen at 60Hz refresh rate and the bigger Note 20 Ultra comes with a 6.9 inch 120 Hz QHD display. Both are AMOLED displays and HDR10+ certified.

Design: Note 20 is covered in plastic on the back while Note 20 comes covered with Gorilla Glass Victus on both sides which is twice as scratch resistant as its predecessor.

Cameras: Both versions come with three camera module and support 8K video capture. Note 20 has a 12MP main sensor, a 64MP telephoto lens and a 12MP ultra-wide sensor. The phone is capable of 3x digital zoom with out any loss of image quality.

Note 20 Ultra comes with a 108MP main camera, a 12MP telephoto and ultra wide lens, and can take photos with 5x optical zoom.

Battery: Both versions can fast charge up to 50% in 30 minutes. Samsung put a 4300mAh battery in Note 20 and a 4500mAh battery in the Ultra model.

Storage: Note 20 has 128GB storage, 8GB RAM and no MicroSD slot whereas the Ultra version has 12GB RAM and an option to extend the storage to 512GB and also comes with MicroSD support. LTE only variants have only 8GB of RAM.

S Pen: IP68 rated, 26ms latency on the Note 20 vs 9ms latency on the Ultra version.

Price: Samsung is making the Note 20 available for US $999 vs US $1,299 for Note 20 Ultra. And the bigger 512GB storage option costs US $1,499.

Color: Note 20 comes in three colors, Mystic Bronze, Mystic Gray and Mystic Green. Note 20 Ultra is available in Mystic Bronze and Mystic Black.

Release Date: Pre-orders start on August 6 and the phones will appear in the stores by August 21.

Covered with OneUI over Android 10 OS, Samsung promises three generations of OS updates to Note 20 line-up, which may include Android 11 through to Android 13.

Watch the official unboxing video of Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live

Unique looking, jelly bean shaped wireless Galaxy Buds Live have Active Noise cancellation (ANC) and are much smaller compared to Galaxy Buds Plus. And, similar to Apple AirPods, Galaxy Buds Live can connect to multiple devices wirelessly at the same time.

With 12mm speaker in each earbud and IPX2 water resistant, Galaxy Buds Live are rated at 8 hours continuous playback without ANC and 6.5 hours with ANC. While a 5-minute fast charge can give up to 1 hour playback, the included charging case can back you up to 29 hours.

Available from August 6, Galaxy Buds Live cost US $169 and come in three colors options – Mystic Bronze, Mystic White and Mystic Black.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3

Available in two sizes, 41mm and 45mm, both models of Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 offer full color, always on OLED displays with Gorilla Glass, a rotating bezel (offers an alternative to touch interaction) and you have the option to choose between Bluetooth or LTE.

Made of stainless steel and IP68 rated, all variants run Samsung’s Tizen OS and come with a color-matched leather band and features like fall detection, advanced sleep tracking, blood oxygen level monitoring (SpO2 and VO2 Max) and electrocardiography (ECG).

With a starting price of US $399 for bluetooth and US $449 for LTE, the 41mm variant is available in Mystic Bronze and Mystic Silver. While the bigger 45mm starts at US $429 for bluetooth, it costs US $479 to get you LTE connectivity. Comes in Mystic Black and Mystic Silver.

All models are available starting August 6. Later this year, Samsung will also launch a Titanium version which comes with a Titanium link bracelet.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ has each three variants – WiFi6, LTE and 5G. All models come with 120Hz display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus processor with up to 512GB storage, Quad Speakers with Dolby Atmos tuning, S Pen and optional keyboard support.

All Tab S7 and S7+ models come with wide 13MP and ultra-wide 5MP sensors on the back and with a 8MP front facing camera.

Display: Tab S7 has 11 inch LCD display and S7+ has 12.4 inch AMOLED display.

Battery: 8000mAh with up to 15hr video playback vs 10,090mAh with up tp 14hr video playback in the bigger version. Both come with 45W fast charging support.

Color: While the 5G models of S7 and S7+ are only available in Mystic Black, the WiFi variants come in additional colors Mystic Silver and Mystic Bronze.

Price: S7 is starting at US $649, US $749 & US $849 for the Wifi, LTE and 5G models respectively. S7+ starts at US $849, US $949 & US$ 1,049 for the same 3 models. Optional keyboard case is available at US $199 for Tab S7 and US $229 for the S7+, which contains the function keys (only available for S7+).

The devices are available to buy from August 21.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2

Finally, the announcement of Galaxy Z Fold 2 comes as a surprise as the original version of Samsung Galaxy Fold was not a success and as well, people are not showing much interest towards foldable phones.

However, Samsung did announced it and the Z Fold2 comes with 5G, a better hinge design as per Samsung and a 6.2 inch display which unfolds to become a 7.6 inch display. The phone also has a 120Hz AMOLED display and likely to have the same Snapdragon 865 Plus processor.

The Z Fold 2 comes in Mystic Bronze and Mystic Black version. Samsung also announced Thom Browne Edition.

Samsung will reveal more details of the phone in a separate event on September 1.

Galaxy Z Fold2 Thom Brown Edition intro.

Also Read: Samsung and Microsoft collaborate to transform real estate globally.

And, you can watch the entire Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2020 event here.

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