Samsung holds a popular event every year dabbed “Samsung Unpacked.” In the event, the company reveals its latest devices before they hit the market. This year’s event was held on February 11, 2020.
The popularity and performance of Samsung devices in the global market make the event popular. If you do not have the time to go back and watch the live stream of the event, here is a summary of what may interest you.
Galaxy Z Flip
The rumours about the return of the Samsung flip phone started last year after the Galaxy Fold was introduced. Tech analysts noticed that manufacturers were going back to old designs and reintroducing them with new functions.
Some images leaked of the predicted flip phone. However, you cannot be sure until the manufacturer makes an official announcement.
Well, the flip phone is back with the following features:
– It has a 6.7 inches OLED screen
– The display when folded shows new notifications and battery level
– You can take quick selfies when folded
– The device has a “flex mode,” which a halfway unfold that resembles a laptop-mode
– The flex mode is ideal for hands-free video calls and selfies as well. It clicks at around 120 degrees on the hinge
– The three-stop hinge has a layer of fibers that protects the device from dust and debris
– Galaxy Z Flip will start shipping on February 14, 2020 at an introductory price of $1, 380 in black and purple variants. Samsung will release the gold version later.
– The flip phone folds and unfolds more like the Motorola Razr
– It closes to a smaller square compared to its previous version that was released in the 2000s
– The device is 183 grams with 256GB storage, 8GB RAM, and Snapdragon 855 Plus processor
– The estimated shelf life of its Infinity Flex Display is 200,000 folds.
– Galaxy Z Flip has three cameras for photo lovers; a 10-megapixel f/2.4 selfie camera at the front, a 12-megapixel ultrawide camera at the back, and a 12-megapixel regular camera.
– It is has a custom UI that gives a different view of images and videos
– The device has multi-view window support to enable multitasking or using multiple apps
-Galaxy Z Flip is different but it feels and functions like a better foldable design of the Samsung Galaxy Fold that was officially launched in 2019.
Samsung announced the Galaxy S20 at the event, which comes in three series. The company seems to have been building up to the new decade for the past three years.
In 2018, the phone manufacturer released the Galaxy S9. Last year (2019), the Galaxy S10 hit the market. Many expected S11 this year but Samsung skipped all the way to S20, perhaps to mark the new year and decade.
Here is what you need to know about the new S20 series:
– The phone comes in three variants that include S20, S20+ and S20 ultra.
– The recommended retail price for S20 starts at $999, S20+ at $1,199 and S20 ultra at $1,399
– The three variants support the 5G network
– The phones have different display sizes that include 6.2 inches, 6.7 inches and 6.9 inches for S20, S20+ and S20 ultra respectively.
– Samsung has gone all out with the cameras of the three devices. S2O has 3 cameras while S20+ and S20 ultra have four cameras.
– The largest cameras in both S20 and S20+ are 64-megapixel. S20 ultra has a 108MP wide angle camera.
– S20 and S20 + have a 3x hybrid optic zoom and up to 30x super-resolution
– S20 ultra has a 10x hybrid optic zoom and up to 100x super-resolution
– The front selfie camera is 10MP in the S20 and S20 + and 40MP in S20 Ultra
– You can shoot 8k videos with any of three devices
– S20+ and S20 Ultra have a depth sensor that improves the quality of images and videos for the users
– The series comes with the “Single Take” option for videos, which allows you to take a short video and get different versions. You can share the video in looping clips, boomerangs, and AI-enhanced versions among others.
– You can start ordering for the S20 devices from February 21, 2020, but Samsung will release them officially into the market on March 6, 2020
Galaxy Buds +
You may need new buds to go with the new devices. Samsung thought of it and announced the new Galaxy Buds + alongside the new mobile devices. Expect the same quality sound with the buds as it is with the original Buds.
Here is what to expect with the new Buds +
– A dual-driver system in place of the single driver system in the previous make
– The Buds can run up to 11 hours on a full charge
– Samsung sells a charging case alongside the Buds that provides addition with a single pinch that can last for another 11 hours
– The Buds+ can charge wirelessly with the “PowerShare” feature as long as you have a compatible Samsung device. The Company introduced this feature in some of its latest devices in 2019
– You can charge the Buds wirelessly within 3-4 minutes to get enough charge that will last for at least 1 hour
– The Buds + will retail at $149 starting February 14, 2020
Samsung is already shaping the decade with its new range of devices. The capabilities get better in every new device that the Company releases into the market. You can be sure that there will be a new series before competitors can copy the outlined features.
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