Federico Casalengo began hosting the event directly from Korea on the semi-virtual stage, stating that Samsung was taking on the burden of new change and innovation.
TM Roh (president of the mobile division of the company and an engineer by training) presented the most powerful tools ever created. And he said that the main emphasis will be on their technical characteristics.
Smart watches, headphones, clamshell smartphones and tablets are 5 devices that are part of the Samsung ecosystem. But first things first.
Galaxy Note20 and Note20 Ultra
Samsung's new flagship has been announced in two versions: Galaxy Note20 and Note20 Ultra. Smartphone slogan: “Work and Play”.
The Galaxy Note20 has a 6.7-inch display with a 60Hz refresh rate, while the Ultra version has a 6.9-inch display at 120Hz.
And the new protective Gorilla Glass Victus will protect this beauty. Fast charging will provide 50% battery capacity in 30 minutes.
The Samsung Galaxy Note20 will have 1 front (selfie) 10 megapixel camera with an aperture of 2.2. And three cameras on the back in the main unit:
- 12MP ultra-wide.
- The main camera is 108 megapixels.
- 12 megapixel telephoto camera with 5x optical zoom (5x).
Bronze will be the new color for the entire Galaxy Note20 line.
The S Pen is a key feature of the Galaxy Note. It is constantly being improved, and this time the developers have reduced the latency (the so-called “signal latency”). This has been achieved through forecasting and the use of artificial intelligence. The screen also helped with polling the sensor with a frequency of 120 Hz. Thanks to instant feedback, you will write as if on paper.
For high-quality video shooting, the Galaxy Note20 Ultra smartphone will have a new laser focus sensor and smooth zoom.
Samsung Dex (desktop mode on an external monitor) is still there.
There are 2 new services for Galaxy Note20 and Note20 Ultra smartphones:
- Fast data exchange between smartphones.
- Search all devices in the Samsung ecosystem nearby.
This is made possible by the use of a UWB (Super Wide Bandwidth) chip. Wireless communication technology for short distances with low power consumption.
Which version of the smartphone should you choose? The Galaxy Note20 Ultra is for those looking for a powerful and uncompromising device, while the Galaxy Note20 is the base device of the current lineup.
The price for the Galaxy Note20 is $ 999, the Galaxy Note20 Ultra is $ 1299. Sales start on August 21. Pre-orders can be placed on the official. the Samsung Store today.
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Galaxy Tab S7
There are 2 sizes available for the tablet: 11 “and 12.4”.
Super Amoled matrix supports 120Hz refresh rate. The body is made entirely of metal. It is thin, lightweight and durable.
There are a total of 3 new colors available: black, silver and fresh bronze. All colors are prefixed with “mystical”.
The S Pen is still attached to the back of the tablet.
It is now possible to run up to 3 applications simultaneously in split screen mode. The stylus response time is 9 ms. As an accessory, a cover with a stand and a keyboard are offered, which can be undocked from each other.
The keyboard has a touchpad with support for multitasking gestures. The keys are sized like a full-size keyboard.
The Tab S7 comes with 3 preloaded applications: Noteshelf, Canva (for design), and Clip Studio (for drawing).
Improved the Samsung Notes application for working with the S Pen stylus. Drawn notes are now recognized and translated into other languages. Everything written can be accompanied by audio notes, and then, by clicking on the inscriptions, play them.
Samsung works closely with Microsoft. Several functions have become their joint product:
- incoming notifications or calls can be postponed for later;
- Samsung Notes app will closely sync with Outlook, Microsoft ToDo and Samsung Reminders;
- the application “your phone” on Windows got the section “Programs”. You can work with Samsung mobile applications directly from your PC.
The price of the device is from $ 649 for the base model and up to $ 1049 for the top-end sales start on August 21.
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Galaxy Buds Live Headphones
The new earbuds have replaced the usual Galaxy Buds. Their case is very compact and looks like a powder compact. It will be supplied in three colors: black, bronze and white.
The headphones are made from recycled materials. Their shape is adapted to be worn all day long.
Battery life: 6 hours of continuous listening to music on a single charge and 21 hours of continuous use with the case.
There is an active noise cancellation function – low-frequency background noise will be “cut” up to 97%.
3 microphones are used for calls. Sound recording quality is excellent.
The earbuds have a quick sharing function.
The price of the device is $ 169. Sales start on August 6.
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Smartwatch Galaxy Watch 3
The accessory still resembles a classic watch. There will be 2 sizes and 3 colors. And also a premium titanium black model.
A new series of dials has appeared. One of them will be an underwater center with live animation. Over 80,000 watch faces can be downloaded from the app store.
The function of cyclic dial selection has been added. Plus, you can create your own dial style to match your clothes. Take a photo of an item of clothing with your camera and get several options for matching watch faces.
Samsung Health Monitor allows you to measure your heart rate, take an ECG, and check your blood oxygen saturation level. A health monitoring log will be kept for all indicators.
Sleep monitoring function appeared 6 years ago. In addition to tracking, recommendations for improving the quality of sleep are displayed.
You can sync your smartphone to your TV and start a workout on your Galaxy Watch. The TV will now become your personal trainer. And you can control playback with a watch.
The price of the device is from $ 399. Sales start on August 6.
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Galaxy Z Fold 2 folding smartphone
The body of the smartphone, in comparison with the first version, has become thinner – when unfolded it is only 6 mm. The gap between the input screens and the hinge has been minimized.
The outer screen has a diagonal of 6.2 inches. Now we finally have a fully functional closed smartphone.
The front camera is made in the Infinity-O style (notch in the display).
When opening the smartphone, we get a 7.6-inch screen with a refresh rate of 120 Hz.
The Galaxy Fold 2 features improved flexible glass and an even sharper hinge that will flex and bend the whole thing.
A special mechanism will allow you to unbend the smartphone at different angles and fix them in such positions as in the same Galaxy Z Flip.
To keep dust and debris out of the smartphone, a new brush has been developed, which adds safety and reliability to the folding structure.
The S Pen stylus did not appear in the smartphone due to the exclusivity of the accessory for the Note line and the company's tablets.
More details on this device will appear on September 1.
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Cloud gaming with Xbox
There has been a tight integration of Samsung products with Xbox – Cloud Gaming. The launch of the option was announced on September 15th.
Now you can play awesome Xbox games right on your smartphone with an active Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription. A gamepad will be available in the game package.
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Samsung cares about the privacy of your data, and during the pandemic, the company helped make masks and test kits. It also provided training devices.
The operating systems of Samsung mobile gadgets will be supported for 3 generations of devices.
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