Samsung holds an Unpacked showcase every year to showcase new products. And this time nothing has changed. The Koreans on February 11 at 22:00 Moscow time presented a number of new products as part of Unpacked 2020. The main novelties were the new flagships Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 + and Galaxy S20 Ultra.
Results of Samsung Unpacked 2020
In the new line, the company has improved all parameters. It has cool cameras, more modern design, better performance. The most noticeable difference for many will be the non-standard name. Samsung decided to jump from the S10 to the S20 this year. The company claims that the reason for this is a large number of changes in the new generation, but in reality it is rather a marketing ploy, so that the name of the generation of flagships is consonant with the year it came out. And such a solution, in my opinion, is correct and convenient.
What's new in the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 + and Galaxy S20 Ultra
Let's go over the characteristics. Galaxy S20 Ultra is equipped with a 6.9-inch display, 5000 mAh battery, 12/16 GB of RAM and 128/512 GB of internal storage, S20 Plus received a 6.7-inch screen, 4500 mAh battery, 12 GB of RAM and 128 / 512 GB of internal storage. The regular S20 was equipped with a 6.2-inch display, a 4000 mAh battery, 12 GB of RAM and 128 gigabytes of internal memory.
All 3 smartphones offer consumers 5G a modem as standard, while in some regions the company may offer S20 with 4G. Most likely, Russia will be included in the number of such regions. Also an unpleasant moment for US residents will be the lack of mmWave support in the cheapest S20.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Cameras in Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 +
In terms of cameras, the S20 and S20 Plus are very similar. They received a 12-megapixel wide-angle sensor with a pixel size of 1.8 microns and an aperture of F / 1.8, a 64-megapixel telephoto camera with an aperture of F / 2.0, another 12 megapixel wide-angle sensor, but with an aperture of F / 2.2, as well as a 10- MP front camera with f / 2.2 aperture. Both phones support 3x optical and 30x program zoom, which has been marketed as Super Resolution Zoom. Another cool feature is shooting in 8K!
The only difference between the S20 Plus and the S20 in terms of cameras is the additional ToF sensor, which is responsible for the depth map. The situation is more interesting in the case of the S20 Ultra. The phone offers a 108MP F / 1.8 module, a 48MP module with an F / 3.5 aperture, a 12MP wide-angle module with an F / 2.2 aperture and a 40MP front camera with an F / 2.2 aperture, which is due to pixel binning the output produces high quality 10-megapixel images. Ultra will offer owners 10x optical zoom thanks to its periscope design, as well as 100x digital Super Resolution Zoom.
The S20 Ultra uses pixel binning technology, when several pixels – in this case, 9 – are combined into one, and the output is a photo with a lower resolution, but of higher quality. The S20 Ultra will deliver high quality 12MP images with this technology.
Display in the Galaxy S20 line
A pleasant bonus for S20, S20 Plus and S20 Ultra owners will be displays with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a touchscreen with a refresh rate of 240 Hz, similar to iPhone. Gamers will not be left out either. Samsung in the new products uses the function of smart unloading applications from memory. If you are playing PUBG Mobile and then switch to another app, the system will not unload the game from memory under any circumstances.
The US version of the S20 will be powered by the Snapdragon 865 processor, and the Exynos 990 version will also be sold in some countries. The S20 and S20 Plus come with 25W fast charging, while the S20 Ultra offers 45W charging. You will have to pay $ 50 extra for fast charging in Ultra, keep in mind.
Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 + and Galaxy S20 Ultra pricing
The situation is interesting here. Smartphones have become slightly more expensive than last year's models. So, the Galaxy S20 is priced at $ 999, the S20 Plus will be priced at $ 1199 for the version with 12 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage, and the S20 Ultra decided to estimate $ 1399 for the version with 16 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. The company did not disclose the cost of the S20 Plus and S20 Ultra in 512GB versions.
New items can be pre-ordered on February 21, and sales will start on March 6.
Headphones Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus
Together with the new flagships, Samsung introduced the Galaxy Buds Plus. These are the upgraded TWS earbuds. The company has improved the autonomy, now the headphones will be able to work for 11 hours (6 hours for regular Buds), and the case will give an additional charge cycle. The total is 22 hours of listening to music. Samsung has also improved its charging speed. Now 3 minutes is enough to offer the user 1 hour of use. Galaxy Buds took 15 minutes for 100 minutes of listening, for example. Also a nice bonus will be IPX2 protection, improved microphone quality, the ability to connect to two devices at the same time.
Headphones will go on sale on February 14th in black, white, blue and red, priced at $ 149.
Galaxy Z Flip foldable smartphone
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
This, in my opinion, is the most interesting novelty of the presentation. Z Flip is a foldable smartphone with a horizontal folding mechanism similar to the Motorola Razr. It offers 6.7 “Dynamic AMOLED – 2636 x 1080 display, optional 1.1” Super AMOLED – 303 ppi screen, Snapdragon 855 Plus processor , 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, 3300mAh battery with 15W fast charging and 9W wireless charging. It has two 12-megapixel camera modules and a 10-megapixel front camera. The device weighs 183 grams.
Samsung has used a special hinge in the new product, allowing the phone to be used in an intermediate state for selfies and easier navigation. You can, for example, launch one application on one half of the screen, and another on the other. Alternatively, you can use the other half as a trackpad.
The Z Flip will retail for $ 1,380 starting February 14th.
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