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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Launch

Samsung is all set to launch the next big Android smartphone of 2020 at the Samsung Unpacked 2020, the second big event from the company this year.

Although the event, like most 2020 events, will be virtual, Samsung has still promised a big show with Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series being the main attraction. Alongside the upcoming flagship, the Korean tech giant is expected to launch five new products, including Galaxy Fold2 5G, Galaxy Watch 3, Galaxy Tab S7, Galaxy Tab S7 Plus, and Galaxy Buds Plus.

The event kicks off at 7 PM PST, and you can follow the live updates of the event in this live blog. The live stream of the event will also be embedded below. So, stay tuned for updates on the second biggest event of the year.

Samsung’s Explanation of its New Strategy

Now Samsung is explaining its strategy behind launching multiple products. 

The company wants to help make consumer lives better by providing more options. 

Roh says Note 20 Ultra is, as always, specifically designed for power users. 

While the Z Fold 2 will provide a new and immersive experience. Samsung has listened to the criticism in the past and is open for more suggestions regarding the new foldable smartphone. 

Roh was asked whether the Fold will come with an S-pen, he replied “Stay tuned for what the future will hold.” So, maybe the phone will come with an S-pen. Who knows, it is the only logical next step. 

Roh wrapped up the interview by saying, ‘Samsung works to make the world a better place to live. 45 million Samsung phone owners are using Samsung’s Global Goals app, which lets people donate to charities and support causes.’

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G

Again, some more Mystic Bronze. 

They definitely fixed the front screen on the Z Fold 2. Its no longer tiny, it doesn’t have a huge notch. 

The box looks quite nice as well.

The Z Fold 2 comes in two colors, Mystic Black and Mystic Bronze. 

The phone features a 6.2-inch undisturbed front screen with 120 Hz refresh rate. 

The Gap between the screens has been minimized now. In unfolded form, it features a 7.6-inch display. 

The display layers have been optimized and the structure reinforced for durability.

The Fold 2 will stay open at multiple angles now.

Thanks to a firmer hinge like the Z Flip.

Samsung has clearly responded to all the criticisms the original Fold received. 

More details regarding the smartphone will be made available on 1st September when the pre-orders begins. 

It will also come in a Thom Browne Edition. 

Casalegno says, “5G and foldable will be the major pillars of Samsung’s future.”

Samsung is committed to foldables and making the technology better.

Samsung & Android Collaboration

The Note 20 allows users to get early access to nearby share, a feature only recently announced by Google. 

It is able to find your gadgets as well, it allows you to find your phone, watch, buds etc. with ease. 

Nearby Share uses Ultra-wideband (UWB) to find devices nearby.

Samsung has used UWB for pointing your phone at things, like phones or smart home gadgets. You will also be able to see other UWB devices in augmented reality.

Samsung Devices will be getting the FDA approved ECG monitoring as well.

Time for the Galaxy Watch 3

Inspired by classic design, this watch definitely looks stunning, unlike anything on the market. 

And it comes in a premium model Mystic black as well. 

One of the key highlights is the rotating bezel that only Samsung offers. It comes in 45mm and 41mm sizes. There’s even a titanium model.

Keeping the user in control, the watch offers plenty of personalization options. It can even personalize the watch face based on the clothes the user is wearing. You can take a photo of your jeans, and the Watch 3 will detect the colors and create watch face colors that match.

The watch 3 comes with new features to monitor users’ health all day long. 

You can even measure your blood pressure.

As well as ECG, with just a press of a button. 

ECG is also coming to the Active Watch 2 soon. 

A new addition is blood oxygen (SpO2 and VO2 Max) monitoring, something that can’t be found anywhere else. 

Like most smart watches, it also monitors your sleep patterns. 

The sleep tracking feature has also been improved with better algorithms and more precise data.

The device comes with extensive fitness features as well. 

Making the Samsung ecosystem more powerful, Samsung now lets you connect your buds to you Watch 3. Want to hear some music? All you need is your Watch 3 and Galaxy Buds. 

The Samsung health app provides 120+ fitness programs so that you never run out of exciting ways to keep yourself in shape. These programs can be synced with your TV as well.

The mystic bronze made its way to the Galaxy buds too. And they look pretty fancy. 

Apart from the bronze, the buds come in white and black colors as well.

Both buds and the case are made using recycled material. 

They have been designed to fit in human ear very comfortably, and sit completely flush with the ear instead of sticking out with a long stem.. 

Samsung buds feature great battery life as well. 

They can provide continuous playback for 6 hours that extends to 21 hours with the case.

The buds also support active noise cancellation if you want to block out your surroundings. 

Samsung is using three microphones, so the voice quality will be very good. 

Samsung claims 97 percent of background noise reduction, and that is amazing, beating most competing options.

The company says that the Galaxy Buds Live are designed to cut down on very low, constant frequencies like the sound of an airplane cabin or the rumble of a train, making them perfect for travel.

Xbox & Samsung Partnership

Users will be able to play a 100 games using the Xbox game pass Ultimate. All these games will be available using the Samsung Store. 

With the Note 20 and Xbox game pass you can play your games from anywhere in the world. 

All you have to do is connect your Xbox controller to your phone. 

The Note 20 has been designed to give you a seamless gaming experience, and not just mobile games, but full scale console games.

If you pre-order the gaming bundle, you will get a free bluetooth gaming controller as a gift when it launches on 15th September. 

But what if you want to play on a larger display? Well,you can use your TV as a second screen for the phone, essentially turning your phone into an Xbox. 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7

The all new Galaxy Tab S7 is a major upgrade over previous generations. It has become the ultimate productivity device for anyone who wants to work and play efficiently. 

The Tab S7 comes with an 11” LTPS LCD and the S7+ features a a 12.4” AMOLED display of 2,800 x 1,752 pixels resolution making it the largest tablet with an AMOLED display. 

The icing on the already amazing package is that the Tab S7 and S7+ have a buttery smooth 120Hz display.

The Tab S7 and S7+ come in three colors 

The best part? Tab S7 comes with a book cover keyboard that snaps into place securely and can double as a stand when not in use. 

They come with the same S-pen as the Note 20.

Even though Stylus-powered apps in Android have been a little hard to find, Clip Studio is coming to Android on the Galaxy Tab S7. 

The tablet also allows you to synchronize notes and Voice recordings making it ideal for students. 

Samsung just announced its partnership with Microsoft. 

Your phone will now sync with OneNote with one way export. 

Samsung’s notes and reminders will sync to OneNote and other Microsoft services to make them available on Outlook on the Web and in other apps like To-Do.

Note 20 and 20 Ultra are also getting an update on Windows 10 so you can run Android apps directly in Windows.

Tab S7 will get the ability to act as a second screen for windows later this year. 

Samsung and Microsoft have expanded the collaboration to Xbox as well. The company has managed a bunch of this stuff way ahead of its competitors.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 & Note 20 Ultra Unveiled

TM Roh has announced that the company will be adding five new devices to the Samsung Galaxy ecosystem, these are the Galaxy Watch 3, Galaxy Buds Live, Galaxy Tab S7, and of course the Galaxy Note 20.

We are starting with the all new Galaxy Note 20. 

The new galaxy note 20 comes in two versions. The note 20 and note 20 ultra. 

The Note 20 comes with a flat 6.7 inch AMOLED display with 60 Hz refresh rate. It is the first phone to feature the new Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.

The smartphone sports a triple sensor rear camera and a single sensor selfie cam. 

10-megapixel selfie camera on the front, with a 12-megapixel ultrawide, a 108-megapixel wide-angle, and 12-megapixel telephoto cameras on the rear.

The new note comes in a new color ‘Mystic Bronze’ created using reinforced polycarbonate on the Toned-down Note 20. 

The Note 20 Ultra, on the other hand, has an etched glass with a satin finish. 

S-Pen 

The revamped S-pen comes with new functionality putting the user more in control. 

Over the past 9 years, S-pen has emerged as a powerful tool. 

One of major design changes is the improved latency. 

Note 20 now shows commands from the S-pen twice as fast as what we saw on the Note 10. The latency has been brought down to 9 ms. 

Of course! The 120 Hz refresh rate plays a very important role as well.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Specifications

Display:            6.7″ Super AMOLED Infinity O

Resolution:1080 x 2400

RAM: 8GB

RAM Type: LPDDR5(1.5x Faster, 20% Power Reduction Compare to LPDDR 4)

Internal Memory: 256GB

External Memory: Not Supported

SIM Slot: Dual Sim + E Sim

Processor: Octa core 2.73 GHz

Chipset: Exynos 990

Gaming: Game Booster Mode

Front Camera:   10MP f/2.2

Back Camera: Main: 12MP f/1.8

Ultra-Wide: 12MP f/2.2

Telephoto: 64MP f/2.0

S-Pen Latency: 26ms

Operating System: Android 10 (ONE UI 2.5)

Battery: 4300mAh 25W Fast Charging

Colors: Mystic Grey, Mystic Green, Mystic Bronze

Security: ultrasonic Finger Sensor, Face unlock

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Specifications

Display:            6.9″ Dynamic Super AMOLED 2X Infinity O

Resolution:    1440 x 3088

RAM: 8GB

RAM Type:      LPDDR5(1.5x Faster, 20% Power Reduction Compare to LPDDR 4)

Internal Memory:        256GB

External Memory: Up to 1TB

SIM Slot:          Hybrid Sim + E Sim

Processor:       Octa core 2.73 GHz

Chipset:           Exynos 990

Gaming:           Game Booster Mode

Front Camera :  10MP f/2.2

Back Camera: “Main Camera: 108MP f/1.8

S-Pen Latency:  Ultra-Wide: 12MP f/2.2

Operating System:      Android 10 (ONE UI 2.5)

Battery:            4500mAh 25W Fast Charging

Colors:  Mystic White, Mystic Black, Mystic Bronze

Security:          ultrasonic Finger Sensor , Face unlock

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