Everything You Need to Know About Today’s Samsung Unpacked Event

Samsung held its annual Unpacked event this morning, at which it announced a batch of new products, including three versions of its new flagship device, the Galaxy S20, and, yes, a new version of its foldable phone called the Galaxy Z Flip.

I went to the Palais des Beaux-Arts of San Francisco, grabbed a face mask (Samsung gave them out thanks to the coronavirus) and saw all the new things for the first time.

Here’s a rundown of what you need to know.

Galaxy z flip

The Galaxy Z Flip is the phone that is likely to get the most attention at today’s event, but also the phone that you are unlikely to actually buy. Like Motorola’s foldable Razr , the phone folds in half into a clamshell. Samsung claims the glass is tough enough to bend 200,000 times.

The OLED screen on the device is about 6.7 inches and has an aspect ratio of 22: 9. It has a Snapdragon 855 Plus processor, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.

When closed, you will be able to see important information displayed in a small window outside. You can even take selfies with the lid closed using the external display as a viewfinder.

The device has a “flexible mode” that allows you to open it from different viewing angles, like a laptop. Just like a laptop, the screen can display different information at the top and bottom of the display when you use it from different angles. For example, you can watch YouTube videos at the top and leave comments at the bottom.

It will retail for $ 1,380, slightly less than the $ 1,499 Motorola Razr, and at a big discount over the $ 1,980 Samsung Galaxy Fold, and will be available in three mirrored colors: magenta, black and gold. … It will be available on February 14th.

Galaxy S20

Samsung announced three different versions of its new flagship S20 this morning: the S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra. If this number seems a little wrong, it’s because Samsung decided to omit the 11-19 numbers in the phone models (last year there was the S10).

The phones will have Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 chips and will be able to support 5G, although much of the country has yet to arrive.

All phones have 120Hz displays. The S20 has a 6.2-inch display, the S20 Plus has a 6.7-inch, and the S20 Ultra has a 6.9-inch.

Externally, the phones are very similar to last year’s S10 ; However, the cameras have received a pretty serious upgrade. The S20 and S20 + have a 64MP camera, while the S20 Ultra has a 108MP camera. All three phones are capable of shooting 8k video that can be streamed to Samsung 8k TVs. Samsung was so confident in the video quality that it was streaming today’s event live from S20 devices.

The cameras also have a new feature called Cosmic Zoom. According to Samsung, “even when you’re far away, you can get close. Samsung says the AI-powered zoom can be as close as 30x.

Pre-orders for the Galaxy S20, S20 + and S20 Ultra will begin on February 21, 2020, with carrier and unlocked Samsung versions available from March 6. The phones will cost $ 999, $ 1199 and $ 1399, respectively.

Galaxy Buds +

Samsung also announced a new version of its Galaxy Buds this morning. They are very similar to last year’s model, but will have double the battery life and improved noise cancellation, although they still lack real noise cancellation.

The Buds have two speakers for listening and three microphones for calls; so you have a better chance of hearing who you are talking to and for them to listen to you.

The device now has 11 hours of battery life and is compatible with iOS, so you can share it with your friends on your iPhone or use it with your iPad.

The Buds are wirelessly charged and have a quick charge that will give you an hour of charge in less than 5 minutes.

The Buds + will go on sale on February 14th for $ 149.


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