Samsung celebrates its first Galaxy Unpacked virtual, broadcast live from Korea and featuring five devices from the Galaxy ecosystem: expected Note20 y Note20 Ultra, tablets Tab S7 y S7 +, the watch Watch3, the headphones Buds Live and as a surprise the Galaxy Z Fold2, he smartphone foldable next generation and whose specifications and release date respond to the success of its first model on the market.
‘We have never before relied on technology like we do today. In this way we stay connected as we deal with the extraordinary challenges we face, ‘he said during the presentation. Dr. TM Roh, president and director of the Mobile Communications area for Samsung Electronics. ‘Technology should make life easier, not more complex. That is why we have introduced five new powerful machines. Individually these devices are powerful tools to maximize work and entertainment. But as part of the Galaxy ecosystem, its integration is total so that the user can dedicate their time to what they like the most. ‘
The Note 20 from a bird’s eye view
The presentation of the Samsung Note is one of the most anticipated events of the year. This time two versions arrive, the Note20 with a 6.7-inch size AMOLED screen, while the Note20 Ultra It is 6.9 inches, with a refresh rate of 120Hz. Both have 5G connectivity models.
Note20 Ultra arrives with a 108MP main camera with x50 zoom while the Note20 has a 64 Mpx main sensor, with x30 zoom. Like the front sensor (10 MP), which is perforated so that the screen gains presence, it will be able to record video in 8K quality.
In terms of colors, the simplest model is released in Mystic Bronze, Mystic Green, and Mystic Gray (bronze, green and gray), while the Ultra will launch in Mystic Black, Mystic Bronze, and Mystic White (black, bronze and white).
The screen is HDR10 + certified, protected by Gorilla Glass and underneath it we find the most advanced microprocessors from Samsung itself. The family has different internal storage possibilities (up to 512 GB) and up to 12 GB of RAM.
A key part of the improvements is the SPen, which the user will perceive as if he were actually writing on paper, and which widens functions that make it easy to take notes and quickly convert them to Powerpoint and even Word, thanks to a collaboration between the firm and Microsoft.
The camera will maintain the ability to record 8K video at 30 fps, thanks to the 108MP main sensor with 50x Space Zoom of the Ultra model. As to batteries, we will have different capacities for each model: one of 4,300 mAh. for the Note 20, and another 4,500 for the Ultra.
Renewed aesthetics and improvements
As noted above, the series has two different versions: the Note20 and Note20 Ultra (which in turn will have different possibilities in terms of capacity and networks), whose characteristics fit like a glove to the needs of professional customers. and advanced users, in the work and leisure aspect, in this area it should be noted that game lovers will find an excellent answer in the family.
One of the notable novelties of the product is the increase in possibilities with the new SPen which improves the user experience (also implemented in Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7 +). It now provides more precision, with increased accuracy and responsiveness. Gesture function Anywhere makes navigation easier, such as returning to the home screen or taking a screenshot, for example, with the flick of your wrist.
Another improvement focuses on functionality Samsung Notes which offers the possibility of automatic saving and synchronization. It automatically converts writing to legible handwriting, and you can pick up where you left off if you switch from one device to another. It allows you to annotate and highlight PDF files and, also, you can record audio while taking notes and with a tap on a specific word in the notes, the user can move to that moment in the recording.
Another added value is that it allows you to work smarter with the Updated connection to Windows. Sending messages, managing notifications, syncing photos, and making and receiving calls from Windows 10 PC just got easier.
Samsung is also moving its partnership with Microsoft to the entertainment side with the Galaxy Note20 series. Starting September 15, users will be able to access more than 100 Xbox games on their phone or tablet, directly from the cloud (beta) with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, where are included Minecraft Dungeons y Gears. The gaming experience of the Galaxy Note20 series is enhanced with the AI amplifier, Bluetooth audio response optimization and 240Hz touch latency on the Galaxy Note20 Ultra. Its large, immersive screen and faster processor provide a professional gaming setup.
With a 21: 9 aspect ratio and 24fps recording, the Galaxy Note20 series 8K camera provides high resolution and a remarkable quality video experience. User can use mode Professional Video with focus, audio, exposure, lighting, zoom tools, and 120fps shooting in FHD options for cinema-style video. In order for the sound to come through clearly, it is possible to control and adjust the directions of the Galaxy Note20’s microphone and, together with Galaxy Buds Live, record audio regardless of background noise.
Another notable possibility is that with Samsung DeX, the Galaxy Note20 series can be connected wirelessly to a Smart TV if a larger screen is needed. The two screens can be manage simultaneously so you can send text messages while gaming, or get real-time feedback while sharing a video.
Both Galaxy Note20 and Note20 Ultra feature a new color: Mystic Bronze, with a new texture effect that reduces fingerprints and smudges.
Display and performance
Galaxy Note20 Ultra has the screen Dynamic AMOLED 2X and a 120Hz refresh rate that delivers smooth visuals and automatically adjusts to the content you’re watching to increase battery life. The smart battery provides autonomy throughout the day and fast charges, offering 50% in 30 minutes. The Note20 has an HDR10 + certified FHD Super AMOLED Plus display.
Both models allow ultra-fast speeds with Galaxy 5G on Sub-6 and mmWave networks. The Galaxy Note20 series provides stable Wi-Fi 6 networks with optimized latency for various relay services. On the other hand, the hardware y software of the series is secured end-to-end with Samsung Knox, the brand’s mobile security platform.
Another novelty: With Nearby Share and bringing the Galaxy Note20 Ultra closer to another UWB-enabled Galaxy device, the functionality Nearby Share will automatically list the people with whom you can share content. In the future, UWB will help to find things accurately thanks to Augmented Reality technology and allow the device to be used as a digital key.
Connected ecosystem, new tablets
The devices and services that Samsung is introducing this year are designed to work together. Galaxy Note20 offers improvements in its capacity when combined with other devices such as Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7 +, Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Buds Live.
Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7 + add the capacity of a PC with the flexibility of a tablet and the connectivity of a smartphone. Galaxy Tab S7 and S7 +, the latter with 5G, are ready for seamless video conferencing, fast downloads and virtually lag-free streaming. They integrate a processor of remarkable power, an improved keyboard and an S Pen with capabilities similar to the Galaxy Note20 series.
They are multi-tasking capable and the display has a 120 Hz refresh rate. For those who need more space to work, the Tab S7 + provides an extra-large Super AMOLED display of 12.4 inch.
Other values added: When there is no Wi-Fi network, you can use Auto Hotspot to automatically connect other devices to the Tab S7 +; with NearbyShare, you can send files to close contacts; The Tab S7 and S7 + can be used with a Samsung PC to mirror and extend the screen. They also have tools such as Samsung Notes, the keyboard cover and the mouse with Bluetooth.
New smart watch
Samsung also introduces the Galaxy Watch3 ready to manage routines, update goals and track health status. Made with materials premium and a reduced version of the rotating bezel, is comfortable in use and increases the possibilities of fitness control. Among the outstanding functions is the control of blood oxygen, which measures oxygen saturation over time.
The application Samsung Health Monitor generates blood pressure and electrocardiogram measurements, and will only be available in regions where these functions have been authorized. When detects a possible fall, the location is sent immediately to the contacts that have been chosen previously. Running Analysis helps prevent injury, while VO2 max tracks cardiovascular progress to provide information on oxygen use. Samsung Health offers about 120 different training programs.
Auriculares Galaxy Buds Live
Another novelty is the Galaxy Buds Live headphones characterized by an iconic design and comfortable fit. Provide the signature sound experience AKG With a larger 12mm speaker and bass channel, audio sounds deep and rich.
They include three microphones and a voice capture unit to increase the feeling of naturalness and closeness of the voice. Count on Active Noise Cancellation open type that offers live sound quality, with the ability to tune in (or disconnect) the world around us.
In the magician’s hat: Galaxy Z Fold2
Samsung launches its next generation of folding: Galaxy Z Fold2 with important innovations to have a different experience in the use of a smartphone. Equipped with two end-to-end Infinity-O displays, almost no frames; the cover panel is 6.2 inches and the main screen is 7.6 inches, which makes both are wider than the screens of its predecessor Galaxy Fold.
As for design, it shows two colors: Mystic Black and Mystic Bronze. Samsung is once again collaborating with iconic New York fashion house Thom Browne to offer a limited edition Galaxy Z Fold2.
Availability and prices
The Galaxy Note20 series will be available from August 21. The prices of the Note will start from 960 euros (4G version) to 1,409 in the top-of-the-range version.
The tablets will have the following prices, not yet official
Tab S7 + 5G 8GB RAM + 256GB 1179 €
Tab S7 + 5G 6GB RAM + 128GB 1099 €
Tab S7+ Wifi 8GB RAM + 256GB 979€
Tab S7+ Wifi 6GB RAM + 128GB 899€
Tab S7 4G 8GB RAM + 256GB 879€
Tab S7 4G 6GB RAM + 128GB 799€
Tab S7 Wifi 8GB RAM + 256GB 779€
Tab S7 Wifi 6GB RAM + 128GB 699€