The Korean electronics mammoth is supporting its new flagship cell phone with an ecosystem of interconnected gadgets to attempt to grab its best position in the global market over from Chinese adversary Huawei.
Samsung’s most recent smartphone, the Galaxy Note 20, was one of five new gadgets it uncovered on Wednesday — alongside an updated tablet, smartwatch, wireless earbuds, and a folding cell phone — in a live-streamed virtual revealing that has become the standard for tech declarations during the coronavirus pandemic.
Dissimilar to other recent launches that have been recorded or streamed without a group of people, Samsung decided to nod to the new videoconferencing reality a considerable lot of us are managing during the pandemic, by radiating in many fans showed on an enormous curved screen behind the event’s host, Samsung executive Federico Casalegno.
The world is depending on technology like never before during the pandemic, said TM Roh, Samsung’s president and head of mobile communications.
“It’s how we are staying connected as we navigate the extraordinary challenges faced around the world,” he said.
As individuals dig into work and associate from home, Roh said the organization’s new lineup of gadgets is intended to “work together seamlessly” as part of an ecosystem of Galaxy products.
The event commences at 10 am ET/7 am PT.
Here’s everything Samsung is turning out in the coming days and weeks:
Galaxy Note 20
Samsung’s most recent smartphone comes in two versions — the 6.7-inch Galaxy Note 20, beginning at $999.99, and the 6.9-inch Note 20 Ultra beginning at $1,299.99.
The phones come in five colors — green, gray, and bronze for the Note 20 and white, black and bronze for the Note 20 Ultra — and are accessible for pre-order beginning August 6 before going on sale August 21.
Note 20 is powered by the fastest processor in Samsung’s Galaxy series, the organization stated, and includes what Samsung calls its “best screen yet.” It additionally works with 5G, an ability Samsung has concentrated on. (Apple is yet to release its first 5G cell phone.)
The cell phone accompanies a new version of Samsung’s Bluetooth-enabled stylus, the S-Pen, which the organization says permits a more extensive scope of gesture controls and more precise note-taking abilities.
The Note 20 will likewise come furnished with Nearby Share — Android’s version of Apple’s AirDrop — which will permit clients to trade files just by pointing their phones at one another, and a feature called DeX to associate wirelessly with smart TVs.
Samsung is likewise making it simpler to sync messages and apps with PCs running Windows 10 and offering over 100 games through a $14.99/month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription beginning September 15.
Galaxy Tab S7
Samsung is additionally turning out two more 5G gadgets — the 11-inch Galaxy Tab S7 and 12.4-inch S7+, which the organization cases will be the “first tablets that support 5G available in the United States.”
The tablets, which cost $649.99 and $849.99, individually, include a few of the productivity and gaming tools that accompany the Note 20 and accompany add-ons, for example, the S Pen, a keyboard and a wireless mouse that can be purchased independently.
They won’t be accessible until the fall, nonetheless.
The most current iteration of Samsung’s smartwatch centers around health, with new fitness tracking improvements and a feature that automatically tells crisis contacts when it recognizes you’ve fallen.
Be that as it may, the watch’s more advanced heart monitoring functions, for example, an echocardiogram (ECG) and blood pressure monitoring, are just accessible in South Korea starting at now.
The Galaxy Watch3 will go on sale on August 6 and has four versions, going in cost from $399.99 to $479.99.
Galaxy Buds Live
The last associated gadget in Samsung’s lineup is a new version of its wireless earbuds called the Galaxy Buds Live.
The earbuds have a greater speaker than their predecessor, the Galaxy Buds+ released recently, and three microphones that clients can look over to cancel out background noise more easily.
The Galaxy Buds Live will go on sale on August 6 for $169.99.
Galaxy Z Fold2
Samsung additionally appeared the next generation of its folding smartphone — the Galaxy Z Fold2.
The phone appears to be like its ancestor that Samsung released a year ago yet with a greater display — a 6.2-inch screen that folds out to 7.6 inches.
The Galaxy Z Fold2 won’t be accessible until some other time in the year, be that as it may, with Samsung saying it will share launch subtleties for the gadget in September.