Samsung, for the first time, hosted its Galaxy Unpacked event today on major online platforms. The company has introduced several new devices today, including its flagship Note series and its first-ever truly wireless earbuds with Active Noise Cancellation.
Based on the same platform as the Galaxy S20 Ultra, the Note20 Ultra is Samsung's newest flagship smartphone. As a result, it features top-notch specifications like its elder sibling. To start, the Note20 Ultra features a large 6.9-inch Quad-HD+ curved AMOLED panel, with 3088 x 1440-pixel resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and Gorilla Glass Victus protection on top.
The high refresh rate display also packs an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor and a hole-punch cutout, which houses a 10MP selfie shooter. Other than that, the Note20 ultra features a glass back, at the upper left corner of which lies the rear camera setup, including a 108MP primary camera with OIS, a 12MP ultra-wide camera, and a 12MP telephoto camera with 5x optical zoom and 50x Space Zoom.
The Note20, on the other hand, is slightly inferior to the Note20 Ultra. Therefore, it gets an inferior rear camera setup, including a 12MP primary camera with OIS, a 12MP ultra-wide camera, and a 64MP telephoto camera with 3x hybrid zoom and 30x Space Zoom, and a polycarbonate back panel. It also gets a 6.7-inch Full-HD+ flat AMOLED display with a 60Hz refresh rate.
Both smartphones feature Snapdragon 865+ chipset coupled with Snapdragon X55 modem, which enables 5G connectivity. Moreover, both smartphones come with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 512GB of built-in storage. Being the newest Samsung offering, the Note20 series runs on Samsung's latest OneUI 2.1 skin on top of Android 10. Where the Note20 Ultra packs a 4,500mAh battery, its vanilla sibling comes with a 4,300mAh battery. Both the variants, however, support 25W fast-charging via a proprietary USB Type-C port.
As for the pricing, the Galaxy Note20 will retail at $999.99 (around ₹74,999), while the Note20 Ultra is priced at $1299.99 (around ₹97,299). The Note20 will be available in three colours – mystic green, mystic grey, and mystic bronze. The Note20 Ultra, too, will retail in three colours – mystic white, mystic black, and mystic bronze. Both smartphones are now up for pre-orders and will be available starting from 21st August.
The Galaxy Watch3 is a successor to the original Galaxy Watch, and, it too, comes with a rotating bezel to browse through Tizen OS. It's available in two sizes – 41mm and 45mm. The 41 mm Galaxy Watch3 will get the mystic bronze and mystic silver colour options, while the 43mm version will be available in either mystic silver or mystic black colour.
The Galaxy Watch3 will be powered by an Exynos 9110 processor coupled with 1GB RAM and 8GB in-built storage. The Watch3 will feature either a 1.2-inch or a 1.4-inch display, depending on the variant. The Galaxy Watch3 will come with Blood Oxygen measurement, along with Blood Pressure and ECG measurements.
The Watch3 will also feature fall detection and VO2 Max readings for cardio workouts. Lastly, Samsung has priced the Galaxy Watch3 at $399.99 (around ₹29,952). It will be available in select markets from August 6th.
Having launched the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite quite recently, Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy Tab S7 & S7+ today. As the name implies, the Tab S7+ is the larger of the two, packing a 12.4” AMOLED display with 2,800 x 1,752 px resolution and 420 nit brightness. The Tab S7, on the other hand, comes with an 11-inch LCD screen. Both the tablets feature a 120Hz refresh rate.
Both tablets feature a Snapdragon 865+ processor paired with 6GB or 8GB RAM and up to 256GB storage. As for the optics, both the tablets come with a 13MP + 5MP ultra-wide dual rear cameras and an 8MP selfie shooter at the front.
On the software front, both tablets run on Samsung's OneUI skin on top of Android 10. Where the smaller Tab S7 packs an 8,000mAh battery, its larger sibling packs a larger 10,090mAh battery. Both tablets support 45W fast charging via USB-C.
The Galaxy Tab S7 price is set at $649.99 (around ₹48,672) for the base variant, while the Tab S7+ will start at $849.99 (around ₹63,649). Both the tablets will be available in three colours – mystic black, mystic silver, and mystic bronze.
After the original Galaxy Buds and Galaxy Buds+, Samsung has introduced the Galaxy Buds Live – it's first truly wireless earbuds to feature Active Noise Cancellation (ANC). Unlike the brand's previous set of earbuds, the Buds Live come with a kidney-bean-like design, which, Samsung says, allows them to have a 'more natural appearance'.
Each earbud packs 12mm driver and a bass duct, which, as per Samsung, should result in a rich and deep sound. There are also a total of three mics here, along with a Voice Pickup Unit. Since the earbuds feature ANC, they can cut up to 97% noise in low-frequency bands.
In the battery department, each earbud is claimed to last up to 5.5 to 8 hours, depending on if you use the voice wake and ANC, with the charging case extending the endurance by a good 15 hours. It supports quick charge, which gives the earbuds 1 hour of playtime with just 5 minutes on the wire. It can be charged through the dedicated USB-C port or wireless charging. These earbuds also pack a dedicated Game Mode, which can reduce the latency to a good extent.
As for the pricing, Samsung will retail the Galaxy Buds Live for $169.99 (around ₹12,729), with the sale starting from August 6. You can grab the TWS in either mystic bronze, mystic white, or mystic black colour.
Now, unlike other products Samsung introduced in the event, the Galaxy Z Fold2's announcement was more of a sneak peek. The Galaxy Z Fold2, when it arrives, will be Samsung's third foldable phone, after the original Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Z Flip. It is, however, a successor to the former.
Samsung hasn't revealed the prices of the Z Fold2 just yet, but we do know that it will come with two displays. The internal screen will be a 7.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED panel, with 2213 x 1689-pixels resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate, and the outer display will be a 6.2-inch Super AMOLED Full-HD+ display with 60Hz refresh rate.
Other than that, the Z Fold2 will come powered by the Snapdragon 865+ SoC, paired with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB storage. It will, of course, have 5G connectivity. In the camera department, the Z Fold2 will feature five cameras in total, with a triple camera setup at the rear – a 12MP primary camera with OIS, 12MP ultra-wide camera, and a 64MP telephoto camera – and two 10MP selfie cameras on each display.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 will be up for pre-orders starting September 1. It will be available in two colours – mystic black and mystic bronze – with a limited-run fashion-focused edition to follow soon. As hinted earlier, Samsung has kept its lips sealed regarding the pricing and availability of the Z Fold2.