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Top 5 Takeaways from Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked 2020

Samsung’s eagerly awaited product launch event “Galaxy Unpacked” finally happened and we have compiled a list of takeaways from the event if you didn’t get a chance to live stream. Earlier last month, we did a piece on the expectations from Galaxy Unpacked 2020. The Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra are now genuine products along with Galaxy Tab S7, Galaxy Watch 3 and bean shaped Galaxy Buds too. Let us find out if Samsung could pack a punch and stay true to our expectations.

Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

The new Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra have herculean specs starting at $1000 and $1300 respectively. Both these models have fiery Snapdragon 865 Plus processors along with 5G support and IP68 waterproofing rating. Additionally, there is support for wireless charging but they are different in some ways.

Samsung provided a 64MP telephoto lens in the Note 20 and the Note 20 Ultra has a 108MP wide-angle lens with 5x optical zoom. It is important to note that the Note 20 Ultra has a 120Hz refresh rate OLED screen along with better RAM and microSD. The battery is spectacular for both Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra, allowing it to charge 50% in under 30 mins. The Note 20 comes in three colours :Mystic Bronze, Mystic Gray and Mystic Green whereas Note 20 Ultra is available in: Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black and Mystic White.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 is the successor to the vertical-folding Galaxy Fold. The outer display when closed, is much bigger than the previous version. Galaxy Z Fold 2 is 6.2 inches long but when the main screen is unfolded, the device is actually 7.6 inches. Samsung stated that it improved the phone structure to make it stronger and improved the hinge. This is said to increase the durability of the smartphone. Moreover, there is a punch-hole front camera, with 12GB of RAM and 5G support. It is worth mentioning that more details about pricing and availability will be provided by Samsung on 1st September.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live are the latest wireless earbuds by the company, leaked way ahead of the event. It is famously shaped like Jelly beans and is super small compared to Galaxy Buds Plus. Though it is smaller than the predecessor, it is more technologically advanced. Active noise cancellation is a key feature in premium wireless earbuds and Samsung doesn’t compromise. It is said that Samsung has gone step ahead when we thought the Galaxy Buds Plus was the best earbuds from Samsung. Everyone knows how well connected Apple’s Airpods are when you switch between multiple devices. Samsung might have cracked the perfect code for connectivity for these cute bean shaped earbuds.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and S7 Plus

In our previous article, we mentioned that if you are a Samsung fan, you must know that there are very few companies that take Android tablets seriously but Samsung ceases to amaze us every year with new variants in the Galaxy Tab lineup year after year. On August 5, Samsung announced two sizes of the Tab S7, an 11-inch tab and a 12.4-inch one. Both Tab S7 and S7 Plus run on Android 10 with OneUI software with Snapdragon 865 Plus processors. The smaller S7 has an LCD screen whereas the S7 Plus is bestowed with an OLED screen and a 120Hz refresh rate.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 is sleeker than Samsung’s previous smartwatch models. That being said, it features a stunning 1.4-inch display. The Galaxy Watch 3 will be available in two sizes: 41mm(Mystic Bronze and Mystic Silver colour) and 45mm (Mystic Silver and Mystic Black colour). The watch is equipped with fall detection and is notably lighter and thinner too. Galaxy Watch 3 is priced at $399.99 and $429.99 respectively.

Wrapping Up

As promised we brought you the key takeaways from Samsung’s first online event: Galaxy Unpacked. We are still waiting for an update on Galaxy Home and will do a write up once it is launched. If you like reading our blog on the latest trends in technology, please comment below and share it on your social media and do give us a shoutout. 

 

Galaxy Unpacked : What to expect from Samsung’s first Online Event

Samsung’s most awaited product launch event is finally happening on 5th August, 2020. As expected, this event will happen online due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The star of the event is definitely going to be the next phone in Samsung’s Galaxy Note series. It is important to note that the Galaxy Note series is top of the range smartphone that pairs some of the most advanced hardware with a huge screen and its coveted S Pen Stylus. 

Along with Note 20, Samsung could also launch new earbuds and wearables to foldables. Rumour has it that Samsung could reveal the most recent Galaxy Z Flip handset with 5G support. Earlier this month, we did a write up about Motorola Razr 2 being the first smartphone to launch with 5G.It is exciting to note that Samsung could also reveal Galaxy Watch 3 and a new wireless earbuds named Galaxy Buds Live. Samsung also launched a new smartwatch and a laptop in 2019. Going by the 2019 event, it is highly possible that these things will be featured in the event next month. Let’s see the list of expected announcements by Samsung on Aug 5:

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Series

Just like August Unpacked event 2019, this year’s event may see a major focus on Galaxy Note 20 series. However, this year we expect Samsung to release two Notes, including a standard Note 20 along with a bigger Note 20 with a curved display. If we are to believe some rumours, this year we could witness a Note 20 Plus with a 6.87 inch display but speculations suggest that this and the Ultra could be the same. The first speculation came when Samsung accidentally posted a picture of S20 on its russian website. The new Note 20 confirms that it will have three cameras along with a fourth sensor that could be a 3D ToF sensor for portrait shots and focus speed. We must say, Note 20 looks promising on paper and we cannot wait to witness this mystic copper beauty.

Samsung Galaxy Foldables

Coming to Foldables, it is almost certain that we are going to witness two main devices: Galaxy Z flip with 5G support and Galaxy Fold, a tablet that folds and takes the shape and size of a smartphone. Talking about Galaxy Z Flip, it is slated to have a faster Snapdragon 865 Plus processor compared to the 4G model. However, it is believed that the remaining specifications might remain the same.

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 is currently in development but it might not be unveiled in the August Unpacked event. It will also support 5G and will have an impressive 8-inch display, a 108 megapixel camera and an S Pen stylus. The Galaxy Fold 2 beast will also be powered by a Snapdragon 865 processor.

Samsung Wearables

Going by the trend, a new Galaxy Watch announcement is a must. It seems that Samsung might be skipping the Galaxy Watch 2 completely and jumping to Galaxy Watch 3. The most notable thing is a physical rotating bezel which did not make it to last year’s Galaxy Watch Active and Active 2. The physical bezel provides a smooth physical control for the smartwatch. The new smartwatch will be available in 41mm and 45mm sizes and LTE and Wi-Fi-only watches. Reports suggest that Samsung might also bring back a fitness tracker to the ecosystem just like Galaxy Fit from last year.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live

In early 2020, Samsung launched the Galaxy Buds Plus, a pair of true wireless earbuds which became the best wireless earbuds released in 2020. However, the August 5 event could see another pair of wireless earbuds the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live which is packed with active noise cancellation. Along with active noise cancellation, the Galaxy Buds Live has a weird bean shaped design. The new Galaxy Buds Live will only have a six hour battery life compared to eleven hours for Galaxy Buds Plus.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and S7 Plus

If you are an ardent fan of Samsung, you must know that there are very few companies that take Android tablets seriously but Samsung still manages to launch new variants in its Galaxy Tab lineup each year. If reports are to be believed Samsung will unveil Tab S7 and Tab S7 Plus at August Unpacked event. The new Galaxy Tab S7 and S7 Plus will have an 11-inch and 12.4 inch screens and will run on Snapdragon 865 Plus processor. Additionally, both tabs will work well with Samsung’s S Pen. The specifications of S7 and S7 Plus suggests that it will be a 6 or 8 GB RAM and 128/256 GB data storage. It is important to see whether both S7 and S7 Plus will have 5G support.

Wrapping Up

With these exciting products lined up for the August Unpacked event, it would be greedy to expect Samsung’s Galaxy Home to be featured too. On August 6, we will be doing a follow up article on Samsung’s most awaited first online event in case you miss out.