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Biggest Announcements from Samsung’s 2020 Unpacked Event

Biggest Announcements from Samsung’s 2020 Unpacked Event - Appy Pie

Samsung has packed up its highly anticipated Unpacked 2020 event. The Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra are officially announced, as are the Galaxy Tab S7 tablet, the Galaxy Watch 3, and the Galaxy Buds Live (formerly “Beans”). Samsung also announced the new Galaxy Z Fold 2. In case you missed the event, here are the main highlights from the show:

  • Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra: Samsung’s Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra are loaded with powerful specs, starting at $1,000 for the Note 20 and $1,300 for the Note 20 Ultra. Both models have the Snapdragon 865 Plus processor with 5G support as well as an IP68 rating for waterproofing and support for wireless charging, but they differ in a few major ways. Both phones will available since August 21st. Samsung put a 64MP telephoto lens in Note 20, but the Ultra has a 108MP wide-angle lens along with 5x optical zoom.

  • Galaxy Z Fold 2: As a final announcement, Samsung showed off the successor to the original Galaxy Fold foldable phone. When it’s closed, the outside display that’s visible is much bigger than before. It’s 6.2 inches, whereas the main screen that comes unfolded when you open the device stretches to 7.6 inches. Samsung said that it reinforced the overall structure of the phone to make it stronger and improved the hinge, so hopefully, it’s more durable than the first-generation model. Samsung hasn’t made it clear what the release date for the phone will be.

  • Galaxy Buds Live: Samsung Galaxy Buds Live are the company’s latest wireless earbuds. The buds look like little jelly beans and they’re smaller in size compared to the Galaxy Buds Plus, but they pack in even more advanced tech, like active noise cancellation. Samsung showed off how easy it is to connect to multiple devices, which is something that Apple’s AirPods are known for.

  • Galaxy Watch 3: The Galaxy Watch 3 is a thinner smartwatch than Samsung’s previous models, and it features a bigger 1.4-inch display. It’s also more expensive than the last iteration of the Galaxy Watch, bumping up the price by $70. It will be available in 41mm and 45mm sizes.

  • Galaxy S7 Tablet: Samsung announced two sizes of the Tab S7 tablet, consisting of an 11-inch and a 12.4-inch lineup. Both run Android 10 with OneUI software, feature the powerful Snapdragon 865 Plus processor, and their displays have a fast 120Hz refresh rate, though only the larger of the two has an OLED screen. The smaller device has an LCD screen.