The entire world witnessed the first-ever virtual Galaxy Unpacked organised by Samsung recently, which otherwise is held at physical venues, every year in August. American singer Khalid and Korean-Pop group BTS were also a part of this event.
Livestreamed from South Korea, five new, upgraded Galaxy devices were unveiled to the audience – Galaxy Z Fold2, Galaxy Note20 and Galaxy Note20 Ultra, Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Buds Live.
“Technology must make life easier, not more complex. Alone, these devices are powerful tools to help you maximise work and play. Together, as part of the Galaxy ecosystem, they work seamlessly, so you can spend your time focused on what matters the most,” said TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics.
Here are the key details revealed for each Galaxy gadget!
Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra
Touted as a productivity powerhouse that doubles up as a phone, computer and a gaming device, Galaxy Note20 series is introduced in two versions – Note20 Ultra (6.9in screen) and Note20 (6.7in screen). Powered with superfast 5G network, it combines a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display and a vivid ultra-high-resolution 8K camera with a 21:9 aspect ratio. Its improved battery life of 4,300mAh in Note20 and 4,500mAh in Note20 Ultra offers over 50 per cent charge in just 30 minutes!
The penning experience on Galaxy Note20 features an enhanced S pen stylus with lifelike precision as stated by the brand. One can now access all the mobile apps directly on Windows 10 laptops/PCs.
Note20 can also be wirelessly connected to Smart TVs, enabling one to manage two screens at the same time. For the gamers, all the Galaxy devices will offer Xbox Game Pass Ultimate that will have over 100 Xbox games.
Galaxy Z Fold2
The third in the category of Samsung’s folding phones, Galaxy Z Fold2 is a 6.2in device on the exterior, while the interior opens up to a spectacular 7.6in screen. Packed with a stunning edge-to-edge, almost bezel-less Infinity-O display technology, Fold2 is portable and handy like a smartphone and multi-functional like a tablet.
With the promise of giving out full-detailed specifications of the phone in September, Samsung revealed that Galaxy Z Fold2 will be available in two variants, Mystic Black and Mystic Bronze and will also have a limited-edition line in collaboration with fashion designer Thom Browne.
A new addition to the smartwatch pool, Galaxy Watch3 is deemed to be the perfect fit for all your daily tasks and activities, including health monitoring. Slimmer and lighter in its new avatar, Watch3 will offer running coaching tools, advanced sleep scoring and exercise from home, where one can choose from around 120 workout videos on the Samsung Health app on Galaxy phones.
Its Trip Detection is a handy feature for when one needs to send a custom SOS text to their contacts if they happen to fall or injure themselves during outdoor training.
The watch can also access smartphone apps and can also do contactless transactions via Samsung Pay. Galaxy Watch3 is likely to be available in Mystic Silver, Mystic Black and Mystic Bronze.
Galaxy Buds Live
The Galaxy earbuds have been given a facelift this time around. Galaxy Buds Live, a bean-shaped, tiny gadget comes in a compact, semi-matte wireless charging case. It boasts of active noise cancellation, three microphones and Voice Pickup Unit, which ensures a rich, seamless audio listening experience. Designed in Mystic Bronze, Mystic White and Mystic Black variants, Galaxy Buds Live will soon be available at approximately $210.