Samsung announces the Note 20 and five other products


Typically, at this time of year, Samsung hosts journalists from around the world for its big Unpacked event in New York, unveiling the latest version of the Note series alongside other devices. This year of course, due to the limitations of the Corona epidemic, Samsung is only doing an online event, but the announcements remain. Samsung is actually announcing five products at the moment: two versions of the Note 20, the Galaxy Z Fold 2, the new folding device, wireless headphones called Galaxy Buds Live, which have been nicknamed “beans” because of their shape, the Galaxy 3 watch, and two new tablets called the Tab S7 . Let’s dive straight into the details.

Note 20

And here’s the news and the main thing first: as expected and leaked, the two Note 20 devices are mainly intended for creators, with the S Pen smart pen, and a new Samsung Notes app, and wider connectivity to additional devices. Samsung is also deepening its relationship with Microsoft, which started last year with the Note 10, and expanding connectivity with Windows 10. An interesting combination is the ability to actually access Android apps, directly from the computer, make calls and run some applications from the device – directly on the computer screen (coming later More this year). Also as part of the expansion of the collaboration with Microsoft, the ability to run Xbox games directly from the cloud on the device via Game Pass.

The Note 20 will come in two sizes: Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra, with screen sizes of 6.7 and 6.9 respectively, and a resolution of 3088 by 1440 and 2400 by 1080 respectively. In terms of photography, both will have a front 10-megapixel selfie camera, while the rear of the Note 20 will have an array consisting of two 12-megapixel street cameras, a 64-megapixel main camera, and a pyroscopic Space Zoom unit, similar to the Galaxy S10. The Note 20 Ultra will also feature an array of two 12-megapixel cameras, one of which is telephoto, and the main camera, as leaked, will have a 108-megapixel camera, a sensor that has become fashionable in the past year alongside Space Zoom with more powerful magnification than the brother model.

The processors will be 7-nm octa-core processors made by Samsung or Qualcomm depending on the region (Israel traditionally accepts the model with Samsung processors), divided into three clusters, with the top clusters at speeds of 3 GHz and 2.7 GHz. The devices will of course already support 5th generation, and with large storage amounts of 8 GB of memory for Note 20 and 12 GB of memory for Ultra and storage between 128 and 512 GB in the large model, and 128 or 256 GB for the Note 20 ” Regular”. The 4th generation versions will be a little more modest. Both Note 20 will include fast and wireless charging support, Android 10 of course, water and dust resistance to IP68 standard. The batteries will this time be larger than before – 4,300 and 4,500 mAh.

Note 20 with Smart Pen S Pen
Note 20 with Smart Pen S Pen

Galaxy WITH Fold 2

Compared to the somewhat predictable Note 20, the really intriguing phone that Samsung is announcing tonight is the Galaxy Z Fold 2. The successor to the previous generation of clamshell phone with a folding screen, which this time also gets a large 6.2-inch external screen and a 7.6-inch internal screen ‘.

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Tab S7, Tab S7 +

Samsung is re-attacking the work tablet segment, ones that offer PC-like processing power with tablet flexibility and smartphone connectivity. Here, too, there is an improved smart pen, a refresh rate of 120 Hz per screen for games, and in the larger version – a 12.4-inch screen of a large super AMOLED screen. To complete the laptop experience, Samsung will also sell a separate keyboard and mouse for them separately.

Galaxy Watch 3

And to complement the Note 20 and PCs’ smartphone segment, Samsung is also launching wearable computing devices, led by the new version of the Galaxy Watch, the Galaxy Watch 3. This time Samsung is introducing a thinner version of its rotating dial (which we really liked in the past), quality materials and long-lasting wear. All day. The watch now also offers the ability to measure blood oxygen saturation and measure blood pressure (remember, we got to see this feature in the crib), along with ECG, similar to Apple watches.

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Galaxy Buds Live

Samsung’s new wireless headphones will officially be called Galaxy Buds Live, but it’s pretty clear they’ll just be called “beans” because of their shape. They are based on AKG technology (which Samsung acquired a few years ago as part of the Herman), with 12mm drivers, and with voice-enhancing capabilities in conversation, perhaps a projection of the Corona era and social distance in video calls. They include active noise cancellation despite the open design (an interesting feature we’d love to test), which also eliminates noise but also allows you to stay in touch with the environment.

Samsung Bean Headphones, Galaxy Buds Live

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Niv Lillian

The editor-in-chief of “The Essay”.

Niv Lillian is an investigative journalist with 19 years of experience writing about technology, the Internet and their effects on politics and society. As the editor of Ynet’s computer channel at the time, he led an extensive and stubborn journalistic campaign that brought the dangers of the biometric database to the public’s attention, and published investigations into consumer injustices such as the intervention of Israeli Internet providers in network traffic.
Trivia detail: is the first Israeli journalist to interview the CEO of Google.


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