For years Samsung’s annual launch event has taken place in New York in front of thousands of enthusiastic viewers. This time, due to the corona, the world of glittering investments has converged on homes. Instead of invested buffets, packages are sent to reporters’ homes with a snack and a bottle of beer. Instead a screaming crowd, hundreds of little faces joining in the zoom.
This is how Samsung launched a new series of devices tonight (Wednesday): the Z-FOLD 2, the Note 20 and the Note 20 Ultra, in addition to the tablet – the Galaxy Tab S7, the Galaxy Heads Live headphones and the Galaxy Watch 3 smartwatch. But instead of the devices – The show was stolen by the small improvements and features that the Korean manufacturer added to its devices, and especially – the beginning of the collaboration with Microsoft, which was announced at the previous event. Here’s everything you need to know.
Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra
The new tablet from Samsung is launched again in two models, with the Note 20 featuring a 6.7-inch screen, 8GB of RAM, a 4,300mAh battery and a rear camera with a 64-megapixel sensor, while the Ultra is upgraded to a 6.9-inch screen, 12g of RAM And a rear camera with a 108 megapixel sensor.
This time they focused on the launch of the Note in Samsung’s S-PEN stylus. After many complaints from users that the pen does not simulate the drawing of a real pen well enough, Samsung has added faster refresh screens, 120 Hz, and artificial intelligence software that speeds up the pen response.
The devices will be launched in four metallic colors – green, black, gray and bronze – highlighted throughout the evening as the color of choice. The Ultra will cost NIS 4,500 in Israel, and the Note will cost NIS 3,500. The devices are expected to land in Israel as early as August 10, and will be offered for sale in Samsung stores on August 20.
The Bean Headsets have arrived: Galaxy Buds Live
A new version of Samsung headphones was also launched tonight, which focused on two features – active noise filtering, similar to competitor AirPods Pro, but noise filtering that “will help you hear what you need” – so only 97% of the noise will be filtered, while the train or bus announcement You will hear. Promise to update how it works.
Galaxy S7 Tab
Samsung returns to the number 7 even after the Note 7 incident, and introduces a new and advanced tablet, also with the stylus pen, the S-PEN that is actually kept on the back of the device, and with a high-refresh screen. Joining it is a cover that turns the tablet into a laptop, with a tracking pad, shortcuts and a Samsung feature that makes the operating system a little more similar to Windows.
The smartwatch: Galaxy Watch 3
With the launch of the new version of the smartwatch, a small option of its particular relevance to the Corona days stood out – when home fitness training gained momentum, Samsung’s watch can interface with the company’s TV or smartphone and training app, so when you do squats or lunches, the device will count the repetitions. The training.
The new folding: Z FOLD 2
After the first device snatched following the build quality, the Z-FOLD has been upgraded and strengthened with a stronger opening mechanism and an upgraded screen. For a 6.2-inch external screen and a 7.6-inch internal screen. Samsung did not elaborate much on the new device, and promised that more details will be revealed on September 1.
Collaboration with Microsoft
Perhaps the highlight of this evening. Last year, Samsung and Microsoft announced a collaboration, perhaps following Microsoft’s failure to compete with mobile devices. Now the collaboration is bearing fruit: from now on you can sync your tasks with Outlook, start writing notes on the phone and continue them in Word, and perhaps most intriguing – play your Xbox games via mobile phone as well, including connecting to the Xbox game controller.