Today’s Samsung Unpacked was the company’s first, big virtual event that showcased many of their upcoming gadgets and technology, most notably the new Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra.

Samsung’s Next Phablet

This is the biggest news of the entire show: the new version of Samsung’s phone/tablet line.

The base Note 20 has the following specs:

  • 6.7-inch OLED display
  • 2400 x 1080 resolution
  • Snapdragon 865 Plus
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB storage
  • 12MP F1.8 primary camera
  • 12MP F2.2 Ultrawide
  • 64MP F2.0 telephoto
  • 4,300 mAh battery
  • Under-display ultrasonic fingerprint reader
  • 5G with mmWave support
  • S-Pen

What it lacks is the high refresh rate of the Ultra, instead being stuck at 60Hz. The Ultra comes with:

    • 6.9-inch OLED display
    • 3088 x 1440 resolution
    • 120Hz refresh rate
    • Snapdragon 865 Plus
    • 12GB RAM
    • 128/512GB storage
    • MicroSD card slot
    • 108MP F1.8 primary camera (1/1.33″ sensor)
    • 12MP F2.2 ultrawide camera
    • 12MP F3.0, 5X Zoom telephoto camera
    • 4,500 mAh battery
    • Under-display ultrasonic fingerprint reader
    • 5G with mmWave support
    • Ultra Wideband radio
    • S-Pen

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Samsung: Everything Announced at Unpacked 2020 Event

The base version will cost you a mean $999, with the Ultra coming in at an even meaner $1,299. Both models will use 5G and will be 6.7 and 6.9-inch models, respectively. They’ll start shipping out on August 21st.

New Tablets

Samsung is also bringing the Samsung Galaxy Tab series, sporting “the first tablets that support 5G available in the United States.” The S7 and S7+ will sport an 11 and 12.4-inch display, respectively, coming in at at $650 and $850, respectively.

There is no word on pricing for the 5G versions.

Wireless Headphones

Then there were the Galaxy Buds Live, their new wireless headphones. Samsung has been known for their consistently solid wireless headphones, and this version sports active noise cancellation as well as the ability to double as a mic for a connected Note device. The headphones are available today at $170.

Galaxy Watch 3

This new series of smartwatches sees the return of a physical bezel, improved sleep and fitness tracking, along with an ECG monitor, which Samsung announced has just received FDA clearance. The watch will run for $400 and $430 for the 41mm and 45mm, respectively. There will also be LTE models that run for $50 more.

Future of Folding

Finally, we have the new Galaxy Z Fold 2 (with superstar boy band, BTS, helping announce it). The focus is really to improve on the predecessor, including a new glass reinforcement for the screen and a hinge that sweeps away debris that can fall in and break the screen in the process. More information on the Galaxy Z Fold 2 will be announced on September 1st.

A Somewhat Awkward Show

As has been the case with all the virtual events that have been happening during the pandemic, it was a somewhat awkward event. It’s just hard to replicate that in-person feel on a screen. The event started late and many of the presenters weren’t necessarily the most comfortable on-screen, which isn’t meant as a knock against them.

Regardless, there are some exciting things coming out from Samsung in the very near future.

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