The world is relying on technology more than ever during the pandemic, said TM Roh, president of Samsung and head of mobile communications.
“This is the way we stay connected as we navigate the extraordinary challenges facing the world,”
As people seek work and socialize from home, Roch said the company’s new range of devices was created to “work together seamlessly” as part of the Galaxy’s ecosystem of products.
Here’s everything Samsung introduces in the coming days and weeks:
Galaxy Note 20
Samsung’s latest smartphone is available in two versions – the 6.7-inch Galaxy Note 20, starting at $ 999.99, and the 6.9-inch Note 20 Ultra, starting at $ 1,299.99.
The phones are available in five colors – green, gray and bronze for the Note 20 and white, black and bronze for the Note 20 Ultra – and are available for pre-order from August 6, before going on sale on August 21.
The Note 20 is powered by Samsung’s fastest processor in the Galaxy series, the company said, and has what Samsung calls “the best screen ever.” It also works with 5G, a capability that Samsung has focused on. (Apple is yet to release its first 5G smartphone.)
The smartphone comes with a new version of Samsung’s Bluetooth stylus, the S-Pen, which the company says allows a wider range of gesture controls and more accurate note-taking capabilities.
The Note 20 will also be equipped with Nearby Share – Android’s version of Apple’s AirDrop for Android – which will allow users to change files just by pointing their phones at each other and a feature called DeX to connect wirelessly to smart TVs.
Samsung also makes it easier to sync messages and apps to PCs running Windows 10, and offers more than 100 games through a $ 14.99 / month XBox Game Pass Ultimate subscription starting Sept. 15.
Galaxy Tab S7
Samsung is also launching two more 5G devices – the 11-inch Galaxy Tab S7 and 12.4-inch S7 +, which the company claims will be “the first 5G-enabled tablets available in the United States.”
The tablets, which cost $ 649.99 and $ 849.99, respectively, include several of the performance and gaming tools that come with the Note 20 and come with add-ons such as the S Pen, keyboard and wireless mouse, which can be purchased separately.
However, they will not be available until the fall.
The latest iteration of Samsung’s smartwatch focuses on health, with new enhancements to fitness tracking and a feature that automatically notifies emergency contacts when it detects you’ve fallen.
However, more advanced clock heart monitoring features, such as echocardiogram (ECG) and blood pressure monitoring, are now only available in South Korea.
The Galaxy Watch3 will go on sale on August 6 and has four versions ranging in price from $ 399.99 to $ 479.99.
Galaxy Buds Live
The latest connected device in Samsung’s range is a new version of its wireless headphones called Galaxy Buds Live.
The headphones have a larger speaker than its predecessor, the Galaxy Buds +, released earlier this year, and three microphones from which users can choose to cancel background noise more easily.
Galaxy Buds Live will go on sale on August 6 for $ 169.99.
Galaxy Z Fold2
Samsung also debuted the next generation of its foldable smartphone – Galaxy Z Fold2.
However, the Galaxy Z Fold2 will not be available until later in the year, with Samsung saying it will share details about the device’s launch in September.