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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Galaxy Note 20 Go Official With a Starting Price of $999

At its Galaxy Unpacked event, Samsung has announced a total of five new devices, which is very unlikely of the company. The main highlight of the show was obviously the new Note 20 series, which just like last year, comes in two variants.

The new Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra feature practically a similar design and look and along with the new S-Pen stylus. The Note 20 comes with a flat 6.7-inch 1080p AMOLED panel with a regular 60Hz refresh rate while the Note 20 Ultra comes with an edged (curved) 6.9-inch 1440p Dynamic AMOLED 2X with a 120Hz refresh rate. As every year, the company claims that these are one of the brightest panels available on a smartphone, and we kind of believe them. Samsung has also pulled the latency of the S-Pen down to just 9ms, which is impressive considering the Note 10 had a latency of 59ms.

Both come with Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 865+ processor but consumers in India will get the Exynos 990 chipset. As for the memory configurations, the Note 20 and the Note 20 5G come with a maximum of 8GB of RAM with up to 256GB of storage. The Note 20 Ultra also comes with 8GB of RAM but the Note 20 Ultra 5G comes with 12GB of RAM with storage options of up to 512GB.

The bigger Note 20 Ultra packs a 4,500mAh battery while the Note 20 comes with a 4,300mAh unit. Both come with 25W fast charging, which isn’t as fast as the Note 10 from last year, but there is also support for USB PD 3.0 which means consumers get a wider choice when picking a charger. You also get wireless charging with support for Qi as well as reverse wireless charging to charge your watch or earbuds.

As for cameras, both come with triple cameras at the back and a single camera in the front inside the punch hole. The Note 20 Ultra comes with a primary 108-megapixel sensor with two 12-megapixel cameras, while the Note 20 has a 12-megapixel primary sensor but with a 64-megapixel telephoto camera and another 12-megapixel camera for ultra-wide shots. Both can shoot up to 8K videos while the front camera comes with a 10-megapixel sensor. Samsung is following a bronze colour scheme for all its devices this year and apart from that, these phones will come in Black, Green, White and Grey colour options

The Galaxy Note 20 5G starts at $999.99 (~Rs 76,000) for the base 128GB storage in the US while the Note 20 Ultra comes with a starting price tag of $1,299.99 (~Rs 98,000) for the base 128GB storage variant. The new handsets are going to ship starting August 21 and should arrive in India around the same time, although we need to get a confirmation on that.


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Samsung Galaxy Buds Live True Wireless Earphones Come With ANC & Bixby Assistant

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live. (Image: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live. (Image: Samsung)

The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live TWS earbuds are priced at $170 (~ Rs 12,716) and will be sold in Bronze, White, and Black colour options.

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  • Last Updated: August 5, 2020, 9:36 PM IST

Samsung has announced the launch of its latest true wireless earbuds, the Galaxy Buds Live, at its Galaxy Unpacked Event 2020. Samsung’s latest offering in the true wireless earphones category was seen in a number of leaks in a number of times in the past and the live event showcased an impressive pair of earbuds with some noteworthy features. The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live earbuds will go on sale from August 6 and will be available in Bronze, White and Black colour options.

Priced at $170 (~ Rs 12,716), the earbuds sport a bean-shaped design and comes with 12mm driver that are larger than those found on Samsung Galaxy Buds+ earphones. The Buds Live comes with three onboard microphones, which Samsung says, will reduce the background noise and keeps an emphasis on the user’s voice. However, the most notable feature of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live has to be the addition of the Active Noise Cancelling. The company says that the Galaxy Buds Live are also equipped to cut down on “very low, constant frequencies like the sound of an airplane cabin or the rumble of a train.” Another interesting feature of the Galaxy Buds Live earbuds is its always-on Bixby support. According to Samsung, users won’t have to press a button to summon the virtual assistant instead they only have to speak their commands to get their jobs done.

In terms of battery life, the Galaxy Buds Live promises eight hours of battery life with both ANC and always-on Bixby turned off. However, with ANC, there is an assured six and a half hours of battery life, and with Bixby turned on, it’s reduced to six hours. Samsung says that Galaxy Buds Live’s quick charge feature will give users an hour of listening time in just five minutes. Furthermore, the Galaxy Buds Live case is also equipped with wireless charging with Qi-certified accessories. Finally, the Galaxy Buds Live are IPX2 rated, which according to Samsung, can handle a few splashes and a little sweat as well.


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Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2020: Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Tab S7, Galaxy Z Fold 2, and More

The day is here. Samsung has finally unraveled its new devices for 2020. Back in February we saw the Galaxy S20 lineup, along with its folding smartphone the Galaxy Z Flip. It is now time for the new Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra smartphones as well as the new Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Buds Live, Galaxy Watch 3, and the new Galaxy Tab S7 tablet series.

Let’s have a look at everything that Samsung announced:

Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra

Much like last year, Samsung has announced two new Galaxy Note devices. Samsung is following a bronze colour scheme for all its devices this year. Apart from the ‘Mystic Bronze’ these phones will come in Black, Green, White and Grey colour options. The new Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra both have sort of a similar design and look and of course come with the S-Pen stylus. The regular Note 20 comes with a flat 6.7-inch 1080p AMOLED panel with a regular 60Hz refresh rate while the Note 20 Ultra comes with an edged (curved) 6.9-inch 1440p Dynamic AMOLED 2X with a 120Hz refresh rate. Samsung has also pulled the latency of the S-Pen down to just 9ms.

Both come with Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 865+ processor but consumers in India will get the Exynos 990 chipset. Now the memory configurations are a bit confusing. The Note 20 and the Note 20 5G comes with a maximum of 8GB of RAM with up to 256GB of storage. The Note 20 Ultra also comes with 8GB of RAM but the Note 20 Ultra 5G comes with 12GB of RAM with storage options of up to 512GB.

In terms of batteries, the bigger Note 20 Ultra packs a 4,500mAh battery while the Note 20 comes with a 4,300mAh unit. Both come with 25W fast charging, which isn’t as fast as the Note 10 from last year, but there is also support for USB PD 3.0 which means consumers get a wider choice when picking a charger. You also get wireless charging with support for Qi as well as reverse wireless charging to charge your watch or earbuds.

As for cameras, both come with triple cameras at the back and a single camera in the front inside the punch hole. The Note 20 Ultra comes with a primary 108-megapixel sensor with two 12-megapixel cameras, and the Note 20 has a 12-megapixel primary sensor but with a 64-megapixel telephoto camera and another 12-megapixel camera for ultra-wide shots. Both can shoot up to 8K videos while the front camera comes with a 10-megapixel sensor.

Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+

Before we tell about the new tablets, for some reason Samsung is using a ‘+’ instead of ‘Ultra’ for the bigger variant. Come on Samsung, can we have some uniformity here? Anyway, the new Tab S7 and Tab S7+ are the company’s answer to Apple’s iPad Pro range. They come with the S-pen as well which you can slap on the back using magnets. It is pretty much like the Tab S6 from last year. You also get the option two-piece keyboard accessory which is said to be improved for better typing and productivity.

Both the Tab S7 and Tab S7+ feature 120Hz HDR10+ panels. While the larger one features a 12.4-inch AMOLED panel, the smaller one comes with an 11-inch LCD panel. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865+ processor provides the performance juice and you can get it with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage with the option of adding a microSD card. The batteries are rated at 8,000mAh on the Tab S7+ and a massive 10,090mAh on the bigger tablet. You also get 45W fast charging on these. If you care for cameras on a tablet, both come with 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel dual cameras at the back and at the front you get an 8-megapixel camera.

Galaxy Buds Live

Samsung’s newest true wireless earphones, the Galaxy Buds Live are tiny little bean-shaped earbuds that go inside your ears offering active noise cancellation. These feature 12mm drivers that have been tuned by AKG and three microphones for improved voice calling. There’s Bluetooth v5.0 along with 60mAh batteries in each earbuds and a 472mAh battery in the case. Samsung claims up to a total of 29 hours of battery life and up to 8 hours per on the buds itself. These are IPX2 rated for water resistance along with touch controls, and a bunch of customisation through the bundled app. Other features include support for Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant and the charging case offers fast charging via the USB Type-C as well as Qi wireless charging.

Galaxy Watch 3

The newest smartwatch from Samsung, the new Galaxy Watch 3 continues to feature a round dial with a rotating bezel and of course, the Mystic Bronze colour scheme. It features a 41mm variant with a 1.2-inch 360 x 360 pixels Super AMOLED display and a larger 1.4-inch display on the 45mm variant having a similar resolution and protection by Corning Gorilla Glass DX. There’s a dual-core Exynos 9110 CPU, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. It is compliant with MIL-STD-810G standards along with IP68 water resistance. Apart from various fitness tracking features and a heart rate sensor, the new Galaxy Watch 3 comes with a Blood oxygen (SpO2) sensor and support for blood pressure (BP) monitoring and electrocardiogram (ECG) readings. Samsung has also added a mic and speaker so you can now take calls directly from the watch.

The 41mm variant features a 247mAh battery and the bigger 45mm variant comes with a 340mAh battery. Rest of the features include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth v5.0 and there is an LTE model as well that offers eSIM support. Lastly Samsung has also included a new Trip Detection feature similar to the Apple Watch that can send a custom SOS alert to emergency contacts.

Galaxy Z Fold 2

Last, but not the least, the new Galaxy Z Fold 2. This is Samsung’s third foldable device and proper successor to the original Galaxy Fold. You get a similar tall design that opens to unveil larger display on the inside. This time Samsung has made some well-needed enhancements to make the displays sturdier and more durable as well as making the hinge more reliable. The outer display now measures at 6.2-inches while the inner display is now 7.6-inches and features 120Hz refresh rate, which is something to applaud here. The inner display now makes use of a folding, super-thin layer of glass instead of plastic and the device is overall slimmer and more robust. There is a new ‘Flex Mode’ that we saw on the Z Flip, while the hinge has also been reworked to offer better durability as well as includes a self cleaning mechanism that makes use of elastic fibers to keep the hinge clean.


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Samsung launches new Note, foldable phone as pandemic shrinks market

SEOUL Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its latest Galaxy Note smartphone and new version of its foldable phone, the Z Fold 2, on Wednesday, hoping to regain ground against rivals Huawei [HWT.UL] and Apple Inc as the smartphone market begins to recover from its COVID-19 slump.

Samsung launched its previous premium model, the S20, in February at the start of the pandemic but since then has ceded its top ranking in the smartphone market to China’s Huawei, as people opt for cheaper models in tough times.

The Z Fold 2 has a 6.2-inch (15.75-cm) screen when folded to provide a full smartphone experience even when it is closed, Samsung announced during a livestreamed event. Its unfolded display measures 7.6 inches (19.3 cm).

The new iteration is thinner than the first Fold, and the hinge is improved to be more resilent, Samsung said.

Samsung did not disclose the phone’s price, but said more details and preorders will be available on Sept. 1.

The new Note 20 boasts a larger screen at 6.7 inches (17 cm), 5G connectivity, enhanced writing features with its S-Pen stylus, and access to more than 100 console and PC games via a tie-up with Microsoft Corp’s Xbox cloud service.

It will go on sale on Aug. 21 in about 70 countries, including the United States, where the basic version will retail for $999, compared with its predecessor’s $949.

“It is an uncertain time to launch a new premium device given the challenging competitive and economic environments,” said Paolo Pescatore, an analyst at PP Foresight Tech, adding that the “eye-watering price” could deter some buyers.

Apple fans are unlikely to jump ship to the new Samsung model as the 5G iPhone is likely to be launched later this year, analysts say.

Samsung posted a 29% on-year drop in shipments in the June quarter, the biggest fall among top vendors, according to researcher IDC. Apple, which launched the budget-friendly SE during the period, remained resilient with 11% on-year shipment growth, while Huawei posted only a 5% fall.

The global smartphone market shrank about 16% on-year in the April-June quarter due to COVID-19 lockdowns and consumer caution, a larger contraction than in the first quarter, and is expected to improve only slightly in the second half, IDC said.

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“Before the Covid-19 existed, Samsung’s flagship launch usually had a big splash. … Even if things are recovering, the splash is not going to be as big as it was before,” said Nabila Popal, research director at data provider IDC.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Launched at $999, Galaxy Tab S7 From $649; Galaxy Z Fold2 Coming on Sep 1, and More

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 is finally set to launch around the world, alongside a number of other Samsung devices. At tonight’s Galaxy Unpacked 2020, Samsung’s host of devices to be launched seemingly include the Galaxy Note 20 flagship smartphone, a second generation foldable phone (that reports suggest may be called Galaxy Z Fold 2), the Galaxy Watch 3 smartwatch, Galaxy Buds Live true wireless earbuds, and also its latest generation flagship tablet, the Galaxy Tab S7.

The event is one of the two big launch events that Samsung hosts each year, and is the first major event that Samsung is hosting online. The Galaxy Note 20 is expected to feature most of the flagship grade features that the Galaxy S20 series of smartphones came with, alongside bringing the productivity of the Samsung S-Pen. The next generation foldable phone is also expected to be more durable than its predecessors, and it will be interesting to see if Samsung manages to transition its foldable phone idea into more mainstream market segments. The smartwatch and the true wireless earbuds may be incremental improvements, while the new Galaxy Tab S7 will look to directly rival Apple’s top of the line iPad Pro devices.

Aug 5, 2020 8:37 pm (IST)

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Samsung launches pricey new Note as pandemic shrinks smartphone market

SEOUL Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its latest Galaxy Note smartphone on Wednesday hoping to regain ground against rivals Huawei [HWT.UL] and Apple as the smartphone market begins to recover from its COVID-19 slump.

Samsung launched its previous premium model, S20, in February at the start of the pandemic but since then it has ceded its top ranking in the smartphone market to China’s Huawei, as people opt for cheaper models in straitened times.

The new Note 20 boasts a larger screen at 6.7 inches (17 cm), 5G connectivity, enhanced writing features with its S-Pen stylus, and access to more than 100 console and PC games via a tie-up with Microsoft’s Xbox cloud service.

It will go on sale from Aug. 21 in about 70 countries including the United States, where the basic version will retail for $999, compared to the predecessor’s $949.

“It is an uncertain time to launch a new premium device given the challenging competitive and economic environments,” said Paolo Pescatore, an analyst at PP Foresight Tech, adding that the “eye-watering price” could deter some buyers.

Apple fans are unlikely to jump ship to the new Samsung model as the 5G iPhone is likely to be launched later this year, analysts say.

Samsung posted a 29% on-year drop in shipments in the June quarter, the biggest fall among top vendors, according to researcher IDC. Apple, which launched the budget-friendly SE during the period, remained resilient with 11% on-year shipment growth, while Huawei posted only a 5% fall.

The global smartphone market shrank about 16% on-year in the April-June quarter due to COVID-19 lockdowns and consumer caution, a larger contraction than in the first quarter, and is expected to improve only slightly in the second half, IDC said.

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“Its not until H1 2021 that most countries around the globe will start showing positive growth in smartphone shipments,” said Nabila Popal, research director at data provider IDC.

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Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2020 Live Updates: Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Watch 3 Expected

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 is finally set to launch around the world, alongside a number of other Samsung devices. At tonight’s Galaxy Unpacked 2020, Samsung’s host of devices to be launched seemingly include the Galaxy Note 20 flagship smartphone, a second generation foldable phone (that reports suggest may be called Galaxy Z Fold 2), the Galaxy Watch 3 smartwatch, Galaxy Buds Live true wireless earbuds, and also its latest generation flagship tablet, the Galaxy Tab S7.

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Samsung denies interest in Arm Holdings stake

SEOUL Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Tuesday denied a media report that it is considering buying a small stake in SoftBank Group Corp’s chip company Arm Holdings.

The Korea Times newspaper reported Samsung’s interest in buying a minority stake of between 3% and 5% in the British chip designer as a way to reduce its royalty payment, citing an anonymous industry official.

Samsung said the report was “groundless”.

Arm, the British chip technology firm, licenses its chip designs and technology to companies like Qualcomm Inc, Apple Inc and Samsung, which in turn use that technology in their chips for smartphones and other devices.

SoftBank is currently negotiating terms with U.S. chipmaker Nvidia Corp after receiving an approach about takeover interest last month, the Nikkei Asian Review reported on Sunday.

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Want To Buy A New Samsung Galaxy Phone? You Will Get A Demo At Your Home Before You Decide

Samsung has announced a rather cool new initiative for customers in India, wherein the company will provide a demo of the Samsung Galaxy phones to potential customers, in the comfort of their home. It is called the ‘Experience Samsung at Home’ service and this covers all Samsung Galaxy smartphones, tablets and wearables that the company currently sells in India. This is designed to help customers experience and buy smartphones, tablets and wearables without having to step out of their homes as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to make the rounds. Samsung is roping in the services of offline stores for the ‘Experience Samsung at Home’ service.

Samsung has a new Experience Samsung at Home’ service portal where you can share your contact details. A Samsung Exclusive Store nearest to your location will contact you within 24 hours to understand what Galaxy phones, tablets or wearables you are considering, and confirm an appointment time at your home. Samsung sales all their Experience Consultants (SEC) are trained to follow the proper safety and sterilization guidelines in line with the COVID prevention regulations. You can select the products after the demo, and they will be delivered to your home. “We have taken a number of measures to ensure consumer safety as social distancing is important to fight this pandemic. ‘Experience Samsung at Home’ is yet another initiative to create new shopper journeys as it will aid physical distancing by leveraging our deep retail presence in India,” says Mohandeep Singh, Senior Vice President, Samsung India.

Samsung is roping in the services of offline stores for the ‘Experience Samsung at Home’ service. Samsung believes that the ‘Experience Samsung at Home’ service will enable consumers to explore and purchase the products online and get deliveries offline from their neighborhood Samsung Exclusive Stores. “Our new initiatives are also helping our offline retailers and have resulted in a sharp recovery in our smartphone business post lockdown,” says Singh.

The ‘Experience Samsung at Home’ service remains unavailable in Red zones or containment zones for COVID, as classified by local authorities from time to time. Samsung also clarifies that for any purchases that you make, the payment must be made directly to the Samsung Exclusive Store which is providing the demo and the product for purchase, and a variety of payment options will be available.


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Apple Reports 25% Growth in Smartphone Market With 45.1mn iPhone Sales Globally

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Compared to Apple’s growth, Samsung fell 30 percent, Huawei 5 percent, Xiaomi 10 percent, OPPO 16 percent, and others 23 percent in terms of smartphone shipments.

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  • Last Updated: August 1, 2020, 11:24 AM IST

As the global smartphone market plummeted 14 per cent in the June quarter, Apple was the only vendor to grow as it shipped 45.1 million iPhones globally, a growth of 25 per cent compared to the previous year, according to a new report. Samsung fell 30 per cent, Huawei 5 per cent, Xiaomi 10 per cent, OPPO 16 per cent and others 23 per cent in terms of shipments in the second quarter, reported market research firm Canalys.

“Apple defied expectations in Q2. Its new iPhone SE was critical in the quarter, accounting for around 28 per cent of its global volume, while iPhone 11 remained a strong best-seller at nearly 40 per cent,” analyst Vincent Thielke on Friday. According to him, iPhone SE will remain crucial to prop up the volume this year, amid delays to Apple’s next flagship release. “In China, it had blockbuster results, growing 35 per cent to reach 7.7 million units. It is unusual for Apple’s Q2 shipments to increase sequentially,” said Thielke. The smartphone market worldwide fell to 285 million units, a second consecutive quarter of freefall, as lockdown orders caused by the Covid-19 pandemic persisted through April and May.

Huawei toppled Samsung with shipping 55.8 million units, compared to Samsung’s 53.7 million in Q2 2020. Apple was third with 45.1 million units. Xiaomi came fourth, shipping 28.8 million units, which was down 10 per cent, and OPPO reclaimed fifth place from Vivo, shipping 25.8 million units with a 16 per cent decline. “As well as the new iPhone SE, Apple is also demonstrating skills in new user acquisition. It adapted quickly to the pandemic, doubling down on the digital customer experience as stay-at-home measures drive more customers to online channels,” said the report.


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