At an unpacked event, Samsung presented the new “Galaxy S20” series, the foldable “Galaxy Z Flip” and new headphones on February 11, 2020. Here’s what the smartphones and in-ears can do.
Three new members of the “Galaxy” family
The new “Galaxy” series from Samsung consists of three high-end devices: the 6.2-inch “Galaxy S20”, the 6.7-inch “Galaxy S20 +” and the 6.9-inch “Galaxy S20 Ultra”. All three 5G smartphones are characterized by high-quality workmanship, high-resolution displays and practical smart software features. Of course there are also differences. On the one hand, these are due to the capacity of the batteries: While the “Galaxy S20” has a 4,000 mAh battery, the “Galaxy S20 +” has 4,500 mAh and the “Galaxy S20 Ultra” even 5,000 mAh.
As is now the norm, the new top smartphones don’t just need one lens – and there are differences here too. The “Galaxy S20” is equipped with a triple camera consisting of ultra wide-angle, wide-angle and telephoto lenses. In the other two smartphones, a “DepthVision” lens is also added in order to be able to perceive objects better spatially. As usual, the built-in components work together ideally to take excellent pictures in all situations. On the front of the “Galaxy S20” and “Galaxy S20 +” there is also a 10 megapixel and on the “Galaxy S20 Ultra” a 40 megapixel selfie camera.
The prominent hallmark of the lenses is the “space zoom”. Thanks to the specially arranged mirror in the housing, it is possible to bring objects that are far away very close. The “Galaxy S20 Ultra” supports an incredible 100x zoom (30x for the other two devices) – and thanks to Artificial Intelligence, the captured image is said to be sharp despite the enormous magnification, according to Samsung. The cameras also have other highlights to offer.
All in one shot
The new “Single Take” mode is particularly exciting. If you select this in the camera menu and then press the shutter button, you have ten seconds to record everything that happens in front of the lens. The smartphone’s artificial intelligence then uses the material to calculate the best shots in the form of photos, videos or GIFs. If necessary, some preset filters are also applied. The results are always different, but never boring.
Crisp moving pictures
Videos are recorded in 8K with the new “Galaxy” devices and always remain calm thanks to hardware and software stabilization. Snapshots that are saved from video recordings are also available in 33 MP quality. Those who would like to capture something a little more unusual and play with the strong components to incorporate creativity can use the new Pro mode.
The “Galaxy” devices presented will be released on March 13, 2020.
New for the ears
Samsung also presented the new “Galaxy Buds +”. They guarantee high-quality sound enjoyment for up to eleven hours, which can be extended by a further eleven hours thanks to the charging option in the supplied case. The in-ear headphones enable 2-way communication thanks to three built-in microphones. Frequently used applications are available with a tap of the finger.
The “Galaxy Buds +” will be available in black, white, blue and red from February 14th.
Foldable: the “Galaxy Z Flip”
Samsung presented the first foldable glass smartphone display: the “Galaxy Z Flip”. The 6.7-inch display of the foldable (foldable smartphone) can be folded up so that it can be easily stowed in a pocket. This is made possible thanks to “Ultra Thin Glass” (UTG), which the manufacturer developed especially for this. Unfolded at a 90 ° angle, the two parts of the screen can be used separately; the folding mode opens up new possibilities for selfies and photos.
The foldable will be available from February 21st.