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Samsung Unpacked 2020: A Whole Lot of Mobile

Samsung Unpacked Note20

From productivity to gaming, Samsung came prepared to meet everyone’s expectations ever since leaks surrounding the Note20 started popping up. Today Samsung revealed five new Galaxy devices during their virtual live-stream event. Since we have a lot to cover, let’s just dig into it!

Galaxy Note 20 Design
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The Note is back and more powerful than ever! Built for efficiency, the Note series features an abundance of updated hardware and features.

An Advanced S Pen

The Galaxy Note20 series’ enhanced S Pen offers the ultimate writing experience so you can capture your ideas whenever inspiration strikes. The S Pen on the Galaxy Note20 series has more lifelike precision1 that gives you more accuracy and responsiveness. The S Pen’s five new Anywhere actions make touchless navigation of your device – like returning to the home screen or taking a screenshot – as simple as a flick of the wrist.

†Source: Samsung Press Release

Samsung Notes Record Audio
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More Flexible and Useful Samsung Notes App Experience

We need tools designed to let us work anytime, on any device. To help you capture, edit and share your ideas across your phone, tablet or Windows 10 PC, Samsung Notes app features auto-save and syncing capabilities, so lost work becomes a thing of the past and you can pick up right where you left off as you move from device to device. Samsung Notes easily straightens your messy handwriting into legible penmanship. Giving feedback is also easier now that you can annotate and highlight PDFs in Samsung Notes app. Record audio as you jot down notes, and just tap a word in your notes to go to that moment in the recording. And keep it all organized with new, intuitive folder management that makes everything easier to find.

†Source: Samsung Press Release

Galaxy Note20 works smarter across devices
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Work Smarter Across Devices

Microsoft’s Your Phone app with Link to Windows2 integration now enables you to easily access your mobile apps directly from your Windows 10 PC without disrupting your flow. It’s simple and convenient to send messages, manage notifications, sync photos, and make and receive calls all from your Windows 10 PC. Add your favorite mobile apps to your Taskbar or Start menu so you won’t have to search your phone for your favorite social networking apps or Gallery. Later this year, you will have the ability to run multiple apps side by side on your Windows 10. And all your productivity ecosystems will be aligned across devices when Samsung Notes app syncs to Microsoft OneNote and Outlook3, and your Reminders sync with Microsoft Outlook, To-Do, and Teams4 so everything you need is at your fingertips, no matter where you are.

†Source: Samsung Press Release

Xbox Cloud Gaming

Continued Partnership with Xbox

Beginning September 15, play over 100 Xbox games on your phone or tablet, directly from the cloud (beta) with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, including hits like Minecraft Dungeons and Gears 55. The Galaxy Note20 series gaming experience is further up-leveled with its AI game booster and Bluetooth audio response optimization, and 240Hz touch latency on the Galaxy Note20 Ultra. Plus, with a large and immersive display with smooth gaming experience thanks to the fastest processor in a Galaxy yet, the Galaxy Note20 series is a pro-gaming set-up that fits in your pocket.

†Source: Samsung Press Release

Galaxy Note20 Filmmaking Zoom
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Cinema Quality Filmmaking

With 21:9 aspect ratio and 24fps recording, the Galaxy Note20 series’ 8K camera now gives you access to ultra-high resolution and a professional quality video experience. Use powerful Pro Video mode with pro-grade focus, audio, exposure, zoom speed control, and 120 fps video at FHD for cinematic-style videos. You can also control audio sources on the Galaxy Note20 series, adjusting gain and selecting between onboard mics or external sources, so the sound you want comes through clearly.

†Source: Samsung Press Release

Samsung DeX Wireless
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Advanced Samsung DeX

For the first time with Samsung DeX, wirelessly connect the Galaxy Note20 series to a Smart TV when you need a bigger screen. Manage two screens simultaneously so you can text with your friends on the Galaxy Note20 series while watching a video in a Smart TV.

It’s important to note that Samsung DeX wireless connection requires a smart TV with Miracast support. Additionally, both devices must be on same Wi-Fi network. Samsung also notes that Samsung DeX provides an optimized experience with Samsung smart TVs launched after 2019.

†Source: Samsung Press Release


Power and Performance

For the first time in the Note series, the Galaxy Note20 Ultra offers a vivid and bright Dynamic AMOLED 2X display and 120Hz refresh rate delivering buttery smooth visuals on our best screen yet, which automatically adjusts to the content you are viewing to optimize battery life. Sporting an all-day intelligent battery and Super Fast Charging capabilities, you can get more than 50% charge in just 30 minutes.

Remember! With any battery claims, the average battery life depends on various factors like network, features enabled, and overall frequency of phone call, and app usage.

Also note, the Super Fast charging results are based on internal Samsung lab tests, which were conducted with an in-box charger while it has 0% of power remaining, with all services, features, and screen turned off. Actual charging speed may vary depending on actual usage, charging conditions, and other factors

Enjoy the benefits of hyper-fast speeds and the peace of mind that anything you need is just a tap away with the power of Galaxy 5G on both Sub-6 and mmWave networks. The Galaxy Note20 series also provides stable Wi-Fi 6 networks with optimized latency for various streaming services. You can be confident your Galaxy Note20 series hardware and software are proactively secured end-to-end thanks to Samsung Knox, Samsung’s mobile security platform.

For the first time on a Galaxy device with UWB, Nearby Share will reach a new level of quick and easy sharing on Galaxy Note20 Ultra. By simply pointing Galaxy Note20 Ultra to other UWB equipped Galaxy devices, Nearby Share will automatically list the people you’re facing on to the top of your sharing panel. Future UWB functionality will also help you find things more accurately with AR technology and unlock your home as a digital key.

†Source: Samsung Press Release

Galaxy Note20 Colors
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Availability and Colors

The Galaxy Note20 series will be available in select markets starting August 21, 2020 with preorders starting today. Visit Samsung.com for full details.

Galaxy Note20 Color Variants
Mystic Bronze, Mystic Green, Mystic Gray

Galaxy Note20 Ultra Color Variants
Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black, Mystic White

†Source: Samsung Press Release


That was a lot to go through! But Samsung revealed four additional products to their Galaxy range: the Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+, Galaxy Watch3, and Galaxy Buds Live.

For the sake of brevity, feel free to check out Samsung’s Unpacked page for all the details.


TLDR;

Check out BooredAtWork’s video below breaking down the top five features of the Samsung Note20