Like every year in summer, Samsung presents its latest Note smartphone and some other products. This happens this time on August 5 at 4 p.m. Dutch time. There is no physical event because of the coronavirus, but the announcements can be followed online.
Although Samsung has not yet officially announced anything, the necessary plans have already leaked out. An overview.
Galaxy Note 20
The event’s main focus is rumored to be the Galaxy Note 20, which will likely come in a total of three models: a Note 20 with a 6.7-inch screen, the slightly larger Note 20 Plus with a 6.87-inch display, and the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, which has a 6.9-inch screen. All three can be operated with a corresponding stylus.
The Note 20 and 20 Plus are said to have slightly different specifications than the Note 20 Ultra, which would also get a higher price tag. For example, the Ultra has a periscope lens as previously seen in the S20 Ultra and a 108-megapixel camera sensor. The other two devices have to make do with 64 megapixels.
The phones are powered by the Snapdragon 865 processor, of which the Note 20 Ultra may get the plus model. The regular Note 20 costs, according to insiders, 999 euros, for which the Ultra variant comes in addition to 350 euros.
Galaxy Z Fold 2
According to insiders, Samsung’s first folding phone will receive a successor that is already announced during the event. In general, this device resembles the Galaxy Fold predecessor: by folding it open, the bendable screen turns into a small tablet.
The screen on the outside of the Fold 2 must be a lot bigger than on the first Galaxy Fold, so that the device can also be operated without opening it. In addition, the differences are mainly in the details: it uses a 108 megapixel camera, has a Snapdragon 865 processor and the selfie camera is in a smaller hole at the top of the screen.
This would be the third folding device from Samsung, which previously also released its Galaxy Z Flip folding device. Many folding devices are plagued by rapid failure due to the sensitivity of the flexible screen and hinges. The question is whether Samsung has a solution for this with the Fold 2.
Galaxy Watch 3
A new edition of Samsung’s smartwatch is also planned, which should be in stores as Galaxy Watch 3. The wearable still runs on Tizen, the operating system that Samsung makes itself.
The biggest innovation: the rotating ring on top of the watch returns. This makes it possible, for example, to scroll through apps without operating the touch screen. A critically acclaimed feature in the first Galaxy Watch that was dropped in later editions.
Galaxy Buds Live
Samsung would announce a new generation of wireless earplugs that look completely different from those of competitors. They look like two small beans that you push directly into your ear. Due to this design, no stems protrude, as is often the case with wireless caps.
The new Galaxy Buds Live, already known to fans as the Galaxy Beans, may receive active noise cancellation support to dampen background noise. This does have an impact on battery life, which equates to 4.5 hours. For wireless earbuds relatively long, but less than the promised usage time with the current Galaxy Buds.
Galaxy Tab S7
Two new Tab S7 tablets from Samsung are likely to be planned, with screens of 11 and 12.4 inches in size. The company once again uses OLED to ensure high contrast.
In addition, the device can be operated again with a stylus. The fingerprint scanner is incorporated in the screen. With that, the Tab S7 promises to be a technical upgrade from the previous model.
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