Samsung reveals new phones, tablets, earbuds, and smartwatch during virtual event

Posted at 5:08 PM, Aug 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-07 19:09:18-04

Even the pandemic can't slow down tech companies like Samsung as they held a virtual event on Wednesday to showcase their new phones, tablets, smartwatch, and wireless earbuds.

Galaxy Note20 and Note20 Ultra

Two of the new phones revealed by Samsung boast improved sound, speed, and durability.

The Galaxy Note20 Ultra is 6.9 inches from corner to corner and is 0.1 inches bigger than the previous model (Galaxy Note 10+) and the other new phone, The Galaxy Note20, is a little smaller at just 6.7 inches.

Both also get an improved S-Pen that's supposed to be more accurate and responsive to users with the ability to do gestures that don't require contact with the phone screen.

The Galaxy Note20 Ultra will be the high-end phone model with a high refresh rate screen, expandable memory with an SD card, and a periscope zoom lens.

The Galaxy Note20 will not have those features and it shows in the price with it starting at $999 and the Note20 Ultra starting at $1,299.

Both can be pre-ordered online and they will go on general sale in late August.

The Galaxy Note20 Ultra is available in bronze, black, and white and the Galaxy Note20 comes in bronze, green, and gray.

Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+

Samsung also didn't skip a beat when showing off their new Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+.

The standard one is 11 inches from corner to corner and the Tab S7+ is 12.4 inches.

The bigger one has a more vibrant display and a built-in fingerprint sensor within the screen, unlike the smaller one.

Both models will be available in silver, black, or bronze this fall.

The Galaxy Tab S7 will cost $649 with and the Tab S7+ costing $849.

Galaxy Watch3

Samsung also took the time to upgrade its smartwatch lineup with the Galaxy Watch3.

The tech giant says this new model is thinner, smaller, and lighter than the original Galaxy Watch.

The Galaxy Watch3 comes in two sizes, the 41mm and the 45mm, similar to the smartwatches made by Apple.

The 41mm watch comes in two colors - bronze and silver.

The 45mm watch comes in also comes in two different colors - black and silver.

The Galaxy Watch3 offers health and wellness features to keep up with its competitors including:

  • Blood pressure and blood oxygen measuring
  • An electrocardiogram (ECG) to analyze the user's heart rhythm for irregularities like atrial fibrillation (Afib)
  • Fall detection
  • Sleep management
  • Oxygen intake monitoring
  • Running analysis
  • Fitness programs

Galaxy Buds Live

It wouldn't be a tech event without at least one show-stopping thing to make other tech giants sweat.

Samsung is taking wireless earbuds in a new direction by making them even smaller than the rest, designed to be comfortable enough to be worn all day, and last longer.

The makers say the battery of the Galaxy Buds Live can last up to 6 hours of continuous playback with and extra 15 hours of battery life in the charging case.

They're also equipped with active noise cancellation (ANC) meaning they block out noises from the environment around you.

They come in bronze, white, and black with a cost of $169.

Galaxy Z Fold2

After releasing two foldable phones that got complaints about them breaking too easily, Samsung unveiled the next one in their lineup, the Galaxy Z Fold2.

The Cover Screen is 6.2-inches and the Main Screen is 7.6-inches, making them both larger than the original Galaxy Fold.

The Galaxy Z Fold2 comes in two colors (black and bronze) as well as a Thom Browne Edition.

The foldable smartphone can be reserved on Samsung's website.