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Samsung reveals all at Galaxy Unpacked event

There are four new smartphones and new wireless earbuds
Posted at 6:14 PM, Feb 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-11 22:52:01-05

SAN FRANCISCO — Samsung unveiled a series of new electronics on Tuesday at their Galaxy Unpacked event.

Overall, they revealed five new products including four smartphones and a pair of wireless headphones.

Galaxy Z Flip

Galaxy Z Flip
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The tech giant didn't waste any time getting straight to the main attraction, the Galaxy Z Flip smartphone.

It has a 6.7 inch vertically folding display with 256GB of internal storage.

The Galaxy Z Flip has a 10 megapixel front camera and two 12 megapixel rear cameras, one wide-angle and the other ultra wide-angle.

It comes in three colors: Mirror Purple, Mirror Black, and Mirror Gold (in select markets).

Rebecca Hirst, Head of UK Mobile Product Marketing at Samsung says the Galaxy Z Flip has a "Freestop Hinge" so it can stay open at different angles like a laptop.

She says this allows the foldable smartphone to enter "Flex Mode" which splits the screen into two parts, a viewing area and an interaction area.

This mode also lets you take a selfie hands free by propping the phone up.

There's also what's called a "Hideaway Hinge" which stops dust and sand from getting into the phone when its opened and closed over and over again.

The Galaxy Z Flip is also equipped with a fingerprint sensor which is uses to unlock it. It can also be unlocked with a pin code.

Notifications can also be viewed when the smartphone is closed and phone calls will also display on the outer face of the phone.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is will be available on February 14th 2020 and costs $1,380.

Samsung Galaxy S20 & S20+

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Next up are the Galaxy S20 and the S20+ smartphones, which have noticeable camera and appearance upgrades.

The S20 has a 6.2 inch display that reaches edge to edge horizontally and almost completely edge to edge vertically with a small hole at the top just for the 10 megapixel front camera.

On the back of the S20, there's a triple camera system made up of a 12 megapixel wide-angle camera, a 12 megapixel ultra wide-angle camera, and a 64 megapixel telephoto camera.

The Galaxy S20 has 512 megabytes of internal storage but can be bulked up with a 1 terabyte micro SD card.

It can be unlocked using a fingerprint reader, facial recognition or a pin code.

The S20 also supports 5G wireless carriers and wireless charging.

The Galaxy S20+ has the same feature as the S20 except the screen is larger at 6.7 inches and it has an extra camera called "Depth Vision" which gives the illusion of depth of field like what you'd seen in depth effect photos taken on newer iPhones.

Both the Galaxy S20 and S20+ have 3x optical zoom and 30 times digital zoom.

They also record video in 8K ultra high definition.

The S20 is available in three colors: Cosmic Gray, Cloud Blue, and Cloud Pink.

The S20+ is also available in three colors: Cosmic Black, Cosmic Gray, and Cloud Blue.

Both models are available on March 6th 2020. The S20 costs $999 and the S20+ costs $1,199.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

This phone rounds out the Galaxy S20 series of smartphones and it's biggest draw is the impressive quad camera system.

The Galaxy S20 Ultra has a 108 megapixel camera capable of 10x optical zoom and 100 time digital zoom.

The camera layout for this one includes a 12 megapixel ultra wide-angle camera, a 108 megapixel wide-angle camera, and a 48 megapixel telephoto camera.

The Galaxy S20 Ultra also has a 40 megapixel front camera which will likely make for some super high-quality selfies.

The screen is 6.9 inches and is 5G capable. The 5G version has a 512 gigabyte internal memory and the LTE version has 256 gigabytes of internal memory.

This phone is only available in two colors: Cosmic Gray and Cosmic Black.

The Galaxy S20 Ultra is available on March 6th 2020 and costs $1,399.

Galaxy Buds+

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The final piece of electronics to be revealed at Samsung's Unpacked event were the Galaxy Buds+ which are the upgrade to the previous model.

This model of wireless headphones have 2 speakers, one for higher pitched sounds and the other for bass.

They also have 2 outer microphones and an internal one.

Samsung says they have an estimated battery life of 22 hours, when not in use, with 15 hours of talk time and 11 hours of music streaming time.

Galaxy Buds+'s tunes out unwanted noises, while Ambient Aware lets you filter-in important sounds from the outside world, like flight announcements, oncoming traffic or your order number.

They're available in three colors, Cosmic Black, White, and Cloud Blue.

The Galaxy Buds+ are available on February 14th 2020 and cost $149.