Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Event – Summary
update: The event is now over – we immediately left the version of the text at the time before the event started. This is followed by the newly inserted table at 9:30 p.m. with the technical data of the three new smartphones Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 + and S20 Ultra 5G, including our version of the live ticker that we wrote during the event.
Introduction version from before 8pm:
Tonight at 8 p.m., the time has come: Samsung will present the smartphones of the new Galaxy series, which will be called the Galaxy 20. At least today (February 11) there is a live event from Samsung, where it would be surprising if it did not revolve around the new smartphones. Because the title is "Galaxy Unpacked". Likewise, other new Samsung products related to the Galaxy product line could also be presented – only yesterday we reported on the smart speaker Samsung Galaxy Mini. But mainly three new smartphone models are expected: the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus and S20 Ultra.
We will follow the event live in this special from 8:00 p.m. and summarize everything important about the new products after the event. That means more precisely: Our special will be updated regularly during the event, and after the presentation we will work out a summary, which will also be found here. Become If you want to follow the Galaxy Unpacked event yourself, you can of course do so directly on the Samsung homepage, You can expect a first update here in the article from around 8:15 p.m.
The technical data of the new Samsung smartphones
In the following table you will find a table with the technical data of the three new smartphones Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 + and S20 Ultra 5G:
|model||Galaxy S20||Galaxy S20 +||Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G|
|display diagonal||6.2 inches (15.83 cm)||6.7 inches (16.95 cm)||6.9 inches (17.44 cm)|
|resolution||3200 x 1440 pixels||3200 x 1440 pixels||3200 x 1440 pixels|
|CPU||Exynos 990 (2 + 2 + 4 cores)||Exynos 990 (2 + 2 + 4 cores)||Exynos 990 (2 + 2 + 4 cores)|
|random access memory||8GB||8GB||12GB|
|reverse camera||Triple lens||Triple lens||Triple lens|
|main camera||64 megapixels||64 megapixels||108 megapixels|
|Optical zoom||3 times||3 times||10 times|
|Space-Zoom||30 fold||30 fold||100-fold|
|Selfie Camera||10 megapixels||10 megapixels||40 megapixels|
|Battery Capacity||4000 mAh||4500 mAh||5000 mAh|
|memory||128 GB (plus Micro SD)||128 GB (plus Micro SD)||128 GB (plus Micro SD)|
|Colours||Gray, blue, pink||Gray, blue, black||Grey black|
|5G capability||for 100 euros extra||for 100 euros extra||Yes|
|price||(from) 899 euros||(from) 999 euros||1349 euros|
Live ticker – update 9:10 p.m., event ends
8:14 p.m.: The event in San Francisco starts with a video with a video. First you can see the foldable Samsung Z Flip. Rebecca Hirst from the British mobile communications division begins as a moderator and explains the device, which is somewhat reminiscent of a pocket mirror. Because when folded, it has a rather square shape, which makes it more compact than a normal smartphone. When opened, it looks a little longer and thicker than a standard smartphone. The available colors of the glossy case are violet, black and gold. Depending on the incidence of light, the colors change slightly. There is a small display on the outside, on which smaller symbols can be placed, and a small preview for a selfie that can be taken when closed can be shown on the outside display. The Flex Mode makes it possible to use the cell phone even when it is half open, using each half of the display as its own display and displaying other content there. In the further course of the presentation of the Samsung Z Flip, Rebecca Hirst explains the mechanics of the hinge for the foldable display. The smartphone will be available from February 14, the US price is $ 1380.
8:30 p.m.: 8:30 p.m .: The next moderator, the head of the mobile radio division TM Roh, comes on stage. After first saying something general about the history of the Galaxy series and topics such as the merger of 5G, the IoT (Internet of Things) and artificial intelligence, he comes to the first new model: the Samsung Galaxy S20. Before a product video for the new smartphone starts, it emphasizes the focus on a good camera, but also entertainment functions. The pictures show above all the strikingly large camera area of the new Galaxy S20 series, where. First, the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G is presented in more detail by the senior director of the marketing department Drew Blackard. The top model works with four lenses and is supposed to take photography by smartphone to a new level, also thanks to zoom functions and high resolutions, as well as the connection to a refurbishment using artificial intelligence. There are several photos available to the user, even if they only pressed the shutter button once, because the smartphone takes several variants. Video recording in 8K resolution is also possible. The videos can be streamed directly to an 8K television or uploaded to YouTube without loss of quality.
8:55 pm: High-resolution photos can also be extracted from the 8K videos; an image stabilizer helps to prevent shaky photos. The AI-supported main camera works with 108 megapixels. With a "folded" lens, the Galaxy S20 Ultra has a good zoom function without the lens protruding far from the housing or even having to extend it. Including software support, a 100x zoom is created. Now Jackie Lee-Joe, Head of Marketing at Netflix, has a brief word. Because Samsung and Netflix are now working together as partners. Users of Samsung smartphones can access additional bonus content for series and films. It then takes over Drew Blackard again and explains other advantages of the cooperation, so news about Netflix are also integrated into the Samsung News app.
After that, David S. Park, Marketing Director of Samsung's US agency, comes on stage and does a lot about the partnership with Google. He then comes to the topic of gaming. The 16GB LPDDR5-RAM make the Galaxy S20 particularly attractive for gamers. David S. Park then announced a partnership with Microsoft regarding games: Forza Street is the first mobile branch of the Forza racing game series to come on smartphones. For music lovers, there are the new Galaxy Buds Plus Bluetooth button headphones, which will cost $ 149 and will also be available from February 14th.
21: 10h: Now it comes down to it: David S. Park names the prices of the three new smartphones Galaxy S20, S20 Plus and S20 Ultra. They'll cost $ 999, $ 1199, and $ 1399 in the US and will be available with 5G. At the same time, Samsung officially lowers the prices of the current Galaxy S10 models. A look at German shops shows that the prices in Germany converted to euros have different numerical values: the three cellphones will have 128 gigabytes of storage space here from March 13 for 899 euros (Galaxy S20), 999 euros (Galaxy S20 +) and 1349 euros (Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G). The top model is always available with 5G, the other two are obviously available with and without 5G.
TM Roh now announces Apple style that there is still an important thing to say about. However, it is not about a new product, but rather emphasizes that Samsung wants to try to act more sustainably. The Samsung community would already make numerous contributions through an app that addresses 17 specific global goals that one wants to achieve by 2030. Donations are also possible. After this notice, the event ends with a final video on the new Galaxy S20 series.
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