As its becoming the new norm, Samsung held the Galaxy Unpacked virtual event via livestream from Korea.
But for their first-ever online launch, the world’s top smartphone maker made sure it still had the grand production values and impressive stage setups just like they usually do in their live events.
Five devices were revealed during the event, headlined ofcourse by its other flagship the Samsung Galaxy Note 20. This year we get the Galaxy Note20 and Galaxy Note20 Ultra (no Plus versions this time), as well as several other devices that complement the Galaxy ecosystem–the Tab S7 and S7+ Galaxy Watch3; Galaxy Buds Live, and the Galaxy Z Fold2, the next generation foldable smartphone. We will have separate posts for each in the next few days.
“Never before have we relied on technology like we are today. It’s how we are staying connected as we navigate the extraordinary challenges faced around the world,” said Dr. TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “Technology must make life easier, not more complex. That’s why we have introduced five new power devices. Alone, these devices are powerful tools to help you maximize work and play. Together, as part of the Galaxy ecosystem, they work together seamlessly so you can spend your time focused on what matters most.”
The Most Powerful Note Series Yet
The Galaxy Note20 series is a productivity powerhouse that works like a computer and lets you game like a pro. The series comes in two versions: Galaxy Note20 Ultra, designed for Note fans who demand the ultimate in power and productivity, and Galaxy Note20, for broader Note users looking to maximize their time for work and play. Both are built for efficiency, so you have more time to stay connected with the people you love.
Power to Work
Today, we need devices that are as flexible as we are, so we can work, play and connect however we want. Take your productivity to the next level with the Galaxy Note20 series.
Samsung’s latest Note series transforms the way you work—empowering you to do more anytime from anywhere. Now, on the Galaxy Note20 series, new S Pen and Samsung Notes features provide an even more powerful experience and extend to Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+ for flexibility and convenience. Plus, a deeper relationship with Samsung’s long-standing partner, Microsoft, makes the Galaxy Note20 series and your Windows PC seamlessly work together.
An Advanced S Pen: A favorite among Note loyalists and multitaskers, the Galaxy Note20 series’ enhancedS 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 precision that gives you more accuracy and responsiveness. The S Pen’s five new Anywhere actions makes touchless navigation of your device – like returning to the home screen or taking a screenshot – as simple as a flick of the wrist.
More Flexible and Useful Samsung Notes 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 a new, intuitive folder management that makes everything easier to find.
Work Smarter Across Devices: Microsoft’s Your Phone app with Link to Windows 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 PC. And all your productivity ecosystems will be aligned across devices when Samsung Notes app syncs to Microsoft OneNote and Outlook, and your Reminders sync with Microsoft Outlook, To Do and Teams so everything you need is at your fingertips, no matter where you are.
Power to Play
Samsung is also bringing its Microsoft partnership to the entertainment side of the Galaxy Note20 series, taking mobile play to the next level. Fully immerse yourself in the most powerful mobile gaming experience Samsung has ever engineered into a smartphone, so you can game like a pro from your couch, backyard, or wherever the day may take you. The Galaxy Note20 series packs pro-grade tools to capture stunning photos and create cinematic-style videos and offers advanced multitasking experiences.
Console-level gaming on the Galaxy Note20 series: The device’s Game Booster comes with improved AI features and an enhanced NPU, which monitors how the game runs on the device to automatically adjust phone settings for peak gaming experience, no matter what kind of game you are playing. Every level and battle is powered by hyper-fast, ultra-low latency 5G and Wi-Fi 6 with optimized gaming latency. Plus, with a large and immersive display with smooth gaming experience thanks to the fastest processor in a Galaxy yet, Galaxy Note20 series is a pro-gaming set-up that fits in your pocket.
Cinematic Filmmaking in the Palm of Your Hand: 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. Paired with Galaxy Buds Live, for example, you can record crystal-clear audio while minimizing noise in the background.
- Master Multitasking with 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.
Here are the complete specs of the Galaxy Note20 Ultra and Note20:
Pre-order and Availability
For the first time ever, Samsung will open a midnight exclusive pre-order offer to customers who want to be first to own the Galaxy Note20 or Note20 Ultra while watching Unpacked. The midnight exclusive promo will start on August 5 at 10PM to August 6 at 6AM through Samsung online partners..
Starting August 7, the Galaxy Note20 and Note20 Ultra will be available for pre-order through Samsung Experience Stores, and select Abenson and SM Appliance Stores. Customers who want to avail of the 5G variants can get them from Globe and Smart. Those who will pre-order the devices will be entitled to freebies worth up to PHP 16,995.
The Galaxy Note20 Series will be available at authorized Samsung stores and online partner merchants beginning August 21. Pricing starts at PHP 53,990 for the Galaxy Note20, PHP 67,990 for the Galaxy Note20 Ultra and PHP 72,990 for the Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G, our pre-order-exclusive model.
- Galaxy Note20 Ultra: Mystic Black and Mystic Bronze
- Galaxy Note20: Mystic Bronze, Mystic Green and Mystic Gray
Meanwhile, the Galaxy Buds Live and Galaxy Watch3 will be available beginning August 21. The Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+, on the other hand, will be sold starting August 28. The availability of the Galaxy Z Fold2 will be announced soon.
You can watch the entire Unpacked Livestream below: