Samsung's Unpacked Event 2020 Introduced the Galaxy S20, the new Galaxy Z Flip, new Partnerships & more
The Samsung UNPACKED Event 02.11. 2020
Interestingly Samsung's big Smartphone Event in San Francisco today started with their new Galaxy Z Fold smartphone and not their traditional line of smartphones like the Galaxy S20 which came later in the show. The Z Flip uses next-gen thin glass and not plastic as we covered in a report posted back in October 2019.
Below you'll find the full keynote allowing you to flip through every segment and watch only what interests you the most. Towards the end of the keynote Samsung announced partnerships with Netflix, YouTube and Microsoft's Xbox. The first game available today for the S20 is Forza Street with new titles in the works.
The Full Keynote
The new Galaxy S20 Family
Samsung Electronics today unveiled the Samsung Galaxy S20, a new series of flagship devices that fundamentally change the way we capture and experience our world. The Galaxy S20 series introduces a brand-new camera architecture that combines AI with Samsung’s largest image sensor yet for stunning image quality. Along with the camera, the Galaxy S20 makes the experience of everything we love to do with our phones, easier and better—enjoy personalized music for every moment of the day, watch videos the way they are meant to be seen and play console-style games on-the-go.
A Few Key Galaxy S20 Features
New Zoom Capability: With the Galaxy S20’s Space Zoom technology that uses a combination of Hybrid Optic Zoom and Super Resolution Zoom, which includes AI-powered digital zoom, even when you are far away you can zoom in close. Use up to 30X zoom on the Galaxy S20 and S20+. The 30X zoom as shown in the full keynote was pretty impressive and quite frankly it should push Apple next iPhones to introduce quality zoom that is lacking.
While their top end S20 Ultra offered 100X zoom, it was blurry and I have no idea why they wanted to promote such lousy quality. Then again, it could have been the lousy presentation. The 30X zoom was the winner of the day and it's a must for every premium smartphone going forward.
Pro-Grade Filming Capability in 8K: Samsung pushed the fact that the new Galaxy S20 offers stunning 8K video shooting, so users can capture their world in true-to-life color and quality. When you are done shooting, stream your video to a Samsung QLED 8K and enjoy its best-in-class viewing experience or grab a still from an 8K video and turn it into a high-res photo. And, even the bumpiest videos look like they were shot using an action cam, thanks to Super Steady and its anti-rolling stabilization and AI motion analysis.
Exceptional Video Chat on Google Duo: Video chat more easily with all of the most important people in your life on the Galaxy S20. With 5G, the Galaxy S20 enhances the video chatting experience through a deep integration with Google Duo, bringing new Duo features first to Galaxy S20. Now, from the dialer, you can tap Duo to start a video call and enjoy, for the first time ever, FHD quality. Google Duo is compatible across operating systems, so you are not limited in who you can video chat with. Fit the entire family in the frame, using the wide lens; and talk to up to 8 friends, at once.