The Samsung Unpacked 2020 event is currently taking place. The company jumped in immediately with the announcements when it introduced the foldable Galaxy Z Flip and the Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 Plus and S20 Ultra. That's a lot of announcements, and there will likely be a few more.
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These new, truly wireless earbuds have speakers 40 percent larger than the previous generation. They have three microphones, which, according to Samsung, make calling more pleasant. You can use them on Android phones or iOS devices from other manufacturers as long as you download an app to configure them. Samsung claims that the Galaxy Buds Plus has an 11-hour battery life and that the rechargeable case offers an additional 11 hours. They ship for $ 149 on February 14.
Google Duo and live subtitles come to the S20 and Z Flip
Samsung announced that it has partnered with Google to make Google Duo the standard video chat app built into the dialer. Live subtitles (previously only available on Google Pixel phones) are also received on the phones.
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The latest phones from Samsung are now official, bringing out the Galaxy S20, the slightly larger S20 Plus, and the even larger S20 Ultra. All three phones support 5G (although the standard S20 does not support millimeter waves), have the Snapdragon 865 processor in the USA and have a whopping 12 GB of RAM. The cameras seem to have received a major upgrade, especially those built into the S20 Ultra. Any phone can record 8K video, but the S20 Ultra can zoom 100x.
The Galaxy Fold was Samsung's first attempt to make foldable phones, and it had a rocky start. The Z Flip, a foldable phone in flip-phone style, tries again. It has a 6.7 inch AMOLED screen. It is available in two colors: mirror violet, mirror black and, in certain regions, mirror gold. The Z Flip will be released on February 14 for $ 1,380.