Samsung is starting the 2020 phone season next Wednesday with what is expected is a series of new Galaxy Note models, an updated Fold phone and several other products.
Google is expected to follow next week (August 5) also with a new edition of the Pixel phone. As early as September, Apple traditionally launches new iPhones.
Samsung has already offered a preview of the products for Wednesday’s Unpacked event, with a teaser video on YouTube, showing the contours of the new Galaxy Note and Fold phones, tablet, watch and headphones.
Samsung peeks at new products (Photo: Samsung)
The top-notch Note phone is expected to be very large and very expensive, according to the Android Authority, reaching 7 inches for the screen and starting at $ 1,699 for the price.
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That would make Samsung’s biggest smartphone, a tenth of an inch. The Galaxy S20 Ultra, launched in February, is 6.9 inches. In comparison, the top-of-the-line iPhone, the 11 Pro Max, is 6.5 inches. And the Note 10+, launched last August, has a 6.8-inch screen.
In February, Samsung launched new editions of the Galaxy S smartphone series, the S20 ($ 999) S20 + ($ 1,199) and the S20 Ultra 5G ($ 1,399). The Note is traditionally larger than the S series, at least until this year’s crop of S phones and comes with a stylus for navigation and writing.
The Android Authority expects three new Note phones, along with the updated Samsung Fold phone, launched on YouTube. Last year’s Fold phone, launched in October, sold for $ 1,980, easily the most expensive of any smartphone on the market, and has two foldable screens, measuring 7.3 inches and 4.6 inches, or a combination of 11 , 9 inches.
Samsung, as evidenced by the YouTube teaser, also has updated headphones, a watch and tablets to display.
According to XDA Developers, a software forum for mobile devices, a feature of the new watch will allow users to control the device using gestures, such as answering a call by squeezing and opening a fist.
While Apple’s iPhone dominates smartphone sales in the United States, Samsung is the world leader, selling 296 million phones in 2019, compared with 207 million for Apple, according to researcher Gartner.
The Samsung Unpacked event will be presented online on August 5th at 10am ET.
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