Samsung unveils Galaxy S20, seeking head start in 5G race

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Samsung says that the Galaxy Z Flip will become available in select markets including the US and Korea on 14 February 2020 in Mirror Purple and Mirror Black, with a Mirror Gold option on its way. The 4G variant of the Galaxy S20 packs only 8GB LPDDR5 RAM though.

The Galaxy S20 Ultra is available on March 6th 2020 and costs $1,399. You get a USB Type-C connector and speaker at the bottom, and a flattened power button on the side, which also houses the capacitive fingerprint sensor.

In addition to bolstering the Z Flips hinge, the South Korean teach giant also made marked improvements on its folding lineups user interface.

Whether the specs live up to the hype of Tuesday's Galaxy Unpacked stage show in San Francisco will be answered soon enough as the Android smartphone hits the hands of photographers, filmmakers and test labs. Spotted by TizenHelp, Samsung's promotion offers a free Galaxy Home Mini to all those who pre-order a Galaxy S20 series phone.

The Samsung S20 series comprises there models - the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra, all of which are 5G-enabled.

First teased in commercial during the Oscars, the Galaxy Z Flip does away with the finicky three displays of something like the Galaxy Fold in favor of a streamlined clamshell design. The Galaxy S20, S20 Plus and S20 Ultra will start at $999, $1,199, and $1,399 respectively.

The cameras are created to take improved images in low lighting conditions, and Samsung showed off an impressive 10x lossless zoom feature that offers a total of 100x zoom on the S20 Ultra. It's shaping up to be the most refined and complete foldable phone to date, and though its price remains high, it is actually the most affordable foldable from a big-name manufacturer. Featuring flexible glass, this full screen phone is built to fit comfortably in your pocket.

There's also a new feature called Single Take that snaps a variety of formats when capturing a shot. The two standout features are a 108MP main camera and a 10x hybrid optical zoom lens that has a periscopic arrangement, using a prism to direct light sideways into the body of the phone, similar to that used by Huawei on its P30 Pro past year for a 5x zoom.

The Galaxy S20 Ultra also has a 40 megapixel front camera which will likely make for some super high-quality selfies. The multiple rear cameras comprise ultra-wide, wide-angle, telephoto and time of flight (TOF), delivering a wide range of image resolutions from 12MP to 108MP. The 5G version has a 512 gigabyte internal memory and the LTE version has 256 gigabytes of internal memory. Ultrathin glass used for the screen can be folded and unfolded more than 200,000 times and resists scratches, according to Samsung.

The Z Flip will come in several different colors, including Mirror Purple, Mirror Black, and in some countries, Mirror Gold.

The Buds+ are expected to ship on February 14th for $149.

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