Samsung Unpacked showstopper; the S20 Ultra 108MP camera with 100x zoom

From the snazzy foldable Galaxy Z Flip to the show-stopping 5G-enbaled S20 Ultra, tech brand Samsung always makes quite a splash when it comes to showing off its latest inventories. Expectedly, the Galaxy Unpacked 2020 live stream was no different.

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World’s largest tech brand Samsung announced three exciting new products at its Unpacked event on Tuesday, February 11, including four new premium flagship smartphones and AirPods competitor, the Galaxy Buds Plus.

However it was the Galaxy S20 Ultra, along with the Z Flip foldable smartphone, which seem to have stolen the show on the night.

Coming a year after Samsung announced the Galaxy Fold, a book like smartphone,  the Galaxy Z Flip has a horizontal ‘clamshell’ shape, folding over into a pocket-size form, more like the Motorola RAZR. 

The Galaxy Z Flip

Galaxy S20 series’ show-stopping features

The all new S20 smartphone trio, which includes the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, and Galaxy S20 Ultra and is coming out as early as February 14, is getting quite the attention of it’s own for a good reason.

The series not only takes pride for being among the first to usher in 5G connectivity for 2020, but offers super-high resolution; 108MP for the Galaxy S20 Ultra; 64MP for the Galaxy S20 and S20+) to bring out all the finer details with stunning clarity.

The Galaxy S20 Ultra takes things a notch with a 100x space zoom, and 10x optical zoom among other features – all thanks to nona-binning tech, which combines nine pixels into one.

The pixels, reportedly three times the size of the Galaxy S10, allows the S20 Ultra to take in more light, resulting in better low-light performance and essentially brighter, clearer photos. 

All the three Galaxy S20 offers stunning 8K video shooting, allowing users to stream videos to a Samsung QLED 8K TV. 

Galaxy S20 series

Plus mobile players can enjoy a never-before like gaming experience, with a sweetened deal fron Microsoft.

The “big five” tech giant is bringing its popular Forza Street in the Galaxy store, marking the first time the game is coming to mobile. 

Another bonus comes in the form of Samsung’s partnership with Netflix, which will see the video streaming giant bring exclusive titles to the mix, while allowing the Korean firm to lure in more customers. 

Giving audiences a glimpse of what this unique partnership entails, a behind-the-scenes teaser of Narcos: Mexico was flighted during the Tuesday live streaming at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.

Galaxy Buds Plus

For music fans, the Galaxy Buds Plus will come in handy with enhanced battery life up to 11 hours, as well multidevice pairing functionality.

 The AirPods competitor looks the same as its predecessor, and are available at $149.

In case you missed the Samsung Unpacked 2020 live stream, check out the complete coverage of the event in its entirety below.

Galaxy S20, Z Flip availability

The S20 Series is available in South Africa from March 6, 2020. The Samsung S20 entry smartphone will be available from R18, 999, while the S20 Plus will cost R20, 999.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra comes with a price R26, 999 price tag.

Addressing the media at the official South African Galaxy Unpacked live stream event in Hyde Park, Johannesburg, director of integrated mobility at Samsung South Africa, Justin Hume said that all accessories will also be available from the date of launch.

The limited pre-launch promotional offer includes Galaxy Buds+ and Samsung Care, valued at R4, 999.

Colour range

  • The Galaxy S20: Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cloud PinkGalaxy
  • S20+: Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cosmic BlackGalaxy
  • S20 Ultra: Cosmic Grey, Cosmic Black

In case you missed the Samsung Unpacked 2020 live stream, check out the complete coverage of the event, and related Samsung brand news below.

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Tankiso Komane
A Journalism graduate from the Tshwane University of Technology, Tankiso Komane has a vast experience in print & broadcast media business and has worked for some of the country’s biggest daily newspapers, including The Sowetan, The Citizen, The Times, and The New Age. Through her varied work as a journalist, notably as a copywriter for SABC1 (On-Air promotions) and as a publicist for Onyx Communications, she has developed an in-depth understanding of the nature of the media business and how to use it for the purpose of exposure. Her expertise in journalism across various disciplines, coupled with a good reputation, has laid the foundation of a new kind "trust in Journalism" as the media ecosystem continues to digitally evolve.

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