Samsung has officially announced its new flagship smartphones: the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, and Galaxy S20 Ultra. You can see the details below. I want to call your attention to two features that I really love: Single Take and Space Zoom.
Single Take is mind-blowing. Choose it from a menu of photo/video options, and point your camera toward the action. The phone prompts you to move the camera around and point at stuff. When you’re done, it creates a gallery of the very best stills and short videos from your “scan.” I spent some time with this feature; not only is it easy to use, but it is incredibly useful.
Then, there is Space Zoom. It is named as such because with the S20 Ultra, you can actually zoom in to about 100x. The resolution is excellent, and the results are nothing short of magical. I was standing on the street, able to see what I could see, then I zoomed in about 80x and could read a license plate that was on the next block. Crazy! I really want to say it’s all done with mirrors, but it isn’t. It’s all done with prisms. The tech is brilliant, and the results are also brilliant.
The rest of the features are exactly what you’d expect from a company that has to compete with Apple. Samsung has done everything it can to make you want a Galaxy S20. If you take photography seriously, the S20 deserves a look.
The Galaxy S20: The Tech Details
- All three models have a 5G modem built-in.
- Three screen sizes: Galaxy S20 (6.2”), Galaxy S20+ (6.7”), and Galaxy S20 Ultra (6.9”).
- The S20 Ultra takes photos up to 108MP. (The S20 and S20+ can take photos up to 64MP.)
- The starting price is the same as the most expensive model from last year: the S20 is $1,000, the S20 Plus is $1,200, and the S20 Ultra is $1,400. All three can shoot video in up to 8K resolution.
- Presale begins February 21, and the phones will be in stores on March 6.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
Samsung also unveiled the Galaxy Z Flip, a 4.2-inch device that unfolds into a 6.7-inch display. The device is able to fold into the size of a wallet, which means you can easily tuck it into your pocket or bag. It also has an “Infinity Flex display” that uses Samsung’s bendable Ultra Thin Glass to create a smoother and higher quality foldable display. Its new “hideaway hinge” means you can keep it open at a range of angles, much like a laptop screen.
Samsung Galaxy Buds+
Samsung also announced the Galaxy Buds+, which now offer up to 11 hours of battery life on a single charge, plus an additional 11 hours with the wireless charging case.
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