Samsung held their recent Unpacked event via live stream, and we were greeted with the newly-announced Samsung Galaxy Note20 series alongside with 4 different products – the Galaxy Buds Live, Galaxy Watch3, the Galaxy Tab S7 & Tab S7+, and also the elusive Galaxy Z Fold2 that is coming soon.
We also had a hands-on experiential session with all of the products – and we also have prepared two videos talking about all of the products that were announced during the Unpacked event.
I’m really liking the new Mystic Bronze color scheme that spans across all of the products that Samsung announced during the Unpacked event. You can get everything in the same color so that it matches your OOTD.
Just a quick highlight, the Galaxy Note20 series comes with a lot of new improvements across the board – particularly when it comes to productivity tasks. Coupled with the Note20 Ultra’s 120Hz refresh rate, the S Pen has gotten a significant upgrade whereby it now has a latency as low as 9ms which is really close to what pen and paper feel like.
To further increase productivity, the new S Pen has Advanced Air Actions too – which means it now supports five Air Actions in total. We can customize what each action does, too.
The new Samsung Notes app also got a big upgrade. I am most impressed by the new Audio Bookmark feature which records both audio and writing in synchronization. After the recording has stopped, you can rewind and see what was said and written at the same time, so that you get the full context of what’s going on. Perfect for lectures and meetings!
And to further increase productivity, Samsung DeX now works via screen mirroring too! You can just mirror your phone to a TV and DeX will immediately run on the big screen. Moreover, you can still continue using your phone as is while DeX is running on the TV!
Samsung also improved the cameras this time by including the fastest laser autofocus system into the Galaxy Note20 Ultra so that you can take a super high-resolution 108MP picture without missing a beat.
The Pro Video mode also got an upgrade by allowing you to choose which microphone you want to use. Omnidirectional, front, back, or even USB or Bluetooth microphones – all of them are at your disposal.
I did spend some time with the Galaxy Watch3 already since I am wearing one right now. The new Galaxy Watch3 puts emphasis on health features while still looking like a classic luxury timepiece.
Samsung has added SpO2 monitoring, which tracks your blood’s oxygen level. The blood oxygen level will be affected if the user has respiratory problems like bronchitis, asthma, collapsed lung, or pneumonia. This SpO2 monitor can inform you if your blood oxygen level is too low (below 90%), so that you can take preventive measures against hypoxia.
One more important feature is the addition of potential fall detection. Once you have the feature configured, the watch will automatically send your location to your selected contacts when the user (or the Watch3 wearer) falls down.
The new Samsung Health has also been updated to provide more than 120 different home training programs, which is particularly useful for the current pandemic situation where we’re all advised to stay indoors as much as possible.
Now, following Samsung Malaysia Electronics’ tradition, there are pre-order gifts too. This time, Samsung has special gifts for pre-orders of both the Galaxy Note20 series of smartphones and also the new Galaxy Watch3:
|Product||Model||RRP||Colour Availability||Pre-Order Reward(s) at Samsung Experience Store (SES) and Samsung Authorised Partners||Pre-Order Reward(s) at Samsung Online Store|
|Galaxy Note20||Galaxy Note20 Ultra||RM5,199||
||Receive a unit of Galaxy Buds Live worth RM699||Receive an e-voucher worth RM650 to claim a unit of Galaxy Buds Live without any top-up|
|Galaxy Note20 5G||RM4,299||
||Receive a unit of Galaxy Buds+ worth RM599||Receive an e-voucher worth RM450 to claim a unit of Galaxy Buds+ without any top-up|
|Galaxy Watch3||Galaxy Watch3 45mm||RM1,799||
||Complimentary wireless charger pad worth RM239|
|Galaxy Watch3 41mm||RM1,699||
But – those are not the only bonuses that you’ll get. Samsung Malaysia added more additional gifts when you pre-order either the Galaxy Note20, Galaxy Note20 5G, or the Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G:
- Additional UV Sterilizer worth RM299
- Wireless Charger worth RM209
Pre-orders for the Galaxy Note20 series of smartphones and the Galaxy Watch3 are available from now until 20th August 2020.
Click at the link here to check out the full details.