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Samsung Galaxy Note20 series, Galaxy Buds Live and Galaxy Watch3 officially announced

During their first virtual Unpacked event, Samsung has taken the wraps off the new Galaxy Note20 series, Galaxy Buds Live, Galaxy Tab S7/S7+ and Galaxy Watch3.

Galaxy Note20 & Note20 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra

Following the Note10 series last year, there will be two Galaxy Note devices this year with the Note20 and Note20 Ultra.

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra

The Galaxy Note20 has a 6.7-inch flat 60Hz display while the Note20 Ultra has a 6.99-inch curved 120Hz display.

Both phones are running the Snapdragon 865 Plus processor with 5G support.

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra

Continuing with its partnership with Microsoft, Samsung has designed the Note20 series to work with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate which will include Project xCloud streaming in September.

The Note20 has a 4300 mAh battery, 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM. The Note20 Ultra has 256 or 512GB storage options with 12GB of RAM and a microSD card slot along with a 4500 mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra

In terms of cameras, the Note20 has a 12MP main lens, 64MP telephoto, and 12MP ultra-wide. The Note20 Ultra has a 108MP main lens, 12MP periscope telephoto with 5x optical zoom, and 50x hybrid zoom and a 12MP ultra-wide.

Both device are able to shoot 8K videos at 24fps and 4K videos at 30/60 fps like the Galaxy S20 series from earlier this year.

Each phone is running Android 10 with Samsung’s One UI 2.5. The company says that its flagships will get three years of major updates. This applies to the Galaxy S10 series and newer.

The Galaxy Note20 and Note20 Ultra will be launching on August 21st in Canada. Pricing starts at $1,399 CAD for the Note20 and $1,819 CAD for the 256GB Note20 Ultra and $2,099 CAD for the 512GB model (only available in black).

Samsung Galaxy Note20 series

The Note20 is launching in Mystic Gray, Mystic Green and Mystic Bronze. For the Note20 Ultra, you’ll have the option of Mystic Black or Mystic Bronze.

Pre-orders for the Note20 series are available now from Samsung’s website.

If you pre-order the Note20 between now and August 20th, you can choose between getting the Galaxy Buds+ or an Xbox Game Pass Bundle (which includes 3 months free of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, MOGA XP5-X+ controller and a Wireless Charging Pad) for free.

Those pre-ordering the Note20 Ultra in the same timeframe will get the choice of the Galaxy Buds Live or the same Xbox Game Pass Bundle (but with a Wireless Charger Duo instead).

Galaxy Buds Live

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live (Black)

The new bean-shaped Galaxy Buds Live are Samsung’s first earbuds with Active Noise Cancellation. The earbuds come with small and large wingtips to help them fit in your ears.

The Galaxy Buds Live is tuned by AKG for the best possible sound along with a 12mm driver.

The charging case for the Galaxy Buds Live offers up to 29 hours but the earbuds themselves have around 6 hours with ANC on or 8 hours with ANC off. You can get an hour of playback time in just five minutes of charging.

The Galaxy Buds Live launch on August 21st and comes in Mystic Black, Mystic White and Mystic Bronze. The earbuds cost $249 CAD and if you purchase the earbuds between August 5th and September 4th, you can get a free wireless charger.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live Colours

The Galaxy Buds Live are now available from Samsung’s website. You’ll get a free Wireless Charging Pad with your order.

Galaxy Watch3

Samsung Galaxy Watch3

The Galaxy Watch3 is designed to fit comfortably while also looking good. The watch comes in two sizes, a 41mm and 45mm.

Just like the original Galaxy Watch before it, the Galaxy Watch3 has a physical rotating bezel. To make it feel more premium, the body of the Galaxy Watch3 is made from stainless steel and comes with a genuine leather band.

Samsung Galaxy Watch3

The Galaxy Watch3 comes with fall detection that will automatically alert your emergency contacts. The 41mm Galaxy Watch3 has a 247 mAh battery while the bigger 45mm version has a 340mAh battery.

The 45mm Galaxy Watch3 comes in Mystic Black and Mystic Silver. The 41mm Galaxy Watch3 comes in Mystic Bronze and Mystic Silver.

Samsung Galaxy Watch3

The 45mm Galaxy Watch3 costs $599 CAD while the 41mm costs $549 CAD. The Galaxy Watch3 is available today with a free Wireless Charger Duo Pad with each order.

Galaxy Tab S7 & S7+

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7

This time around, Samsung will be offering two sizes for their flagship tablet with the Galaxy Tab S7 and S7 Plus.

The S Pen has been refreshed for low latency, around 9ms. Powering the tablets is the Snapdragon 865 Plus processor.

The Tab S7 has an 8000 mAh battery while the S7 Plus has a 10090 mAh battery. The speakers are tuned by AKG and the screens have a 120Hz refresh rate.

The Galaxy Tab S7 and S7 Plus will be available in Mystic Black, Mystic Silver and Mystic Bronze.

Pricing is as follows:

  • Galaxy Tab S7 – 128GB – $919 CAD
  • Galaxy Tab S7 – 256GB – $1029 CAD
  • Galaxy Tab S7 Plus – 128GB – $1189 CAD
  • Galaxy Tab S7 Plus – 256GB – $1299 CAD

The Galaxy Tab S7 and S7 Plus are launching on August 21st.

Source: Samsung Canada


By Sachin Bahal

Sachin is the editor-in-chief of TheCanadianTechie, a site he started in 2012 to become the ultimate, independent source for tech enthusiasts or “techies”. He is a versatile writer with a passion for technology and loves to write about gaming, entertainment, tech and more.

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