Samsung Unveils Five New Devices Including Galaxy Note 20

Samsung Unveils Five New Devices Including Galaxy Note 20
Samsung President Roh Tae-moon introduces Galaxy Note 20 lineup at Galaxy Unpacked virtual event on Wednesday (Photo: Samsung Electronics)

Samsung on Wednesday hosted its first-ever Galaxy Unpacked virtual event livestreamed from Korea to introduce a new suite of its devices, including Galaxy Note 20 models, according to the company’s press release.

The Korean electronics giant also introduced the Galaxy Z Fold 2 foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Tab S7 tablets, Galaxy Watch 3 and new wireless earbuds called the Galaxy Buds Live.

The Note 20 is powered by the fastest processor in Samsung's Galaxy series, the company said, and features what Samsung calls its "best screen yet". Samsung also states the Galaxy Note 20 has the best camera it's put in a phone thus far. The smartphone comes in two versions - the 6.7-inch Galaxy Note 20, starting at $999.99, and the 6.9-inch Note 20 Ultra starting at $1,299.99. The smartphones will go on sale on August 21.

Additional new features include the ability to stream video to a smart TV while continuing to let the handset be used for other tasks. The Note 20 will also come equipped with Nearby Share, Android's version of Apple's AirDrop, that will allow users to swap files just by pointing their phones at each other.

According to a July report from analyst firm Canalys, Huawei has become the biggest smartphone player in the world in the second quarter for the first time overtaking Samsung and Apple. Canalys estimates that Huawei shipped 55.8 million smartphones, while Samsung shipped 53.7 million.