In the world of technology, the arrival of a new year always means a lot of advertisements and trade fairs. And for mobile device lovers, the weeks between CES and the Mobile World Congress usually mean only one thing: the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked. Samsung's biennial program has become an authentic tradition that anticipates MWC. It will take place next Tuesday, February 11.
- 11:00 am Los Angeles (Pacific)
- 2:00 pm New York time (Atlantic)
- 7:00 pm England
- 1:00 pm Mexico City
- 8:00 pm Spain
- 3:00 pm Argentina
- 2:00 pm Colombia
- 3:00 pm Chile
Ok, but what will be presented in Galaxy Unpacked 2020? The last flagship of Samsung Galaxy S always be at the top of the list of possibilities, with a series of always attractive improvements.
Ok Something else?
The Galaxy brand has grown and expanded beyond smart phones, and it is quite likely that this year's Galaxy Unpacked will reflect it.
The new Samsung Galaxy S20 is almost taken for granted that being his name is just the beginning. There are smart speakers, foldable phones and new headphones on the wish list of Samsung lovers. The following is everything we hope to see in the Galaxy Unpacked 2020 next February 11.
How to watch the Galaxy Unpacked 2020?
Samsung has officially announced that the Galaxy Unpacked begin at 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET on Tuesday, February 11. We expect the event to last between one hour and two hours. Be carried out in the Palace of Fine Arts from San Francisco, and will be broadcast live on Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked website and on its official YouTube channel.
Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 Plus and S20 Ultra
Probability: quite high
The appearance of these devices is very easy to predict. Traditionally, Samsung takes advantage of its first event of the year to launch the new Galaxy S series phones and based on numerous leaks and rumors, this year is no different.
Like last year, it is very likely that we will see three main phones within the range, but unlike seeing a version e (which appeared last year) we may see a range composed of: the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus and Galaxy S20 Ultra.
It is worth noting that, although many thought that the phone that Samsung is about to launch receives the name of Galaxy S11, taking into account that last year launched the Galaxy S10, strong rumors ensure that this year Samsung jump ten numbers to get to the even with the current year that is 2020. And the truth is that it seems very logical.
The exact size of the screens is not yet known, but the Galaxy S20 is expected to include a 6.3 or 6.4-inch screen, the Galaxy S20 Plus can have a 6.7-inch screen, and the Galaxy S20 Ultra can sport a massive screen of 6.9 inches In addition, all screens are expected to feature Samsung's amazing Dynamic AMOLED technology, a unique camera for front selfies in a perforated cut and the 120Hz refresh rate to give the phones a silky smooth feel when scrolling through the screens .
Regarding the specifications, it is expected to be loaded with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, as are the storage and RAM updates. It is even rumored that the Galaxy S20 Ultra has options for 12 GB or 16 GB of RAM and a combined storage of 1.5 TB in the best models.
As for the design, it is presumed that thin bezels, curved edges and a fingerprint scanner on the screen like the Galaxy S10 will reign. But the camera may have some important changes. It is possible that the Galaxy S20 series phones have 4 lenses except, and that at least one of the models includes a 108-megapixel main lens that probably incorporates pixel grouping for higher performance in low light.
As if that were not enough, that main lens could be joined by an ultra wide angle lens and a telephoto lens that offers a 10x optical zoom thanks to its periscope configuration.
As for the battery, each one is expected to have a different specification. The rumors revealed in November say that the Galaxy S20 will have a 4,000 mAh battery, while the S20 Plus has a power of 5,000 mAh.
The size of the S20 Ultra battery is unknown, but it will make sense to bet on something around the 5,000 mAh size capacity of the S20 Plus. Samsung has also not forgotten about 5G, and it is rumored that there will be a 5G version of the S20 Ultra available, continuing Samsung's tradition of including only 5G with mass phones for some reason.
The big question is how much will these desired devices cost? A recent rumor suggested that the price of the S20 would range between $ 1,000 and $ 1,100 dollars, the S20 Plus cost about $ 1,200 dollars and the S20 Ultra 5G could cost between $ 1,400 and $ 1,500 dollars. However, the price is not something confirmed, so we have to be very aware of the event to corroborate it.
A new Samsung folding phone
Whether it's called “Galaxy Fold 2,” “Galaxy Z Flip,” or “Galaxy Bloom,” a new foldable phone is the other smart phone expected in the Galaxy Unpacked. The tracking of the first-generation Galaxy Fold (or folding Galaxy) seems to have little in common with its predecessor.
Like the new Motorola Razr, it is said that the Galaxy Z Flip emulates a foldable phone, deploying in a traditional phone form, instead of deploying on a tablet-sized screen, such as the Galaxy Fold.
According to several rumors, the Z Flip use the Snapdragon 855 instead of the Snapdragon 865 this year, which places the phone one step behind the phone badges this year. While it is likely to be powerful enough for most people, it is a bit strange that such a modern phone uses older hardware. Maybe that will lead to the lowest price that is rumored, as some say it will range in the $ 1,500 dollars (like the Motorola Razr) instead of the $ 2,000 dollars of the Galaxy Fold.
As for the design, this phone is expected to have a 6.7-inch AMOLED dynamic display and a new “Hideaway Hinge”, which has been designed to disappear when the phone is open, probably as a reaction against the problems that plagued the Galaxy First generation Fold.
The screen is also protected with a new material, known as Ultra Thin Glass (UTG). Apparently it is as flexible as the polyamide plastics used in the Galaxy Fold, but it comes with improved scratch resistance.
Although Samsung's first folding phone was quite controversial and with divided opinions, we hope that this possible second attempt will be much more successful and that past failures can be corrected.
Too little to discover
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus
Probability: quite high
Without a doubt, the Galaxy Buds were a pleasant surprise in the Galaxy Unpacked last year. These wireless headphones are comfortable, with good sound, a battery life of up to 6 hours and achieved the acceptance of many people. That is why it should not surprise us that Samsugn dares to launch a more updated second version of these headphones.
According to some rumors, Samsung is expected to release the Galaxy Buds Plus between years. However, certain leaks ensure that they will not have many changes with respect to their predecessor.
For its part, according to the famous filter Ice universeSamsung's new headphones will come with longer battery life, better sound quality and faster charging.
The truth is that the rumors about the launch and possible characteristics of these headphones have been very scarce, however, we maintain the hope that they may arrive in February, taking into account that when their predecessors were released it was an unexpected surprise for everyone.
Samsung Galaxy Home and Home Mini
The Galaxy Home did not make an appearance during 2019, however, it is expected that this year may change.
Although rumors claim that it is unlikely that we will see a large Samsung speaker, there are many more possibilities to present a Galaxy Home Mini. Such a device has been tested in Korea since August 2019, and rumors now say that in early 2020 will be when we see the launch of the Galaxy Home Mini.
Undoubtedly, the Galaxy Unpacked will be the ideal place to reveal a release date of Samsung's first smart speaker.
It should not surprise us that the Galaxy Home Mini is smaller than the Galaxy Home, with a similar fabric cover. It is very likely that if it appears, it works with Samsung's Bixby voice assistant, AKG sound technology and Samsung's SmartThings smart home system.
A new Galaxy watch
Less than a year ago, Samsung launched the Galaxy Watch Active 2, the continuation of the Galaxy Watch, however, we do not lose hope that a more updated one could arrive soon.
However, we have to be honest, we don't expect that new watch to appear so soon in the Galaxy Unpacked in February.
Although we are sure that Samsung is working on a new watch to expand its line of wearable smart devices, we believe the launch will be much later.
As the saying goes out frog or frog out all the details we will see very soon live and direct from San Francisco. And t, you can be part of it.
* Updated on February 6, 2020 by Daniel Matus.