At its second annual Galaxy Unpacked event of the year, Samsung has announced a spate of new devices, including new flagship smartphones, a foldable phone, tablets, smartwatches, and wireless earbuds.Photograph: SamsungSamsung's flagship phones have always hogged the limelight at its Unpacked events, and this year is no different.
In the first quarter of 2020, just 4.2 percent of all smartwatches sold were running Google's Wear OS platform, according to Vincent Thielke, an analyst at Canalys.
It did what most tech companies set out to do when they host a big event: Announce shiny new products (Galaxy S20!This week on Gadget Lab, WIRED senior associate editor Julian Chokkattu and WIRED contributor Boone Ashworth join co-host Lauren Goode to chat about all things Samsung and more.
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Etched on the back of Samsung’s new phone, the Galaxy S20 Ultra, are the following words: “Space Zoom 100X.”.Samsung has two other new phones, the Galaxy S20 ($1,000) and S20+ ($1,100), but you don't get the same level of zoom on those.
CES Attendees: Come visit WIRED HQ, located at the Yardbird in the Venetian.Samsung T7 TouchPhotograph: SamsungIt's not easy to get excited about hard drives, but if you're a proponent of security—and happen to need extra storage space—then you'll be happy to learn that Samsung's new portable solid-state drive (called the T7 Touch Portable SSD), comes with a built-in fingerprint scanner.
This allows it to fold closed like an OG Razr, then unfold to become a touchscreen smartphone with a 6.2-inch diagonal.The new Motorola Razr, all folded up.When the Razr is closed, you can use the 16-megapixel rear camera as a selfie camera through this 2.7-inch “Quick View” display.
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More notably, Samsung says this update includes more advanced health- and fitness-tracking options, taking aim at the biggest selling points of the fitness-forward Apple Watch.Samsung has taken a very different approach to smartwatch releases than Apple, which has introduced one new marquee wearable every fall for the past four years.
This week on the Gadget Lab podcast, WIRED’s Emma Grey Ellis joins Mike and Lauren to talk about what the law does, and what it still fails to address. Show Notes: Read Emma’s story about New York’s revenge porn law here .
UPS Wants to Unleash Drones, a Galaxy Fold Relaunch, and More News. After pulling the Galaxy Fold from the market due to a faulty display, Samsung now says it has fixed its foldable smartphone and that the product is ready for relaunch.
The company says its understanding of the real-time locations of millions of phones has helped Subway determine how physical coupons affect in-store visits and segment users into custom audience categories based on the types of locations they visit regularly, per Foursquare’s website.
That’s what WIRED senior associate editor Arielle Pardes had the chance to ask Samsung’s David Eun this week at the Collision conference in Toronto. Lauren recommends this Ezra Klein podcast episode about work as identity and burnout as a lifestyle.
Samsung said Monday that initial tests of the review units revealed issues with the hinge that allows the Fold to open and close, and one instance where “substances found inside the device affected the display performance.” On Wednesday, repair company iFixit shed more light on what might be causing those problems.iFixit got its hands on a Fold—it’s not clear how, since they aren’t available anywhere for sale—and opened it up to find out how it works.
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When it’s closed, the Galaxy Fold looks like two elongated phones pressed together, attached by a hinge on one side. The Fold has what Samsung calls a Dynamic AMOLED display, the same display that's in the Galaxy S10 phones.
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“In a glass solution, you’re really challenging the laws of physics, in that to get a very tight bend radius you want to go thinner and thinner, but you also have to be able to survive a drop event and resist damage.” Instead, the early folding phone manufacturers are leaning on plastic polymers.
Unfortunately, LG's TVs usually hover between $1,500 and $2,000, with the occasional dip in price during major sale events like the Super Bowl and Black Friday.
How to Pick the Right Galaxy S10, and Where to Preorder It David Paul Morris/Bloomberg/Getty Images Samsung's latest smartphones have just sprung out of the toaster, and now they're ready for preorder.
The vision includes 5G, folding displays, and a brand new line of Galaxy phones filled with flashy features. Samsung wants you to buy its latest hardware, but it also needs you to buy into its vision for the future, so you'll keep returning to the ecosystem of Galaxy products for years to come.
And regarding other new features like the in-display fingerprint scanner, NPU, and improved camera, Llamas said they “keep Samsung in the conversation for high-end smartphones, but I don’t see them as the driving force for people to upgrade.” Annette Zimmerman, a research vice president at Gartner, agrees.