Samsung Unpacked 2020

Andres Nichols, Contributor

On February 11, Samsung held their “Unpacked” event where they unveiled their latest and greatest innovations to their smartphones. This year Samsung announced a total of four different yet incredible smartphone models.  These four smartphones are the Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra, and the Galaxy Z Flip.

The Galaxy S20 is a sublime phone proving itself to be a significant upgrade from the S10. The S20 comes in three colors: Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, and Cloud Pink. With a 6.2″ screen with Samsung’s Infinity-O Display will provide for a stunning and bright display. The cameras on the S20 are impressive as the front camera is 10MP and has an aperture of F2.2. The rear cameras take all the glory as there is a: 12MP Ultra Wide Camera, 12MP Wide-angle Camera, and a 64MP Telephoto Camera allowing for photos to be taken up to 30x zoom. Videos can now be recorded in 8K at 24 fps. The S20 has a massive battery size of 4000mAh allowing for an all-day battery. The S20 comes in 5G and Bluetooth v5. The S20 has an incredible 12GB of Ram with 128GB of internal storage. With a water resistance rating of IP68, the S20 can safely stay submerged 1.5 meters in freshwater for about 30 minutes. The price of the S20 starts at 999$.

The Galaxy S20+ is similar to the S20 but a step up. It comes in three colors: Cosmic Black, Cosmic Gray, Cloud Blue. The screen contains the same technology as the S20 but has a 6.7″ screen size. The rear camera is different than the S20, as it contains four cameras: a 12MP Ultra Wide Camera, a 12MP Wide-angle Camera, a 64MP Telephoto Camera, and a DepthVision Camera. The camera can also take up to 30x zoom pictures. Videos can also be taken in 8K. The S20+ has a battery size of 4500mAh. The S20+ comes in 5G and has Bluetooth v5. This smartphone also comes with 12GB of RAM but comes with 512GB, 256GB, or 128GB of internal storage to allow for even more photos and videos to be saved. The S20+ similarly also comes with a water resistance rating of IP68. The price of the S20+ starts from 1,199$.

The Galaxy S20 Ultra is an incredible monster as it outmatches both the S20 and S20+. Coming in two colors: Cosmic Black and Cosmic Grey. With a 6.9″ display with AMOLED and Samsung’s Infinity-O Display, the colors and brightness will be the most vibrant of the three smartphones. The front camera is 40 MP with an aperture of F2.2. The rear camera is an absolute monster as it has four incredible cameras: a 12MP Ultra Wide Camera, a 108MP Wide-angle Camera, a 48MP Telephoto Camera, and a DepthVision Camera. With these cameras photos can be taken up to a 100x zoom. Videos are able to be taken in 8K and the S20 Ultra can stream videos in amazing quality which was proven when Samsung’s “Unpacked” event was streamed with the S20 Ultra. The S20 Ultra’s battery size of 5000mAh allows for the best all-day battery. The smartphone also comes with 5G and Bluetooth v5. The S20 Ultra can come with 16GB of RAM and 512 GB of internal storage or with 12GB RAM with 256GB or 128GB internal storage. The phone also has a water resistance of IP68. The starting price of the S20 Ultra is 1,399$.

Lastly, Samsung has announced the Galaxy Z Flip. This foldable phone folds vertically similar to old flip phones. This smartphone is made of all glass making it the most durable folding smartphone. The Galaxy Z Flip comes in three stunning colors: Mirror Purple, Mirror Black, Mirror Gold. The screen is 6.7″ and has a Dynamic AMOLED Display. When folded there is a 1.1” Super AMOLED Display to allow for quick access to simple tasks with the Z Flip. The front camera has a 10MP Selfie Camera with a aperture of F2.4.While the rear camera has two cameras: a 12MP Ultra Wide Camera and a 12MP Wide-angle Camera. The phone is capable of taking videos in 4K. The Z Flip has two batteries to compile a total size of 3300mAh. The Z Flip has LTE and Bluetooth v5. The folding phone comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The price of the Galaxy Z Flip will be about 1380$.

The S20, S20+, and the S20 Ultra will all be available on March 6 but preorders will open February 21 for their respective prices. The Galaxy Z Flip will be available on February 14 at its respective price. Despite these smartphones being incredibly expensive, they are undoubtedly some cool and monstrous smartphones.