Galaxy S20, Z Flip and more: Everything we expect from Samsung’s Feb. 11 reveal

    Samsung might announce extra than simply telephones.
    We’re weeks away from Samsung’s Unpacked occasion, set for Feb. 11 in San Francisco. That’s the place the world’s largest phone-maker is anticipated to formally introduce the Galaxy S20, S20 Pro or Plus and S20 Ultra 5G telephones, together with the Galaxy Z Flip, a foldable telephone that bends vertically and rivals the Motorola Razr.But past these closely leaked, rumored and speculated units with all their whistles and bells, there are another {hardware} and software program bulletins that Samsung’s more likely to make.The timing could not be extra essential. Samsung has deliberately determined to host its monumental manufacturing days earlier than journalists flock to Mobile World Congress, the mega telephone present that takes place in Barcelona every year. By getting forward of the pack, Samsung can command the highlight, and enter MWC with momentum, and with out having to compete with different telephone manufacturers which will additionally introduce 5G and foldable telephones. Motorola, Huawei, TCL, Vivo and Xiaomi have all deliberate press conferences there.

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    Galaxy S20, and what occurred to the Galaxy S11?At this level, Samsung’s trio of flagship telephones for 2020 is nicely documented, at the very least in leaked renders and rumor upon rumor. If these particulars are appropriate, we’re 5G telephones with 120Hz screens and main digital camera enhancements. We might even see the Ultra’s principal digital camera hit 108 megapixels, which is gigantic. Even in the event you do not dig into the rumors, count on for the Galaxy S20 to be a leap ahead over the incremental Galaxy S10. We ought to see Samsung going larger and bolder with its first 5G telephones, with a premium worth to match. That mentioned, the “standard” S20 is anticipated to be essentially the most reasonably priced of the bunch, following Apple’s mannequin with the iPhone 11. Expect aggressive pricing there.And in the event you’re questioning why Samsung could be shifting away from Galaxy S11 because the successor to final yr’s Galaxy S10 and choosing a model new identify, I’ve some theories. And opinions.This render imagines how the Galaxy Z Flip telephone’s hinge would possibly look with the foldable telephone opened up.
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    Galaxy Z FlipThat Samsung is making a second, easier foldable telephone that folds vertically is reality. What’s strongly rumored is that this system is named the Galaxy Z Flip and that will probably be the primary foldable telephone to ever use a bendable glass display screen. I’m practically giddy typing that, and I have not even had espresso but.Foldable glass may doubtlessly remodel this new telephone design from a loopy futuristic fantasy right into a viable and fully totally different approach to make use of our telephones. There’s even speak of a foldable telephone display screen made out of diamonds. But even when the Galaxy Z Flip does include a glass display screen that bends in half, there’s nonetheless quite a lot of testing to do to see simply how robust or fragile it’s. Cracking, breaking, shattering and scratching are issues for in the present day’s chemically strengthened Gorilla Glass screens. Ultrathin glass could also be inclined to wreck, too. Expect discussions of display screen power to dominate conversations round this telephone, which is anticipated to be a less expensive various to the posh Galaxy Fold.Samsung’s Galaxy Buds may get an improve.
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    New Galaxy Buds Plus?There are some rumors that Samsung will launch an replace to final yr’s Galaxy Buds, however these are hazier than the telephone rumors. Look for wi-fi earbuds to compete towards key Apple AirPods options. The subsequent model might or might not have noise canceling, lengthy battery life and the same design to final yr’s mannequin. The Galaxy Buds Plus (Samsung might model it as Buds+) are mentioned to return free in the event you preorder the S20 Plus or S20 Ultra.A brand new pill, health tracker or watch?A brand new Galaxy Tab S6 5G pill can be the most certainly shock, although a brand new Galaxy Fit or Galaxy Watch can be nice to see, particularly at a time when an appreciation of built-in well being and wellness options are on the rise. It hasn’t fairly been six months since Samsung introduced the Watch Active 2 final August, so it is powerful to say for sure what the corporate would or would not do.Could 5G come to the Tab S6?
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    Samsung’s rumored Apple AirDrop rival referred to as Quick ShareI’m extraordinarily hopeful that Samsung would be the one to deliver Android telephones the convenience and easy pleasure of sharing recordsdata to a different system. Apple’s function for this, referred to as AirDrop, is without doubt one of the prime advantages I miss essentially the most when I’m not utilizing an iPhone, particularly when shifting images from the telephone to my laptop computer. Samsung’s take, mentioned to be referred to as Quick Share, may share images, movies and different recordsdata amongst “supported Samsung devices.” Reading between the strains, there could also be some limits inside Samsung’s ecosystem. We’ll discover out.New Bixby voice assistant smartsSamsung might have made it attainable to reprogram the Bixby button so you are not pressured to work together with its digital assistant, however that does not imply it is given up on Bixby totally. We may see new instructions and capabilities for the telephones, or for Samsung’s SmartThings hub for the house.A sampling of Samsung’s Note 10 instances. Expect the same show for the S20 telephones.
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    Phone instances and wi-fi charing padsIf there are two issues you’ll be able to rely on seeing at a Samsung occasion, it is a slew of latest instances and a contemporary wi-fi charging pad. I’m wanting ahead to seeing instances for the Galaxy Z Flip, which is able to most likely be a two-piecer as for the Galaxy Fold. Fingers crossed for a sooner wi-fi charging pad along with the high-capacity quick chargers (25- to 45-watt) that include the Galaxy S20 trio.What ever occurred to the Galaxy Home sensible speaker?It’s been two years since Samsung has talked concerning the Galaxy Home sensible speaker based mostly on the Bixby assistant, however it’s nonetheless a no-show. It feels silly to count on it now, however hope springs everlasting? Apple formally canceled its a lot ballyhooed AirPower charging mat, which introduced derision, but additionally much-needed closure. It’d be good to know if it is time to simply surrender.

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