Fresh off the Samsung Unpacked virtual events held last week, Samsung South Africa has confirmed pricing of all the products announced and will be heading our way. As usual, we have the lowdown for you. Check it out after the break. These products will only be available from 21 August 2020.
First is the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G, like the rest of the Galaxy Note line, these new phones pack big screens, powerful processors, and, of course, the S Pen (though now it’s on the bottom left corner).
The Note 20 Ultra has a 6.9-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with a 120 hertz refresh rate. What makes it stand out from devices like the Galaxy S20 Ultra is what’s on the inside: one of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865+ chipsets, currently Qualcomm’s fastest available offering. The Note 20 Ultra is also the first Samsung device to come with an ultra-wideband (or UWB) radio for short-range data transmission, and of course, it’s available in “mystic bronze,” the colour Samsung pushed throughout event.
The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G is priced at R36 999.
The Galaxy Note 20 is similar to the Note 20 Ultra, but it falls short in many ways. Overall, the hardware is considerably less impressive than the Ultra. The screen has a lower resolution and refresh rate, 2400×1080 at 60Hz, and memory is limited to 8GM of RAM and 128GB of storage. Even its cameras are toned down. Though, it does have the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ chipset.
The Galaxy Note 20 LTE is priced at R24 999 while the Note 20 5G is R27 999.
The Galaxy Watch 3 is the first new Samsung Galaxy Watch in years. The biggest changes are that the rotating bezel is back, the fitness companion is improved and there are new health features, like updated sleep tracking, an ECG, trip detection and blood oxygen monitor. ECG will only be available in select markets to start.
The Galaxy Watch 3 will be set you back R8 999 in 41mm Bluetooth (R9 999 LTE) and R9 499 Bluetooth for 45mm (R10 499 LTE) option.
The Galaxy Buds Live were no surprise at today’s event, as they’ve leaked several times and even a few local journalists couldn’t wait to break their NDA’s to show off. Now, the earbuds are official. The standout features are an “open type” design and active noise cancellation (ANC), which is designed to allow important background noise. How well that works is debatable due to the lack of a seal in your ears.
Another notable change is that the Buds Live offer hands-free access to Bixby for the first time. Beyond that, the bean shape does make these more comfortable, and the battery will last up to eight hours with both ANC and always-on Bixby disabled (21 additional hours in the case).
The Galaxy Buds Live are R3 999.