February 25, 2019

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2019: A Recap of Samsung's Biggest Announcements

Last week Samsung held its annual Galaxy Unpacked event, where several new Galaxy smartphones were revealed. The Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus were finally shown off for the first time officially, but we got a few surprises as well.

Samsung took the wraps off its first folding phone, dubbed the Galaxy Fold. Samsung has been teasing a foldable smartphone since last year, though prototypes for a foldable smartphone have been around since 2012.

Aside from smartphones, Samsung also gave us the first look at its wearable devices. Let's take a peek at everything that was announced at Galaxy Unpacked 2019.

Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus

The Galaxy line of smartphones gets a new addition every year and this year is no different. Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus with a new display called dynamic AMOLED. The technology is HDR10+ compliant, meaning photos and images are crisp and bright.

The device also features a hole punch camera design for the front, where camera sensors are laser etched into the screen. That means neither the Galaxy S10 or S10 Plus will have a notch. Both devices also feature an under-the-screen fingerprint reader. The Galaxy S10 has a 6.1-inch screen, while the Galaxy S10 Plus bumps that up to 6.4 inches.

The Galaxy S10 features a triple-camera array on the back for creating new camera effects. A new power-sharing mode lets users charge a secondary device from the Galaxy S10, like the new Galaxy Buds.

Feature video here.

Samsung Galaxy Fold

Samsung's first foldable smartphone has arrived in the form of the Galaxy Fold. The device measures 4.6-inches when folded, but opens up to a 7.3-inch tablet display. You can browse apps on the phone and unfold the device to take advantage of the larger screen on the inside.

Once opened into tablet mode, the Galaxy Fold can handle up to three apps on the screen at once. There is also a small notch on the side of the screen to handle the camera and other sensors.

The Galaxy Fold features 12GB of RAM, 512GB of memory, and two massive 4,380mAh batteries to power it. The Fold also has six cameras with three in the back, two front-facing cameras, and one on the cover. The fingerprint sensor for the device is on the side rather than the front or back so it can be unlocked while in folded mode.

When the Galaxy Fold launches in April, it will be available in black, silver, green, and blue. The device will start at a whopping $1,980 for the WiFi-only version. An LTE version of the Galaxy Fold is also available but will be more expensive.

Feature video here.

Samsung Wearables

Samsung announced two new wearables for its Galaxy watch line-up including the Galaxy Watch Active and the Galaxy Fit. These two devices are both water-resistant and designed to be used while swimming. They also track heart rate and sleep.

The Galaxy Watch Active will be available starting Marth 8th for $199, while the Galaxy Fit will be available beginning in May for $99.

Aside from the two new watches, Samsung also announced a new pair of wireless earbuds, dubbed the Galaxy Buds. These new buds feature built-in microphones with support for Bixby. They are available to all customers who pre-order any version of the Galaxy S10, and they'll go on sale individually for $130 starting on March 8th. The buds can charge wirelessly in their case or through the Galaxy S10 with a full charge lasting up to six hours.

Feature video here.

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