Samsung reveals Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy S20, prices start from S$1,298 onwards

Galaxy Flip Z in black and purple. (PHOTO: Samsung)

Samsung unveiled yesterday (11 February) the Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy S20 at Unpacked 2020, its inaugural event in San Francisco. The smartphones will go on sale 14 February onwards, and this marks the first time Samsung is bringing 5G capabilities to all of its handsets.

Here is a list of the smartphone features and local pricing.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

The Galaxy Z Flip is designed and engineered with first-of-its-kind foldable glass, a 6.7-inch display that folds into a stylish and compact form factor that fits in the palm of your hand.

Singapore will be the first market in Southeast Asia to launch the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, a new addition to the foldable category. The Galaxy Z Flip will be available in Singapore from 14 February 2020, Friday, from 8am on local telecommunication operators’ (M1, Singtel and StarHub) online stores and the Samsung Online Store, with a recommended retail price of S$1,998 (including GST). The Galaxy Z Flip will be available in Mirror Purple and Mirror Black.

The smartphone features

  • Fits in pockets – The Galaxy Z Flip folds into the size of a wallet, so you can easily fit it in your pocket or bag. When closed, it is a compact palm-sized device. When opened, its screen size nearly doubles to reveal a 6.7-inch display. It comes with sleek rounded corners and forward fold that closes with a snap.

  • Samsung’s first foldable glass display – The Galaxy Z Flip features an Infinity Flex Display with Samsung’s proprietary bendable Ultra Thin Glass (UTG). The centered in-display camera cutout at the top reveals no notches. Samsung is also revealing its first-ever 21.9:9 ratio on this smartphone, so users can enjoy cinema-ratio 21:9 shows and movies.

  • New hideaway hinge – Galaxy Z Flip’s hideaway hinge is backed by a dual CAM mechanism to ensure every flip and fold is smooth and stable. Galaxy Z Flip can stay open at a range of angles, like a laptop screen. The Hideaway Hinge system also integrates Samsung’s new sweeper technology, which uses nylon fibers crafted by micro-height-cutting technology to repel dirt and dust.

  • Do more – hands-free – The Galaxy Z Flip can unfold at multiple angles and is suitable for selfies. Video chats is made easy with Google Duo programme.

  • Flex mode – Samsung worked closely with Google to design Flex mode – a custom-built user experience for Galaxy Z Flip’s unique forward folding form factor. When the device is free-standing, the display automatically splits into two 4-inch screens so you can easily view images, contents or videos on the top half of the display, and control them on the bottom half.

  • Camera – Galaxy Z Flip can stand on its own so users can capture timed group shots to vivid nighttime content, without a tripod. To capture night shots, use the Night Hyperlapse videos or vivid low light shots with Night mode – no flash is needed.

  • Notifications on your terms – Whether Galaxy Z Flip is closed, standing upright or open, users won’t miss a text, call or reminder. When closed, users can check the date, time and battery status at a glance on the cover display. To answer a call without unfolding or respond to a text, users can tap the notification and unfold the Galaxy Z Flip.

  • Multi-active window – The Multi-Window Tray allows users to drag and drop the apps you want to use. For example, users can scroll through an article on the latest fashion looks on the top half while shopping for favourite pieces on the bottom of the screen.

Samsung Galaxy S20

Galaxy S20 in blue, pink and grey. (PHOTO: Samsung)

The Samsung Galaxy S20 series - the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra - is Samsung’s first, full 5G flagship lineup, packed with 5G capabilities and AI camera technologies.

Users can expect their devices to work seamlessly with the 5G network when they are available here.

New camera system powered by AI

  • Camera resolution increased: With a larger image sensor available on the Galaxy S20 series, camera resolution is significantly increased, for more detailed images with added flexibility for editing, cropping, and zooming. S20 and S20+ have a 64MP camera while S20 Ultra has 108MP camera. The S20 Ultra has the option to shift dynamically between a high resolution 108MP mode and a 12MP mode, thanks to nona-binning technology which combines nine pixels into one at the sensor level.

  • Zoom Capability: The smartphones are equipped with a Galaxy S20’s Space Zoom technology that uses a combination of Hybrid Optic Zoom and Super Resolution Zoom, which includes AI-powered digital zoom. Use up to 30X zoom on the Galaxy S20 and S20+, or experiment with the folded lenses on the S20 Ultra, which uses AI powered, multi-image processing to reduce quality loss at high zoom levels so that users can experience Super Resolution Zoom up to 100X.

  • Single Take, multiple possibilities: Thanks to its AI camera technologies, the Galaxy S20 can capture a number of photos and videos, such as Live focus, cropped, Ultra Wide and more.

  • Pro-Grade filming capability: The Galaxy S20 offers stunning 8K video shooting, so users can capture content with high colour and quality. After shooting, videos can be streamed to a Samsung QLED 8K for viewing or if you prefer a still, you can grab one from an 8K video and turn it into a high-res photo. The Super Steady feature smooths bumpy videos with its anti-rolling stabilisation and AI motion analysis.

Long-lasting battery

Samsung S20+. (PHOTO: Samsung)

The Galaxy S20 series comes with a 25W fast charger, while the S20 Ultra supports 45W Super Fast charging as well. The entire series is equipped with massive storage as standard (128GB for S20; 128GB, 256GB and 512GB for Galaxy S20+ and S20 Ultra).

Pricing details

The Galaxy S20 with 128 GB built-in memory retails at S$1,298; the Galaxy S20+ with 128 GB built-in memory is S$1,498; and the Galaxy S20 Ultra with 128 GB built-in memory is S$1,898. Consumers who pre-order the Galaxy S20+ or S20 Ultra 5G will be entitled to a complimentary set of Galaxy Buds+ (worth S$268), upon full payment for and collection of their pre-order.

Galaxy S20 Availability

Starting on March 6, 2020, the Galaxy S20 series will be available in various, classic colours.

  • Galaxy S20: Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cloud Pink

  • Galaxy S20+: Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cosmic Black

  • Galaxy S20 Ultra: Cosmic Grey, Cosmic Black

Samsung S20 Ultra. (PHOTO: Samsung)

To pre-order/registration of interest

Orders will commence from 12 February 2020, Wednesday, from 1pm. Consumers can register their interest with telecommunication operators, or place their pre-order for the new devices, at the following:

  • Telecommunication operators (M1, Singtel, StarHub)

  • Samsung Online Store/ Samsung Experience Stores

  • Selected Consumer Electronics & IT Stores, Lazada Singapore and Shopee Singapore

Consumers can also pre-order their Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra 5G without contract via the Samsung Online Store or by visiting the following Samsung Experience Stores during opening hours:

  • Central: 313@Somerset #B2-24/25/26 Tel: 6836 1809, Bugis Junction #01-63/63A Tel: 6338 7911, Chinatown Point #01-48 Tel: 6222 7911, VivoCity #02-28/29 Tel: 6376 9150

  • East: Bedok Mall #B1-07 Tel: 6844 9310, Tampines Mall #02-29 Tel: 6782 9575

  • North: Causeway Point #01-01 Tel: 6891 1011, NEX #04-42 Tel: 6636 7392

  • West: Jurong Point #B1-09/10/11 Tel: 6791 2272, Westgate #01-01 Tel: 6369 9175

Pre-order for the Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra 5G will also be available online at selected consumer electronics & IT stores’ (Best Denki, Courts, Gain City, Hachi and Harvey Norman) respective websites, Lazada Singapore and Shopee Singapore. More information is available at the following URLs: