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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. hosted its first-ever Galaxy Unpacked virtual event livestreamed from Korea to introduce a new suite of power devices. Five devices were revealed during the event, that seamlessly integrate to empower consumers navigating a rapidly changing world: Galaxy Note20 and Galaxy Note20 Ultra, the most powerful Note series yet; Tab S7 and S7+, versatile tablets for productivity and creativity; Galaxy Watch3, a premium smartwatch along with advanced health features; Galaxy Buds Live, stylish and ergonomic earbuds with amazing sound quality; and Galaxy Z Fold2, the next generation foldable smartphone with enhanced refinements.

 

“Never before have we relied on technology like we are today. It’s how we are staying connected as we navigate the extraordinary challenges faced around the world,” said Dudu Mokholo, Chief Marketing Officer for Samsung Central Africa. “Technology must make life easier, not more complex. That’s why we have introduced five new power devices. Alone, these devices are powerful tools to help you maximize work and play. Together, as part of the Galaxy ecosystem, they work together seamlessly so you can spend your time focused on what matters most.”

 

Galaxy Note20 and Note20 Ultra, the Most Powerful Note Series Yet

The Galaxy Note20 series is a productivity powerhouse that works like a computer and lets you game like a pro. The series comes in two versions: Galaxy Note20 Ultra, designed for Note fans who demand the ultimate in power and productivity, and Galaxy Note20, for broader Note users looking to maximize their time for work and play. Both are built for efficiency, so you have more time to stay connected with the people you love.

 

Power to Work

Today, we need devices that are as flexible as we are, so we can work, play and connect however we want. Take your productivity to the next level with the Galaxy Note20 series. Samsung’s latest Note series transforms the way you work—empowering you to do more anytime from anywhere.

Now, on the Galaxy Note20 series, new S Pen and Samsung Notes features provide an even more powerful experience and extend to Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+ for flexibility and convenience. Plus, a deeper relationship with Samsung’s long-standing partner, Microsoft, makes the Galaxy Note20 series and your Windows PC seamlessly work together.

 

  • An Advanced S Pen: A favorite among Note loyalists and multitaskers, the Galaxy Note20 series’ enhanced S Pen offers the ultimate writing experience so you can capture your ideas whenever inspiration strikes. The S Pen on the Galaxy Note20 series has more lifelike precision[1] that gives you more accuracy and responsiveness. The S Pen’s five new Anywhere actions makes touchless navigation of your device – like returning to the home screen or taking a screenshot – as simple as a flick of the wrist.
  • More Flexible and Useful Samsung Notes App Experience: We need tools designed to let us work anytime, on any device. To help you capture, edit and share your ideas across your phone, tablet or Windows 10 PC, Samsung Notes app features auto-save and syncing capabilities, so lost work becomes a thing of the past and you can pick up right where you left off as you move from device to device. Samsung Notes easily straightens your messy handwriting into legible penmanship. Giving feedback is also easier now that you can annotate and highlight PDFs in Samsung Notes app. Record audio as you jot down notes, and just tap a word in your notes to go to that moment in the recording. And keep it all organized with a new, intuitive folder management that makes everything easier to find.
  • Work Smarter Across Devices: Microsoft’s Your Phone app with Link to Windows[2] integration now enables you to easily access your mobile apps directly from your Windows 10 PC without disrupting your flow. It’s simple and convenient to send messages, manage notifications, sync photos, make and receive calls all from your Windows 10 PC. Add your favorite mobile apps to your Taskbar or Start menu so you won’t have to search your phone for your favorite social networking apps or Gallery. Later this year, you will have the ability to run multiple apps side by side on your Windows 10 And all your productivity ecosystems will be aligned across devices when Samsung Notes app syncs to Microsoft OneNote and Outlook[3], and your Reminders sync with Microsoft Outlook, To Do and Teams[4] so everything you need is at your fingertips, no matter where you are.

 

Power to Play

Samsung is also bringing its Microsoft partnership to the entertainment side of the Galaxy Note20 series, taking mobile play to the next level. Fully immerse yourself in the most powerful mobile gaming experience Samsung has ever engineered into a smartphone, so you can game like a pro from your couch, backyard, or wherever the day may take you. The Galaxy Note20 series packs pro-grade tools to capture stunning photos and create cinematic-style videos and offers advanced multitasking experiences.

  • Your favorite Xbox games on the Galaxy Note20 series: Beginning September 15, play over 100 Xbox games on your phone or tablet, directly from the cloud (beta) with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, including hits like Minecraft Dungeons and Gears 5[5]. The Galaxy Note20 series gaming experience is further up-leveled with its AI game booster and Bluetooth audio response optimization, and 240Hz touch latency on the Galaxy Note20 Ultra. Plus, with a large and immersive display with smooth gaming experience thanks to the fastest processor in a Galaxy yet, the Galaxy Note20 series is a pro-gaming set-up that fits in your pocket.
  • Cinematic-Style Filmmaking in the Palm of Your Hand: With 21:9 aspect ratio and 24fps recording, the Galaxy Note20series’ 8K camera now gives you access to ultra-high resolution and a professional quality video experience. Use powerful Pro Video mode with pro-grade focus, audio, exposure, zoom speed control, and 120 fps video at FHD for cinematic-style videos. You can also control audio sources on the Galaxy Note20 series, adjusting gain and selecting between onboard mics or external sources, so the sound you want comes through clearly. Paired with Galaxy Buds Live, for example, you can record crystal-clear audio while minimizing noise in the background[6].
  • Master Multitasking with Advanced Samsung DeX: For the first time with Samsung DeX[7], wirelessly connect the Galaxy Note20 series to a Smart TV when you need a bigger screen. Manage two screens simultaneously so you can text with your friends on the Galaxy Note20 series while watching a video in a Smart TV.

 

Galaxy Legacy of Power and Performance

The Galaxy Note has cemented its status as an ultimate power phone. The Galaxy Note20 series continues that legacy as the most powerful Note series yet to give you all the things you know, love, and expect from Galaxy.

 

The Galaxy Note20 series is built with the fastest processor of all Galaxy devices. It features cutting-edge technology and best-in-class mobile experiences, without sacrificing the iconic design. Both Galaxy Note20 and Galaxy Note20 Ultra introduce new Mystic colors – soft neutral tones that transcend changing trends with a brand new, textured haze effect that cuts down on fingerprints and smudges.

 

For the first time in the Note series, Galaxy Note20 Ultra offers a vivid and bright Dynamic AMOLED 2X display and 120Hz refresh rate delivering buttery smooth visuals on our best screen yet, which automatically adjusts to the content you are viewing to optimize battery life. Sporting an all-day intelligent battery[8] and Super Fast Charging capabilities, you can get more than 50% charge in just 30 minutes[9].

 

The Galaxy Note20 series also provides stable Wi-Fi 6[10] networks with optimized latency for various streaming services. You can be confident your Galaxy Note20 series hardware and software is proactively secured end-to-end thanks to Samsung Knox, Samsung’s mobile security platform.

 

For the first time on a Galaxy device with UWB[11], Nearby Share will reach a new level of quick and easy sharing on Galaxy Note20 Ultra[12]. By simply pointing Galaxy Note20 Ultra to other UWB equipped Galaxy devices, Nearby Share will automatically list the people you’re facing on to the top of your sharing panel. Future UWB functionality will also help you find things more accurately with AR technology and unlock your home as a digital key.

 

Unlock New Experiences with the Connected Galaxy Ecosystem

Samsung devices and services are designed to work together effortlessly, elevating not only your work and play, but everything that’s important to you. Take your Galaxy Note20 series to the next level by pairing it with other new additions to the Samsung Galaxy: Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+, Galaxy Watch3, and Galaxy Buds Live. With these cutting-edge complements to the Note experience, you can work smarter, play longer, live healthier, and communicate better.

 

Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+, Versatile Tablets for Productivity and Creativity

Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ are two versatile tablets that combine the power of a PC, the flexibility of a tablet, and the connectivity of a smartphone.

 

Experience PC-level productivity on Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ thanks to a powerful processor, an improved keyboard experience (keyboard sold separately as Book Cover Keyboard), and an improved S Pen with similar capabilities as the Galaxy Note20 series—all empowering you to get more done in less time. But a tablet shouldn’t just enhance our work, it should also help us get the most out of our downtime. For elevated entertainment, Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ feature an immersive display with a 120 Hz refresh rate, so you can take full advantage of the cloud-based gaming and high-definition streaming that 5G enables—or do both at the same time with upgraded multi-tasking capabilities. For users who want even more space to work, play, and create, Galaxy Tab S7+ offers an extra-large 12.4” Super AMOLED display.

 

These tablets also make it easier than ever to work across multiple devices. When there’s no Wi-Fi network in sight, you can use Auto Hotspot to automatically tether other Galaxy devices to your 5G-enabled tablet.  And with Nearby Share[13], you can effortlessly transmit files to nearby contacts. Use your Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ to extend your Samsung PC[14] with Second screen, so you can choose between duplicating and extending your display[15]. Maximize your productivity even further with tools such as Samsung Notes, S Pen, Book Cover Keyboard and Bluetooth mouse for the complete computing experience.

 

 

 

Galaxy Watch3, a Premium Smartwatch along with Advanced Health Features

Galaxy Watch3 is a next-generation companion for managing your routines, smashing your fitness goals, and taking ownership over your health. Built with premium materials and a slimmed-down version of the popular rotating bezel, Galaxy Watch3 features the craftsmanship of a luxury timepiece, while still being comfortable enough to wear all day and all night. But this smartwatch isn’t just appealing to the eye—it’s also the center of your wellness experience, sporting Samsung’s most expansive health suite yet.

 

With the Blood oxygen feature, you can measure and track oxygen saturation over time, for fitness and wellness purposes[16]. The new Samsung Health Monitor app on Galaxy Watch3 offers cuff-less blood pressure[17] and electrocardiogram measurements, available in markets where these features have been authorized[18]. When a potential fall is detected, your location will be sent immediately to pre-designated contacts[19]. Running Analysis will help you run better, improve form and prevent injuries, while VO2 max follows your cardio progress to provide insight into oxygen consumption[20]. For those who want to stay fit while being at home, Samsung Health provides more than 120 different home training programs so you can track your workout progress on your watch.

 

Galaxy Buds Live, Stylish and Ergonomic Earbuds with Amazing Sound Quality

Meet the newest shape of true wireless earbuds – Galaxy Buds Live. With a truly iconic design and comfortable fit– they’re like nothing you’ve seen or worn before. Combining AKG’s sound expertise with a bigger, 12mm speaker compared to Galaxy Buds+, along with a bass duct, audio sounds deep and rich so you can enjoy music the way the artist intended. Galaxy Buds Live come with three microphones and Voice Pickup Unit so you can feel like you’re in the same room as your loved ones, even when you’re apart. These earbuds feature Active Noise Cancellation[21] for open type bringing the best of both: live and spacious sound quality, with the ability for you to tune in (or out) of the world around you. Get lost in an audiobook without missing the train conductor’s announcement.

 

Reshape What’s Possible with Galaxy Z Fold2

Samsung continues to pioneer an entirely new category of mobile devices by introducing the next generation of foldables—Galaxy Z Fold2. After releasing two foldable devices and listening to user feedback on the most requested upgrades and new features, Samsung unveils the Galaxy Z Fold2 with meaningful innovations that offer users enhanced refinements and unique foldable user experiences. Galaxy Z Fold2 combines the portability and flexibility of a smartphone with the power and screen size of a tablet for ultimate productivity. Whether folded or unfolded, you can enjoy a luxury mobile experience with Galaxy Z Fold2’s premium design. The Galaxy Z Fold2 comes packed with two edge-to-edge, nearly bezel-less Infinity-O Displays. The Cover Screen is 6.2-inches and the massive Main Screen is 7.6-inches[22], making them both larger than the Galaxy Fold. With its sleek design and refined engineering, Galaxy Z Fold2 comes in two equally stunning colors: Mystic Black and Mystic Bronze. For users who seek a unique premium design, Samsung is again partnering with iconic New York fashion house Thom Browne to deliver a limited Galaxy Z Fold2 Thom Browne Edition. With Galaxy Z Fold2, Samsung will continue to inspire all new possibilities for the entire foldable category.

 

Availability[23]

The Galaxy Note20 series and Tab S7 series will be available in select markets starting August 21, 2020.

 

  • Galaxy Note20 Ultra: Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black, Mystic Gray
  • Galaxy Note20: Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black, Mystic Green
  • Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ : Mystic Black, Mystic Silver, Mystic Bronze

 

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Galaxy Note20 UltraGalaxy Note20
Display6.9″ edge Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X

Infinity-O Display (3088×1440),496ppi, HDR10+ certified

120Hz refresh rate

6.7” flat FHD+ Super AMOLED Plus

Infinity-O Display (2400×1080), 393ppi, HDR10+ certified

*Infinity-O Display: a near bezel-less, full-frontal screen.

*Measured diagonally, Galaxy Note20’s screen size is 6.7″ in the full rectangle and 6.6″ with accounting for the rounded corners and Galaxy Note20 Ultra’s screen size is 6.9″ in the full rectangle and 6.8″ with accounting for the rounded corners; actual viewable area is less due to the rounded corners and camera hole.

*120Hz display only available on Galaxy Note20 Ultra.

Dimensions

& Weight

164.8 x 77.2 x 8.1mm, 213g161.6 x 75.2 x 8.3mm, 192g(LTE/Sub6), 198g(mmWave)
[S Pen] 5.8 × 4.35 × 105.08mm, 3.04g
S PenBluetooth enabled, Lithium Titanate Battery: Up to 24 hours of battery standby time

Pressure levels: 4096, Pen tip diameter: 0.7 mm, IP68

*S Pen’s operable distance extends approximately 10 meters from the device in open space. Control range may vary depending on surroundings and other factors.

*Using S Pen as a stylus does not require battery power. Actual battery life may vary depending on usage patterns and other factors.

*IP68 rating is based on test conditions for submersion in up to 1.5 meters of freshwater for up to 30 minutes. Rinse residue/dry if wet. Water damage not covered by warranty.

CameraFront10MP Selfie Camera

. Dual Pixel AF

. Pixel size: 1.22μm

. FOV: 80˚

. F.No (aperture): F2.2

10MP Selfie Camera

. Dual Pixel AF

. Pixel size: 1.22μm

. FOV: 80˚

. F.No (aperture): F2.2

Rear*12MP Ultra Wide Camera

. Pixel size: 1.4μm

. FOV: 120˚

. F.No (aperture): F2.2

 

*108MP Wide-angle Camera

. PDAF, OIS

. Pixel size: 0.8μm

. FOV: 79˚

. F.No (aperture): F1.8

. 1/1.33″ image sensor size

 

*12MP Telephoto Camera

. Pixel size: 1.0μm

. FOV: 20˚

. F.No (aperture): F3.0

 

Laser AF Sensor

 

Space Zoom

. 5x Optical Zoom

. Up to 50x Super Resolution Zoom

OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)

Tracking AF

*12MP Ultra Wide Camera

. Pixel size: 1.4μm

. FOV: 120˚

. F.No (aperture): F2.2

 

*12MP Wide-angle Camera

. Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, OIS

. Pixel size: 1.8μm

. FOV: 79˚

. F.No (aperture): F1.8

. 1/1.76″ image sensor size

 

*64MP Telephoto Camera

. Pixel size: 0.8μm

. FOV: 76˚

. F.No (aperture): F2.0

 

Space Zoom

. 3x Hybrid Optic Zoom

. Up to 30x Super Resolution Zoom

OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)

Tracking AF

*Galaxy Note20’s Hybrid Optic Zoom combines high-resolution image sensor and lens.

*Super Resolution Zoom includes digital zoom, which may cause some image deterioration.

AP7nm 64-bit Octa-Core Processor

*3.0GHz(Maximum Clock Speed) + 2.4GHz + 1.8GHz

7nm 64-bit Octa-Core Processor

*2.7GHz (Maximum Clock Speed) + 2.5GHz + 2GHz

*May vary depending on market and carrier.
Memory[LTE]

8GB RAM (LPDDR5) with 512GB internal storage

8GB RAM (LPDDR5) with 256GB internal storage

 [LTE]

8GB RAM (LPDDR5) with 256GB internal storage

* May differ by model, color, market and carrier.
* Actual storage available may vary depending on pre-installed software.
Expandable

Memory & SIM Card

Dual SIM model (Hybrid SIM slot): one Nano SIM and one Nano SIM or one MicroSD slot (up to 1TB)
*Hybrid SIM tray only available on Galaxy Note20 Ultra. SIM card sold separately. Availability of dual SIM may vary depending on market or carrier.

*Expandable memory only available on Galaxy Note20 Ultra. MicroSD card sold separately. Availability may vary depending on market and manufacturer.

*Use of eSIM on Galaxy device may be enabled by software update or disabled in some markets where it is purchased. Availability of eSIM mobile plan may vary depending on carrier.

Battery4,500mAh (typical)4,300mAh (typical)
*Typical value tested under third-party laboratory condition. Typical value is the estimated average value considering the deviation in battery capacity among the battery samples tested under IEC 61960 standard. Rated (minimum) capacity is 4170mAh for Galaxy Note20 and 4370mAh for Galaxy Note20 Ultra. Actual battery life may vary depending on network environment, usage patterns and other factors.
ChargingImproved wireless charging speeds with Fast Wireless Charging 2.0

USB PD 3.0 (PPS) certified Fast Charging for wired charging (AFC and QC2.0 compatible)

*WPC certified Wireless charging

*Wireless PowerShare

*Wireless Charger sold separately. Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 currently available with Wireless Charger Stand, Wireless Charger Duo Pad, and other devices that support 10W or more wireless charging. Sold separately. Actual charging speed may vary depending on the actual usage, charging conditions, and other factors. Wireless charger requires power connection. Recommend using in-box charging cable and/or travel adapter for use of third party items may cause damage to the Wireless Charger Stand and Wireless Charger Duo Pad or a decrease in charging speed. Wireless charging under 5W (Normal-mode) is compatible with WPC.

*Wireless PowerShare is limited to Samsung or other brand smartphones with Qi wireless charging, such as Galaxy Z Fold2, Galaxy Note20, Galaxy Note20 Ultra, Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra, Z Flip, Note10, Note10+, S10e, S10, S10+, Fold, S9, S9+, S8, S8+, S8 Active, S7, S7 edge, S7 Active, S6, S6 edge, S6 Active, S6 edge+, Note9, Note8, Note FE, Note5, and wearables such as Galaxy Buds Live, Galaxy Watch3, Galaxy Watch Active2, Galaxy Watch Active, Gear Sport, Gear S3, Galaxy Watch, and Galaxy Buds. If battery power is lower than 30% Wireless PowerShare may not function. May not work with certain accessories, covers, other brand devices, or some Samsung wearables. May affect call reception or data services, depending on your network environment.

OSAndroid 10
Network[LTE] Enhanced 4×4 MIMO, Up to 7CA, LTE Cat.20, Up to 2.0Gbps Download / Up to 200Mbps Upload

[Wi-Fi] Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax 2.4G+5GHz, HE80, MIMO, 1024-QAM, Up to 1.2Gbps Download / Up to 1.2Gbps Upload

[Bluetooth] Bluetooth® v 5.0, USB type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)

[Ultra Wide Band]

*Actual speed may vary depending on market, carrier, and user environment.

*Ultra Wide Band supported on Galaxy Note20 Ultra.

PaymentNFC, MST
* Available in select markets. Payment solutions and available features may vary depending on market, carrier, and service providers.
SensorsUltrasonic Fingerprint sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor

Proximity sensor, Ambient Light Sensor

AuthenticationLock type: pattern, PIN, password

Biometric lock type: Fingerprint, Face recognition

Audio[Stereo speakers and Earphones sound by AKG]

Surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus included.)

*Earphones: Hybrid canal type, 2way dynamic unit

 

[Ultra high quality audio playback]

UHQ 32-bit &DSD64/128 support

PCM: Up to 32 bits, DSD: DSD64/128

*DSD64 and DSD128 playback can be limited depending on the file format.

 

[Audio playback format]

MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, APE, DSF, DFF

 

[Bluetooth]

Dual Audio: connect two Bluetooth devices to the Galaxy Note20 or Note20 Ultra to play audio through the two devices simultaneously.

*The two connected devices may exhibit a slight difference in sound output.

 

Scalable Codec: Enhanced Bluetooth connection under ambient radio frequency interference.

*Available only for certain accessories made by Samsung.

 

[Recording]

Recording quality is improved with the High AOP Mic that minimizes distortion in noisy environments.

*AOP: Acoustic Overload Point

Video[Video playback format]

MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

 

[TV connection]

Wireless: Smart View (screen mirroring 1080p at 30 fps)

Wired: supports DisplayPort over USB type-C. Supports video out when connecting via HDMI Adapter. (DisplayPort 4K UHD at 60 fps)

Water ResistanceIP68
*IP68 is based on test conditions for submersion in up to 1.5 meters of freshwater for up to 30 minutes. Rinse residue/dry if wet. Not advised for beach or pool use.
In the BoxDevice, Data Cable, Travel Adapter, Ejection Pin, Earphones sound by AKG, Quick Start Guide, Clear Cover

Protective Film

*Some of the listed components, including cover and protective film, may not be available depending on the model you purchase or the market you live in.

*If using a screen protector, it is recommended to use a Samsung product for better fingerprint recognition.

 

 Galaxy Tab S7Galaxy Tab S7+
Dimensions

& Weight

Device253.8(W) x 165.3(H) x 6.3 mm

498g (Wi-Fi), 500g (LTE)

285.0(W) x 185.0(H) x 5.7 mm

575g (Wi-Fi, LTE,

BLE

S Pen

Length : 147 mm*, Diameter : 8.2 mm**, Weight : 8g

*Length includes pen tip. **Maximum diameter

Display11”*

2560×1600(WQXGA) LTPS TFT, up to 120Hz

12.4”*

2800×1752(WQXGA+) Super AMOLED,

up to 120Hz

*Measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners. Actual viewable area is less due to the rounded corners.
OSAndroid 10
Processor7㎚ 64-bit Octa-Core Processor *3.09 ㎓(Maximum Clock Speed) + 2.4㎓ + 1.8㎓
Memory*6GB + 128GB / 8GB +256GB, microSD** up to 1TB

*May differ by model, color, market and carrier.

Actual storage available may vary depending on pre-installed software.

**MicroSD card sold separately.

Camera[Rear] 13MP (Main) + 5MP (Ultra Wide) + Flash

[Front] 8MP

SoundQuad Speakers sound by AKG, Dolby Atmos®
ConnectorsType C USB 3.2 Gen 1 (DP Out)
SensorsAccelerometer, Compass, Gyro, Light,

Fingerprint, Hall Sensor

Accelerometer, Compass, Gyro, Light,

FOD, Hall Sensor

Battery*8,000mAh (45W Super Fast Charging supported**)10,090mAh (45W Super Fast Charging supported**)
*Typical value tested under third-party laboratory condition. Typical value is the estimated average value considering the deviation in battery capacity among the battery samples tested under IEC 61960 standard. 

**A charger for 45W and 25W is sold separately.

Biometric AuthenticationFingerprint with Side KeyFingerprint On Display
Accessory*S Pen (BLE, Inbox)**, Book Cover, Book Cover Keyboard

*Accessories are available to purchase separately.

**S Pen also sold separately. The availability may vary by market.

* Specs subject to change without notice. Specs vary by markets/carriers.
* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice.

 

 

[1] Compared to Galaxy Note10

[2] Users must link their Galaxy device to their Windows PC through ‘Link to Windows’ on phone and Your Phone app on PC, follow the set-up prompts, including being signed into same Microsoft account. Link to Windows is preloaded on select Galaxy devices. Your Phone requires latest Windows 10 Update on the PC. Apps feature requires Galaxy device to be on and connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the PC. Some mobile apps may restrict content to be shared on other screens or may require a touch screen to be able to interact with them. Ability to run multiple apps simultaneously will start rolling out later in the year.

[3] Service will be available starting later this year in OneNote for the web, OneNote for Windows 10 and Outlook for the web. Need to be signed into the same Microsoft account.

[4] Service will be available starting later this year.  Need to be signed into the same Microsoft account.

[5] Paid subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate required. Game streaming (beta) available from September 15, 2020; requires Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, sufficient network speed, and supported controller (each sold separately). Streaming limits apply. Catalog varies over time and by market. Actual speed may vary depending on market, carrier, and user environment. Available in select markets.

[6] Compatible with Bluetooth or USB-C accessories, sold separately.

[7] Samsung DeX wireless connection requires smart TV with Miracast support; both devices must be on same Wi-Fi network. Samsung DeX provides optimized experience with Samsung smart TV launched after2019.

[8] Based on average battery life under typical usage conditions. Average expected performance based on typical use. Actual battery life depends on factors such as network, features selected, frequency of calls, voice, data, and other application usage patterns. Results may vary.

[9] Based on Super Fast charging results from internal Samsung lab tests, conducted with in-box charger while it has 0% of power remaining, with all services, features and screen turned off.  Actual charging speed may vary depending on actual usage, charging conditions, and other factors.

[10] Only available where Wi-Fi 6 is supported. Availability of Wi-Fi 6 support may vary depending on market.

[11] Availability of UWB function may vary by market and/or by applicable law.

[12] Nearby Share availability may vary by market or carrier.

[13] Nearby Share availability may vary by market or carrier.

[14] Compatible with Galaxy Book Flex, Galaxy Book Flex alpha, Galaxy Book Ion, Galaxy Book S and Samsung Notebook Plus based on Windows 10 OS.

[15] Wireless Display capable Windows 10 PC models and Windows 10 2004 or later version are required for this new feature. (Windows update: September 2020 or later) Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ to support this feature through additional firmware updates later this year.

[16] This device and related software are not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of diseases. SpO2 feature is not available at the time of launch, will become available during Q3 2020. Feature will require a software update. Feature currently not available in Algeria, Angola, Canada, France, Iran, Libya, Japan, South Africa or Thailand.

[17] To ensure accuracy, users should calibrate their device every four weeks with a traditional blood pressure cuff.

[18] The Blood Pressure and ECG features are currently available in South Korea, both cleared by South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety.

[19] Fall detection recognizes falls when engaged in dynamic motion, not when still. Requires network connection to notify emergency contact. GPS accuracy may be affected by obstructions to satellite signal such as buildings.

[20] Running analysis and VO2 max will not be available at the time of launch, will become available during Q3. Features will require a software update.

[21] Features including Active Noise Canceling are enabled through a Bluetooth connection or the Galaxy Wearable app on Android, available through the Galaxy Store or Google Play Store, and the Galaxy Buds app on iOS devices, available through the App Store.

[22] Display measurements are diagonal, and actual viewable area is less due to rounded corners and camera hole in-display.

[23] Availability may vary by market, carriers and retailers. Color availability may vary depending on market or carrier.

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In Episode 2 of the award-winning series AirtelTigo Touching Lives, we shed light on Sickle cell and the workplace. We talk about how it impacts peoples lives and the need to build supportive work environments for people living with the condition.

What is Sickle Cell Disease (SC)?

  • Eugenia N.K Asare, a Specialist Hematologist at the Ghana Institute of Clinical Genetics and Senior Consultant with the ISCC stated that “SCD is an inherited blood disorder which is associated with chronic and acute problems. These problems range from acute pain episodes to chronic anemia due to the breakdown of red blood cells. But SCD in itself, is not a disability although some complications can lead to certain disabilities. As a result of the improvements in healthcare, life expectancy has dramatically improved for SCD warriors”. Dr. Asare emphasized that with adequate support, individuals living with SCD are able to perform their work responsibilities.

Working with SCD

  • Dominic Dzineku, a Sickle Cell Warrior, shared his experiences at the workplace. He spoke about being given a job offer on one occasion but forgot to disclose his sickle cell status. His boss happened to be a medical doctor hence understood his situation. However, he noticed that whenever he missed work for medical reasons an amount of money was deducted from his salary. Again, because he had a boss who was knowledgeable about the disease, she helped him rectify the issue.

  • We therefore engaged the public in this episode, to find out if they would deduct missed work hours from the salaries of employees’ who miss work because of the condition. One person stated that he believed it was no fault of the affected employee hence would not punish the individual for something he or she could not control.

  • Others were also of the opinion that it does not concern their employers in the first place so do not see the need to even disclose their sickle cell genotype to an employer. A male respondent stated that, “I wouldn’t tell my employers if I have sickle cell disease because I don’t know if they would offer any help and they also can’t cure me of the condition”.

  • Dominic spoke about a time in 2016 when he woke up feeling unwell hence had to go to the hospital instead of going to work. He was admitted due to malaria and an acute pain episode from SCD. The following day, he experienced another complication of SCD hence had to be taken to theatre for an emergency surgery. He ended up spending more days than anticipated in the hospital. After his discharge from the hospital, he was given some time off work to rest and properly heal. His employer agreed to grant him the break, but this was going to be without a salary. He decided to resign because he knew the work environment was not conducive for his health.

  • Mary Ansong, Founder and CEO of the ISCC validated the fact that sometimes, people living with SCD may miss work due to acute pain episodes, hospital review or admission. She stated that having an empathetic employer who understands the condition and is willing to provide the needed support is often based on luck rather than being the norm. Some employers have denied employees with SCD, the right to go to the hospital for their reviews and others have even deducted from their salaries, lost work hours due to a hospital admission.

Support for people with SCD at the workplace

  • Dominic shares that leaving his former workplace has helped him learn and develop new skills like software development, photography, and videography. It has also given him the opportunity to join organizations like ISCC to advocate for people living with SCD.
  • Asare reminds us that people living with SCD can occupy different spheres of work so should not be stigmatized at the workplace because of the condition.

 

  • Chief Human Resources Officer of AirtelTigo, Eric Adadevoh, insists that employers must be empathetic to allow SCD patients exhibit their skills and talents to their highest potential.

AirtelTigo Touching Lives is a corporate social initiative of AirtelTigo. The Sickle Cell Edition is done in partnership with the International Sickle Cell Centre (ISCC) and will feature medical experts from the ISCC, persons living with SCD, relatives, caregivers and SCD advocates.

Episodes can be found on AirtelTigo’s YouTube channel (Link), on Facebook on Airtel Tigo’s official Facebook page (Link) and on ISCC social media handles (Facebook and Instagram) @isccghana.

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After four-year hiatus, SA folk singer Jozia returns with a new single titled Money featuring Young Moses

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Jozia returns with a new single titled Money featuring Young Moses

Internationally acclaimed South Africa singer Rose Lukhele, known by her stage name JOZIA has come back stronger than ever after a hiatus from the music scene, the singer releases new honey single titled Moneyfeaturing Young Moses.

Listen to Jozia’s new single titled Money here:  shorturl.at/gvzLZ

“I am excited to share my new music. I have had a wonderful experience making this music and experimenting with different sounds and genres and I am looking forward to my fans listening to the new releases,” expresses Jozia.

Jozia shows her versatility on Money, with a sharp pen and a refreshing vocal approach to the single, she weaves words together with soulful melodies, switching effortlessly between lyricism and singing.  Accompanied by musical arrangements from highly talented producer Kevin Leicher, which are enchanting in their orchestrated clarity, without being intrusive.

 

Jozia is a consummate musical chameleon with an adventurous spirit and a distinctive artistic vision. She loves to experiment with styles, sounds and words, blending genres like acoustic folk, soul, pop and indie rock. And yet her output is so distinctly her own; perhaps it’s her emotive and multifaceted vocals or the courage of her unconventional songwriting.

When it comes to her unconventional songwriting, Jozia is an adventurous spirit, driven by her artistic visions. She has won the hearts of many indie music lovers because of her desire to be authentic and to remain a free spirit. Her desire to remain an independent artist eventually led her to work with indie organisation the Swiss Art Foundation. Jozia has since developed an eclectic musical style that draws on a range of influences and genres spanning house, neo soul, folk and indie rock.

The internationally acclaimed singer has turned a completely new chapter in her career with the release of Money.  A lot can be expected from the folk singer in 2023 as she continues to expand her brand both locally and internationally.  

What Jozia’s versatility underscores is that she is not trying to overplay her hand for fame. From her poise and cool, we are reminded that the most rewarding path to success is your own.

For more updates on Jozia’s upcoming projects follow her on social media.

Connect with Jozia Music:

Facebook: JOZIA

Instagram: @joziamusic   

 

Website:  www.joziamusic.com

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Minimizing Risk with Smart Importing

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International trade is an important part of business operations for many companies, however it also comes with risks. To minimize the potential risk associated with importing goods, it is important to be well informed and aware of best practices. In this article, we will discuss how to use smart importing techniques to reduce those risks and streamline the process. We will review strategies for protecting against financial risks such as currency exchange fluctuations, as well as methods for avoiding supply chain disruptions and ensuring product quality compliance.

Benefits of Smart Importing

When importing goods from overseas suppliers, it’s important to take steps to minimize risk and ensure successful outcomes. One way of doing this is through smart importing practices. Smart importing offers several advantages that can help your business reach its goals while avoiding costly delays, disputes or make good fake id.

Smart importing involves planning ahead and selecting the right supplier for the job. These steps give you more control over the process and help you avoid unexpected problems during shipment. By assessing a potential supplier’s credentials, such as quality assurance certificates, before signing a contract, you can be sure of getting what you need on time and in good condition. Additionally, by negotiating with multiple vendors for better terms or prices at once instead of going with just one vendor improves chances of success in the long run.

Identifying Risk Factors

Identifying risk factors is an essential step for businesses looking to minimize the risks associated with importing. Companies must consider a variety of elements from selecting vendors, complying with regulations, and knowing what resources are available to them. This article will explore how companies can take proactive steps towards smart importing in order to reduce their risks and ensure success.

The first consideration when identifying risk factors should be the vendor selection process. It’s important for companies to select reliable vendors who have a good track record of producing quality products and delivering on time. Businesses should also confirm if the vendor has any certifications or standards that need to be met in order to gain access into certain markets. Additionally, it’s important for companies to research whether certain countries require special licenses or permits before they can do business there.

Strategies for Minimizing Risk

The art of importing can be a complicated, yet rewarding endeavor. The risks involved with this type of business often outweigh the potential profits when not handled with caution and care. Fortunately, there are strategies available to help minimize risk and maintain productive import operations.

One way to reduce risk is through understanding and following regulations that govern imports into a country or region. Researching tax laws, customs regulations, tariffs and trade agreements can mitigate financial losses due to improper compliance or lack of documentation. Having a basic knowledge of each country’s rules regarding imports is essential for successful importing operations.

Another useful strategy for minimizing risk includes monitoring the source countries where products are being imported from in order to anticipate any economic changes that may impact pricing or lead time on orders.

Establishing Protocols & Procedures

Establishing protocols and procedures is a critical component of minimizing risk when importing goods. Having reliable systems in place to monitor compliance with import regulations can help ensure that your business is meeting all applicable requirements while staying on top of ever-changing policies. Implementing a well-thought-out protocol and procedure plan can help you manage both the risks associated with merchandise imports and the costs associated with them.

Creating an effective protocol requires detailed planning. This includes researching current laws and regulations, anticipating potential issues, establishing clear expectations for employees involved in the process, documenting required steps throughout the process, and reviewing procedures regularly to maintain compliance. It’s also important to communicate these protocols frequently so that everyone understands their roles in order to ensure accuracy throughout the entire importing process.

Creating an effective protocol requires detailed planning for those who are importing goods. It is essential to research the relevant laws and regulations to ensure compliance with the standards set by local, state and federal governments. In addition, it is important to anticipate any potential issues that could arise while dealing with foreign manufacturers or suppliers. Establishing clear communication channels among all parties involved in the import process will help minimize misunderstandings that could lead to costly delays or other risks. The goal should be a comprehensive plan that outlines all the steps necessary for successful imports, including proper documentation and preparation of customs forms.

Having sound knowledge of international trade regulations can also be beneficial during negotiations regarding freight charges, insurance costs and payment terms. Additionally, keeping up with market trends is essential as this can help identify new opportunities as well as avoid potential pitfalls when bringing products into a country’s market.

Quality Assurance Measures

Quality Assurance measures is an important part of minimizing risk when importing. Quality assurance measures are the steps taken to ensure that goods imported conform to set standards, and are free from defects or contaminants. Companies must adhere to these measures in order to protect their reputation and prevent costly losses due to product recalls and other issues.

The first step in establishing quality assurance measures is developing a clear plan for evaluating the quality of incoming shipments. This plan should include specific criteria for assessing each type of product, as well as protocols outlining how potential risks will be identified and addressed. Companies should also consider implementing a system of regular spot checks throughout the supply chain in order to catch any problems before they reach customers.

In addition, companies must establish detailed records regarding where products have been sourced from and who has handled them during transit.

Making Smart Imports

Making smart imports is essential for businesses that want to succeed in the global marketplace. While importing can be a great way to bring new products and services into the business, there are risks associated with it. To minimize risk while still taking advantage of import opportunities, companies need to use strategies that ensure they make smart imports.

One of the most important steps when making an import is ensuring that all regulations are followed. This includes researching any laws or restrictions on certain goods as well as understanding all customs duties and taxes associated with importing items from outside countries. It’s also important to research potential suppliers thoroughly, including checking references, verifying licenses, and obtaining certifications for quality assurance. Companies should also work with a knowledgeable agent who can help them navigate the process of importing correctly and efficiently.



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MTN “Save A Life Campaign” Is Back After A Two -Year Break

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MTN Ghana Foundation has announced the comeback of its annual blood donation exercise dubbed “Save a Life” after a two year break due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program was initiated to give staff of MTN, its trade partners and the public the opportunity to show love on Valentine’s Day by donating a unit of blood to help save lives.

This year, the campaign will take place in all 16 regions simultaneously on Tuesday, 14th February 2023 between 8am- 4pm. The annual Valentine’s Day blood donation exercise this year is targeted at collecting 4000 units of blood to stock various blood banks across the country.

Commenting on the upcoming event, Senior Manager for Sustainability and Social Impact, Robert Kuzoe reiterated the Foundation’s commitment toward the improvement in health care delivery in Ghana. “By running this blood donation exercise, it is our desire to help alleviate the high numbers of maternal mortality cases since loss of blood is one of the leading causes of maternal deaths”.

Mr. Kuzoe urged people to go out in their numbers to all the bleeding points in the various regions to express their love on Valentine’s Day by donating a unit of blood to help save a life.

“According to the National Blood Transfusion Service, about 36% of the national blood supply is from voluntary donations and this is not encouraging. We entreat our staff, stakeholders, and the entire public to help stock the blood banks especially after the end of year festivities and most especially post pandemic effects of reduction in voluntary blood donation”, he said.

Since the inception of the initiative in 2011, over 20,000 units of blood have been collected.

The “Save A Life” project has earned the MTN Foundation some recognition including the “Highest Corporate Blood Donor” in 2013, the “Second Highest Corporate Donor” in 2014 and one of the Highest Corporate Donors” in 2015.

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3 Lifestyle Tips For Brides To Be

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If you’re engaged and plan on getting married soon, first of all, congratulations! Being a bride-to-be is a very exciting time in one’s life. That being said, a lot goes into planning a wedding and it can be pretty stressful. Especially if you’re doing the bulk of the planning yourself, it can feel like you’ll never be able to get everything done in time or be able to afford it all, as weddings are also a massive expense. 

 

However, you shouldn’t worry too much, as you’re certainly not the first one to be planning a wedding. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, you’re not alone! There are simple changes you can make to your lifestyle to make the entire process easier and more stress-free. To give you a glimpse of this, here are 3 lifestyle tips for brides to be. 

 

Get Organized 

 

Getting yourself organized is one of the first steps you should be taking in the wedding planning process, and it’s something that will benefit you in all other areas of your life as well. Start a spreadsheet if that is something that’ll help you with all of the things you need to get done and organize them based on your priorities. 

 

For example, you’ll probably need to book/reserve a venue before you do anything else such as hire a wedding videographer, so that should be at the top of your list. Purchasing a dress should come before things like purchasing alcohol, in order to leave time for alterations. Once you get your priorities straight and organize everything, you can start to knock things off your to-do list one by one. 

 

Spend Quality Time With Your Fiancé 

 

If you’re planning a big wedding, it can be difficult to think about anything else and you can begin to lose sight of the reason why you’re here in the first place! Many couples end up fighting a lot and going through a rough patch during wedding planning simply because it’s such a stressful time and people’s limits are tested. 

 

This doesn’t have to be the case though! Make it a point to spend quality time with your fiancé and go out on dates. Designate certain nights to be times when you don’t bring up anything about wedding planning at all. This will help to keep the spark alive and keep you both looking forward to your big day.

Don’t Forget Self Care

 

As with any stressful time, it’s super important to remember to engage in self-care in the months and weeks leading up to your wedding day. Take a break from planning every so often to take a step back and evaluate how you’re doing. If you need to slow down, don’t be afraid to do so. Everyone needs different things in times of stress, so try to figure out exactly what it is you need and then give yourself that. 

 

Being a bride-to-be doesn’t have to be such a challenge and can in fact be quite enjoyable if you make a few small changes to the way you do things. Hopefully, these tips can help!



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