AS part of a special livestream, Samsung have unveiled a new tablet, smartwatch and earbuds as part of their 2020 update.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 is being billed as Australia’s first 5G enabled tablet, and Samsung Electronics Australia mobile division vice president Garry McGregor said the device was the ultimate productivity tool for Australians on the go.
“With the Tab S7, we’re able to offer people Australia’s the first 5G enabled tablet, bringing a new level of connectivity and possibility to the category. Whether people are streaming the latest from Netflix or pursuing creative passions using the S Pen to bring an artistic vision to life, the Tab S7 is the ideal versatile companion,” he said.
“The Tab S7 will provide PC-level power with tablet portability; our DeX software enables Tab S7 to become the ultimate remote working tool, keeping people connected and productive no matter where the office is that day.
“The entire experience of using the Tab S7 is improved thanks to our insights-lead innovations and ongoing partnerships with Google, Microsoft, Spotify and Netflix.
“We’re also thrilled to announce new exclusive partnerships with local start-up wonderkid, Canva, and Clip Studio Paint, taking the creative capabilities of the device to the next level.
“For the gamers, our partnership with Microsoft will allow people to stream their xCloud game library, straight to the Tab S7.”
The devices feature an 11in (2560×1600 WQXGA, up to 120Hz refresh) display or a 12.4in (2800×1752 WQXGA+ Super AMOLED, up to 120Hz refresh) display, with a 64-bit Octa-Core Processor with a max 3.09 GHz clock speed, and an 8000 or 1090mAh battery, running Android 10.
Australian RRP has been confirmed as:
Galaxy Tab S7
6GB + 128GB Wi-Fi – AUD$1,149
8GB + 256GB Wi-Fi – AUD$1,349
6GB + 128GB 4G – AUD$1,349
8GB + 256GB 4G – AUD$1,549
Galaxy Tab S7+
6GB + 128GB Wi-Fi – AUD$1,549
8GB + 256GB Wi-Fi – AUD$1,749
6GB + 128GB 4G – AUD$1,749
8GB + 256GB 5G – AUD$2,049
Accompanying the phones and tablet was the new Galaxy Watch 3 smartwatch – available in 41mm and 45mm size.
Per Samsung’s official announcement:
Galaxy Watch 3 boasts all the craftsmanship of a luxury timepiece, while being comfortable enough to wear all day. Sporting a timeless design, this watch is built with premium materials like stainless steel and high-quality leather — and for the first time, Galaxy Watch 3 will also be available in a titanium model that’s both durable and elegant. Galaxy Watch3 also features the popular rotating bezel from previous watch models, which merges form with function.
Compared to the original Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Watch3 is 14% thinner, 8% smaller and 15% lighter — combined with a larger display.
With each new iteration, Galaxy Watch capabilities have expanded, and now, Galaxy Watch 3 will offer new experiences in health and wellness monitoring.
The Blood oxygen (SpO2) feature will soon measure and track oxygen saturation over time, for fitness and wellness purposes2.
Galaxy Watch 3 will also be home to the new Samsung Health Monitor app once launched, which will include blood pressure (BP) monitoring and electrocardiogram (ECG) readings in markets where these features have been authorised.
To ensure that help is never too far away in the event of a fall, Galaxy Watch3 comes with a new feature that detects falls, which identifies a potential fall and can send an SOS notification to your chosen contacts. Beginning a fitness routine can be difficult, but Samsung’s running form tool is here to help. Running analysis will be able to offers real-time feedback during your runs, as well as six-factor post-workout reports, which help improve form, boost performance, and reduce injury.
To track your cardio progress as you go, you will soon be able to easily access VO2 max readings, which offer insight into your oxygen uptake.
Even when you’re at home, you have access to a full-service fitness studio with Samsung Health, which features a library of more than 120 different video workouts. Simply select a workout routine on your Galaxy smartphone, cast it onto your Samsung Smart TV, and your Galaxy Watch will take care of the rest and automatically track the workout.
RRPs have been confirmed as follows:
Galaxy Watch 3 45mm LTE Black/Silver – AUD$849
Galaxy Watch 3 41mm LTE Bronze/Silver – AUD$799
Galaxy Watch 3 45mm BTH Black/Silver – AUD$699
Galaxy Watch 3 41mm BTH Bronze/Silver – AUD$649
Rounding out the announcements were the Galaxy Buds Live earpieces (RRP AUD$319), a jellybean shaped set of Bluetooth earbuds with 12mm drivers and Active Noise Cancellation.
Mr McGregor said the new design featured a more iconic look, allowing for a richer and more intuitive audio experience with serious style credentials.
“Thanks to our partnerships with AKG and Spotify, we are able to provide the perfect combination of sound quality and functionality,” he said.