Samsung unveils new Note and first foldable phone

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Published on August 8, 2019 - Duration: 01:31s

Samsung unveils new Note and first foldable phone

Samsung unveiled a new version of the Galaxy Note smartphone on Wednesday (August 7) with fast 5G network connection and improved camera features, hoping the premium model helps it revive slumping profit and widen the gap with struggling rival Huawei.

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Samsung unveils new Note and first foldable phone

Samsung unveiled a new version of the Galaxy Note smartphone on Wednesday with fast 5G network connection and improved camera features, hoping the premium model helps it revive slumping profit and widen the gap with struggling rival Huawei.

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has emerged as the biggest beneficiary of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's trouble in the second quarter with a nearly 7% jump in smartphone sales, as the Chinese firm sold fewer phones in the global market after it was put on a U.S. trade blacklist in May.

With emphasis on improved video and photography features, which helped Huawei become the world's No.2 smartphone vendor, Samsung hopes the Galaxy Note 10 will appeal to YouTubers and fans of social media.

Dan Ackerman, Senior Managing Editor of CNET, says the beauty is in the details.

"I think the remote control stylist for cameras, whether you're flipping from the selfie cam to the rear camera, or you're moving between photo mode, or even zooming in, I mean that's actually really useful, if you do a lot of video, especially if you set your camera up on a tripod and are directing it remotely." Along with its first foldable phone, the big-screen Note 10, unveiled at an event in New York on Wednesday, is the South Korean tech firm's most important new product planned in the second half of this year to expand its mobile sales.

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