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Samsung Galaxy S20 range: pushing the envelope with incredible new 5G flagships

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Posted on February 12, 2020

5 min read

Overnight in San Francisco, Samsung took the covers off a range of new devices, including the new Galaxy S20 series flagships, and its second-ever folding phone, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. We’ll be carrying the new range, backed by our incredible 5G network and with a few other exclusive freebies thrown in!

 

Meet the new Galaxy S20 series

The new Galaxy S20 series – S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra – is a leap forward for Samsung, with numbers that boggle the mind. It’s not about just one dazzling device, it’s a whole range of devices, all backed by incredible specs.

Each has an incredible Pro-Grade camera, a beautiful Infinity-O display, with power and storage to boot. Plus, the majority of the range is powered by our incredible new 5G network.

Here are the features to look out for on the 6.9-inch S20 Ultra 5G; 6.7-inch S20+ 5G and 6.7-inch S20 5G

Fast 5G right out of the box

At the heart of the new Samsung Galaxy S20 lineup is the incredible power of 5G.

It offers faster speeds, lower latency and greater capacity.

We launched 5G in Australia last year, and thanks to our incredible 5G tech, Aussies will be able to experience the best the new Samsung Galaxy S20 range has to offer. The S20 Ultra 5G, S20+ 5G and S20 5G will all support 5G right out of the box*.

We’re set to roll out even more 5G sites throughout the year. Check our website for coverage, and to find out more about when this awesome tech will be available near you.

Pro-grade cameras, day or night

Samsung didn’t just make one impressive camera for the S20 range. It made four. The S20+ features four rear cameras with incredible sensors, zoom lenses and more.

The Galaxy S20+ features an impressive 64-megapixel ultra-resolution telephoto camera and a 10-megapixel front-facing camera. To make sure you always get the shot, no matter how far away you are or how much light is available, Samsung has vastly improved its zoom and its sensor tech. The S20+ has 30x Space Zoom which takes you from the back of the room to the centre of the stage.

The new S20+ also supports the incredible new Bright Night mode for better night photography, and AI Single Take for smarter photography.

Bright Night ensures the incredible camera performance goes from day to night. The larger sensor captures images with twice the brightness of previous Galaxy devices, which look incredible on the new Infinity-O displays.

The Single Take feature meanwhile uses AI to capture 14 different shots at once. You can snap photos, videos and GIFs, all in the one shot with this new feature.

Meanwhile, the S20 Ultra 5G has a 108-megapixel ultra-resolution quad-rear wide camera and a 40-megapixel front-facing camera. It also supports 100x Space Zoom and 10x hybrid optic zoom.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

And now for something completely different!

The Z Flip is a new folding form factor from Samsung that gives you an incredible smartphone experience at half the physical footprint. It folds in half vertically to fit in your pocket seamlessly.

The beautiful design and statement colours are complemented by the amazing folding Infinity-0 display, an incredible camera with AI Single Take and Night Hyperlapse mode for tracing the night with no hands.

It even has an external screen on the external cover so you can stay in the loop when the Z Flip is closed.

The Z Flip is a whole new frontier in folding phones from Samsung!

Availability

These new devices are game-changers, and we’re excited to range them on our incredible network.

We’ll be stocking:

  • Samsung Galaxy S20 4G – 128GB in cosmic grey, cloud pink and cloud blue 
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 5G – 128GB in cosmic grey, cloud pink and cloud blue 
  • Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G – 128GB in cosmic grey, cosmic black and cloud blue 
  • Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G – 512GB in cosmic grey and cosmic black 
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G – 128GB in cosmic grey and cosmic black 
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4G – 256GB in mirror black

The S20 range is available for pre-order online and in-store from 9am AEDT today, and will go on sale from Friday 6 March 2020. 

The whole Galaxy S20 range will be available for both outright purchase and via our 24- and 36-month payment terms.

The Z Flip will go on sale Friday 3rd April.

  Outright  MRO 24-months  MRO 36-months 
Samsung Galaxy S20 128GB (4G)  $1349 $56.20 $37.47
Samsung Galaxy S20 128GB (5G) $1499 $62.45 $41.63​ 
Samsung Galaxy S20+ 128GB (5G) $1649 $68.70 $45.80
Samsung Galaxy S20+ 512GB (5G)  $1899 $79.12 $52.75
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 128GB (5G) $1999 $83.29 $55.52
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip $2199 $91.62 $61.08

Exclusive Telstra pricing

For a limited time, Telstra consumer and small business customers who purchase the Samsung Galaxy S20 or Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G on a 24 or 36 month plan will receive a $150 credit, applied to their bill. This offer is available from 6 March to 3 April 2020.

Additionally, Telstra consumer customers who add a new Samsung device onto their month-to-month plans will net themselves up to 80,000 Telstra Plus points if they redeem online. For all the details, visit Telstra.com.au/plus. This offer is available from 12 February to 31 March 2020.

And finally, any customer who pre-orders any Samsung Galaxy S20 device (S20, S20+ or S20 Ultra) will receive the Samsung Galaxy Buds+ (in white). This offer is available during the pre-order period only from 12 February to 5 March 2020, and customers will have until 12th April to redeem their bonus Galaxy Buds+ via the Samsung website.

* 5G: Telstra currently offers 5G in selected areas and is progressively rolling it out to other areas. To find out more about Telstra 5G, check here or ask in store. 

Samsung Galaxy Note10+: our favourite features

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Posted on August 23, 2019

4 min read

You’ve probably heard about the incredible 6.8-inch Cinematic Infinity Display and new super-fast processor, but what else is there to love about the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10+? We went hands on to find out.

Air Gestures

For a decade, Samsung’s Note line has come with an S-Pen sheathed inside the device. It offers incredible handwriting support, as well as a variety of other productivity hacks designed to make your digital life easier.

The Note10+ packs in yet another upgraded S-Pen that transforms your annotation companion into a digital magic wand. With Air Actions, the S-Pen can be used to control your apps with a flick of the wrist. It can skip tracks, control your volume and more inside supported apps.

We love it as it allows you to remotely control your phone in a new and interesting way!

Pro-grade camera(s)

Each smartphone camera is better than the last, and the Note10+ is no exception. Slipping the Note10+ into your pocket is like carrying five cameras with you at all times. The Galaxy Note10+ includes a full kit of lenses on its rear camera – zoom, wide, ultra-wide, and a 3D depth sensor, called DepthVision Camera, that maps the scene in front of you to accurately blur out the background naturally in your photos, so you can shoot like a pro without being a pro. The front-facing camera on the Note10+’s front camera is integrated into its Cinematic Infinity-O display, helping it stretch from corner to corner.

Thanks to the new DepthVision Camera, the bokeh capabilities offered by the Note10+ on both photos and videos allow for incredible in-camera effects that a few short years ago would have cost thousands of dollars and required a proper editing rig to produce. What a time to be alive!

Brilliant battery (and charging!)

The Note range always brings the goods with its power capabilities, and this year is one for the books. The Note10+ has a 4300mAh (typical) battery that keeps you writing, tapping and gaming all day long. (Battery capacity value of a ‘typical’ user. Rated (i.e. minimum) battery capacity value is 4,170 mAh. Actual battery life varies by network environment, features and apps used, frequency of calls and messages, number of times charged, and many other factors. Please see user manual for instructions on how to care for the battery and achieve optimum battery life)

Like cameras, batteries in phones have also been improving year-on-year. Samsung with the Note10+ has gone one better this year, with the addition of seriously fast charging. With support for 45-watt Super-Fast Charging 2.0, 30 minutes of charge should be enough to power you through your day. (Fast charger required for fast charging. 25W charger provided with the device, but 45W charger sold separately)

Making it yours

If you want to get all this goodness for yourself, there’s good news. We’re putting the Galaxy Note10+ and Galaxy Note10+ 5G on sale today in our stores and online.

The Samsung Galaxy Note10+ is available for a monthly device repayment of $70.79 over 24 months or $47.19 over 36 months plus the cost of your month-to-month mobile plan. (Minimum cost from $2898.96 on the $50/mth plan when you stay connected for 24 months and may change if month-to-month plan price changes)

The Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 5G is available for a monthly device repayment of $82.79 over 24 months or $55.19 over 36 months plus the cost of your month-to-month mobile plan. (Minimum cost from $3,186.96 on the $50/mth plan when you stay connected for 24 months and may change if month-to-month plan price changes)

5G device, 4G price offer

From now until 23 September, Telstra customers will be able to take home the Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 5G for the price of the Samsung Galaxy Note10+ when they add to a mobile plan and stay connected for 24 or 36 months. (The discount applies for the term of the device repayment. If you cancel early, the discount does not apply to any amount outstanding)


Things you need to know

5G: Telstra currently offers 5G in selected areas and is progressively rolling it out to other areas. In non-5G coverage areas, you’ll automatically switch to our 4GX/4G or 3G. To find out more about Telstra 5G, check here or ask in store. 

Month-to-Month: If you cancel your service, you will receive a pro rata refund for the remainder of your month. If you have any device, accessory or service add-ons attached to your plan, you will have to pay any remaining amount owing on your next bill.

Australia’s first 5G smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, is now in stores

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Posted on May 28, 2019

3 min read

Just like Francis, our “Collector of Firsts”, says, there’s something very special about having the first of something.

From today, we’re putting a very special first into our customers’ hands – the power of Australia’s first 5G network, with the launch of the nation’s inaugural 5G handset, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G.

The possibilities 5G offers are extensive. Its potential to deliver high speeds and low latency can enable not only fast download speeds for our customers, but also unlocks capacity for thousands of new devices working together on our network.

In ideal conditions, unaffected by congestion and other factors that will affect speed, the results on the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G in speed test are so far impressive.

We expect customers to experience slower speeds when using one of these devices in real world conditions, and we have more testing to do before we can give a range of typical speeds on Telstra 5G, but we expect 5G will be typically faster than 4G today and it will continue to improve as the 5G technology is further refined.

We have started rolling out 5G in 10 cities around Australia. Over the next 12 months or so we expect our 5G coverage to increase in area almost five-fold and reach into at least 35 Australian cities. Importantly, all of Telstra’s 5G devices will work in our 5G and 4GX coverage areas, to provide customers our best possible mobile speeds available.

As well as its superior connectivity, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G packs in an incredibly vibrant 6.7-inch Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED display, which pushes vivid detail right to the edge of the screen thanks to its Infinity-O Display technology. Then there’s the pioneering features it shares with its other members of the Galaxy S10 family, such as the first ever ultrasonic fingerprint reader and a wireless PowerShare feature, which allows you charge other devices simply by resting them on the back of your smartphone.

As part of the Telstra and Samsung partnership, customers who purchased a Samsung Galaxy S10+ through Telstra during the eligibility period earlier this year can now take advantage of the special upgrade offer, which allows them to trade in their S10+ for the new S10 5G at no extra cost. These customers will have 21 days from 28 May to redeem the offer.

We’re proud to partner our ground-breaking 5G network with Samsung’s first incredible 5G-enabled handset to help make technology history today. 5G will unlock a world of possibilities for our customers, and we can’t wait to see all of them brought to life.

Telstra currently offers 5G in select areas and is progressively rolling it out to other areas. In non-5G coverage areas, you’ll enjoy Australia’s fastest average 4G speeds on our extensive 4GX coverage footprint and automatically switch to 3G in areas beyond . Check coverage at telstra.com/coverage.

Putting the Samsung Galaxy S10+ through its paces

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Posted on March 8, 2019

3 min read

The Samsung Galaxy S10 range is out today, on sale in Telstra stores and online. To put it through its paces, I was lucky enough to jump in a chopper with Collingwood FC forward turned fly-fisherman Mason Cox and capture a wild day out in Marysville, Victoria with the Samsung Galaxy S10+.

Among other hot features like an incredible edge-to-edge Infinity-O screen and an in-display ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, the S10+ packs in a pro-grade camera – but you don’t need to be a pro to use it. I got the chance to take the S10+ for a full-on road test and give the camera a red hot go, and loved every second of it.

The Samsung Galaxy S10+ has some incredible camera technology built in, with not just two lenses for the rear camera but three – one telephoto lens for portrait shooting, one wide-angle lens for everyday shots, and an ultra-wide-angle for capturing even more of the action around you. The camera app is really straightforward to use, whether you know what you’re doing or whether you’re an amateur snapping away for the first time.

There are now two front-facing selfie cameras, including a wider-angle lens to get more of your friends in the frame, and this is the first Samsung that can record video in a new format called HDR10+ – which gets more detail in bright and dark scenes and makes everything look even better when you’re watching it back later.

More than that, Samsung has baked in some new image processing software to enhance photos, straightening out crooked horizons and improving colour quality using a specialised Neural Processing Unit (NPU) that uses artificial intelligence. It works well, too – your photos get better without you even realising. The Galaxy S10+ can even recognise scenes while you’re shooting, making your landscape shots look more lush and your beach selfies more sun-kissed.

All of the Galaxy S10 series features the new wireless PowerShare, which turns them into a wireless charger, letting you transfer power from your phone’s battery to any compatible device, like some Samsung Galaxy Buds. Feeling around for the fingerprint reader is a thing of the past on the S10 and S10+ too, with the ultrasonic fingerprint sensor integrated right into the phone’s Infinity-O front display itself.

I loved pushing the Galaxy S10+ to see what I could get out of its pro-grade camera – I came away very impressed with what I saw and what I captured!

Look after your new Samsung Galaxy Note9 with these accessories

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Posted on August 29, 2018

5 min read

With the Samsung Galaxy Note9 now available from Telstra stores, you might be thinking that it’s time to treat yourself to a shiny new smartphone – that’s not a sentiment we are going to disagree with! If you’re treating yourself then we also have a few suggestions: accessories to bring out the very best in your smartphone experience.

Protection – look after your new phone

Keeping your phone in prime condition helps you enjoy it from start to finish. The best way to do this is with a high quality case or cover, and the Galaxy Note9 has a variety of cases on offer to help keep its beautiful design free from scratches or scuffs.

We have a host of cases to choose from, including official Samsung covers such as the LED View Cover with customizable LED icons, a card pocket and shell-like design, the Clear View Standing Cover which offers three viewing angles, inner rub pads for scratch protection and anti-fingerprint coating – or, for the more sophisticated look, the Leather Wallet Cover made from premium Italian leather with microfiber lining and an integrated practical card wallet.

Power – max out your time on the go

Battery life is great with the Galaxy Note9 – its 4000 mAh battery should give you plenty of grunt. That said, if you – like me – push your smartphone use to the max, it might be worth looking at some external battery pack and charging options.

The Note9 is compatible with wireless charging (chargers sold separately), and Samsung has four options when it comes to taking advantage of this feature. There are two Fast Wireless Chargers – a standard which presents the phone in an upright position and a convertible which can also be used as a flat pad.

Additionally, Samsung has a Wireless Charger Duo, particularly handy if you need to charge your smartphone and compatible smartwatch at the same time – and also the Round Wireless Charger which features broad device compatibility and is Qi certified.

Beyond that, we also have a range of car chargers and power banks such as The Cygnett ChargeUp Rapid 15K, with a 15,000mAh capacity that should be more than enough for even heavy users – and can also be used to recharge compatible smartphones and tablets.

Toys – something a little more unique

Power chargers and phone cases are fine, but let’s face it, it doesn’t matter how old you are, a shopping trip is not a shopping trip without a peek at the toy section! Cast your eye over these unique options.

Are drones still cool? This one is. From one of the world’s leading drone manufacturers, the Tello drone from DJI can fly stunts, shoot quick videos and is also billed as a great entry-level drone for adults and kids alike. You can check out the details here. A quick note: if you are considering buying a drone it is worth spending a little time finding out the rules and laws associated with flying drones.

What about music? With huge onboard memory storage and great onboard audio including AKG tuned stereo speakers, the Note9 is a great portal for all your music needs. That said, no reason you can’t treat yourself to state of the art speakers for when you are rocking out at home. There are plenty to choose from.

The one that jumped off the shelf for us is the Harmon/Kardon Onyx 4. One of the best sounding portable Bluetooth speakers in its class, the Onyx Studio 4 offers two device connections, up to 8 hours of playtime and the HK Connect+ app. It also has a built-in microphone and voice integration that can be used with most popular voice assistants. As an added bonus, it looks great.

Viewing – watch your new phone from anywhere

With the Samsung Galaxy Note9’s Quad HD+ Super AMOLED screen, the largest Samsung has ever put into a smartphone, this is going to be a great phone for watching, well… everything.

Pair that with some of Telstra’s entertainment offerings, particularly our many different sports streaming and Foxtel packages, and the fact that on selected plans, you will be able to say goodbye to pesky ‘excess data charges’ in Australia – well, it might be time to up your streaming game. (On selected plans for use in Australia).

We’ve trawled the weird and wonderful to give you some thought-starters. Telstra does not stock these wacky items as yet, but we can all dream.

Up first, the mother of all shower curtains. The Galaxy Note9 is IP68 rated, which means it is tested fresh water resistant to 1.5m for 30 mins. You should be okay to take your phone into the shower with you, if you are that way inclined – but you would still need to hold it and that is where this shower curtain comes in. A hands free experience letting you stream and shampoo at the same time.

Travelling in the back seat of a car and the conversation has run dry 20 minutes into a three hour drive? Then you might need one of these. Can’t talk, must Foxtel.

“Hey, I want hands free mobile streaming but I am socially responsible and take public transport,” I hear you say. Well then, say hello to the Lazy Neck. We cannot guarantee you won’t look weird though.

These are all just the tip of the iceberg. The Samsung Galaxy Note9 is out now. If you want to check out the phone, or our range of Telstra stocked accessories you can visit our Galaxy Note9 page here. Alternatively you can pop down to your nearest Telstra store and see what else is on offer.