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Samsung unveils Galaxy S20, seeking head start in 5G race

Coronavirus hangs over event that featured medical masks and prevention tips

Samsung has a unique opportunity to jump ahead in the next-gen phone race as Huawei remains on a U.S. blacklist and Apple has yet to launch 5G iPhones. (Photo courtesy of Samsung)

SAN FRANCISCO -- Samsung Electronics unveiled its 5G-compatible S20 series of flagship phones at a launch event on Feb. 11, while also introducing a pocket-size folding phone that analysts expect to appeal to a broader customer base than most foldable products in the market.

Samsung said the entire S20 series -- the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, and Galaxy S20 Ultra -- will support 5G in the U.S. and other select markets. The new phones range in price from $999 to $1,399, and will hit shelves on March 6.

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