Jimmy Fallon's 'The Tonight Show' Shoots Entire Episode With Samsung Galaxy S10+

By now, we’ve all heard of magazines shooting a cover with the latest camera phone tech. "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" has taken it to new heights by airing an episode filmed entirely on the Samsung Galaxy S10+ which has an ultra-wide camera lens.

According to Variety, the episode airing March 25th will see the usual studio program scrapped in favor of host Fallon visiting his favorite spots in NYC, accompanied by The Roots and other guests, all while being filmed on the new Samsung gear.

The move is a direct result of a deal between Samsung and NBC Universal, the network airing the show.

There’s nothing coy about the partnership either, with Samsung’s phones set to appear among episodes of "Today," Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen", Telemundo's "La Voz," and E!'s Snapchat Discover Show "The Rundown."

Patricio Paucar, Samsung’s vice president of marketing, said in an interview he wanted to “break the noise,” and said he felt it put the product and its capabilities in much better stead by having TV programs “showcase” it, as opposed to simply having them appear on screen in a commercial, the latter of which turns most consumers off.

The $1,000 Samsung Galaxy S10+ was announced back in February, complete with dual front cameras, and a triple camera system on the back.

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Tyler Finley's picture

It would be nice if they showed the equipment they are using with the phone, as well as the post processing they do.

Miguel Almanza's picture

For what, specifically?

Not trying to be a smart aleck, but, asking rather... what would that accomplish? They're a HUGE production company, and they have oodles of microphones, cables, devices, signal, bandwidth, etc., you know?

There's no need.

tyler h's picture

I am shocked that a show with perfect lighting and a full time professional show can get "pro results" with a phone that advertises how good it's camera is.

Ericson Joseph's picture

a lot of consumers see the final image and video and think is just pick up the phone and shoot out of the box. they need to start giving the phone to average consumers to shoot