Samsung unveils Galaxy Note II
At a launch event in Cape Town last night, Samsung announced the Galaxy Note II, featuring a larger screen, faster processor and more RAM.
Given the name of the event, the Galaxy Note II World Tour, it was no surprise when Samsung unveiled the update of one of the surprise hits of last year. The 5.3" device was not expected to meet specific needs, due to falling between a large smartphone and a small tablet. Instead, it has been one of Samsung's most popular devices of the past year.
Other Samsung mobile devices were also showcased last night, all of which revolved around satisfying consumer desire to use technology as a means of self expression.
Said the company: "Consumers expect mobile devices to fit seamlessly into their lifestyles and open the way to new experiences. Understanding this, Samsung has developed our smart mobile devices to be more intuitive, personal and immediately expressive. The Galaxy Note II is a perfect example of a mobile device that encourages users to unleash their inner creativity. With a perfect viewing experience and special features, users can discover information and capture their ideas quicker, and express thoughts freely and manage their tasks more efficiently. For anyone who wants to be creative, expressive and unique, the Samsung Galaxy Note II is the ideal device."
The Galaxy Note II builds on the success of its predecessor, the Galaxy Note, which was described as the first smartphone for truly personal, artistic and creative expression. Featuring a 5.5” (140.9mm) HD Super AMOLED screen, the Galaxy Note II provides a phenomenal viewing experience with breathtaking visuals and crystal clear detail.
A new Air View function allows users to hover with the S Pen over an email, S Planner, image gallery, or video to preview the content without having to open it; and Popup Note, which lets users open S Note instantly as a pop-up window anywhere on the screen, offering an intuitive, easy multitasking experience.
An Advanced S Pen is longer, thicker and ergonomically designed for the perfect grip. It provides a more precise, comfortable, and natural writing and drawing experience. The Galaxy Note II also enables unique experiences in personalised and expressive content creation, making it the ultimate smartphone for on-the-go creativity.
Powered by Android 4.1, Jelly Bean with a 1.6GHz Quad-Core processor, the Galaxy Note II brings powerful performance in content creation, sharing and multitasking capabilities.
The Samsung Galaxy Note II also comes with NFC (Near Field Communication), the fast-growing short-range communication technology that enables a variety of features and services ranging from contactless payments and data exchange to user-customised “smart tags”.Galaxy Camera
Combining its mobile and camera innovation, Samsung introduced the Galaxy Camera, developed for an increasingly visual communication era.
This latest addition to the Galaxy family combines the very best features from both the camera and smartphone worlds into one stylish new device. Top photographic features include 21x super long zoom for increased usability, a 16M BSI CMOS sensor and ‘Smart Pro’ mode, which makes it easy for users to achieve high-quality, professional-like images in just a few easy steps. From the smartphone world, the Galaxy Camera includes 3G/4G and Wi-Fi connectivity, full Internet browsing support and access to hundreds of thousands of apps on Google Play and Samsung Apps, all running on the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS.
These features can be enjoyed on a vivid 4.8-inch HD Super Clear LCD screen, allowing users to easily shoot and edit images. For added mobility, the Galaxy Camera also comes with a Voice Control option that lets users control a number of functions such as “Zoom in” and “Shoot” by using their voice.
The launch of the Galaxy Note II adds to Samsung’s comprehensive portfolio of enterprise mobility devices including the Galaxy Note 10.1, Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1), Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0), and Galaxy S III for businesses.