15 November 2011

GALAXY Note debuts, creates waves


Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., is known as  leading global mobile phone provider. It takes pride of this tag that when other companies went to town with their flagship phones, Samsung took note -- literally. And so came the announcment on the commercial availability of GALAXY Note in Southeast Asia.
MB Technews got so intrigued with this hybrid of a mobile device that an order, and purchase, were immediately made.
So, what is this device, really? A huge phone? A small tablet? We'll let you decide.
The GALAXY Note features the world’s first and largest 5.3” HD Super AMOLED display screen. This is an expansive high-resolution smart screen that provides an immersive and best in class viewing experience while its unique size ensures maximum portability coupled with enhanced usability. Additionally, the advanced pen-input technology, S Pen, combines with the GALAXY Note’s full-touch screen for a unique user experience. Taking full advantage of the large display, GALAXY Note users will be able to multi-task, create and consume more multimedia data, with fewer interruptions, while on the go.
The incorporated digital S Pen can be used for accurate sketching and artwork, while superior handwriting recognition allows ideas to be freely captured and shared with other devices without the need to perform any additional digitization - handwritten text is accurately converted into digital characters.
“The GALAXY Note is a revolutionary product to open a new category in the mobile industry and I am very proud of this accomplishment,” said Gregory Lee, President and CEO of Samsung Asia.
“Samsung GALAXY Note will redefine and enhance mobile communications by offering a creative user experience with its innovative features such as S Memo, S Planner and S Choice. I am certain that once our consumers try the GALAXY Note, they will appreciate its groundbreaking and fun features.”
“With the introduction of the GALAXY Note, we are confident that Samsung will firmly maintain its number one position in the mobile category in Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.”
Specially Designed Applications
Alongside the commercial availability of GALAXY Note, Samsung also announced the launch of ‘S Choice’, a new category menu under Samsung Apps, with applications specially designed for GALAXY Note’s S Pen feature.
New applications will include Soonr Workplace, OmniSketch, Zen Brush, ComicBook!, and iAnnotate PDF. Soonr Workplace enables team collaboration by allowing direct annotation on the various file formats stored in the Soonr Cloud and iAnnotate PDF provides a direct annotation mode for S Pen when viewing a PDF file. OmniSketch and Zen Brush are very useful tools for sketching and drawing. OmniSketch enables users to sketch using the S Pen as a brush, while Zen Brush provides oriental brush simulation.
Stunning Visual Experience
The GALAXY Note’s high-resolution display ensures that e-books, PowerPoint presentations, news apps and web-pages can be viewed comfortably with minimal scrolling or zooming. Minimizing the need to switch between applications, GALAXY Note’s HD super AMOLED screen is large enough to allow meaningful split-screen operation and true multi-tasking; the most frequently used native apps can be operated side-by-side, reducing interruptions.
Additionally, the 5.3” display is the largest ever included in a primary mobile device. Measuring just 9.6mm thick, GALAXY Note fits comfortably in a pocket to offer true portability.
Power, Performance and a Superior User Experience
The GALAXY Note’s 1.4GHz dual-core processor ensures the device is incredibly fast and delivers a smooth user interface for seamless usability. Lightning fast network speeds are enabled through the HSPA+ enabled device’s super-fast connection, ensuring a quick and seamless browsing experience.
This means that users can stream videos in real-time or engage with their friends through online gaming platforms, facilitated through Samsung’s Game Hub.
Specifications
Network
HSPA+ 21Mbps  850/900/1900/2100
EDGE/GPRS  850/900/1800/1900
Processor
1.4GHz Dual Core Processor
Display
5.3” WXGA(1280x800) HD Super AMOLED
OS
Android 2.3(Gingerbread)
Camera
Main(Rear) : 8 MP with LED Flash
Front : 2 MP
Single shot, Smile shot, Share shot, Action shot, Beauty, Cartoon, Panorama
Video
Video: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, WMV, DivX, Xvid, VC-1
Recording 1080p@24~30fps, Playing 1080p@30fps
Audio
Codec : MP3, AAC, AMR, WMA, WAV, FLAC, OGG
Music Player with SoundAlive
Features
Samsung Apps
Samsung Kies 2.0/ Samsung Kies air
Samsung ChatON mobile communication service
(Downloadable via Samsung Apps)
Samsung TouchWiz/ Samsung L!ve Panel UX
S Pen Experience (S Memo, S Planner, S Choice)
Social Hub
- Integrated Messaging(Email, SNS), Contacts/ Calendar Sync
- Basic: POP3/IMAP Email
Social Hub, Readers Hub , Music Hub
Google Mobile Services
- Android Marke, Gmai, Google Eart, YouTub, Google Map,
Syncing with Google Calenda
A-GPS
Enterprise Solutions
- ODE, EAS, CCX, MDM, VPN, WebEx
Connectivity
Bluetooth technology v 3.0 + HS
USB 2.0 HOST
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi
Sensor
Accelerometer, Light, Digital compass, Proximity, Barometer
Memory
16/32GB Internal Memory + microSD (up to 32GB)
By EDGARD HILARIO
mb.com.ph

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