Samsung has been really busy off late. This time around, its for completely different reasons. Samsung has chosen IFA 2012 to launch a plethora of its upcoming products. The chief among them are the new Galaxy Note II and the Galaxy Camera. The Galaxy Note II has a larger screen at 5.5 inches with better stylus support and quad core internals. While the Galaxy Camera is an android powered digital camera with a humongous 4.8 inch display at the back. Both the devices with be launched with Android Jelly Bean in tow. Keep reading for more.
Galaxy Note II
- Display: 5.5 inch, 1280 x 720 , Super AMOLED
- Processor: 1.6 GHz Quad Core on Exynos Chipset
- Battery: 3100 mAh
- Camera: 8 MP, rear.
- Thickness: 9.4 mm
Apart from the raw specs, the Galaxy Note 2 appears lighter to use and much better to grip given its size. Then there’s the new S-Pen, which is much better this time around both in terms of ergonomics as well as usability. You can now add “Quick Commands” to your stylus gestures, while “Air View” allows you to browse galleries and folders by floating the stylus just above the screen. Samsung’s also added an Easy Clip ability to crop and share content from the device’s screen. The default calendar app, S Planner and the native email app get S-Pen support. in addition the phone or phablet, if you will, will notify if it’s left behind. The device will launch internationally by the end of the year in Titanium Grey and Marble White. Furthermore, the device will launch with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).
Samsung pulled this rabbit right out of its hat. The Galaxy Camera is a digital camera that runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Its every bit like a smartphone minus the calling features. Samsung doesn’t disappoint in the quality of the device, and in spec terms the camera delivers 21x optical zoom, 16-megapixels, 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor and a 23mm aperture lens. The main camera app itself is full-featured and comes with a handy ‘expert’ mode which replicates spinning focus, aperture and zoom controls. The 4.8 inch 1,280 x 720-pixel display, embedded at the back is sharp, bright and colorful. It comes in all the flavors of connectivity you can imagine (3G and Wi-Fi or 4G and Wi-Fi), a 1.4GHz quad-core processor and 8GB of storage plus a slot for micro SD cards.
Samsung also launched various Windows 8 devices at IFA which we’ll detail in another post.