As we reported earlier, Samsung has launched Galaxy Note 2 phablet in India today at a press event in Hyderabad. Company has priced the smartphone at INR 39,990. The device will reach Samsung Smartphone Cafes, Samsung Plazas next week, while other mobile retailers will sell it thereafter.
Samsung Galaxy Note II features a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, HSPA+, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 8MP rear camera, 1.9MP front camera, NFC and 3100mAh battery.
Company has also included a better version of S-Pen with Note 2. It is a bit longer, wider and designed for better grip.
India is one of the first markets for get Galaxy Note 2. It was recently released in South Korea and will soon go on sale in UK.
With the launch of Note II, Samsung now has three Note devices in the country – Samsung Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note 800 and Galaxy Note II.
To remind you, Samsung Galaxy Note had recently got a price cut in the country and it is being sold for INR 29,990.
Full press release:
Hyderabad, September 27, 2012 – Samsung Electronics, the No.1 smartphone provider in the country, today announced the launch of the GALAXY Note II, a whole new level of innovation for the GALAXY Note category. The new Samsung GALAXY Note II enables unique experiences in personalized and expressive content creation, making it the ultimate smartphone for on-the-go creativity.
Announcing the launch of the Galaxy Note II in India, stated Mr B D Park, President & CEO, South West Asia, Samsung Electronics, “The Galaxy Note II offers creative possibilities and opens up productivity to everybody. It’s easy and fun to use and allows users to express themselves with almost no boundaries… users can discover information faster than others , capture their ideas anytime, anywhere , express their thoughts better and efficiently manage tasks. By delivering a complete mobile experience for creating content and by introducing new products and continuous enhancements to the Note category of devices, Samsung provides a unique user experience that goes beyond passive content consumption to a new world of productivity, active creation and personalized communications.”
Since the first introduction of the GALAXY Note category, Samsung has continued to enhance and expand the GALAXY Note product experiences. In August this year, Samsung expanded the Note category with the addition of GALAXY Note 800, which has a 10.1-inch large screen, a Multiscreen feature for the ultimate multitasking, and enhanced features for users’ productivity, creativity and learning abilities. Samsung GALAXY Note II being launched today helps users unleash their inner creativity by letting them discover information faster, capture ideas, and express them in a more organized and efficient manner.
Perfect viewing experience
The GALAXY Note II features a 5.5” (140.9mm) HD Super AMOLED screen, providing breathtaking visuals and crystal clear detail. Its 16:9 aspect ratio ensures an immersive and enriched cinema-like video viewing experience, perfect for watching HD videos on-the-go. Its larger screen allows users to see content clearly and vividly, with much enhanced readability. In addition to the stunning content consumption experiences on a larger screen, users will also be able to accomplish more tasks efficiently and create content freely on-the-go, as the GALAXY Note II comes with a thinner and portable body.
Amazing expression tools – Advanced S Pen & S Note
The new S Pen is longer, thicker and ergonomically designed for the perfect grip. It provides a more precise, comfortable, and natural writing and drawing experience. It has fully integrated features and applications that make everyday tasks more intuitive and easy.
Air View 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. This feature gives users quick access to search and view more information in detail without screen transitions.
The S Pen’s advanced features also provide enhanced capabilities to capture ideas and inspirations instantly and to combine handwriting with any digital content directly on the screen. By simply pressing the dedicated S Pen button, the S Pen magically recognizes that users want to clip or edit the selected content on the screen. The Easy Clip feature, allows users to instantly outline and crop any content on the screen in any shape to save, share or paste. Once done cropping the image, users can freely edit the cropped content through coloring, shading, or their own personal handwriting. It is quick and easy.
Popup Note lets users open an S Note instantly as a pop-up window anywhere on the screen. When a user pulls out the S Pen during a phone call, the S Note application automatically pops up on the screen, allowing users to jot down a quick personal message. Users can also personalize photos by leaving handwritten memos on the backside of a photo using the S Pen. Hand-written Photo Notes can be shared with others in jpg format.
In addition, the device’s new gesture pad feature, called Quick Command, lets users quickly activate frequently used apps with the S Pen. The command pad appears when a user just swipes upward on the screen with the S Pen button pressed. Users can quickly send an email, make a call, or search a location as they choose from pre –defined commands or customize commands for quick and easy access.
Thanks to the breadth of the GALAXY Note II’s amazing viewing experience, a feature called Popup Video extends the concept of ‘Pop up play.’ While watching a video, with the touch of a button, the video will become a floating window on the display. The video will continue to play and it can be repositioned to any part of the GALAXY Note II’s screen. This versatility means that users are free to load other applications beneath it to browse online, connect with friends or plan a day.
Powering content creation, sharing and multitasking capabilities, the GALAXY Note II comes with the latest hardware technologies. A mighty 1.6GHz Quad-Core processor delivers easy multitasking, lightning-fast screen transitions, powerful browser performance, and minimal app load time. The GALAXY Note II is powered by Android™ 4.1, Jelly Bean OS. It comes with a 16 GB memory expandable to 64 GB through SD Card. Thanks to a 3,100mAh battery, users can enjoy multimedia content, always be productive on the go, and capture ideas whenever, wherever without suffering from power limitation.
The GALAXY Note II comes with an 8 Megapixel rear-facing and 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera with HD video recording. The camera has great features like Buddy Photo Share, Burst Shot and Best Photo, which were introduced on the GALAXY S III earlier. In addition to that, the GALAXY Note II features a unique camera function called Best Faces. Best Faces allows users to choose the most preferred face or pose of each person from group portrait photos.
Smart Stay, which was first introduced on the GALAXY S III, uses the camera in the GALAXY Note II to prevent the device from going into standby mode while it detects a user in front of the device. With AllShare® Play, users can share content with a large group in real-time by connecting the GALAXY Note II to Samsung HD TVs, phones, mobile tablets, laptops, and other consumer electronic devices on the same network. AllShare Cast allows users to share and collaborate on documents, presentations, or images in real time, without loading files separately.
The Galaxy Note II is available in Marble White and Titanium Gray color options. It is being made available at Samsung Smartphone Cafes, Samsung Plazas , select large format stores commencing next week and will be available at all mobile outlets and large format retail stores thereafter. Galaxy Note II is being launched with a zero per cent finance offer available at Samsung Smartphone Cafes and Samsung Plazas. It is priced at Rs. 39, 900 /-.