Samsung has launched the GALAXY Note II LTE in Singapore. The 5.5-inch smartphone/tablet hybrid will be available from end of this week at S$998 (without contract) in Ceramic White or Titan Gray. It will also be available from the three Telcos.
The Samsung GALAXY Note II LTE has a thinner but bigger body than its predecessor, with a 16:9 screen ratio. It is the latest in Samsung’s GALAXY Note series after the launch of the GALAXY Note 10.1 in August.
Multi-tasking on the GALAXY Note II LTE is made easier with Air View which lets users hover the S Pen over an email, S Planner, image gallery or video to preview the content without having to open it.
|Samsung GALAXY Note II LTE|
|OS||Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean)|
|Screen||5.5″ HD Super AMOLED|
|Resolution||1280 x 720|
|Processor||1.6 GHz quad-core processor|
|Features||LTE, NFC, S Pen|
|Camera||Rear: 8 MP|
|Front: 1.9 MP|
|Video||1080p Full HD|
|Memory||RAM: 2 GB|
|Int: 16/32/64 GB|
|Ext: microSD (up to 64 GB)|
|Size /mm||151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4|
Pop Up Note is an extension of the Pop Up Play concept, where users can open an S Note instantly as a pop-up window anywhere on the large screen.
Users can now take notes with the S Pen during a phone call.
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 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 draw pre-registered marks on the command pad or register a unique mark to allow for quick and easy access.
The Screen Recorder function allows users to record a whole sequence of actions taken on their screen (eg. a demonstration of how to use an application) and then share it with friends.
The camera includes features such as Buddy Photo Share, Burst Shot and Best Photo, which were introduced on the GALAXY S III earlier in the year.
It also has a feature called Best Faces, which enables users to choose the most preferred face or pose of each person from group portrait photos.
Users can also personalise photos by leaving handwritten notes on the back of a photo using the S Pen.
S Pen & S Note
Users can clip or edit selected content on the screen by pressing a dedicated button on the S Pen.
The Easy Clip function allows users to instantly outline and crop any content on the screen in any shape to save, share or paste.
Once done cropping, users can freely edit the cropped content by coloring, shading, or with their own personal handwriting.
The Idea Sketch feature allows users to add illustrations by handwriting keywords on the S Note and automatically provides illustration images that match the handwritten keywords.
Designed to help users express, organise and visualise ideas in a more innovative and creative way, the feature is customisable and users can add their own illustrations library.
New exclusive content
The GALAXY Note II LTE will feature new apps developed by the local developer community, for exclusive use with the S Pen, to detect handwritten input and maximise the user experience.
These apps include both games and productivity tools.
A new suite of lifestyle apps including Fide Fashion Weeks, The Work Files by CATALOG Magazine and PointPal has also been preloaded onto the GALAXY Note II LTE.
In addition, a new m-commerce shopping app, Atelier Pour Homme, will be exclusively available for Samsung users to make online purchases of the brand’s associated fashion-forward apparels and accessories, including Diamond Walker bespoke shoes designed by internationally renowned designer, Oh Deock Jin.
The full list of new exclusive apps (as well as tech specs) for the Samsung GALAXY Note II LTE can be viewed below.