Samsung today announces the pricing and availability of Samsung GALAXY Note. It has a super big 5.3-inch screen and a large battery. Its digital S Pen can be used for accurate sketching and artwork. The GALAXY Note 16GB is available at S$998 (inclusive of GST), without line contract in November 2011. More information and specifications after the break.
Share your creativity with the GALAXY Note
A combination of the largest HD Super AMOLED display, supreme portability and advanced S Pen interface, creating a new smartphone
SINGAPORE, 8 November 2011 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, announced the launch of the GALAXY Note. It is a new product category which combines core on-the-go benefits of various mobile devices while maintaining smartphone portability, to create a whole new user experience.
The GALAXY Note has a 5.3” display which features the world’s first and the largest 5.3” HD Super AMOLED display, an expansive high-resolution screen that provides an immersive viewing experience. Taking full advantage of the large display, users will be able to do more tasks, with minimum scrolling and screen transitions. An advanced pen-input technology, called the S Pen, is combined with the GALAXY Note’s full touch screen for a new user-experience. With this, users are able to freely capture and create ideas while on-the-go.
The GALAXY Note features Samsung’s 5.3” HD Super AMOLED display providing vivid clarity that is superior to conventional HD displays. This ensures the best viewing experience for video, photo, document and web, with deep blacks and bright colors. The superior screen also offers a 180 degree viewing angle, allowing contents to be shared comfortably.
At 5.3” the best-in-class display is the largest ever included in a primary mobile device; measuring just 9.65mm in thickness, the GALAXY Note still fits snugly in a pocket to offer true portability.
Specially Designed Applications
Together with commercial availability of GALAXY Note, Samsung also launched ‘S Choice’, a new category menu under the Samsung Apps, with applications specially designed for GALAXY Note’s S Pen feature. New applications offered includes 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 over PDF file. OmniSketch and Zen Brush are useful tools for free sketch and drawing. OmniSketch enables users to sketch drawings using the S Pen as a brush, while Zen Brush provides oriental brush simulation.
Larger Screen, More Flexibility
The high resolution display ensures that PowerPoint presentations, web-pages, news apps and e-books can be viewed with minimal scrolling or zooming. Minimizing the need to switch between applications, the GALAXY Note’s HD Super AMOLED screen is large enough to allow meaningful split-screen operation in the most frequently used apps.
Samsung has also included S Planner, a smart professional planning tool that makes full use of the device’s large screen. The management planner integrates the phone’s To-Do tool and schedule application, allowing simple drag & drop functionality between the two apps; control and navigation is intuitive, helping users to organize their busy lives efficiently.
The GALAXY Note’s advanced pen input functionality is combined with full touch screen to create a new input experience. 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.
S Memo is a multimedia application designed to record all forms of user-created content. Pictures, voice recordings, typed text, handwritten notes or drawings can be captured via a single application and converted to a ‘memo’, to be edited, annotated and shared as desired. A one-step screen-capture function also allows users to instantly capture any screen. Captured images can also be freely and accurately annotated using the S Pen before being filed or shared.
The S Pen functionality has been deeply integrated into the GALAXY Note’s native applications to provide a richer interactive experience. Users will benefit from increased accuracy and control when editing or personalizing captured videos or photographs. Furthermore, users will be able to draw and send handwritten images and notes via text message, email and Samsung’s ChatON communication service.
Broadening the opportunity to create new user experiences, Samsung plans to release the S Pen SDK to allow app developers to create new applications and services incorporating the pen functionality.
Superior Usability, Powerful Performance
The 1.4GHz dual-core processor ensures an incredibly fast and a smooth user interface with 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.
Samsung is enhancing enterprise capabilities of the GALAXY Note through its partnership with Juniper Networks. Juniper’s Junos Pulse SSL VPN provides secure remote access to corporate network resources. The SSL VPN enables large enterprise and service providers to meet high-volume secure access and authorization requirements, protecting corporate data with centralizes control and supporting employees’ personal device efficiently.
The GALAXY Note 16GB is available at S$998 (inclusive of GST), without line contract in November 2011.
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Samsung GALAXY Note Product Specifications
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