Tech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)

Samsung Galaxy Note II and Galaxy Camera

, posted: 17-Nov-2012 13:34

On Wednesday (14 Nov) In Sydney Samsung launched the Galaxy Note II and the Galaxy Camera. Both are innovative and unique products in the technology world as there is nothing quite like either product available from other manufacturers.

I was impressed most by the Galaxy Camera - as this is a product I could really see myself using on a regular basis. Effectively it's a good point-and-shoot camera with 21X zoom lens and built-in 3G and Wi-Fi. This allows high quality photos to be taken and promptly uploaded to the internet or online storage.

The Galaxy Note II stood out to me because of it's really large 5.5" HD Super AMOLED screen and it's note taking capabilities (using the included Stylus). It also works to blur the lines between smartphone and tablet - something of interest to some since they always carry a smartphone but may not always have a tablet with them.

GALAXY Note II Specifications:

  • Network 3G: HSPA+ 21Mbps (HSDPA 21Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps)
  • Processor 1.6 GHz quad-core processor
  • Display 5.5" HD Super AMOLED (1,280 x 720)
  • OS Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • Camera Main(Rear): 8 Megapixel Auto Focus Camera with LED Flash, BSI
  • Sub(Front): 1.9 Megapixel VT Camera, BSI
  • Best Photo, Best Faces, Low light shot
  • Video Codec: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VC-1, DivX, WMV7, WMV8, WMV9, VP8,
  • Format: 3GP(MP4), WMV(ASF), AVI, FLV, MKV, WebM
  • Full HD(1080p) Playback & Recording
  • Audio Codec: MP3, OGG, WMA, AAC, ACC+, eAAC+, AMR(NB,WB), MIDI, WAV,
  • AC-3, Flac
  • Music Player with SoundAlive
  • 3.5mm Ear Jack
  • S Pen Optimised Features S Pen Experience
  • - S Note, S Planner, Email with hand-writing integration
  • - S Pen Keeper
  • - Quick Command, Easy Clip, Photo Note, Paper Artist
  • Air View
  • Popup Note, Popup Play
  • Shape Match, Formula Match, Idea Visualiser
  • Sharing Features Samsung AllShare Play & Control
  • Samsung AllShare Cast(WiFi Display) - Mirroring & Extension
  • Samsung AllShare Framework
  • S Beam
  • Content Features & Services Samsung Apps
  • Samsung Kies /Samsung Kies Air
  • Samsung TouchWiz / Samsung L!ve Panel
  • Samsung ChatOn mobile communication service
  • Samsung S Suggest
  • Smart Stay, Direct Call, Screen Recorder, Quick Glance
  • Page Buddy/ Tag Buddy/ Word Buddy
  • Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude Google Play Store, , YouTube, Google Talk, Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads
  • Available
  • Enterprise Solutions
  • (upon request) On Device Encryption (H/W)
  • Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync
  • VPN(F5, Cisco, Juniper)
  • MDM(Sybase Afaria, MobileIron, SOTI, Good)
  • CCX
  • VMware MVP

GALAXY Camera Specifications:

  • Image Sensor: 16.3 effective megapixel 1/2.3" BSI CMOS
  • Lens: F2.8, 23 mm, 21x Optical Zoom Lens
  • Display: 121.2 mm (4.77"), 308 ppi, HD Super Clear Touch Display
  • ISO: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
  • Network: 3G (HSPA+ 21Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
  • Processor: 1.4GHz Quad-Core processor
  • OS: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • Memory: 8GB + memory slot : micro SDSC, micro SDHC, micro SDXC
  • Image: JPEG format 16M, 14M, 12M Wide, 10M, 5M, 3M, 2M Wide, 1M
  • Video: MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC)
  • Full HD 1920x1080 30fps
  • Slow motion Video 768 x 512 (WVGA) 120fps
  • Video Output: HDMI 1.4
  • Value-added Features: Smart Mode : 15 modes (Beauty face, Best photo, Continuous shot, Best face, Landscape, Macro, Action freeze, Rich tone, Panorama, Waterfall, Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Fireworks, Light trace
  • Share shot
  • Smart Content Manager, Photo Wizard, Paper Artist, Video Editor
  • Voice Control, Slow Motion Video, S Planner, S Suggest
  • AllShare Play, Family Story, Drop box
  • GoogleT Mobile Services:
  • Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude
  • Google Play Store, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk,
  • Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads, Google Chrome browser
  • Connectivity: WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT40, Bluetooth? 4.0
  • Battery: 1,650 mAh
  • Dimension (WxHxD): 128.7 x 70.8 x 19.1 mm
  • Weight: 300 grams

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