AUSTRALIA, Sydney – 13 March 2011 – Samsung Electronics Australia today announced the availability of the highly anticipated GALAXY Note. The GALAXY Note fits within its own product category, combining the on-the-go benefits of a tablet while maintaining smartphone functionality – creating an amazing user experience.
The GALAXY Note has a 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 view multiple pages within the one 5.3” screen with the added benefit of minimum scrolling. In addition, an advanced pen-input technology, called the S Pen, is combined with the GALAXY Note’s full touch screen, enabling users to freely capture and create ideas while on-the-go.
“The Samsung GALAXY Note represents a new category of Samsung portable devices for Australian consumers,” said Tyler McGee, Vice President of Telecommunications, Samsung Electronics Australia.“The product combines the freedom of a paper notebook with the connectivity of Samsung’s smartphone technology and services, providing consumers with great flexibility all-round” he added.
The GALAXY Note features Samsung’s beautiful HD Super AMOLED display providing incredible clarity to help ensure a great viewing experience for video, photo, document and web**. The HD screen also offers an amazing viewing angle, allowing content to be viewed comfortably.
Despite the 5.3” display, the GALAXY Note measures just 9.65mm in thickness allowing it to fit snugly in almost any pocket or handbag to offer true portability.
Specially Designed Applications**
Specific to the GALAXY Note, Samsung also introduces ‘S Choice’ - a new category menu under Samsung Apps, with applications specially designed for the GALAXY Note S Pen. New applications include: 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 files. OmniSketch and Zen Brush are useful tools for free sketch and drawing. OmniSketch enables users to sketch drawings using the S Pen like a brush, while Zen Brush provides oriental brush simulation.
Larger HD Screen, Great Flexibility
The high resolution display helps ensure that PowerPoint presentations, web-pages, news apps and e-books can be viewed with minimal scrolling or zooming. Minimising the need to switch between applications, the GALAXY Note’s HD Super AMOLED screen allows for 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 HD screen. The management planner integrates the phone’s To-Do tool and schedule application, allowing simple drag and drop functionality between the two apps; control and navigation is intuitive, helping users to organise their busy lives efficiently.
The GALAXY Note’s advanced pen input functionality is combined with the full touch screen to create a different input experience. The incorporated digital S Pen can be used for sketching and artwork, while sophisticated handwriting recognition helps users to freely capture ideas and share them with other compatible devices with minimal need to perform any additional digitisation; handwritten text is converted into digital characters.
S Memo is a multimedia application designed to record various 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 a screen. Captured images can also be freely 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 rich interactive experience. Users will experience control when editing or personalising 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 different user experiences, the GALAXY Note S Pen Software Development Kit allows app developers to create new applications and services incorporating the pen functionality.
Usability, Powerful Performance
The 1.4GHz dual-core processor helps ensure an incredibly fast and smooth user interface with virtually seamless usability. Lightning fast network speeds can be enabled through the HSPA+ enabled device’s super-fast connection, helping to ensure a quick and virtually seamless browsing experience. Users can stream videos in virtually real-time or engage with their friends through online gaming platforms.**
The GALAXY Note is packed with entertainment, productivity and content sharing services including:
- Samsung Music Hub™: Samsung Music Hub™ is a subscription based service that allows users to ‘stream’ music, via Samsung Apps, directly to select Samsung devices across five different platforms, starting from $9.99 per month.#
- The popular NAVIGON app comes pre-installed on the Note. The award-winning navigation app allows the Note to be used similar to a turn-by-turn navigation device.
Pricing and Availability
The GALAXY Note is available in stores now from RRP $899.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing approximately 222,000 people in 205 offices across 71 countries, the company operates two separate organisations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LCD. Recognised for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world’s most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
Notes to Editor:
Samsung GALAXY Note Product Specifications*
|Network||HSPA+ 21Mbps 850, 900, 1,900, 2,100
EDGE, GPRS 850, 900, 1,800, 1,900
|Processor||1.4GHz Dual Core Processor|
|Display||5.3” WXGA (1280 x 800, 285ppi) HD Super AMOLED|
|OS||Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)|
|Camera||Main(Rear): 8 MP with LED Flash
Front: 2 MP
Single shot, Smile shot, Share shot, Action shot, Beauty, Cartoon, Panorama
|Video||Video: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, WMV, DivX, Xvid, VC-1
|Audio||Codec : MP3, AAC, AMR, WMA, WAV, FLAC, OGG
Music Player with SoundAlive
3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS
|Samsung Kies 2.0 / Samsung Kies air|
|Samsung ChatON mobile communication service
(Downloadable via Samsung Apps)
|Samsung TouchWiz / Samsung L!ve Panel UX|
- Art of S Pen Experience(S Memo, S Planner, S Choice)
- Integrated Messaging (Email, SNS), Contacts/ Calendar Sync
|Social Hub, Readers Hub|
|Google™ Mobile Services
- Android Market™, Gmail™, Google Earth™, YouTube™, Google Maps™,
Syncing with Google Calendar™
|A-GPS / GLONASS|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth® technology v 3.0 + HS
USB 2.0 HOST
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
|Sensor||Accelerometer, Light, Digital compass, Proximity, Barometer|
|Memory||16GB InternalMemory + microSD (up to 32GB)|
|Size||146.85 x 82.95 x 9.65 mm|
|Battery||Standard battery, Li-ion 2,500mAh|
* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.
** Internet connection, data download, subscription and usage charges may apply. These applications must be downloaded from Samsung Apps.
^Device screen resolution is 1280 x 800 pixels – HD media will be played back at this resolution on the Samsung GALAXY Note. Full HD content can be played back at Full HD resolution on a separate compatible device capable of displaying Full HD.
# Samsung Music Hub™ application must be downloaded and activated from Samsung Apps. See samsungmusichub.com.au for subscription prices and device details. Internet access is needed to access Samsung Music HubTM. Data charges from your mobile or broadband provider may apply.
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