IFA 2012 News Roundup with Exynos
September 12, 2012
The much heralded IFA event in Berlin this year generated some very exciting announcements, several of which surrounded the release of new Samsung devices with Exynos processors at their cores. Confirming many bloggers’ suspicions, Samsung Mobile announced the Galaxy Note II, a quad-core Exynos-powered “phablet” built with creativity in mind. Additionally, Samsung announced the first-ever Galaxy Camera, which lets you directly and immediately share high-quality photos with the online world
Samsung Galaxy Note II
JK Shin, President of Mobile Communications at Samsung, presented the Galaxy Note II at Samsung’s Unpacked event during IFA, explaining the multiple ways in which the device was built to enhance creativity. Powered by an Exynos 4 Quad processor at the increased speed of 1.6GHz, the Galaxy Note II takes multi-tasking to a whole new level. With a larger, brighter and sharper 5.5” HD Super AMOLED screen, this device is ideal for detailed, high resolution creative work, as well as for viewing HD-quality media.
The Galaxy Note II comes equipped with the latest Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean OS, 2GB of RAM and 4G LTE support. Based on the concept that writing and drawing have been the natural first steps in creating for centuries, the newly improved S Pen boasts 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity, becoming a “magic wand” that allows users to interact with the device in new ways. With such a diverse range of capabilities – from sketching and painting to lightning fast multi-tasking and HD movie-viewing – the Galaxy Note II represents a “new category of smart mobile devices.”
While the Exynos 4 Quad CPU is a relative powerhouse, the device maintains high battery performance thanks to power-saving technologies used in the chip design process and a sizeable 3,100 mAh battery. The components that make up this device have been streamlined so that, at just 9.4mm thin, this phablet sits lightly in your palm for easier handling. The Galaxy Note II combines the convenience of a smartphone with the capabilities of a tablet, representing what Jessica Dolcourt of CNET calls a true “bridge device.”
Samsung Galaxy Camera
In addition to the Galaxy Note II, Samsung announced the very first Galaxy Camera , which comes with a 4.77” HD Super Clear Touch Display, Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean OS and a 1.4GHz Exynos 4 Quad SoC. This smart camera offers 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity so that you can stay connected everywhere you go; and with Share Shot and Wi-Fi Direct, you can shoot and share your photos in real time. With the brain of a smartphone and the diverse features of a dedicated camera, the Galaxy Camera is set to be the go-to device for users of Instagram, Facebook or any other online photo-sharing service.
While this year’s IFA event has come and gone, that doesn’t mean we won’t be seeing more exciting Exynos-related announcements in the coming months. Make sure to follow @SamsungExynos on Twitter for the latest mobile processor news and industry information.