Samsung GALAXY Note II debutes in Hong Kong

September 28, 2012

Samsung GALAXY Note II debutes in Hong Kong

Inspired by S Pen and Be Creative


The most powerful mobile hardware and the enhanced S Pen

Capture every single inspiration and creative idea


HONG KONG – September 27,2012 Samsung Electronics Hong Kong Co., Ltd, a leading global mobile phone provider, announced Hong Kong as the first destination of the Samsung GALAXY Note II World Tour as well as the first city where GALAXY Note II will be available. Samsung introduced the most anticipated, new flagship smartphone GALAXY Note II to consumers in Hong Kong, bringing the GALAXY Note series to a new generation of creativity. The enhanced S Pen comes along with new functions and innovative designs, allowing the GALAXY Note II to provide the most unique experience to users at different levels and to widen users’ imagination with this exceptional platform for creativity.



“Samsung GALAXY Note II has been the most anticipated mobile product since its premier presentation in this year’s IFA. Its exclusive functions enables users to express themselves freely and to manage work in a more efficient way by being able to grasp the latest information as well as to note down any innovative ideas right away.,” Yiyin Zhao, Product Marketing Director of Samsung Electronics said. “GALAXY Note II has included many ground-breaking features, including the newly designed S Pen, a new multi-tasking experience and a more convenient sharing function. GALAXY Note II’s larger screen gives users a greater room for creativity and inspiration.”



Larger screen for perfect mobile viewing and writing experience

In the first stage of designing the GALAXY Note II, Samsung has pledged to grind every single detail of the phone to perfection in order to present an exceptional mobile experience for users. GALAXY Note II comes with an enormous 5.5” 16:9 HD SUPER AMOLED display, it delivers the greatest visual user experience and view HD videos any time. Even  when it comes to viewing images under strong sunlight, users can still enjoy captivating images and videos. GALAXY Note II’s wide screen conveys a great facility in writing experience for users, where users can jot down any thoughts or share their creative ideas with friends and family at instant.


Apart from its outstanding mobile viewing experience, Samsung has enhanced the design and features of S Pen. The new S Pen is widened and lengthened, its upgraded design fits the human kinetics to provide a better grip. The improved sensitivity and accuracy of the new S Pen can now offer a more natural, comfortable and accurate writing experience when writing emails and jotting notes in their S Note and S Planner directly.


In order to optimize its 5.5” display, GALAXY Note II will support the Popup Play function, which received overwhelming support from users of GALAXY S III and GALAXY Note 10.1. Users can now simultaneously enjoy functions such as SMS, e-mails and web browsing while watching videos, and this does not require pausing the video or restarting the video. It enables users to use the video player whenever they want.


On the other hand, Samsung offers smart functionalities that mimic human intelligence �C S Pen missing alert, reminding users to place their S Pen back to the GALAXY Note II when it is missing. The alert will distinguish the users’ motion within a certain distance, and remind users via sound or vibration alert.


As for the exterior design, apart from the enormous 5.5” display, GALAXY Note II has a slimmer design when compared to the last generation. Its width is narrowed down by 2.9mm and its thickness is reduced to 9.4mm, along with its 181.6g weigh and streamlined design, the new GALAXY Note II has a better feel.



Innovative and User-friendly Interface

Samsung GALAXY Note II includes new functions and strengthened features that provides a user-friendly interface and brings convenience to users at anytime, anywhere, for any purpose:


Air View: Without opening the application, users can now view its content by hovering the tip of the S Pen over the application. For example, you can view the body content of an email by placing your pen just above the subject line of the email. Similarly, you can see the thumbnail of a video at certain duration simply by placing your pen above the video progress indication bar, and preview photos in the album without opening it. Moreover, the new hovering feature allows you to view your detailed agenda without opening the your dated agenda on the S Planner. This feature allows for higher level of multitasking, making work more efficient.


Popup Browser / Popup Note: Through fully utilizing the wide screen on GALAXY Note II, users can open S Note instantly as a pop-up window anywhere on the screen to for immediate note keeping. When users pull out the S Pen during a phone call, the S Note application will automatically pop up, allowing users to record quick messages.


Quick Command: With Quick Command, users can quickly activate frequently used apps with S Pen. Users can now push down the S Pen button and swipe their S Pens upward on the screen to activate the Quick Command pad. Alternatively, users can quickly launch an application, send an email or open a web browser as

they draw pre-registered marks on the command pad or register a unique mark to allow for quick and easy access.


Instant capture of Innovative Ideas

Apart from the easy and handy user interface, GALAXY Note II has introduced advanced functions with a variety of elements, offering users the room to maximizing their creativity by capturing innovative ideas instantly:


Photo Note: Users can leave handwritten memos on the back of a photo by using the S Pen, creating personalized photo notes and share them with others in jpg format.


Easy Clip: By using the S Pen, users can capture or cut any part of a visual display on the screen directly without using the screen capture function. The selected part of the display could be easily shared with others or edited on S Note, making creative work and sharing a lot easier.


Idea Sketch: The new Idea Sketch helps turning words into graphics easier, Simply by writing down  a specific keyword, GALAXY Note II will immediately find and match related graphics to the keyword, immediately putting words to visual context, allowing expressions to turn into imageries.


Shape Match: Identifies users’ sketch automatically, auto-corrects and digitizes hand-written notes or graphics, makes sketching a more convenient task.


Formula Match: Automatically digitize math formulas written by S Pen. With this function, complicated formulas could be easily recognized, and users can search related calculating method online right away.


All-time Connection Offers Unlimited Sharing Experience

With the S Beam feature on Samsung GALAXY Note II, instant sharing has become a lot easier. By gently touching the back of the smartphone, users can quickly share documents, contacts, photos, music, videos, or any kind of files through NFC or Wi-Fi Direct. Users can also use the exclusive Samsung AllShare Play function or AllShare Cast function to wirelessly connect GALAXY Note II to computers or televisions and share multimedia files or S Note at instant, adding more fun to life sharing.


Upgraded Hardware Accomplishes the Most Powerful Android Smartphone

Samsung GALAXY Note II is the first Samsung smartphone powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, providing smoother interface and brand-new features. GALAXY Note II comes with a mighty 1.6GHz Quad-Core processor and 2GB RAM. It delivers easy multitasking, lightning-fast screen transitions, powerful browser performance, and minimal app load time. Equipped with the 3,100mAh battery, GALAXY Note II users can enjoy multimedia content without disturbance.


The GALAXY Note II comes with an 8 Megapixel rear-facing and 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera with HD video recording. Apart from functions like Buddy Photo Share and Best Photo, GALAXY Note II features a unique camera function like Best Faces, which allow users to choose the most preferred face or post of each person from group portrait photos, capturing best moments in life.


Samsung Apps featured applications

A series of applications, exclusively designed for GALAXY Note II and its  enhanced S Pen, have arrived Samsung Apps. Users can download these applications at Samsung Apps and immerse in the wonderful smart life that GALAXY Note II proffers. Selected applications on GALAXY Note II and exclusive offers on Samsung Apps includes:


B.Duck Camera: Take photos with adorable B.Duck! Everyone could be transformed into the adorable B.Duck simply by creatively decorating your photos using cute B.Duck frames and stamps. Priority download for Samsung Apps users!


Hello Kitty Café: Join Hello Kitty as she ventures into the cafe business in Hello Kitty Cafe. Hire your favorite Sanrio characters to help you and Hello Kitty run the day-to-day cafe. Turn your cafe into the cutest, coziest and happiest place ever! Samsung Apps users can enjoy priority download and get extra bonus on in-App purchase!


Hello Kitty Online Live Wallpaper: Interact with Hello Kitty and friends, anytime, anywhere! Unlock the Bubbles to make already cute wallpapers even cuter! The Day/Night cycle in real time will affect the color palette of the wallpaper during daytime, nighttime and sunrise. Samsung Apps users can enjoy priority download and get the app at FREE!


Eat and Travel Weekly Application: You can have a quick grasp of the latest information and discounts of fine dining in the city, and even purchase discounts at special price with this application. Priority download for Samsung Apps users!


uEatiPay: HK's first innovative dining rebate program. With 3 simple steps, you can enjoy the discount with no prepay, no pre-book and no embarrassment! Samsung Apps users can enjoy exclusive special offers!


Go Movie: Through its elegantly designed interface, users can easily purchase both Hong Kong and Macau UA Cinema movie tickets with the choice of your own seat. Users can rate and comment on movies and share their thoughts with other movie fans. Priority download for Samsung Apps users!


Mannings: Mannings Chain Store App - Pharmacist consultation, health tips, games, Mannings store locator and member zone for exciting functions and offers! Priority download for Samsung Apps users!


Moreover, Google Play has over 400,000 applications for users to fully enjoy what Samsung GALAXY Note II has to offer. Users can log-in to their Google account, for example Google Search, Voice Search, Gmail, Google Maps, Navigation, Latitude, GoogleTalk, Calendar, Google+ and Local.


Availability and suggest retail price

Samsung GALAXY Note II is officially available on September 28, 2012. The suggested retail price of Samsung GALAXY Note II is HKD 5,698.


About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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