Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy Camera Uncovered

I haven't got all day to stay awake until 00:00 AM last night to watch either the live blog or the news... so what do I do? I just wake up in the morning and instantly open every Android blogs that I know :)

So, yesterday Samsung finally revealed the next-gen Galaxy Note II; oh wait, we also have the phone camera on the radar. So, yesterday, there are two things on board: Galaxy Note II and Galaxy Camera. So, what are they? Hit the break to find more ;)

Galaxy Note II

Galaxy Note II
Press Shot
The next generation phablet seems to get quite a huge improvement from the last generation. The Note II is redesigned to look similarly to the Galaxy SIII, with rounded edges and a smaller home button. Other than that, yeah, we got a bump in the screen size, the processor, the RAM, and Jelly Bean. The S-Pen is also said to be redesigned, featuring a textured button, a rubber tip, and a thicker, taller build.

Oh, not only that, there's also a feature called Air View (no, it's not Samsung's version of AirPlay; it's totally different ;)). The Air View is basically similar to Sony's Floating Touch technology, except this one, you use the stylus. I think that's what the button is for. 

Air View in Action
See the picture above? Look, the stylus doesn't even touch the screen, and it recognizes it :p

So, in conclusion, here are the complete specs for this monster:
  • Network: 3G: HSPA+ 21Mbps (HSDPA 21Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps); 4G LTE: 100Mbps/ 50Mbps
  • 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 Optimized 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 Visualizer
  • 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 Hub; Game Hub; Learning Hub* / Music Hub* / Video Hub* / Media Hub*(US only); Samsung ChatOn mobile communication service; Samsung S Suggest; Smart Stay, Direct Call, Screen Recorder, Quick Glance; Page Buddy/ Tag Buddy/ Word Buddy
  • Google apps:
    Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude
Google Play Store, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies
Google Plus, 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
  • GPS: A-GPS; Glonass
  • Connectivity:
    Bluetooth® v 4.0 (Apt-X Codec support) LE; USB 2.0 Host; WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5 GHz), Wi-Fi HT40; Wi-Fi Direct; mHL; NFC
  • Sensors:
    Accelerometer, RGB Light, Digital Compass, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer
  • Memory:
    16/32/64GB User memory + 2GB (RAM); microSD (up to 64GB)
  • Dimensions:
    80.5 x 151.1 x 9.4 mm, 180 g
  • Battery:
    Standard battery, Li-ion 3,100mAh
A monstrous device, if I must say.

Galaxy Camera

The Galaxy Camera
So last night, Samsung seems to have added one more surprise to its audience; one that never seems to make it through the Rumor Mill. Although there are rumors for an Android-powered Camera, it's never made to fruition... until last night.

Press Shot
So, there's nothing much to say about this one, unless it's powered by Jelly Bean and has a huge 16MP sensor with 20X Optical Zoom lens, and manages to have a cellular data connectivity. I don't know yet if it's able to make a call, though. If it could, this would be one hell of a phone. Phamera is the term proposed by the blogger. If we have phablet, why can't we have a phamera? :p

So, in conclusion, here are the specs in short:
  • Image Sensor: 16.3 effective megapixel 1/2.3" BSI CMOS
  • Lens:
    F2.8, 23 mm, 21x Optical Zoom Lens
  • IS: OIS
  • Display: 121.2 mm (4.77"), 308 ppi, HD Super Clear Touch Display
  • ISO:
    Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
  • Network:
    4G, 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 Movie 720x480 120fps
  • Video Output: HDMI 1.4
  • Value-added Features: Smart Pro : 10 modes (Macro, Rich Tone, Action Freeze, Waterfall Trace, Light Trace, Beautiful Sunset, Blue Sky, Natural Green, Silhouette, Vivid Fireworks); Share shot, Auto Cloud Back-up; Smart Content Manager, Photo Wizard, Movie Wizard; Voice Control, Slow Motion Video, S Planner, S Suggest; AllShare Play, Family Story, Drop box
  • Google™ 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, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies
  • GPS: A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Connectivity:
    WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT40; GPS/GLONASS; 
Bluetooth® 4.0
  • Battery: 1,650 mAh
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 128.7 x 70.8 x 19.1 mm
  • Weight:
    305g
So, I guess that's all. Samsung doesn't seem to lose its touch because it recently lost to Apple in the U.S. Court. It's said that they're coming in Q4 2012 (that's around October to December) and hitting 128 countries during its initial launch, just like always. I think I'm going to get the Galaxy Note II... However, seeing the specs above, I'm starting to get goosebumps about the price :s. I hope it doesn't go for Rp6,999,999 just like the Note 10.1, because it'll be funny... Oh, and again... I think Samsung will be more competitive than before, and that might just decrease the price of their new lineups (hopefully) :p

Okay, that's all, Folks. Sorry this post is much longer than anything else, but I just love to write about this. I know I've copied some aspects of the post, but I've credited them. If you want to see the complete gallery and specs, hit the two sources below, alright? Thanks for reading, and let's wait for these two devices to hit the country :D


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