Samsung launched its Galaxy Note II smartphone and 3G-capable WiFi camera at Sydney’s Moore Park last night.
The Galaxy Note II is an update of the original Note – a very large phone with a 5.5-inch screen and stylus called the S Pen, which can be used for impromptu handwritten messages as well as drawing and design. The screen is 0.2 of an inch larger although the outside frame has not changed.
Available through Telstra, Optus and Vodafone from next week and pre-order from Samsung’s Experience Store. RRP $899.
The new 3G and WiFi capable Galaxy camera was also launched – the first in the Galaxy range. It is a dedicated camera with a 1.4 gig quad-core processor.
The camera is operated with a 4.8-inch LED touchscreen and uses Google Android Jelly Bean 4.1 operating system. Connecting to WiFi and 3G allows users to download photos and videos as they are shot. Featuring a 21x optical zoom it is 16.3 megapixel and has a 23mm lens with optical image stabilisation.
Available in Australia later this month. RRP $599.
Samsung now has 32.5% of global sales of smartphones and is gradually widening its lead over Apple.