Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Launched In South Korea

Samsung Galaxy Note 2
Samsung Galaxy Note 2
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Even as it has to deal with a rather competitive mobile market, Samsung recently released the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 in its home country. The company has reportedly indicated that the international launch of the latest version of the smartphone-tablet hybrid will be implemented in the coming months.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will be released in around 128 countries following its recent launch in South Korea. Even as the company did not reveal the exact release dates in the international market, it did indicate that the device will be released in the UK market near the start of the next month. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will also be released in the US market in the same month.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 was initially unveiled during the IFA consumer electronics show last August in Berlin. The device follows the rather successful release of the original Samsung Galaxy Note last February.

According to the mobile business head of Samsung, JK Shin, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will live up to the reputation of the original version of the device, which created a distinctive category in the smart mobile device market.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is somewhat thinner and taller compared to its predecessor and weighs around 6.5 ounces. The device comes with a Super AMOLED screen display measuring 5.5 inches and a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor. The device is available in 32GB and 64GB models.

The S-Pen of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is thicker and longer compared to the previous model. It offers a better grip and additional functions. Users will be able to preview emails, videos, or a calendar by simply letting the pen hover above it. Users will also be able to create screen captures of images or text before sharing them through a text message or an email.

Shin indicated that the South Korean company intends to sell the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 at a faster rate compared to the original model. However, analysts are uncertain about the attempt of Samsung in creating a new category in the same way the tablet niche was created by Apple with the iPad.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is supposedly not appealing enough to attract new users and it may affect sales of the Samsung Galaxy S3.

A number of market observers have called the device a phablet, and it may compete with other similarly-sized smartphones and small-sized tablets. The sales target of the company shows the strong marketing strategy for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 although it remains uncertain if the subsidy will be increase in order to reduce its price tag. However, a number of analysts have indicated that the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has its own niche.

People who are looking into usability, productivity, and mobility may be attracted to the Samsung Galaxy Note. The predecessor of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has reportedly sold around twelve million units in the international market after it was launched. In comparison, the Samsung Galaxy S3 sold around ten million units within two months after it was launched while sales of the iPhone 5 of Apple reached ten million during the first weekend it became available in the market.

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