IFA model poses at Samsung pavilion before start of IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin (Photo : Reuters)
It is the moment Samsung has teased for months: the Mobile Unpacked 2012 and press conference live from Berlin, where the highly anticipated Galaxy Note 2 will make its debut to the public.
In a presentation with a filled crowd, live orchestra, and a man performing magic card tricks and fun with a red light, the screen finally opened at 1:10 p.m. EDT with a video about Berlin.
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The presentation was guided by David Goldrake who was joined by German Film Director Wim Wenders who was seen in a teaser video last week.
Wenders spoke about "Creativity" who believes the word is underrated.
Wenders said he's here as the "Creative Ambassador" of the Galaxy Note and spoke on stage with the device on hand.
The filmmaker said creativity includes, "the willingness to take risks and be a little bit adventurous."
Wenders credited the Galaxy Note and said it will "redefine the process of creativity."
Goldrake continued with the "creativity" theme and introduced President of Samsung Mobile Communications J.K. Chin who helped debut the "latest addition to the Note family."
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 "help you discover information faster than others," as well as have a screen that is "larger," "brighter," and "sharper," but noted it is still "very portable." The screen comes in at 5.5-inches with Super AMOLED HD with a 16:9 ratio.
The rubber-tipped S Pen was credited as "even mightier" than before with pressure sensitivity. When the S Pen is used, S Note immediately appears. During the presentation, it appears the S Pen will have a heavy presence with the new device.
Shin stated the Galaxy Note 2 will be in a whole new level for multi-tasking, such as searching the prices on the internet while watching a program on the device.
Shin concluded his presentation stating the device will be available in October 2012.
Features of the Galaxy Note 2:
Networks: 3G, 4G LTE
Display: 5.5-inches in size, Super AMOLED HD display, protected with Corning Gorilla Glass, and multitouch enabled.
Memory: Card slot with micro SD, up to 32GB, an internal storage of 2GB RAM
Battery Capacity: 3,100 mAh
Data: GPRS, EDGE, Bluetooth, NFC, and USB enabled.
Camera/Video: primary eight-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash. Features include geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization. Video with 1080p with 30-frames per second. A secondary camera is also featured.
Operating System: Android 4.1: Jelly Bean.
Chipset: Exynos 4412 Quad
CPU: Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9
Messaging: Email, IM, MMS, Push Mail, RSS, SMS
Browser: HTML 5, Adobe Flash
Other features include image and video editor; Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint; voice command, Air View which gives a preview of various contents without opening, Popup Note, Popup Video as seen on the Galaxy S3, and Photo Note which allows options such as writing on the images.
Samsung will have more events and presentations throughout the week and will be streamed live and can be seen here.
Samsung Electronics IFA 2012 Live Broadcasting Schedule (Post-Mobile Unpacked 2012):
Aug. 30, IFA Press Conference: 5 a.m. EDT
Aug. 31, Samsung Smart Lounge Broadcast 1: IFA 2012 Exhibition Center: 12 p.m. EDT
Sept. 1, Samsung Smart Lounge Broadcasting 2: Blogger's Opinions and Thoughts: 12 p.m. EDT
Sept. 2, Samsung Smart Lounge Broadcasting 3: Introduction of Samsung's Main Products: 12 p.m. EDT