Samsung Announces Much Awaited Debut of New Smart Media Devices in Korean Market

November 28, 2011

GALAXY Note, GALAXY Nexus, and GALAXY Tab 8.9 LTE are now available in Korea

SEOUL, Korea – November 28, 2011 – At a media event in its Seocho headquarters in Seoul, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced the commercial availability of GALAXY Note and GALAXY Nexus in the Korean market.

Both GALAXY Note, launched at IFA 2011 in September, and the GALAXY Nexus, launched in Hong Kong last month, have captured public attention around the world for their innovative features and superior user experience.

“GALAXY Note is a revolutionary product opening a new category in the market. It will deliver a whole new mobile experience beyond, feature phones, smartphones and tablet devices,” said JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business.

GALAXY Note combines the portability of a smartphone with the larger screen of a tablet device. Its 5.3’’ HD Super AMOLED display, incorporating natural color and a convenient 180 degree viewing angle offers an impressive viewing experience.

GALAXY Note is also capable of recording and playing Full HD video in a variety of formats including AVI and WMV, while 5.1 channel surround sound ensures an immersive audio experience.

The device’s incorporated digital S Pen, which can be used for accurate sketching and artwork, provides the user the natural feeling of writing on paper. The S Pen can be used to draw, paint and crop images, while additional apps that take advantage of S Pen functionality will be available through S Choice, a new category menu under the newly upgraded Samsung Apps store.

GALAXY Note’s intelligent ergonomic UI enables users to perform quick tasks – such as screen captures, turning music off or searching for Bluetooth devices – with simple movements such as drag and drop, covering the screen with one’s hand or shaking the device.

Featuring Android 2.3 Gingerbread and powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor supplemented with enhanced 4G LTE and HSPA connectivity of up to 21Mbps, the GALAXY Note allows users to multitask, browse the web quickly and launch applications as fast as they can on a PC.

Adding to the convenience of its expansive screen, GALAXY Note is just 9.65mm thin, weighs 182g and features a rounded back design, ensuring great portability and grip.

GALAXY Note also features 32GB embedded memory, Terrestrial DMB, 8M pixel camera, 2,500mAh battery, Bluetooth 3.0 HS, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, and NFC.

Samsung also released software development kit downloadable from to allow developers to develop S Pen applications.

Also launched today, GALAXY Nexus is the world’s first smartphone running Android™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest release of the Android platform that is designed to combine the benefits of smartphone and tablet devices.

GALAXY Nexus is especially designed for quick multi-tasking and fast web browsing. Using NFC technology, Android Beam allows users to easily and quickly share Web pages, apps and YouTube videos with friends and family simply by tapping their devices together. Ice Cream Sandwich also introduces innovations such as Face Unlock, which use of facial recognition to unlock the phone.

Succeeding the original Contour Display of Nexus S, GALAXY Nexus comes with a rounded shape that fits perfectly within your palm or to your face for phone calling. It also features a 4.65” HD Super AMOLED display, a 1.2GHz dual core processor, 1,750mAh battery, 5M pixel camera and Bluetooth 3.0.

Samsung also announced the availability of GALAXY Tab 8.9 LTE in Korean market. This is the second GALAXY Tab 8.9 to be launched in Korea since the introduction of GALAXY Tab 8.9 Wi-Fi in October.
GALAXY Tab 8.9 LTE features 1.5GHz dual core processor and 8.9 inch large display, while dual surround speaker allows strong and vivid multimedia environment. It records Full HD video and has 3M pixel camera. It is only 8.6mm thin and weighs 465g allowing users to stay productive and entertained while on the move.

Samsung GALAXY Note Product Specifications
Network 4G LTE, HSPA 21Mbps/Rev.A(LGU )
Processor 1.5GHz Dual Core Processor
Display 5.3” WXGA(1280x800) HD Super AMOLED
OS Android 2.3(Gingerbread)
Camera Main(Rear) : 8 MP with LED Flash
Front : 2 MP
Video recording 1080p
Connectivity Bluetooth® technology v 3.0 HS
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC
Memory 32GB Internal Memory microSD
Size 146.8×82.9×9.65 mm, 182g(SKT/KT)/183g(LGU )
Battery Standard battery, Li-on 2,500 mAh
Others Terrestrial DMB
Samsung GALAXY Nexus Product Specifications
Network HSPA 21Mbps
Processor 1.2GHz Dual Core Processor
Display 4.65” 1280X720 HD Super AMOLED
OS Android 4.0(Ice Cream Sandwich)
Camera Main(Rear) : 5 MP AF with LED Flash with zero shutter lag and fast shot2shot
Sub (Front) : 1.3MP for Video Call
Video Recording 1080p
Connectivity Bluetooth® technology v 3.0, USB 2.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz/ 5GHz), NFC
Memory 1GB(RAM) 16GB Internal memory
Size 135.5 × 67.9 × 8.94 mm, 138.9g
Battery Standard battery, Li-on1,750 mAh/2,000mAh
Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 LTE Product Specifications
Network 4G LTE
HSPA 21Mbps
Processor 1.5GHz Dual-Core Processor
Display 8.9” WXGA(1280x800)
OS Android 3.2 (Honeycomb)
Camera Main(Rear) : 3 MP AF with LED Flash
Front : 2 MP
Connectivity Bluetooth® technology v 3.0
USB 2.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Memory 16/32/64GB Internal memory
Size 230.9 x 157.8 x 8.6 mm, 465g
Battery Standard battery, Li-on 6,100mAh

*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.
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