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Samsung IFA 2012 press-conference liveblog

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Samsung IFA 2012 press-conference liveblog
It's now time for what's probably the more intriguing event of the day - Samsung's pre-IFA 2012 press-conference. It's expected that the tech giant will unveil the new Galaxy Note II, with an even bigger screen and more powerful processor. There's also a slight chance that we may see a new tablet, an 11.8" one, to be more specific, but there hasn't been much evidence.

But the arrival of the new Note is almost completely certain, having in mind the stylus-packed promo video the company released prior to the event. So, what can we expect from this device? Well, as a self-respecting Note, the Note II is expected to come with an enormous 5.5" display. It'll also be powered by the same processor that's found in the Galaxy S III - the Exynos 4412. But enough back-story, it's time for you to take the dog out, and grab something to eat on the way back, as the event is going to begin in just an hour!

Event starting at: 1PM ET | 12PM CT | 10AM PT | 7PM Central European Time


Live event tracker

13:32Thanks for being with us guys! Do you like the new devices? Share with us in the comments!
13:31
13:31David Goldrake has now officially closed the show. And in a similar manner, Ray S. is closing this liveblog... now.
13:30
13:29After a quick presentation of the cool guys who demonstrated the devices today, it seems we're about to wrap it up.
13:27
13:26Hm, he quickly wrapped up this one, and announced the Series 9 notebook. We're still thinking about the ATIV S...
13:24
13:24But there's still more: Samsung ATIV S! A Windows Phone 8 smartphone.
13:23
13:23The ATIV Tab is a Windows RT tablet. Giant 8200mAh battery.
13:22Next up is the Samsung ATIV Tab.
13:21Now it's time for the smart PC Pro - targeted at professional users. Full HD screen, 4GB RAM, 256 GB SSD (the Smart PC has 2GB/128GB)
13:19
13:18The ATIV smart PC will have its own S Pen. Samsung seems to be a big fan of S Pens.
13:18A truly "unique" and "revolutionary" idea, as Samsung puts it.
13:17It's a tablet device, which you can connect to the keyboard to transform it into a notebook.
13:16Samsung ATIV smart PC
13:14Samsung ATIV lineup of Windows 8 products. "Simple, powerful and beautiful".
13:13Samsung is announcing new Windows 8 products!
13:13
13:13Stephen is now leaving the stage, but there's more to come! Damian Cusick, General Manager of Samsung UK is on stage.
13:11
13:09The device looks great, by the way.
13:07
13:05The Action Freeze mode will let you take images of very fast-moving objects.
13:04Sorry, the screen is Clear LCD, not Super AMOLED.
13:03Of course, it also has optical zoom.
13:02
13:01Stephen Taylor, VP Samsung Brand Europe, is on stage to show the Galaxy Camera.
13:00How about a camera with a 4.8" Super AMOLED screen? If you like the idea, the Galaxy Camera will appeal to you.
13:00The Galaxy Camera runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. And of course, supports all the apps there are for the OS, plus 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi.
12:59
12:58
12:57"Magical rebirth of another product category." ... "Strong desire to take high-quality pictures." A camera is coming.
12:55JK Shin is back on stage. (A lot of staff shifting today.) "Did you miss me yet?" Asks Shin. :D
12:54Hold on guys, we're not over! One or two new products to come!
12:54Jean-Daniel has now left the stage. And the MC is back up...
12:53Note II comes in two colors - Marble White and Titanium Gray. Again, to be released in October.
12:52Samsung has developer a series of official accessories for the Note II.
12:52Jean-Daniel is now going through some apps that can make a pretty good use of the S Pen.
12:50
12:50There's hand-writing recognition that let's you execute commands by writing text. You just have to press the S Pen button and swipe upwards.
12:48Sweet - by touching a a button on the S Pen, it toggles through preset colors!
12:47Even when you're on a call, taking the S Pen out starts a pop-up note.
12:46You can lasso stuff using the S Pen, and then paste that "stuff" into another app, like the email or notes.
12:44It doesn't look very easy to use, somewhat similar to Floating Touch in the Xperia sola.
12:43They are now demoing the Air View function - the one that gives you a preview of content by hovering over content.
12:42The Note II is full of new little features - you can easily substitute certain words in S Note with... pics. :) Sweet.
12:41

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posted on 29 Aug 2012, 11:11

1. parthpatels007 (Posts: 52; Member since: 27 May 2011)


alright, here are the images on the phone :)http://www.sammobile.com/2012/08/29/official-samsung-galaxy-note-ii-specifications-images-details/#.UD42Ki2Q438.twitter

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 11:20 1

3. eyad_996 (Posts: 29; Member since: 10 Jul 2012)


Can't wait

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 11:26 5

5. Ohrules (Posts: 316; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


live stream:
https://www.facebook.com/SamsungMobile/app_366547110058162

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 11:45

14. maryaaadil (Posts: 146; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)


Its saying page not found

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 11:51

16. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


the video is very laggy

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 12:15

18. SGSatlantis (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


Thanks a lot!

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 11:31 1

6. Follower (Posts: 13; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


I'm liking it before even seeing it, it should be fantastic

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 11:41

10. Follower (Posts: 13; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Excited about the announcement of next gen SAMSUNG Windows 8 RT base tablet

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 11:44

12. eyad_996 (Posts: 29; Member since: 10 Jul 2012)


We might see different types of screens next year, flexible screens !
So a bigger screen might be bearable

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 11:46

15. Follower (Posts: 13; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Even we expect more, it is a mobile war

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 11:56

17. ZayZay (Posts: 560; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


I like how it says "It's now time for what's probably the more intriguing event of the day" but in Apple land, they are arguing about if the new iPhone will have NFC or not.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 12:24

19. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


How is it even possible to follow Shin's accent? I haven't decoded it yet.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 12:29

20. mobilefuture (Posts: 206; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


it has a 1.6GHz quad core processor, 2GB RAM, 3,100mAh battery, and comes with jellybean!!!!

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:00

21. SGSatlantis (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


OMG Galaxy camera has 3G and 4.1JB

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:13

22. eyad_996 (Posts: 29; Member since: 10 Jul 2012)


doesn't Nikon has this kind of cameras, this one is better though!

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:46

23. kindahipdude (Posts: 45; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


That's a sweet Note 2. I'm happy to see a Windows phone with some good specs also, not that I'll buy, just good to see. I don't care about tablets or smart cameras.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 01:31

25. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


samsung presentation is actually cooler than apple....it has an orchestra

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