Here’s how you can draw a portrait with the S Pen on the Samsung Galaxy Note in a couple of minutes

Here’s how you can draw a portrait with the S Pen on the Samsung Galaxy Note in a couple of minutes
Here’s one more reason why you should regret that the Samsung Galaxy Note is not initially planned for a release stateside - drawing. You might remember that the 5.3-inch kingsize smartphone flaunts a dual-core chip, but tucked neatly in its slim body is the S-Pen, a capacitive stylus which does make a difference. If you can use it properly, that is, and that’s exactly what this Samsung employee demoes in the video below, casually sketching a portrait in just a couple of minutes on the Galaxy Note.

Notice the plentiful options in the drawing app, the way you can change the thickness and colors of the pen input. "Technology alone is not enough. It's technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the result that makes our heart sing," a man once said. You’ve probably heard that Steve Jobs quote, which he uttered in response to a Bill Gates’ call for more engineers. It seems that Samsung has heard it as well, don’t you think?

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1. district11

Posts: 126; Member since: Apr 17, 2011

Amazing !

6. firebo14

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Phonetab is original and new..:]

2. tunde unregistered

watching that clip made me fall in love with the phone (mini tablet) makes perfect sense because it brings extras to the table..a functional stylus, and many phones or even tablets can do that? a few of there..... it wont replace your main phone way, its big....but as a 2nd phone, its going to be fantastic and might even replace it.....

11. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

3. vantenkiest

Posts: 316; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

that was impressive.

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

thats cool :)

5. k1ng617

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

I've held onto my Droid X since Spring of last year, mostly because I haven't felt that there was enough of an improvement over it from recent releases. However, this and the fabled "Nexus Prime" are the only ones that might steal me away finally. Sammy don't F us!

7. sudharshan sundar unregistered

now i am getting seriously confused which one should I buy ? 1.galaxy note 2.optimus 3d

8. Sam unregistered

U should buy samsung galaxy note

13. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

U should buy Wave 3 : )

9. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011

if they could fit that resolution in a sub 4.5" phone and give it super amoled plus I swear i wont care if it has dual core or single gonna get it regardless.

12. phantomash

Posts: 20; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

keep an eye on the next Nexus phone.

10. anastasiabeaverhausen

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 05, 2011

I've done three portraits of my cervix for charity - its a great app

14. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

hmmm i've seen videos of people doing portraits on an iPhone with their fingers and looking 1000x times better than that... so what's the fuss about a stupid pencil!? that's so 90's...

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