Earlier today, Berlin was lucky enough to host the Samsung Unpacked event, where the Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 10.1, and Galaxy Gear took center stage.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 is Samsung's newest Galaxy tablet, which brings multi-window capabilities, improved S Pen and S Note functionality, lots of partner content, and the new Samsung KNOX security service. It features a higher 2560x1600 pixel resolution too.
The Galaxy Note 3 is the latest in their popular line of phablets, a word that caused me physical pain to type. The Note 3 comes equipped with a 5.7-inch full HD Super AMOLED display, 13 megapixel rear camera, a new S pen, with a flurry of new features, and again, Samsung KNOX.
Then there's Galaxy Gear, which puts Samsung near the front of the Smart Watch race. Galaxy Gear slaps around your wrist and connects with your phone to alert you to incoming texts, emails, and other alerts. It also features voice operation and a 1.9 mexapixel camera.
All in all, an incredibly solid delivery from Samsung, and Galaxy Gear is up there on my list of most-wanted toys. Scroll down to check out the press releases for all three gadgets and Samsung KNOX.
The New Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 Delivers
Unparalleled Tablet Viewing, Productivity and Mobility
Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) delivers the ultimate productivity and beauty
Berlin, Germany – September 4, 2013 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a global leader in digital media
and convergence technologies, today unveiled the GALAXY Note 10.1, 2014 Edition, an original
approach to balancing productivity, powerful content creation and consumption in one portable tablet
device. Equipped with WQXGA Super clear LCD (2560x1600) resolution in a stunning 10-inch display,
1.9 GHZ Octa Core processor (for 3G / WiFi only version) and 3GB RAM, the GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014
Edition) demonstrates Samsung’s innovation leadership by delivering ultimate productivity capabilities
while remaining extremely thin and light.
“The new GALAXY Note 10.1 is the most progressive 10-inch tablet, delivering the best viewing and
multitasking experiences. It is the most recent demonstration of Samsung Mobile's focus on constant
product innovation to stay aligned with shifting consumer interests,” said JK Shin, CEO and President of
IT & Mobile Division at Samsung Electronics. “The GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) unites a range of
features that will consistently surprise consumers as they realize how much easier and more enjoyable it
makes their everyday lives.”
The new GALAXY Note 10.1 expands on the advanced productivity and creativity leadership delivered by
the original Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1. In addition to enabling productivity, the device has been
redesigned with a sleek, light, slim frame that is both fashionable and portable.
Richer Viewing Experience, Enhanced Multitasking
The large, bright and crystal clear screen delivers four times the pixel density of the original GALAXY
Note 10.1, providing a premium content viewing experience.
The magazine style UX allows users to organize their favorite resources in an easy to use dashboard and
then access that content for a stylish reading experience. Whether watching videos or reading magazines
and e-books, the new GALAXY Note 10.1 provides an immersive media consumption experience. New
design characteristics, like a warm and textured back cover with stitching, inspire a sense of elegance
The device’s screen size also enables enhanced multitasking. With Multi Window, users will be able to
run separate instances of the same application, and use an enhanced S Pen to drag and drop content
from one window to another. Pen Window enables users to simply draw a window of any size on the
screen, and instantly access unique in-application features such as YouTube or calculator.
Improved S Pen and S Note Functionality
The updated S Pen included with GALAXY Note 10.1 improves responsiveness, delivers day-to-day
efficiency enhancements and produces more creative input capabilities. The tablet also includes GALAXY
Note 3's updated S Pen features such as Action Memo, Scrapbook, Screen Write and S Finder.2
Combined with the tablet’s larger screen, these enhanced S Pen capabilities present users with unique
creative opportunities and the space to explore them.
With new Scrapbook capabilities, users can easily indicate any interesting content with the S Pen and
organize it into individualized scrapbooks, creating a log of discussion points for a future work
conversation, a wish list for new clothes or a home redesign project, or a personal favorites list.
S Note has been upgraded with a more intuitive, easy-to-use interface. Users will have access to both
note files and notepads, with the ability to use the S Pen to take handwritten notes. With Easy Chart,
hand-drawn visualizations of data can be instantly transformed into more formal charts and graphs.
Offering Content for Enhanced Entertainment and Creativity
The new GALAXY Note 10.1 will also offer a host of exciting partner content that complements the
device’s entertainment, productivity and creativity properties. With premium partner applications and free
memberships and services, the new GALAXY Note 10.1 provides everything a user might need in one
place. The Samsung Content Gifts include content from leading news sources such as Bloomberg
Businessweek+, The New York Times, Autodesk Sketchbook for GALAXY for painting and sketching, a
redesigned version of social broadcast network Twitter optimized for the device, and much more.
In addition, the GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) will also include a Samsung Apps widget that will direct
users to additional beneficial content provided by Samsung. The widget will live on the home screen and
include a “Special Offer for GALAXY” section that will highlight unique, country-based content for users.
Samsung KNOX, comprehensive mobile security for consumers and enterprise
The new GALAXY Note 10.1 comes with enhanced privacy and security protection provided by Samsung
KNOX. Users can activate Samsung KNOX with ease which allows them to run and store securitysensitive applications and data inside a protected execution environment called “container.” The security
inside the container is strengthened by system-level protection of Samsung KNOX against malware and
phishing attacks as well as hacking attempts on physical devices when devices are stolen or lost. For
instance, important personal pictures or video can be stored in the container with no worries for data
leakage due to hacking. In addition, users may choose to store enterprise applications and data such as
corporate email, contacts and calendar and allow the IT department to manage the container through
EAS (Exchange ActiveSync Server). These features make the GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) an ideal
device for BYOD (Bring-Your-Own-Device to work)
The GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) will come in three connectivity options: WiFi Only, WiFi and 3G,
WiFi and LTE, available in 16/32/64GB + Micro SD. Comes with two color options, Jet Black and Classic
White, the GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) will be offered globally and will be available starting from Q3,
Design the Story of your Life with Samsung GALAXY Note 3
Enhanced S Pen features and larger screen optimized for multitasking
provide a delightful mobile experience that brings passions to life
Berlin, Germany – September 4, 2013 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today introduced GALAXY
Note 3, the latest update to the Note product line. The new Samsung GALAXY Note 3 adds delight to
daily tasks and infuses innovative features that help consumers tell the story of their lives. Samsung
GALAXY Note 3 delivers a larger and better screen for the best viewing experience and more
powerful multitasking, and introduces significant S Pen improvements that make everyday life easier
GALAXY Note 3 makes your everyday life amazing
“We introduced the original GALAXY Note in 2011 and launched a whole new smart device category.
The undeniable success of the GALAXY Note strengthened our conviction that consumers want
higher quality features for smart devices and they want those new features to make their lives better,”
said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung
GALAXY Note 3 is a powerful, original approach that enables users to tell the stories of their lives
through dynamic and seamless expressions of their passions across work, play and life experiences.
With a simple click of the S Pen button, users can unlock opportunities for self-expression, features
that transform everyday activities into extraordinary events and access to new experiences delivered
to them on Note 3’s larger screen.”
Samsung GALAXY Note 3 comes with a wider (5.7inch) full HD Super AMOLED display, yet slimmer
(8.3mm) and lighter (168g) hardware design, and more powerful and longer lasting (3,200mAh)
battery. Also, equipped with a 13 megapixel rear camera with Smart Stabilization and high CRI LED
flash, Samsung GALAXY Note 3 enables users to crisply capture every visual story in their lives, even
in low light and active situations. Samsung GALAXY Note 3 offers the latest LTE technologies – CAT4
Carrier Aggregation and supports the greatest number of multiple frequencies. Incorporating the
industry’s largest 3GB RAM, the GALAXY Note 3 also provides faster and more powerful
Balancing GALAXY Note 3’s strength with artistic design
In addition to meaningful technological advancements, Samsung GALAXY Note 3 delivers a new
premium look and feel. Expanding on the modern Samsung GALAXY design approach, Samsung
GALAXY Note 3 adds a soft and textured-touch back cover and delicate stitching. It also features a
serration pattern on the side of the device that evokes a connection to the timeless and enduring
strengths of classic notebooks and planners. Samsung GALAXY Note 3 will be available in Jet Black,
Classic White and Blush Pink. In order to encourage its customers to express their personality and
taste, Samsung will also offer exchangeable back covers in dozens of additional colors at launch.
Click S Pen to make life easier, faster and more exciting
The new S Pen reinvents and modernizes the classic note-taking experience by providing the ability
to accomplish everyday tasks with just one click. The advanced S Pen is designed to be fully
functional as a communication driver between the phone and the user by creating essential input and
control features. It plays an integral role in how users interface with the device, making all daily
routines easier. A simple click of the S Pen button while hovering over the screen introduces users to Air Command,
a palette of five powerful features that truly make tasks easier and faster. With the Air Command
feature, there is no need to toggle between screens, memorize commands or look up different menus.
The Air Command feature provides access to the following key functions:
Action Memo allows users to handwrite a note, and automatically execute a function or
convert that handwritten information into formatted content. Action Memo can instantly initiate
a call, add to contacts, look up an address on a map, search the web, save a task to a to-do
list, and more
Scrapbook enables users to organize or track down content and information from various
sources including the web, YouTube and Gallery in one place so that users can easily look
back at collected content all at once. When consumers save content for future use,
Scrapbook also collects source material or URLs allowing them to easily refer back to the
The Screen Write feature captures the full screen image of the current page on the device
and allows users to write comments or additional information onto the captured image.
S Finder allows users to expansively search for content on their device regardless of the type.
By putting in keywords or filters such as date, location, and content type, users can search
related documents, events, communication threads, and even the Help page – all in one
place. In addition, users can also search for hand-written content in their Notes and memo
applications, as well as symbols and formulas.
Pen Window allows users to use the S Pen not only for drawing sketches or writing notes,
but now also for opening a small application window for a true multitasking experience.
Simply by drawing a window of any size, anywhere on the screen, users can easily and
quickly open another application window such as YouTube, calculator or Browser without
pausing current activity on the screen.
For more advanced note-taking, the new S Note presents a comprehensive solution that enables
consumers to easily write, organize, edit and browse notes with a user-friendly interface and the Easy
Chart feature. The new S Note can also be synced with Evernote or a Samsung account and be
enabled for accessing and viewing from different devices. Furthermore, when a user wants only a
certain part of an image to be taken from the web or Note 3 content, the advanced new Easy Clip
feature allows them to roughly draw around the desired image and then it converts that content into a
more precisely cropped image.
Larger Note screen delivers enriched viewing experience and enables you to do more
The Samsung GALAXY Note 3 delivers a larger screen and the increased size is matched with
powerful improvements that allow users to fully utilize the additional screen space. The 5.7-inch Full
HD Super AMOLED screen provides a stunning and defined video viewing experience for watching
Full HD content, distinct clarity for reading and an elegant canvas for content creation.
My Magazine provides a personalized news, social media, entertainment and in-the-moment content
experience. Developed through a partnership with Flipboard, it offers an integrated content
consuming experience in a modern and dynamic magazine-style layout.
The GALAXY Note 3 enables enhanced multitasking capabilities that allow users to fully utilize the
• With the new Multi Window, users can toggle seamlessly between applications without
closing the window or opening a new page, allowing for enhanced productivity and
collaboration across programs. Consumers can also run one application in two windows at
the same time. For instance, users can read the news in one browser while conducting a
web search in another, or send an instant message through ChatON to a friend while
reading a message from another friend.
• In addition, using Drag and Drop mode within the new Multi Window, users can easily drag
and drop content such as a text or image from one window to the other in an instant. • Pen Window from Air Command further enhances multitasking experience by allowing consumers to draw a window on the screen and launching popular applications while
continuing current tasks on the GALAXY Note 3.
An improvement to Group Play, video sharing, is now available. Originally introduced along with the
GALAXY S4, Group Play allows users to play the same music, to play games together, and to share
documents. It now enables consumers to share videos and play content together with their friends
simultaneously. Users can also connect up to five devices alongside each other to create a “big
screen” viewing experience.
Samsung KNOX & Find My Mobile
The new GALAXY Note 3 comes with enhanced privacy and security protection provided by Samsung
KNOX. Users can activate Samsung KNOX with ease which allows them to run and store securitysensitive applications and data inside a protected execution environment called “container.” The security inside the container is strengthened by system-level protection of Samsung KNOX against
malware and phishing attacks as well as hacking attempts on physical devices when devices are
stolen or lost. For instance, important personal pictures or video can be stored in the container with no
worries for data leakage due to hacking. In addition, users may choose to store enterprise
applications and data such as corporate email, contacts and calendar and allow the IT department to
manage the container through EAS (Exchange ActiveSync Server). These features make the
GALAXY Note 3 an ideal device for BYOD (Bring-Your-Own-Device to work)
Furthermore, the GALAXY Note 3 is equipped with an improved Find My Mobile feature that allows
users to disable the phone when it is stolen or lost. With the enhanced user authentication, the
technology prevents stolen mobile phones from being reset to factory settings, and allows users to
remotely track or erase the data from their lost or stolen mobile phones.
GALAXY Gear, the smart companion for GALAXY Note 3
Simultaneously announced with Samsung GALAXY Note 3, GALAXY Gear is a new concept device
that allows users to live life in the moment while staying connected. GALAXY Gear will notify users
and give them quick previews of incoming texts, emails and more coming from GALAXY Note 3. It will
provide a range of other valuable features and commands that extend the GALAXY Note 3
experience. When an incoming message requires more than a quick glance, users can simply pick up
their Samsung GALAXY devices and the Smart Relay feature will instantly reveal the full content on
the screen. Together, GALAXY Note 3 and GALAXY Gear extend Samsung’s efforts to provide users
with the opportunity to design their lives, to express their passions and to make everyday life more
easy and enjoyable.
Available in 32GB or 64GB internal storage along with an additional microSD card slot, the Samsung
GALAXY Note 3 and GALAXY Gear are set to launch starting from September 25 in more than 140
countries around the world. The Samsung GALAXY Note 3 will also be available in the U.S. later this
year on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular.
The GALAXY Note 3 will be on display at the Samsung booth # 20 at IFA 2013, September 6 through
September 11, 2013. Full details, video content and product images are available at
www.samsungmobilepress.com or m.samsungifa.com.
Samsung Introduces GALAXY Gear, a Wearable Device
to Enhance the Freedom of Mobile Communications
Samsung GALAXY experience is now extended through GALAXY Gear
Berlin, Germany – September 4, 2013 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today introduced the
GALAXY Gear, a perfect companion device that further integrates the Samsung GALAXY experience
into everyday life. Samsung GALAXY Gear combines smart device connectivity, tailored technological
features, and stylish design as a single premium accessory.
“Samsung’s ongoing smart device innovation leadership reflects our commitment to listen to our
consumers, who want their daily lives to be easier and more enjoyable. Samsung GALAXY Gear
benefits consumers by integrating smart device technology even deeper into their everyday lives, and
bridges the gap between the mobile device and fashion worlds to create truly wearable technology,”
said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics. “Samsung GALAXY
Gear frees users from the need to constantly check their smart devices while maintaining
connections. It provides what we call ‘smart freedom,’ by allowing users to choose how, why, when
and where they are connected.”
Experience new mobile communications freedoms
Samsung GALAXY Gear lets users to live in the moment while staying connected to their Samsung
GALAXY devices. It notifies users of incoming messages, such as calls, texts, emails and alerts,
delivers a preview of those messages and creates the opportunity for users to accept or discreetly
ignore those messages. When an incoming message requires more than a quick glance, users can
simply pick up their Samsung GALAXY devices and the Smart Relay feature will instantly reveal the
full content on the screen.
The built-in speaker allows users to conduct hands-free calls directly from the Gear, maintaining
connections to their mobile communications without disrupting their daily routines. For example, a
user leaving the grocery store, whose hands are full with shopping bags, could still make a call by
speaking into the GALAXY Gear without touching the screen. Users can also draft messages, create
new calendar entries, set alarms, and check the weather on the GALAXY Gear with S Voice.
Capture daily life from your wrist
In addition to enabling smart device controls, Samsung GALAXY Gear introduces several features
that help users easily capture life’s meaningful moments which otherwise might be missed. With the
Memographer feature, a 1.9 Megapixel camera, users who are on the move or participating in
physical activities can record both photos and video to create quick, visual records of important
information or events from their daily lives, as well as share them on their social networks. Extending
the quick-record concept, Voice Memo lets users capture important thoughts or conversations from
their wrists and save those voice recordings into texts on their Samsung GALAXY devices.
A growing list of controls for favorite features
With the GALAXY Gear, users gain a wide range of favorite features that further increase the benefits
of this new accessory. New security enhancement Auto Lock automatically secures the companion smartphone screen any time that GALAXY Gear is more than 1.5 meters away from the smartphone,and then unlocks the smartphone when the companion devices are near each other again. Find My
Device helps users find the location of their smart devices when they have been misplaced by making
them beep, illuminate and vibrate. With Samsung GALAXY Gear, users can also control the music
played on their Samsung GALAXY devices. As with traditional music players, it helps users browse,
play and pause songs even when their smart device is not within reach. Finally, the GALAXY Gear
also works like a Pedometer to track physical activity via enhanced, built-in sensor technology. This
feature systematically and automatically monitors users so they can track key personal data such as
calories burned, steps taken and distance covered.
Standalone Watch and Iconic Fashion Accessory
Samsung GALAXY Gear embodies understated elegance. Its refined design, executed in, high-quality
finishes, conjures images of luxury jewelry while still being understated enough to go well with any
outfit. A rounded and simple flowing form wraps around the body, integrating with the user’s personal
environment, and maintaining comfort at all times. The GALAXY Gear also serves as a wristwatch
and includes several face options that create the opportunity for users to personalize their watch face.
It will come preloaded with 10 different clock options and more choices will be downloadable via
Samsung Apps. The GALAXY Gear experience can be further personalized by selecting from six
colors that will be available at launch: Jet Black, Mocha Gray, Wild Orange, Oatmeal Beige, Rose
Gold, and Lime Green.
Samsung GALAXY Gear will be launched with the GALAXY Note 3 in more than 140 countries
around the world starting from September 25.
Samsung GALAXY Gear will be on display at the Samsung booth # 20 at IFA 2013, September 6
through September 11, 2013. Full details and product images are available at
www.samsungmobilepress.com or m.samsungmobilepress.com.
Samsung KNOX available for use by consumers
Making security readily accessible for consumers and enterprise
Berlin, September 4, 2013 – Today Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd., a global leader in digital media
and digital convergence technologies, announced the commercial availability of Samsung KNOX for
use by consumers.
Samsung KNOX is an end-to-end solution that provides security hardening from the hardware through
the application layer. Samsung KNOX implements a concept called “container” that is a separate
secure execution environment for a set of pre-screened applications to run and store data.
Applications running outside the container have only limited access to the data stored inside the
container where security is enforced by system-level protection of Samsung KNOX. User data stored
in the container is protected from malware and phishing attacks as well as hacking attempts on
physical devices when devices are stolen or lost.
Samsung originally announced earlier this year the availability of Samsung KNOX for use by
enterprise by giving IT departments the comprehensive control they need, without infringing on
employees’ privacy and keeping them satisfied with the consistent user experience of their personal
device. Samsung, since then, has extended its security features to enable consumers to activate the
container without involving the IT department and store important personal data inside the container.
For example, important personal pictures or video can be stored in the container with no worries for
data leakage due to hacking. In addition, users may choose to store enterprise applications and data
such as corporate email, contacts and calendar allowing the IT department to manage the container
through EAS (Exchange ActiveSync Server). These features make Samsung KNOX an ideal platform
for BYOD (Bring-Your-Own-Device to work).
“Samsung KNOX represents Samsung’s strong commitment towards making its devices BYOD-ready
with the necessary security and feature enhancements,” said Dr. Injong Rhee, Senior Vice President
of KNOX Business Group, Samsung Electronics. “We are delighted to see Samsung KNOX provide
advanced data and privacy protection for both enterprises and consumers. The availability of
Samsung KNOX to consumers will accelerate the adoption of Samsung devices for BYOD as
prosumers can now readily experience Samsung KNOX with ease at no cost.”
Samsung KNOX-enabled devices are approved by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for use in
DoD networks. Samsung KNOX will be commercially available across the globe on all Samsung’s
upcoming high-end smartphones and tablets including GALAXY Note 3 and GALAXY Note 10.1
(2014 Edition). Schedules for its availability to other market-deployed devices such as GALAXY S Ⅲ,
GALAXY S4 and GALAXY Note Ⅱ will be shortly announced.
For more information about Samsung KNOX, please visit www.samsungknox.com