Show of hands: who’s getting today’s newly-unveiled Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy Camera? [Poll]


Discuss the Galaxy Note 2 at AndroidForums.com | View the Samsung Galaxy Note in the Phone guide

 Discuss the Samsung Galaxy Camera at AndroidForums.comView the Samsung Galaxy Camera in the Phone Guide

In case you were living under a rock today, Samsung has officially unveiled both the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and the Samsung Galaxy Camera. Both are poised to be juggernauts in their respective spaces, with the former being a point and shoot camera that straddles the line between powerful consumer camera and superphone (except it doesn’t have any phone radios).

To quickly sum it up, the Galaxy Note 2 will feature a 5.5 inch Super AMOLED HD display, a 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel HD camera with a 2 megapixel front-facing camera, Samsung’s S Pen technology for use with TouchWiz on top of Android 4.1, and more.

The Galaxy Camera pulls out all the stops with a 16 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor and 21x optical zoom. Its live viewfinder is a huge 4.8 inch touchscreen, and inside is Android 4.1 and some nice features specific to the digital photographer inside you.  Specifically, Pro Mode will give you the tools you need to take a variety of different shots like a pro without needing to be one.

You can read more about the Galaxy Note 2 and the Samsung Galaxy Camera here and here, respectively. But now that you’ve seen what Samsung’s holiday plans are looking like it’s time to pick you guys’ brain: are you buying? Many have held off on the Samsung Galaxy S3 for one reason or another so there are sure to be some still in the market for a smartphone.

And when is the point and shoot consumer camera world ever dead? With some very nice features and the backing power of Samsung this won’t be a bad gift for yourself or loved ones. Vote in the poll below and let us know if you’ll be opening your pocket books for these once they’re made available worldwide.

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Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Mmmmmm note 2. Only thing I worry about is that it won’t have tmo bands and three regan in my area will take forever.

    1. lol, swype got me. I worry about the refarming taking forever. not whatever regan means :)

  2. If the camera was a Sony one, I’d get it for sure. Sony makes much better cameras than Samsung. The idea is nice though.

  3. The Note is just way to big & not sure about the camera its all about the picture Quality & Samsung have not had the best picture quality latly?. Will Android drain the battery faster??

    1. Well, a 3G/4G/WiFi connection and constantly uploading pics all the time is sure to eat up some battery. Will have to keep the charger handy.

      1. not to mention its packing a quad core exynos

  4. Not a big enough jump from the S3 as I thought it’d be, so, I can wait until Jan 1st, 2014 for a Note3. :)

    1. Yeah it seems that the Note will be just a slight bump from the Galaxy S each time now. Nothing too crazy cause they want the Galaxy S to be the BFD.

    2. waiting for that exynos 5250??

  5. I kind of wish that the Note 2 differentiated itself from the Galaxy S3, esthetically speaking. Other than that, Id consider it if it runs on tmo.

  6. Maybe, I have a Galaxy S3 which looks very similar to it outside of the screen size and it works perfectly. I think I’ll wait for the Galaxy Note III not sold on it I’ll change the wallpaper on my S3 to that feather wallpaper and feel like I have a Note II plus I already have a stylus so …. Probably not

  7. I wonder if Verizon would consider this (galaxy cam) a tablet or a phone in the share everything plans.

    1. tablet – no voice

  8. It will all come down to how much I can sell my GNote1 for in December…

    1. The sooner you sell it the more you’ll get. I need a backup phone for cases like this lol

  9. The note 2 is tempting but i was hoping for a higher res screen. I like the grey color too

    1. Disappointing that they didn’t even make it Super AMOLED Plus. That would’ve been a at least a decent compensation keeping the resolution/lowering the DPI.

      1. It is. Has RGB matrix with 720p resolution. Means it will also be brighter than S3. I miss the brightness of my S2 while using bluetooth in the car.

  10. Definitely the note2 the camera is a possibility I hadn’t even considered

  11. I’m still sitting on my MT4G and I’ve been waiting for the Note 2 since TMO dragged a** about getting the first Note out. Yeah, I’ll be getting a Note 2 unless something better releases in the next few months.

  12. For all the people who were hoping the Note 2 would be a big jump over the SGS3, I think you were missing the point. The experience is supposed to be the selling point, not the specs. It is a big jump over the Note 1 (imo) but it’s all about the larger screen and S-Pen experience to make it a seller. It’s not the SGS4 after all.

    1. Agreed. I only expected a slight bump over the GS3, so I’m happy. I’d love to get a 64GB one.

  13. umm all I can say is October nexus Samsung

    1. what makes you think Samsung is doing the next Nexus? I think there’s more of a possibility Moto or even Asus will do it before Samsung does for a third time.

      1. Samsung has been the only one and HTC being the first and screw motorola and asus, motorola hasn’t even been in the news really as far as devices go, Samsung is the dominant player and until that changes google is gonna use samsung, Motorola androids suck anyways. Didn’t asus try to partner with garmin at one point and then that was a fail, then they tried the pad phone which was respectable.

  14. I love the idea of having a camera that I’ll have to throw out should I choose to replace my phone (/sarcasm)

  15. How long before the camera gets hacked to be even more awesomerer?

  16. There’s only one thing that could completely kill the Camera for me. Is the boot time 8 hours like every other Android in existence? If so it doesn’t matter how good anything else is its worthless as a point and shoot camera.

    1. Boot time on my Note LTE is pretty quick. Less than a minute.

      1. In that minute your picture escaped and is probably 4 blocks away. Anything more the 2 seconds for a point and shoot is completely pointless. My Current point and shoot that’s 4 years old can go from completely off to shutter open and taking pictures near instantly and back off again even faster and in my pocket.

        1. I doubt people would walk around with it completely shut down though. Just keep it in airplane mode and it’ll come right on.

        2. interesting… what model is this?

    2. Seems like you’re fishing for something to dislike. My phone boots under a minute, but you have to remember that Android has a deep sleep mode. My phone can last 3 days in sleep mode, and that’s with it using a radio signal

    3. don’t almost all newer android phones boot in roughly 10 seconds? they’re not even really newer, im talking about phones from last year.

  17. If I can sell my Note LTE and get one of these off contract for a decent price I’m in.

  18. should have been a choice for I want both but can’t afford it lol

  19. The Galaxy Camera sounds like a great idea for point and shoot, this could well be just the start, if this works I can see Sony getting one out too, maybe even HTC with their great software too.
    I have a Lumix bridge camera, but if I had too choose between android and the native software, android all the way!

  20. Sooooo.. It’s the Memoir II…?

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