Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Note Pen Is Even Mightier; Samsung Unveils Flagship Phone for Power Users in Business and Leisure

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Note Pen Is Even Mightier; Samsung Unveils Flagship Phone for Power Users in Business and Leisure

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Byline: Andrew Potts in New York

THE first thing that jumps out at you about the two new Galaxy Note 10 smartphones is their sheer size.

But size isn't everything - both are packed to the gills with new features geared to making previously deskbound activities like high-end video and photo editing and PC gaming a mobile experience.

Test models were lightning fast in their response to the S Pen as well as touch. That's no surprise given the powerful 64-bit Octa-core processor running the devices.

New photo and video features, which continue to take advantage of advances in augmented reality technology and image filters, are sure to become favourites of influencers.

Both devices are surprisingly light to hold and resistant to the smudges of fingerprints.

Samsung's flagship Galaxy Note will be released in the standard 6.3 inch Note10 and the Note10+ which has a larger 6.8 inch display. There will also be a 5G variant of the Note10+. Pre-orders have opened with the handsets going on sale on August 23.

Garry McGregor, Samsung Australia's vice-president of IT and mobile, said the smartphone market had changed drastically since the Note line was first released in 2011.

"Note is the most premium device in our range and it is for the power users, the people who are dependent on their mobile technology to get through their working day and life," he said.

Note10 and Note10+ features:

A redesigned S Pen allows for handwritten notes taken on the device to be converted to text and exported in various formats including PDF and Microsoft Word.

The S Pen will have the ability to control elements of the phone by waving it in the air.

An expansion of its DeX app will allow users to drag and drop files between devices using a new USB plug. It will be compatible with both PC and Mac.

New video features, including Live Focus, which allows the user to blur the background and focus the video entirely on its subject in the foreground. …

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