BALI (TIP): Samsung launched the Note 3 Neo at the Samsung Forum in Bali on February 18. Priced at Rs. 40,900, the Neo is a cheaper version of the Note 3, which retails at around Rs. 45,000. Launching the phone, Vineet Taneja, Country Head, Mobile & IT, said the phone will have Club Samsung that features a “vast array of Indian entertainment content” with access to over 5,000 movies, 4 lakh songs and over 90 live TV channels.” “Because it is designed for India, it also comes with a user interface of nine Indian languages”, Vineet Taneja said. The Neo comes with all the software features in Note 3, such as the advanced Air Command features such as Action Memo, Scrap Booker, Screen Write, S Finder and Pen Window.
The Neo comes with a 5.5 inch HD Super AMOLED screen, powered by a hexa core (A15 Dual 1.7GHz and A7 Quad 1.3 GHz) processor. The phone’s dimensions are 148.4mm x 77.4 x 8.6 mm and weighs 163 gm. The Neo has a leather-finish back, and comes in three colours – black, white, and the all-new mint green. It has an 8 MP back camera and a 2 MP front camera that can record full HD at 30 fps. It has an internal memory of 16 GB with an additional micro SD slot (up to 64 GB) and 2 GB RAM. The Galaxy Note 3 Neo has a 3,100 mAh battery.
Galaxy NotePRO launched
Taneja also launched the Galaxy NotePRO with a 12.2 inch WQXGA screen and having 2560×1600 resolution. It has been priced at Rs. 64,900. Explaining the rationale for a 12.2 inch device, Taneja said, “With one device, you can do a lot more. With the PRO series we are taking multi-tasking to a completely new level.” The PRO series tablets enable the user to open up to four windows, instead of the two possible now. An important feature in the NotePRO is the introduction of WebEx, in collaboration with CISCO. “You can have all the functionalities of WebEx in this very very large screen,” said Taneja. The NotePRO also has an e- Meeting feature. “This enables you to set up a meeting of up to 20 people through WiFi, he said. “The Samsung e-Meeting provides collaboration capabilities by giving users the ability to share content during a meeting without having to access a central server or network, according to a Samsung statement.
The NotePRO is available with various connectivity options such as WiFi only, WiFi and 3G, or WiFi and LTE. It comes with 2 processors, 3 GB RAM, and has Android 4.4 KitKat. It has a huge 9,500 MAh battery, “which means more than 10 hours of video playback”, Vineet Taneja said. “It has a whole range of essential apps pre-installed,” he said.
Tab3 Neo launched
The Tab3 Neo, priced at Rs. 16, 490, comes with a 7 inch display with 600×1024 pixels and measures 193x117x9.7 mm. Designed for the youth, the tablet comes in a range of colours. It has a 1.2 GHz dual core processor and is powered by a 1 GB RAM. It has an 8 GB internal storage, expandable through a micro SD card and has a 2 MP rear camera. It runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and comes with two options – WiFi and 3G. It weighs 322 grams. The Tab3 Neo features a 3600 mAh battery and comes with Club Samsung. It comes with a Content Gift Package that includes “long-term subscription offers” from several news, social media and cloud storage providers including Bitcasa, Bloomberg Businessweek, Blurb, Cisco WebEx meetings, Dropbox, Easilydo Pro for Tablet, Evernote, Hancom Office, LinkedI, Livesport.Tv, NY Times, Oxford Advanced Learner’s A-Z and Sketchbook Pro.