8am this morning marked the opening of Samsung’s first company-owned retail offering in Australia, dubbed the ‘Experience Store.’ Norman Ma and I attended the opening with a mix of excitement and trepitation of the offering we were about to see.
We arrived just before 8am to see elements of the store still being installed. It has some pretty impressive window displays, the most prominent of which featuring a trio of Galaxy Notes, which were being placed on their pedestals as we arrived. Looking through the glass revealed a brightly lit store, filled with products and people whom I assume to be Samsung corporate employees. After a little while, the doors were opened to the ten or so people in line …
This will just be a short one as I’m unfortunately low on time.
Samsung has just released a new video to show off to us all. It is, in essence, a teaser for the Galaxy Note II – or so we are led to believe.
The video is in fact for the Samsung Unpacked event of August 29th. While we aren’t 100% sure about what we will be seeing there, we are quite sure that we can all expect the Galaxy Note II.
It is expected to have a larger 5.5″ screen, quad-core Exynos 4 processor and be very similar looking to the Galaxy S III. Although, for now, only time will tell.
Feast your eyes on the video …
We reported earlier that Samsung were sending out invitations in the USA for a date claimer for the 15th of August to “meet the next Galaxy.” At that time we were fairly confident of NOT seeing the Note II as the invitation was from Samsung Electronics America, not Samsung Telecommunications America which usually handles the phone releases.
Well, thanks to our friends at GSM Arena it seems this is now confirmed to be for the Note 10.1. Retailers are releasing stock and unboxing pics and some even tweeting they will release the quad-core, …
Samsung America has sent a note out to various local Android agencies advising to “save the date” for August 15th 2012, for “the next Galaxy.” There were no further details given, which leaves us wondering what we are about to see.
We are fairly confident of an August 30th announcement of the Note II and we also know the original Galaxy Tab’s cousin, the Note 10.1 was pulled back in for some upgrades. So, what will it be?
The only hint lies in the fact that the invitation was sent from Samsung Electronics America, not Samsung Telecommunications America which usually handles the phone releases.
So, we are then expecting either a TV or a tablet. Seeing as though it would …