Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Launch @ Zebra Square

I've been enjoying the Samsung Galaxy Note for quite sometime and trust me, big screen is just love! People tend to complaint about the size and to me, size is just matter if you really want to have the best experience in everything. You could not really enjoy watching videos, taking nice photos, multi-tasking with a small screen phone. This time, I was invited for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 launch on the last 11th October and it just make me feel so excited to get to know about this new toy!

I pretty much enjoyed myself listened to the talk regarding the new Samsung Galaxy Note 2. You know you just want to check out what's the new feature and improvement from the previous Samsung Galaxy Note, will it be a turn off if it's just a slight improvement? Let's see. 

Skecthing done by Ernest Zacharevic on the new Samsung Galaxy Note 2
I love how the presentation goes well with the demo done by them on the spot and that really gave me an idea how awesome the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 can be! The part that caught my attention much was about the 8MP camera with the Best Face feature, that was just great for people who love to do camwhoring!
Q&A session with Mr. Kwon Jae Hoon, the Managing Director of Samsung Malaysia in the middle

One of the lucky draw winners
Once the launch and talk show is over, there is a lucky draw where balloon fell and the winner will be the one who holds the congratulations paper will win a brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 2. After the lucky draw, we proceed to the exhibition area where it is in an outdoor tentage. 

Yup, all of us get to try on the phone right after the presentation. The first glance of it, it looks quite similar to the Samsung SIII instead of the previous version of Galaxy Note. The Galaxy Note II features a 5.5inch HD Super AMOLED Plus screen providing brilliant visual clarity. It's 16:9 screen ratio ensures an immersive and enriched movie theater-like video viewing experience. Its larger screen provides people an enhanced readability when consuming content as compared to its predecessor. Additionally, the Galaxy Note II is built to be thinner and lighter, with enhanced performances capabilities that facilitate efficient execution of tasks and content creation whilst on-the-go.

The Galaxy Note II, running on Android 4.1 Jellybean platform, the device is set to deliver stunning graphical  capabilities and an upgraded Google Now service including new features such as contextual search. Its memory options are 16GB with an expandable micro SD memory slot. A 3100mAh battery allows people to enjoy multimedia content, be productive always on the go, and capture ideas whenever, wherever without suffering from power limitation.

Everyday tasks on Samsung Galaxy Note II are made easier and more intuitive using S Pen enabled features. Air View allows people to hover with the S Pen over an email, S Note, S Planner, image galleries or video to preview the content without having to open the file. Such quick access to view information in detail without screen transitions improves productivity. The device's new gesture pad feature, Quick Command allows people to use the S Pen to take shortcuts.
Trying on the S Pen

Eric can't help but try out the S Pen to draw a caricature of himself on that night and he seems pretty pleased with how smooth it was compared to the one at Samsung Galaxy Note. This phone would be great for him since he himself love drawing much.

Video Resizing
Look at that! You can enjoy the pop up media while you are doing other thing with your phablet! This is one of the features that I love the most for I often get irritate while I watching video and emails coming in and this just allow me to check emails while watching the video at once. :D

Here's a quick look at the specs of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2.
  • Runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • 1.6 GHz quad-core processor
  • 140.9 mm (5.5") HD Super AMOLED (1,280 x 720)
  • Battery, Li-ion 3,100mAh
  • Rear camera: 8 Megapixel Auto Focus Camera with LED Flash
  • Front Camera: 1.9 Megapixel VT Camera
  • 4G compatible
  • S Pen Stylus
I couldn't really give a verdict regarding whether this phone worth the buy or not as I had not tested it fully yet. BUT if you are looking to get the new Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Celcom has a great deal for you. For as low as RM1498 with Celcom Plans, you can get your hands on this new Galaxy Note 2. If you want to purchase it from them, I would recommend you to purchase during their roadshow. This is because you will get FREE KFC Vouchers worth RM20, a FREE 6-month MUSICUBE subscription AND a RM120 rebate (RM10 x 12 months)

There will also be some lucky draw going on during these roadshows where you can win a  Samsung GALAXY S III, a Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 and tickets to JLo's or Siti Norhaliza's concert.
Celcom has the widest network coverage throughout whole Malaysia at the moment. And they promise you the best network quality and also the richest internet user experience with its stable connection. Curious about the plans? Here is Celcom's plans and packages for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2.

Monthly CommitmentRM78RM98RM118RM138RM188RM208
Voice PlanCelcom First Prime 40Celcom First  Premier 80Celcom First  Elite 150
Mobile InternetRM38RM58RM38RM58RM38RM58
Data FUP1 GB3 GB1 GB3 GB1 GB3 GB
FREE Data50 MB100 MB200 MB
Advance PaymentRM250RM300RM450
Amount rebated from 1st Bill onwards pending on usage
Device Price (12-month contract)RM1,898RM1,818RM1,698
Device Price (18-month contract)RM1838RM1,688RM1,498
For more information on Celcom plans and packages, visit
And for details regarding the roadshow, here it is.

19 – 21 October 2012
  • Getway  Sdn BhdCarrefour Wangsa Maju
  • Phonecraft Sdn. Bhd.Giant Hypermarket Kota Damansara
  • Full Line Communications Sdn BhdTesco Ampang
  • Blue Cube Plaza Metro Kajang

26 – 28 October 2012
  • Double Team Station (M) Sdn BhdE@Curve
  • Mobile Camp EnterpriseThe Summit USJ
  • Blue Cube KLCCSuria KLCC
  • Blue Cube Giant MeruGiant Hypermarket Klang Sentral
  • Three C TechnologySunway Carnival Mall
  • Blue Cube Jusco Seberang PraiAeon Seberang Prai City Shopping Centre
  • Blue Cube Queensbay Mall, Penang
  • Blue Cube Greentown Mall, Perak

2 – 4 November 2012
  • Blue Cube PavilionKuala Lumpur
  • Blue Cube Setia CitySetia City Mall
  • Speed Line CommunicationSuria KLCC
  • Blue Cube Giant MeruFestival City Gombak
  • Chop Hock SoonPort Dickson Centre Point
  • Net Two TradingBunga Cempaka Biru, Parit Raja, Batu Pahat
  • PCS Telecommunications EnterpriseGiant Hypermarket, Plentong, Johor
  • UI Mobile PhoneCity Square, Johor Bahru