BERLIN (KCBS) – Just days after a massive court loss in San Jose in a smartphone patent dispute with Apple, Samsung showed off its newest tech gadgets at the IFA tech show in Berlin.
The company unveiled a voice-controlled camera as part of its fall lineup. The 16-megapixel Galaxy Camera is an Android 4.1 device and features a large touch screen on one side, a 21x zoom lens on the other and networking abilities in the middle.
The key for the new product is the fact that the company has built phone technology into the camera. The integration of 3G and 4G mobile networking means consumers will be able to share photos immediately, although they will have to pay a carrier for the data they transmit.
KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid:
Samsung also introduced two new phones – the Galaxy Note II Android “phablet” and the ATIV S, which runs Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 operating system. The Galaxy Note II has a 5.5-inch screen, but is narrower and longer than the first version. The processor is also faster and the software has been adapted for the included stylus – the phone’s signature feature.
The ATIV S has a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display and a 1.5GHz dual-core processor. In addition, it features a rear-facing 8-megapixel camera and a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera.
The IFA tech show comes after a jury awarded Apple more than $1 billion in damages in its patent infringement case against Samsung late last week.
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