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Thursday, June 20, 2013
Samsung Introduces New ATIV and Galaxy Products

Samsung today made headlines with announcements of many new products as part of its Galaxy and ATIV ranges. These include the ATIV Q Windows / Android hybrid tablet, the ATIV Tab 3 Windows 8 tablet, the ATIV Book 9 Plus and ATIB Book Lite ultrabooks, the ATIV Book 9 Lite, the AIO ATIV One Style 5, as well as the Galaxy NX Android mirrorless camera.

ATIV Q and ATIV Tab 3

Samsung unveiled two new Windows 8 tablets, the ATIV Q and ATIV Tab 3. Both are powered by Windows 8.

The ATIV Q is a convertible device with the ability to change modes and the power to enjoy both Windows and Android. The tablet allows users to adapt the device to fit any situation, posture, or environment. It also allows users to experience both Windows 8 and Android (Jellybean 4.2.2) on the same device. Users will get access to Android apps via Google Play but also be able to transfer files, or share folders and files from Windows 8 to Android.

The ATIV Q sports an hinge design that allows the user to transform the tablet into 4 functional modes. Lay the display flat over the keyboard for tablet mode. Raise the display upright to type just like a laptop. Float and adjust the display to a comfortable viewing angle or flip the display to place in the stand mode to watch movies. ATIV Q is also thin and lightweight at 1.29kg and 13.9mm.

The tablet introduces aQHD+ (3200×1800) display. It's 13.3-inch touch screen offers 2.8 times higher pixel density (275ppi) than full HD displays. The qHD display is optimized for use in bright sunlight conditions. It also includes a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor for the camera, an Intel i5 Haswell processor, has 4 GB of memory and a 128GB solid-state drive for storage. It has two USB ports, an HDMI port, and a slot for a microSD card.

ATIV Q Product Specifications

Category Details Specifications
Display Size 13.3”
Resolution 3200x1800, 275ppi
Performance OS Windows8
Processor Intel Core i5
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4400
Memory 4GB DDR3L
Hard Disk Drive 128GB SSD
Camera 720p HD
Battery Life Battery Life Up to 9 hours
Dimensions Dimensions 327.0x217.8x13.9mm
Weight 1.29kg
Color Ash Black
I/O Ports USB Ports 1xUSB3.0, 1xUSB2.0, HDMI, RJ45 (dongle), HP/Mic combo, micro SD

A tablet with the power of a PC, the ATIV Tab 3 is an ultra-thin Windows 8 tablet and shares the design of the GALAXY series. It comes with improved S Pen functionality, including high-level pen display and S Pen compatibility with MS Office.

The frame is thin and light at only 8.2 millimeters thick and 550g in weight. The ATIV Tab 3 also features up to 10 hours of battery life and runs Windows 8 with the ability to run Windows app and programs, as well as coming preloaded with Office Home & Student.

The tablet has a 10.1-inch display with a 1,366 by 768 resolution, weighs 550 grams, and is 8.2 millimeters thick. The tablet uses an Intel Atom processor, has 2GB of memory and 64GB of storage.

ATIV Tab 3 Product Specifications

Category Details Specifications
Display Size 10.1"
Resolution HD 1366x768
Performance OS Windows8
Processor Intel ATOM Z2760
Graphics Shared
Memory 2GB LPDDR2
Hard Disk Drive 64GB eMMC
Camera 720p HD
Battery Life Battery Life 10 hours
Dimensions Dimensions 8.2mm
Weight 550g
Color White
I/O Ports USB Ports 1x micro USB 2.0, micro HDMI, micro SD

Both the ATIV Q and Tab 3 also enable productivity with S-Pen functionality.

SideSync is available on the ATIV Q and ATIV Tab 3, enabling users to switch from working on their PC to an Android-based Samsung smartphone with ease. Simply use the PC keyboard to respond to a text on a mobile phone; view maps on a larger screen, display photos, and videos on both devices to make editing files easier; or use an ATIV PC to back up and charge mobile devices.


Samsung also announced the launch of the GALAXY NX, the first 3G/4G LTE Connected Compact System Camera (CSC). The camera combines optical performance with connectivity capabilities and galaxy of applications based on Android eco-system, all in one package.

Photo Suggest provides location based recommendations of popular photography spots, sourced from a huge library of images taken by fellow photographers across the world. Story Album lets users enjoy memories by displaying special moments on one timeline, reframing and resizing them to create digital photo books, which can be viewed and shared on other devices.

High image quality is available with the GALAXY NX and array of interchangeable lenses. The camera has a 20.3MP APS-C Sensor , while the DRIMe IV Image Signal Processer delivers speed and accuracy. In addition, it's Advanced Hybrid Auto Focus (AF) System ensures accurate phase and contrast detection vibrant shots, while the 1/6000 sec shutter speed and 8.6fps shooting lets you capture the action as it’s happening.

Samsung is offering a wide selection of Interchangeable Lenses - from compact pancake lenses and an ultra-wide fisheye to exquisite longer prime and zoom lenses. True 3D Creator also brings an added element of realism to the GALAXY NX results, allowing users to shoot images and movies in 3D with Samsung's 45mm 2D/3D lens.

With Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, the functionality of a smartphone is utilized to improve the photographic experience. Users can choose from an entire universe of Android apps to help personalize their GALAXY NX.

More than 30 Smart Mode lets users choose the optimum settings for the environment they are capturing. ‘Multi Exposure’ merges two different shots together to produce one distinctive image, while ‘Animated Photo’ connects continuous shots of up to five seconds, creating a moving GIF file. For added realism, ‘Sound & Shot’ stores sound and voice together as the picture is taken.

Camera Studio allows users to customize settings with their most frequently used applications or camera modes, making sure their photos are captured exactly as desired every time.

Samsung GALAXY NX Specifications

Image sensor

20.3 effective megapixel APS-C CMOS


(Lens Shift – depends on Lens type)


121.2mm (4.8inch) HD TFT LCD SVGA EVF


Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600



4G (LTE Cat3 100/50Mbps) : 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600 (Dependent on Market)


3G (HSPA+42Mbps) : 850/900/1900/2100


1.6GHz Quad-Core Processor


Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)


JPEG (3:2): 20.0M (5472x3648), 10.1M (3888x2592), 5.9M (2976x1984), 2.0M (1728x1152)

JPEG (16:9): 16.9M (5472x3080), 7.8M (3712x2088), 4.9M (2944x1656), 2.1M (1920x1080) 

JPEG (1:1): 13.3M (3648x3648), 7.0M (2640x2640), 4.0M (2000x2000), 1.1M (1024x1024)

RAW: 20.0M (5472 x 3648)

* 3D Image: JPEG

JPEG (16:9): 4.1M (2688x1512), 2.1M (1920x1080)


Codec: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, WMV7/8, MP43, VP8


Size: 1920x1080/25fps, 1920x810/24fps, 1280x720/50fps, 1280x720/25fps,

640x480/50fps, 640x480/25fps, 320x240/25fps for Sharing


Codec: MP3, AAC LC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, FLAC, Vorbis, AMR-NB/WB


Additional Features

Built-in Pop-up flash

Samsung Link, Samsung ChatON

S Voice, S Translator 

Group Play: Share Music(MP3), Share Picture(JPEG, GIF), Share Document(PDF, PPT), Play Games 

Trip Advisor, Photo Suggest

Google Mobile Services

Chrome, Downloads, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Search, Google Settings, GooglePlus, Google Local, Google Play Store, Google Messenger, Google Navigation,Youtube, Google Talk, Voice Search, Google Play Movie & TV, Google Play books, Google Play Music, Google Play Magazine.


WiFi a/b/g/n 2.4GHz, 5GHz

Bluetooth® 4.0 (LE)



Accelerometer, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Gyro, RGB Light


16GB Internal memory + microSD slot (up to 64GB)


*User memory may differ by region, carrier, and supporting language, and may change after software upgrade.

Bundle Software

Samsung Kies (Windows & Mac), Adobe Photoshop Lightroom


136.5 x 101.2 x 25.7 (37.65) mm, 410g(without battery) / 495(with standard battery)


4,360 mAh

ATIV Book 9 Plus and Book 9 Lite

Samsung also unveiled three new Windows 8 PCs under the recently expanded ATIV brand: ATIV Book 9 Plus, ATIV Book 9 Lite and the ATIV One 5 Style.

The new ATIV PCs include the recently introduced SideSync technology ad debut a new feature called HomeSync Lite, which transforms the PCs hard drive into a personal cloud server. HomeSync Lite allows users to back-up their personal files from portable devices to PCs and access it remotely via a mobile device.

ATIV Book 9 Plus

The ATIV Book 9 Plus is the next generation of the ATIV Book 9. The aluminum, uni-body design features several enhancements from the previous model, including a Windows 8 optimized touchscreen to give users a choice of inputs.

The ultrabook comes with a 13-inch QHD+ (3200 X 1800) display, it offers 12 hours of battery life, it boots from cold in less than six seconds and wakes up from sleep in under one second.

It is 13.6 millimeters thick and weighs 1.3 kilograms. It will use one of Intel's Haswell series processors (i5 or i7). It can hold a maximum of 8GB of memory and 256GB of storage. It has two USB 3.0 ports, a micro HDMI port, and mini-VGA port.

ATIV Book 9 Lite

The ATIV Book 9 Lite offers the same design identity as the Book 9 and targets larger consumer base. It will also have a 13-inch display, but is a hair thicker and slightly heavier at 16.9 millimeters and 1.44 kilograms. Unlike the Plus, the Lite version will have a ten-point touch screen as an option. It will use a solid-state drive for storage, and a Samsung-specific quad-core processor. It will come with a maximum of 4GB of memory and 256GB of storage. The ultrabook is weighing three and a half pounds and is measuring less than an inch thick.

The Lite has one USB 2.0 port and one USB 3.0 port, as well as a micro HDMI and mini-VGA ports.

ATIV One 5 Style

The One 5 Style is an all-in-one desktop PC built with the sleek GALAXY design aesthetic. It comes with a 21.5-inch touch-screen display with 1,290x1,080-resolution, 4GB of memory, up to 1TB of storage, and a quad-core AMD processor. It will also have two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI port, and a 3-in-1 card reader.


Category Details


ATIV Book 9 Lite ATIV One5
Display Size 13.3” 13.3” 21.5”

3200 X 1800 (Touch screen)

1366 x 768 (Touch screen with factory option)

Performance OS Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows 8
Processor Core i5/i7 ULT Quad Core Processor (up to 1.4 GHz) AMD A6 Quad Core Processor
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4400 Shared Shared
Memory Max 8GB 4GB 4GB
Storage Up to 256GB SSD Up to 256GB SSD Up to 1TB HDD
Camera 720p HD 720p HD 720p HD
Battery Life Battery Life 12hours 8.5hours (Non-TSP)  
Dimensions Dimensions 319.6x222.9x13.6mm 324x224x16.9mm (Non-SP) / 17.4mm (TSP) 20.5mm bezel 26.9mm body 4.5mm edge
Weight 1.39Kg 1.44Kg(Non-TSP)/ 1.58Kg(TSP) 5.9Kg
Color Ash Black

Ash Black/White

I/O Ports USB Ports 2xUSB 3.0, micro HDMI, mini VGA, RJ45(Dongle), SD, HP/Mic,Slim Security Lock 1xUSB 3.0, 1xUSB 2.0, micro HDMI, mini VGA, RJ45(Dongle), HP/Mic, 3 in 1 Card Reader 2xUSB3.0, 2xUSB2.0,HDMI-in/out, RJ45(Dongle), HP/Mic, 3 in 1 Card Reader

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