By Anu Passary | Oct 22, 2012 08:57 AM EDT
Samsung's hugely successful phablet Galaxy Note 2 released in the UK on Oct.1 and will hit the U.S. shelves on Oct. 24. The 5.5-inch Note 2 packs in high-end features and specifications and Samsung asserts that it is "the ultimate smartphone for on-the-go creativity".
The Galaxy Note 2 can be controlled by either using the S Pen stylus or fingers. The S Pen packs in several amazing features and takes note-taking to another level.
Here's a look at the top three S Pen tips and tricks the Note 2 packs in.
1. Air View
AirView is one of the most versatile and handy features of Samsung's stylus, the S Pen, for the Galaxy Note 2. The S Pen does not need to touch the screen physically and can be detected even when it is floating above the display. By simply hovering the S Pen over the top or bottom of an e-mail or message lists a user can scroll up or down. What's more the AirView feature adds a context menu to the Note 2.
If a user does not know the functionality of a button then the AirView tooltip feature gives a quick introduction to any button or menu item the S Pen is hovered over.
One of the most useful AirView features is the new quick preview. By hovering the S Pen over any text or e-mail message the Note 2 gives users a preview of the message's content. This feature also enables users to preview images in the gallery.
2. Screenshots And Clippings
One of the easiest and no-fuss ways of taking a screenshot is thanks to the S Pen. Users simply need to hold the S Pen Button down and long tap the screen with the S Pen, and voila a screenshot will be taken. What's more, Note 2 users can even draw annotations, crop, and personalize the screenshot before it is saved. The image can be shared to various apps and services.
By holding the S Pen's button down and drawing a closed shape around the content saves it as an image. The image can be sent to the clipboard, sent as an e-mail or MMS, or simply saved in the S Note application.
3. Missing S Pen Alert
One of the problems of having a S Pen is that a user may end up misplacing or losing the stylus. Samsung has a trick up its sleeve which counters this problem, ensuring that the S Pen is not left behind. The detachment indicator feature needs to be enabled on the Note 2's Settings Menu and the device will vibrate every time a user moves ten feet away from the device's stylus, reminding the user that the S Pen has been left lying around.
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