Samsung today unveiled a modern day portrait of silver Olympic medallist Zara Phillips, created using its latest tablet device, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Bringing the concept of the portrait up to date, artist Darren Baker, replaced the traditional paintbrush and easel with the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and its S Pen – an advanced pen-input technology which can be used for sketching, editing documents or annotating images.
The portrait was created during a sitting at Home House with Zara in London last week. It was created by Bradford-based artist Darren Baker, whose previous subjects include Tony Blair, Jonny Wilkinson and Lewis Hamilton.
“I love the concept of this portrait. To have the chance to work with Samsung to give the traditional portrait a modern twist was really appealing. It was incredible to watch it take shape – and to see just how intricate the artist could be with the S-Pen. I’ve got a Galaxy Note 2 myself, and although I’m no artist, it’s great for me – I can keep up to speed on emails, edit and make notes on my training schedule and even watch movies if I find myself with some spare time,” said Zara Phillips.
The new Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is the newest member in Samsung’s range of Galaxy Note devices. It launches with Android 4.1 JellyBean and an upgraded Google Now service, which includes new features such as contextual search. It has a 1.6GHz Quad-Core processor and HSPA Plus, a 5.55″ (141mm) HD Super AMOLED display and 8 megapixel rear-facing and 1.9 megapixel front-facing cameras with HD video recording.
Plus AllShare Play means that videos, photos, presentations and documents can be shared in real-time by connecting the Galaxy Note II to Samsung HD TVs, phones, mobile tablets and laptops on the same network. The advanced S-Pen also comes with features such as Air View, S Note and S Planner, which make everyday tasks such as annotating documents and sending emails, much easier and more intuitive.
The Galaxy Note II is available now across all major networks nationwide, including CPW and Phones4u, in Marble White and Titanium Grey.
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Posted by: James