It seems that Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will be the first device from Samsung to feature the company's cloud storage service called "S Cloud."
The South Korean tech giant was highly expected to release its own cloud service, the "S Cloud," alongside Galaxy S3 in May, but it didn't happen. However, it appears that the company is now set to unveil the service with Galaxy Note 2 as a hands-on video from German site BestBoyZ showed S Cloud in the device's settings menu.
The Verge reported that the video showed options for syncing photos and videos. Apart from requiring a Samsung account, the service also "hooked into Dropbox," which, according to the report, is "a good way to use that 50GB of free storage that Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy Camera owners will receive."
Sammy Hub reported in February that the launch of S Cloud could be delayed as its infrastructure, developed by Samsung SDS, "turned out to be unsuitable for global market." The report also said that Samsung was looking for a commercial cloud storage partner.
It's yet to be confirmed what S Cloud would offer beyond Dropbox's typical video and photo uploading on Android. The Verge report said that the service could still be in the developing stage as Samsung has not yet made any announcement related to that.
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However, the appearance of S Cloud in Galaxy Note 2's settings menu is indeed "the strongest indication yet that it exists in some form," the report added.
Take a look at the key features and specs of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2:
Size & Weight: 151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4mm; 180g
Display: 5.5-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1,280 x 720 pixels (267ppi)
Processor: Exynos quad-core system-on-a-chip clocking in at 1.6GHz
Storage & Memory: 16, 32 and 64GB editions, can be supplemented with microSD cards going up to 64GB; 2GB RAM
OS: Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Camera: 8-megapixel rear camera, 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera; 1080p video capture features on both
Connectivity: 2G Network (GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900), 3G Network (HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100) and 4G Network (LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 2100 - N7105)
Battery: Standard battery, Li-Ion 3100 mAh