The lowdown on Samsung's new products (roundup)

Samsung debuted a slew of new Galaxy and Ativ products today during a press conference in London. Here's what you need to know.

Tablets, cameras, and smartphones, oh my. At a London press conference today, Samsung let loose a number of new products that ranged from a handful of Galaxy smartphones, to several Windows 8 Ativ tablets . In addition, it announced the Galaxy NX, a compact camera that can connect photographers on the go to an LTE data connection. To make sense of all these devices, CNET compiled a list of the new goodies. But what do you guys think? Are you looking forward to any of these devices or are they a pass?


Samsung Galaxy NX
The Samsung Galaxy NX. Lori Grunin/CNET

Samsung Galaxy NX
Running a 1.6GHz quad-core processor, the Galaxy NX is reportedly the world's first interchangeable-lens camera that also runs Android and has LTE. It has 16GB of built-in memory, a DRIMe IV imaging processor, and an expansive 4.8-inch LCD display. Read the full hands-on.


The Samsung Ativ Q. Andrew Hoyle/CNET

Samsung Ativ Q
The Ativ Q has a split personality since it can run two OSes, Windows 8 and Android Jelly Bean. But they'll have to learn to get along, since both are housed under the same body, which includes a 13-inch touch screen (with a 3,200x1,800-pixel resolution and 275ppi) and an Intel Haswell Core i5 processor. Read the full hands-on.


Samsung Ativ Tab 3
The Samsung Ativ Tab 3. Andrew Hoyle/CNET

Samsung Ativ Tab 3
At only 8.2mm thick, Samsung dubbed the Tab 3 as the world's thinnest Windows 8 tablet. In addition, it boasts a 10.1-inch touch screen with a 1,366x768-pixel resolution and an Intel Atom processor. As an incentive, the device also comes bundled with Office 2013. Read the full hands-on.


Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. Andrew Hoyle/CNET

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom
If you've ever dealt with a camera phone's digital zoom, you'll know it's not the greatest. Enter the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, a 4.3-inch Galaxy smartphone with a 10x optical zoom on the back. Running a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, and a 2,330mAh battery, it's the ideal handset for the serious photog. Read the full hands-on.


Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active. Andrew Hoyle/CNET

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
Designed for those who get a little rough with their phones, the Galaxy S4 Active is basically a waterproof, rugged version of the Galaxy S4. Users will get a 1.9Ghz quad-core processor, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and an 8-megapixel camera. It'll be available on AT&T for $199.99 starting June 21. Read the full hands-on.


Samsung Ativ One 5
The Samsung Ativ One 5. Andrew Hoyle/CNET

Ativ One 5 Style
Minimalistic in its design, the Ativ One 5 is a touch-screen PC that aims to be an all-around "family computer." Sporting a 21.5-inch, 1080p full HD display and a quad-core processor, the One 5 also offers most of what you need for a one-stop media hub: it has two USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, an audio jack, an SD card slot, an Ethernet port, and HDMI-in and -out. Read the full hands-on.


Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus
The Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus. Andrew Hoyle/CNET

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus
Donning a stylish, full-metal construction, the 9 Plus is a lean, mean, 13-inch laptop machine with a slender 13.6mm profile. Its crisp screen has a 3,200x1,800-pixel resolution, which will display Windows 8 in all its tile glory, and it has a reported battery usage time of up to 12 hours. Read the full hands-on.


Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite
The Samsung's Ativ Book 9 Lite. Andrew Hoyle/CNET

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite
For people who can live with a little bit less, the 13-inch 9 Lite takes the 9 Plus down a notch and makes it more affordable. But with that lower price, you'll also get a lower resolution (1,366x768 pixels), and a little more bulk (its profile is 17mm thick). Read the full hands-on.


Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. Sarah Tew / CNET

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
Though we've already heard about the GS4's little brother a few weeks ago, Samsung still deemed it fit to mention it during its presser. And though it may be more compact, it still doesn't skimp on the specs, which include a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display, a 1.7GHz dual-core processor, 8GB of internal memory, and an 8-megapixel camera. Read the full hands-on.

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Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus

The Bottom Line: If you’re just looking for an all-around excellently made Windows touch ultrabook and don’t mind that it's on the expensive side (and doesn’t convert to a tablet), the improved Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus is worth the investment. / Read full review

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Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite (marble white)

The Bottom Line: Samsung’s latest budget spin on a Windows touch-screen, AMD-powered, ultrabook-esque laptop has some flair, but the corners it cuts aren't worth the money saved. / Read full review

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Samsung Ativ Tab 3

Samsung reckons the Ativ Tab 3 is the thinnest Windows 8 tablet ever. We went hands-on at Samsung's London launch event. / Read full review

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

The Bottom Line: Buy the Zoom if you'd like a flexible two-in-one camera/smartphone, no matter the size. But enthusiasts should stick to standalone shooters, and slimmer smartphones -- like the arguably better Nokia Lumia 1020 -- will satisfy most photo needs. / Read full review

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Samsung Ativ One 5 Style

Samsung's new Ativ One 5 Style is an all-in-one Windows 8 touch-screen PC that's very reminiscent of a huge Galaxy Tab. / Read full review

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Samsung GALAXY NX - digital camera

The Samsung Galaxy NX camera combines the company's smartphone savvy with its mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera skills. The result: a potentially no-compromise solution for photographers who crave connectivity, albeit at a steep price premium. / Read full review

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Samsung Ativ Q

The 13-inch Ativ Q is three devices in one: a Windows laptop, a Windows tablet, and an Android slate. We came to grips with it. / Read full review

About the author

Lynn La is CNET's associate editor for cell phone and smartphone news and reviews. Prior to coming to CNET, she wrote for the Sacramento Bee and was a staff editor at Macworld. In addition to covering technology, she has reported on health, science, and politics.

 

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