UPDATE: Celcom’s Samsung Galaxy Note plan detail is now live on their website.
Finally Celcom’s bundling plans have been revealed and it is offered as low as RM1,368 with 18 months contract of Celcom Exec 250. There’s a shorter 12 month period and other lower commitment postpaid options as well. If you don’t intend to stay on contract for long, the Galaxy Note can be yours for RM1,818 on 12 months contact of Celcom Exec 50 with 1GB of data.
Looking at the highest plan option, Celcom is subsidising as much as RM931 for the device. This is RM30 more than their Samsung Galaxy S II bundling plan where they subsidised RM901.
Remember, the event is happening at Pavilion KL, Jusco Aeon Tebrau JB and Queensbay Mall Penang from 10AM onwards tomorrow.
So next question is how much is DiGi offering it? For the Samsung Galaxy S II, DiGi offered a RM700 subsidy. If it is the same for the Note, we could expect RM1,599 for 24 months contract on DG Smart Plan.
For those that want to get it outright, Samsung Facebook page has posted a list of participating Elite Partners that will carry the device.
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Posting pictures and videos first, will be adding commentaries later.
Things worth pointing out. We tested the Face Unlock feature and it worked like a charm but it’s not full-proof. Google warns that Face Unlock is not as secure as a regular pin or password and a similar looking person can, in effect, unlock the Galaxy Nexus.
We also got a question from @yauhui via Twitter asking if Face Unlock can be tricked to recognised a printed picture. While we don’t have a printed picture on hand, we test the Face Unlock with a digital image displayed on the screen of a Galaxy Note that we have on hand. Take a look at the video, the results will surprise you.
UPDATE: Our Face Unlocking video created some buzz recently. Read our full clarification post.
Lastly, we took a close-up shot of the 1280×720 pixel 4.65-inch screen on the Galaxy Nexus. While it is indeed a pentile display (which means it has sub-pixels within each pixel), the screen is one of the sharpest we’ve seen. It’s also amongst the best out there in terms of brightness and colour reproduction. It’s a great screen to behold. The display is so sharp that the onscreen navigation buttons look like there are printed on the screen.
Stay tuned for more observations soon. In the meantime, head on over to after the jump for pictures and videos.