Last year, Samsung announced the company’s first phone/tablet (phablet) hybrid device, the Galaxy Note. Within 8 months of its official launch, Samsung managed to sell more than 10 million units of this device worldwide. We have already posted the leaked photos and specs of this device a couple of hours ago. Now, the company official unveiled the much-awaited Galaxy Note II at the IFA 2012 event in Berlin. This device runs on the latest Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System out of the box.
JK Shin, President of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics, said:
“Last year at IFA, we launched the Galaxy Note, which opened a new category of smart mobile devices. This year, again at IFA, I am proud to announce the Galaxy Note II, which will encourage users to ‘unleash their inner creativity.’ With a perfect viewing experience and unique and differentiated features, users can discover information and capture their ideas faster, express thoughts freely and manage tasks more efficiently. For anyone who wants to be creative, expressive and unique, the Samsung Galaxy Note II will be the ideal device, allowing users to live a life extraordinary.”
Samsung Galaxy Note II features a 5.5 inch Super AMOLED HD display, sporting a resolution of 1280 × 720 pixels, 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS, TouchWiz UI, 8 megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls and much more.
It also comes with a 3.5 mm headset jack, FM Radio with RDS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 4G Connectivity, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB/ 32 GB/ 64 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 64 GB expandable memory, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, S-Pen, S Note, S Planner, Samsung Hub, DLNA, Google Play Store, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC (Near Field Communication) and a 3100mAh battery. This handset will be available in Marble White and Titanium Gray colors.
Samsung Galaxy Note II comes with a new S Pen, which is longer, thicker and designed for the perfect grip. the new S Pen is touted to provides a more precise, comfortable and natural writing and drawing experience. It will also come with the new Air View feature that allows users to hover with the S-Pen over an email, image gallery or video to preview the content without having to open it.
Samsung Galaxy Note II will go on sale from October. This device will be first launched in Europe, followed by other American and Asian markets. Samsung has not yet announced the priced of this device. However, the price is expected to be slightly higher than the Galaxy S III.