Samsung, the world’s largest maker of phones, revealed the Galaxy Note II at its Mobile Unpacked Berlin episode.
According to Samsung, Galaxy Note II features 5.5-inch Super AMOLED HD display, 1.6GHz quad-core CPU and 2GB of RAM. The device also comes with 8MP rear camera, 1.9MP front camera and a huge 3,100mAh battery on-board.
- 5.5-inch Super AMOLED HD display
- 1.6GHz quad-core CPU
- 8MP rear camera
- 1.9MP front camera
- 3,100mAh battery
- 9.4mm thick
- 16, 32, and 64 GB internal storage
- microSD card slot
- HSPA+ 21mbps/ 4G LTE
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- Available in Marble White or Titanium Gray colours
Compared to the original Galaxy Note, the Note II has a slightly lower resolution of 1280×720 compared to 1280×800. The lower resolution gives the Galaxy Note II a slightly less pixel density rating of 267ppi compared to its predecessor’s 285ppi. The Note II is 9.4mm thick compared to 9.7mm and is 80.5mm wide compared to 83mm. Granted, it’s 2g heavier than its predecessor and around 4mm taller.
A new feature called AirView allows users to hover with the S Pen over an email, S Planner, image gallery, or video to preview the content without having to open it. This enables users to quickly search and see more information in one view without screen transitions.
The new S Pen is longer, thicker and ergonomically designed for a perfect grip. It provides a more precise, comfortable, and natural writing and drawing experience. By pressing the dedicated S Pen button, the S Pen recognizes that users want to clip or edit the selected content on the screen. The Easy Clip feature allows users to instantly outline and crop any content on the screen in any shape to save, share or paste. Once done cropping the image, users can freely edit the cropped content through coloring, shading, or their own personal handwriting. It is quick and easy.
The Note is designed to work well with a stylus for jotting notes and drawing on a screen, while styluses for other devices tend to be an afterthought. The Note’s large screen also makes the phone more like a tablet and more suitable for playing games and consuming content.
Samsung Galaxy Note II will be available starting October in markets across the globe. There is no word on the pricing right now.