No More Rumors, The Samsung Galaxy Note II Is Official
Ever since the announcement and release of the Samsung Galaxy III all I could think, was why not make the screen a bit bigger and add in a stylus, and then… just like that the Galaxy Note II was announced. The Galaxy Note is the first oversized smart phone to gain acceptance in the hearts and minds of consumers across the globe. With well over 10 million Galaxy Notes in the world it is safe to say there is indeed a place for a 5 plus inch smart phone. Provided of course it has a stylus and a whole suite of stylus…or S pen applications built around into it. The Galaxy Note II is official. Your days of speculation and rumors are finished with the second generation Note as Samsung has lifted off its veil.
The Samsung Galaxy Note II has come under a lot of different rumors. At one point it was rumored the Galaxy Note II would have one of those infamously cool but never seen in public flexible AMOLED screens. Other more reasonable rumors surrounded the device prior to its official existence, but Samsung tossed reason to the wind and made a larger Galaxy S III. Now, don’t get me wrong the new Note II is impressive and will surely help perpetuate is stance in the market, but it really is a flattened and stretched Galaxy S III. The Galaxy Note II was announced by Samsung a few days back at IFA in Berlin, ironically enough the first Note got its debut in those same halls. Availability of the Note II will start in October in a marble white or titanium grey variety. Mum’s the word right now on pricing, but we can most likely expect its pricing to be in line with the previous model. A leaked pricing document on the Galaxy Note II surfaced last Thursday to show the oversized handset would run end users about €639.90, which would roughly translate into around $803 bucks. That pricing is contract free via Vodafone in Germany. So what can you expect from the Galaxy Note II? Well a bunch of awesomeness packed into a rather large device. It starts with the latest and greatest in Android version 4.1 aka Jelly Bean. From there end users will have access to the best in Android via a 5.5 inch Super AMOLED touch screen that clocks a 720×1280 pixel resolution at 267 pixels per inch. Internally Android and the likes of Samsung’s user interface will get there go from a highly capable ARM Cortex-A9 Quad core 1.6 GHz chipset, ARM Mali-400 MP4 quad core GPU, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage with expandable microSDHC memory to boot. Around back an 8 mega pixel camera with LED flash, a slew of super cool camera tricks, 1080p recording and a front facing shooter that clocks in at 1.9 mega pixels. Add in a dash of Bluetooth version 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, Micro USB, NFC, DLNA and MHL connectivity and the Galaxy Note II forms up to be a super impressive handset. Not flexible LCD impressive, but impressive none the least. Also, a stylus or as Samsung likes to call it an S Pen, which has a slew of directly made application as it can be put to work. With the mass appeal that has perpetuated the Note series devices combined with the new look and feel that resembles the Galaxy S III it may be safe to bet on the Note II’s success.
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