Samsung Galaxy Note II is now official, sports a new S Pen

29 August, 2012 | Comments (187) | Post your comment

The Samsung Galaxy Note II is now official. The second generation of the highly popular phoneblet made its debut at the Samsung pre-IFA press conference and confirmed most of the rumors from the past few weeks.

The Samsung Galaxy Note II is built around a 5.5" Super AMOLED screen of 1280 x 720 resolution (down from the 1280 x 800 resolution of the original Note). The Exynos 4 Quad chipset has its quad-core CPU clocked at 1.6GHz, coupled with 2 GB of RAM and a beefy 3,100 mAh battery on board. The Note II is actually thinner than its predecessor at 9.4 mm (the Galaxy Note is 9.65 mm thick) and just 2 grams heavier, at 180 grams. There's an 8 MP camera on the back and a 1.9 MP one on the front.


Samsung Galaxy Note II in Pearl White and Titanium Grey

The S-Pen has been redesigned too - it's longer and thicker making it more ergonomic and has learned some cool new tricks. One of them is dubbed Air View, which allows you to hover the S Pen over an email, the gallery, video, etc. to preview the content without the need to actually open the app. In addition, the S Pen is capable of a new gesture called Quick Command, which lets users quickly activate frequently used apps.

The Samsung Galaxy Note II will come with support for both HSPA+ and 4G LTE. It will have 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB storage options with a microSD card slot available on each of them.

The Samsung Galaxy Note II will ship in Europe this October with US and worldwide availability to follow shortly afterwards. Unfortunately, the pricing is yet to be revealed.

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Samsung Galaxy Note II is now official, sports a new S Pen - reader comments

  • Thomasj5

The galaxy note 2 has a notification light! At the top left

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  • 2012-10-28 15:55
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  • sim

if u leave the pen behind it starts beeping

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  • 2012-09-27 12:08
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  • JoanieB

Hmmmmmm.... my job as a graphics designer would be a lot easier with the specs on this phone! The camera I bet is outstanding and apps are plentiful except for the pen (and how do I not lose that pen??). Id put it on AT&Ts 4G LTE network which ...

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  • 2012-08-31 17:03
  • jyb3