IFA 2012: Samsung Galaxy Note II unveiled

By Sameer Mitha | Published on 30 Aug 2012
IFA 2012: Samsung Galaxy Note II unveiled

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Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy Note II, the successor to 2011’s Samsung Galaxy Note.

The Galaxy Note II boasts of a 5.5-inch display and is powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core processor under the hood. The device runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and boasts of a whopping 2GB of RAM just like the Galaxy Note 10.1. The Note II also has an 8MP rear facing camera and a 1.9MP front facing camera. The device comes with three storage options – 16/32/64GB.

The Galaxy Note II is quite slim measuring a mere 9.4mm in thickness and light as well, weighing a mere 180 grams. The device will be available in two colours - marble white and titanium grey. The resolution of the 5.5-inch display is 1280x720 rather than the expected 1280x800 - a 16:9 aspect ratio. The device houses a 3,100mAh battery.

Samsung has maintained the S Pen stylus from the original Galaxy Note and its core functionality still remains the same as its predecessor. Pulling out the S Pen stylus from its housing and Popup Note loads on the device for quickly jotting down reminders.

No pricing of the device has been revealed but the Note II is expected to hit store shelves in October 2012.

At IFA 2012, Samsung said, “Samsung Mobile is planning a U.S. version of Galaxy Note II, which will be available later in 2012. Building on the success of the original Galaxy Note, we’re confident that the Galaxy Note II continues to redefine what consumers should expect from their smartphone and delivers a powerful, innovative and unique experience. Exact timing and retail channel availability is not being announced at this time, we will continue to share information as it becomes available.”

Here’s a quick look at the specifications comparison between the original Samsung Galaxy Note and the Samsung Galaxy Note II. 

Particulars

Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Samsung Galaxy Note

Thickness
9.4mm
9.7mm
Weight
180gms
178gms

Display Type

Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen

Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen

Display Size

5.5-inch
5.3-inch

Display Resolution

1280x720
1280x800

Internal Storage

16/32/64 GB

16GB/32GB

Expandable Storage

MicroSD, up to 32 GB

MicroSD, up to 32 GB

Processor

Exynos 4412 Quad

Exynos

Processor Clock Speed

Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9

Dual-core 1.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A9

RAM
2GB
1GB

Rear camera

8MP
8MP

Front facing camera

1.9MP
2MP
OS

Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Android OS 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) upgradable to Android 4.0.4

Battery
3100mAh
2500mAh


 

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Sameer Mitha

Sameer Mitha lives for gaming and technology is his muse. When he isn’t busy playing with gadgets or video games he delves into the world of fantasy novels.

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