Samsung Galaxy Note II Announced (Specs, Images)

August 29, 2012

Today, at the Samsung Mobile Unpacked press conference at IFA 2012, Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy Note II Android smartphone-tablet hybrid, or “phablet” for short.

“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,” said JK Shin, President of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics.

The Galaxy Note II offers a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display with 16:9 aspect ratio, 1.6GHz Quad-Core Exynos processor, 16/32/64 GB of internal storage (expandable with microSD), an 8 megapixel rear camera, a 1.9MP front-facing camera with 720P HD video capture, 3,100mAh battery, HSPA+ or 4G LTE connectivity, S-Pen stylus, and it will launch with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz UX.

The Galaxy Note 2′s camera has an assortment of features like Buddy Photo Share, Burst Shot, Best Photo and Best Faces. Users can also personalize photos by jotting down notes on the back of photos using the S Pen. Handwritten Photo Notes can be shared with others in jpg format. Other software enhancements include: Air View in which users can preview content (videos, images, etc) by hovering the stylus over them, Popup Note in which the S Note application can be accessed any time upon pulling out the Stylus, Quick Command which conveniently displays frequently used apps with the S Pen, and Screen Recorder which allows users to record sequences of actions taken on their screen (like a demo of an app).

Speaking of the S Pen, the new stylus is longer, thicker and more ergonomically designed for the perfect grip. The S Pen also quickly recognizes when users want to clip or edit selected content on the screen by simply pressing the dedicated S Pen button. The Easy Clip feature allows users to instantly outline and crop any on-screen content in any shape to save, paste or share. Post editing of cropped images allows users to color, shade or add handwritten content. With Idea Visualizer, handwriting keywords in S Note will pull up relevant illustrated images.

The Samsung Galaxy Note II will be available in Marble White or Titanium Gray color options beginning in October in major European, Asian, and Middle East markets. It will also be announced for the US market later in Q4 2012.

Galaxy Note II Picture Gallery:

Galaxy Note II Product Specifications:

- Processor: 1.6 GHz quad-core CPU

- Display: 5.5″ HD Super AMOLED (1,280 x 720)

- OS: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)

- 3G Network: HSPA+ 21Mbps (HSDPA 21Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps)

- 4G LTE Network: 100Mbps/ 50Mbps (HDSPA 42Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps)

- Camera (Rear): 8 Megapixel Auto Focus Camera with LED Flash, BSI

- Camera (Front): 1.9 Megapixel VT Camera, BSI

- Video Codec: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VC-1, DivX, WMV7, WMV8, WMV9, VP8,

- Video Format: 3GP(MP4), WMV(ASF), AVI, FLV, MKV, WebM; Full HD(1080p) Playback & Recording

- Audio: Codec- MP3, OGG, WMA, AAC, ACC+, eAAC+, AMR(NB,WB), MIDI, WAV, AC-3, Flac, Music Player with SoundAlive, 3.5mm Ear Jack

- S Pen Optimized Features: S Pen Experience, S Note, S Planner, Email with hand-writing integration, S Pen Keeper, Quick Command, Easy Clip, Photo Note, Paper Artist, Air View,Popup Note, Popup Play, Shape Match, Formula Match, Idea Visualizer

- Sharing Features: Samsung AllShare Play & Control, Samsung AllShare Cast(WiFi Display) – Mirroring & Extension, Samsung AllShare Framework, S Beam

- Content Features & Services: Samsung Apps, Samsung Kies /Samsung Kies Air, Samsung TouchWiz / Samsung L!ve Panel, Samsung Game Hub, Learning Hub* / Music Hub* / Video Hub* / Media Hub*(US only), Samsung ChatOn mobile communication service, Samsung S Suggest, Smart Stay, Direct Call, Screen Recorder, Quick Glance, Page Buddy/ Tag Buddy/ Word Buddy

- Google Services: Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude, Google Play Store, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads

- Enterprise Solutions: On Device Encryption (H/W), Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, VPN(F5, Cisco, Juniper), MDM(Sybase Afaria, MobileIron, SOTI, Good), CCX, VMware MVP,

- GPS: A-GPS, Glonass

- Connectivity: Bluetooth® v 4.0 (Apt-X Codec support) LE, USB 2.0 Host, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5 GHz), Wi-Fi HT40, Wi-Fi Direct, mHL, NFC

- Sensor: Accelerometer, RGB Light, Digital Compass, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer

- Memory: 16/32/64GB User memory + 2GB (RAM), microSD (up to 64GB)

- Dimension: 80.5 x 151.1 x 9.4 mm, 180 g

- Battery: Standard battery, Li-ion 3,100mAh

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