It’s not like we weren’t expecting it. The rumoured follow-up to Samsung‘s wildly successful Galaxy Note ‘phablet’ has been dominating the grapevine for many weeks, and Samsung have now gone ahead and verified its existence.
The official announcement was made at IFA by Samsung president JK Shin, who said that the Galaxy Note 2 will be available in 128 countries. The roll-out is set to start in October.
As is evident from the pictures, the Galaxy Note 2 has moved far away from the design of its predecessor, instead borrowing its external design from the Galaxy S3. However, whereas the S3 had a 4.8″ screen, this beast has a 5.5″ Super AMOLED display.
The Note 2 runs on a quad-core 1.6GHz Exynos 4412 chip (same as the S3), and also features an 8MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera, 2GB of RAM and a 3,100mAh battery.
Despite packing all this power, the Note 2 manages to measure in at just 9.4mm thick and weighs 180g, which is both thinner and lighter than the original Note.
The trademark S-Pen of course makes a return, except now it’s been upgraded to a 1024 level of sensitivity. Among the new software features are Airview and an option called ‘Seize the day’, which brings up all the pen-based apps as soon as you unsheath it.
The Galaxy Note 2 will come in Marble White and Pebble Blue flavours initially, but with Samsung’s recent unveiling of a host of new colours for their S3, we could well see a more varied palette in the future.
[Source: IT Pro Portal]