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Samsung Galaxy Note II delivers 5.5-inch screen, LTE, NFC, and enhanced S Pen features

Product Launch by Andrew Kameka on Wednesday August 29, 2012.

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Following the commercial success of the Samsung Galaxy Note, Samsung has returned with the appropriately titled Galaxy Note II. The Galaxy Note II has a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED screen with a 1280x720 resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio. The slightly bigger screen didn't bulk up the phone too much; the dimensions of the phone are 80.5mm x 151.1mm x 9.4mm (3.17in x 5.95in x 0.37) and 180g (6.35oz). The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean phone is powered by a 3,100 mAh battery.

Samsung also upgraded the Galaxy Note II to have a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, 8 megapixel camera, 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera, 2 GB of RAM, a microSD slot supporting up to 64GB, and internal storage models of 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB. The phone also has a stronger S Pen that is now capable of more precise note taking and drawing. A new feature allows users to hover the S Pen over an email or calendar entry and see a preview of the content. It can also create Popup Notes that allow for note taking on any screen.

Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note II in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East beginning in October. The phone will be available in Marble White or Titanium Gray color options, and will support several connectivity options, including HSPA+ or 4G LTE, NFC, USB 2.0 Host, and Wi-Fi Direct.

Here are the full Galaxy Note II specs:


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

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


1.6 GHz quad-core processor


5.5" HD Super AMOLED (1,280 x 720)


Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)


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

Sub(Front): 1.9 Megapixel VT Camera, BSI

Best Photo, Best Faces, Low light shot


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

Format: 3GP(MP4), WMV(ASF), AVI, FLV, MKV, WebM

Full HD(1080p) Playback & Recording



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 Hub

- 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 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

(upon request)

On Device Encryption (H/W)

Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync

VPN(F5, Cisco, Juniper)

MDM(Sybase Afaria, MobileIron, SOTI, Good)


VMware MVP





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




Accelerometer, RGB Light, Digital Compass, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer


16/32/64GB User memory + 2GB (RAM)

microSD (up to 64GB)


80.5 x 151.1 x 9.4 mm, 180 g


Standard battery, Li-ion 3,100mAh

source: Samsung

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