The Samsung Galaxy Note II is prepping up to be released sometime during the middle of November, right before the holidays. The smartphone-tablet hybrid has been confirmed to release on all four major US carriers, including AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), Verizon Communications (NYSE:V), T-Mobile, and Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE:S). At press time, we don’t know the official launch date or the price details.
Here is what we do know about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note II, as reported on their official press release. This phablet-style phone will feature an Exynos 1.6 quad-core processor, which was optimized for LTE, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of onboard file storage. It can support up to 64GB of additional RAM memory, with a microSD card.
The smartphone will be the first to feature the new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software. It also features a 5.5 inch high definition Super Amoled touchscreen, with a 16.9 aspect ratio and 3,100 mAh battery, which is significantly larger than the battery for the original Samsung Galaxy Note II. The good news is that the battery still weighs less than the original. It will be available in Marble White or Titanium Gray.
The Galaxy Note II’s best feature is the S Pen, a stylus that makes it easy to write and draw on the phablet. The version’s S Pen was ergonomically redesigned for more precise use, and it can sense 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity which is four times more than the original S Pen.
The Galaxy Note II sounds like an awesome smartphone, and judging by the last’s generation’s success, I think this phone is going to be quite a success. And, it’s great move that they’re going to be launching the phone right before the upcoming holiday season, as they’re going to need to make a lot of money to make up for their financial loss in their patent lawsuit from Apple.