Successor of Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note 2 is here and its beautiful. It inherits design attributes from Galaxy S3, and makes is beautiful and thinner.
It has been specced-up, it gains a 1.6 Ghz Quad core Exynos processor, along with hooping 2GB RAM, and lot of potential, making it the Most powerful smartphone on Earth! And most important, it would ship with Android Jellybean 4.1. Original Galaxy Note users would also get Jellybean update soon.
The Original Galaxy Note was quiet a Hit in European and Asian countries. However, American seemed to toally ignore it calling it a ridiculous Phablet. Well, not every user thinks like that and thats how Samsung sold more than 20Million Galaxy Note within a year. The Galaxy Note 2, learns a lot from it and makes everything about it even better.
Galaxy Note II features better stylus or S-Pen. It has doubled the touch sensitive pressures from 512 to whooping 1024, making the most responsive stylus even better. Samsung has also worked pretty hard in developing S-Pen based apps that take the productivity to all new level.
Let’s take a quick look at the Galaxy Note II specs:
- CPU: 1.6 Ghz, Quad core Exynos ARM11 CPU
- GPU: Mali 400?
- RAM: 2GB of DDR RAM
- Display: 5.5″ 1280×720 16:9 HD SuperAMOLED display (274 ppi)
- Dimensions: 80 x 151.1 x 9.4 mm (thinner than Note)
- 8MP camera, 1080p 30fps Video, Front 1.9MP
- Battery: 3100 mAh (vs 2500mAh of Galaxy Note)
- Connectivity: 3G, 4G LTE
- Wifi 802.11 ABGN,
- Memory: 16GB to 64GB, expandable sd card.
The dimensions of the S Pen stylus have also changed. The new S Pen is longer and thicker, and offers a more ergonomic grip.
New Apps, Features
Air View: You can now bring up previews of emails, image galleries and videos by hovering the stylus over them.
S Pen button tells the device that selected content is to be copied or edited, while the ‘Easy Clip’ feature is intended to make outlining and cropping easier.
When you pull out SPen, it automatically launches an app launcher screen where you can launch apps. If you’re inside a call, it launches a note taking app which is helpful during calls.
The stylus can also be used to make special gestures on the screen, to do things such as initiating calls and bringing up emails.
Galaxy Note 2 Handson Review
The Galaxy Note 2 uses all the smart functions that Samsung originally introduced with their Galaxy S3 (such as Smart Stay, Smart Alerts and such, read more about them in our previous article here). Obviously enough, the original Note has no such software tweaks. In addition, the Note 2 comes with several new features such as S-Pen Quick Commands, improved hand writing capture, a Screen Recorder that’s also able to record audio, as well as a software tweak that will alert you whenever the S-Pen is not in its holster (so that you don’t lose it).
Users can choose which are their ‘best faces’ — “the most preferred face or pose of each person from group portrait photos” — and the device has the same Smart Stay feature as the Galaxy S III. This uses the front-facing camera to stop the phone going into standby when someone is using it.
The Galaxy Note II will be available in October in “major European, Asian, and Middle East markets”, Samsung said. Pricing has not yet been announced.
Along with Note 2, Samsung announced Samsung Galaxy Camera: 16MP Android Jellybean