Samsung officially announced its Galaxy Note II (model N7100) phablet as the follow-up to the Galaxy Note. Other than more powerful processor, the Note II also gets a bigger screen and a new S Pen. It gets a similar design as the Galaxy III and is now slimmer at 9.4mm, compare to 9.7mm Note. The new phablet is powered by a 1.6Ghz qud-core processor with 2GB of RAM, upgrading from 1.4GHz dual-core CPU and 1GB RAM.
The Galaxy Note II sports a large 5.5-inch 1280x720p HD Super AMOLED touchscreen display and comes with the new advanced S Pen with ergonomically design. With the new Air View feature, users can hover with the S Pen over an email, S Planner, image gallery, or video to preview the content without having to open it. Users can also quickly activate frequently used apps with the S Pen using the new Quick Command gesture pad feature. The over-sized handset sports a 8 Megapixel main camera with BSI sensor, LED flash and Full HD video recording, and a 1.9 Megapixel front-facing camera. The camera includes Buddy Photo Share, Burst Shot and Best Photo as well as Best Faces feature that allows users to choose the most preferred face or pose of each person from group portrait photos.
Other than GPS, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0, the Galaxy Note II also includes support for Glonass, MHL for direct HDMI connection with HDTV, NFC, and Samsung AllShare for wireless media sharing. The phone runs the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean opearting system with TouchWiz UI. It works on 3D HSPA+ and LTE 4G mobile networks.
Samsung will release the Galaxy Note II in October in marbel white and titanium grey colors.