Samsung GALAXY Note II Officially Launched at IFA 2012

The uniqueness of the Samsung GALAXY Note is the pen stylus reminiscent of touchscreen smartphones a few years ago. Although it could confuse consumers with the concept of a rather responsible, apparently Samsung GALAXY Note is selling well. Apparently quite a lot of consumers who are lazy to bring smartphones and tablets as well, so the size of the screen bear GALAXY Note to be one factor.

After circulating for almost a year, GALAXY Note will now be replaced with the GALAXY Note II (N7100). Physically, the screen is a little bigger with the size of 5.5 inches (Note screen measuring 5.3 inches), but with a resolution of 1280 × 720 pixels or slightly below Note that the screen resolution is 1280 × 800 pixels (276ppi vs 285ppi). Specifications screen itself is also identical to the first version of the Note, which is the Super AMOLED HD panel. For the body, GALAXY Note II appear slightly thinner with a thickness of 9.4 mm (Note 9.65 mm) and weighs 180 grams. The design is also seen taking reference of the Samsung GALAXY SIII. Given a choice of colors is also quite similar, namely Marble White and Titanium Gray. Samsung apparently still choose to maintain design with a removable battery cover, not a unibody design like some other vendors. Just like in the GALAXY SIII, GALAXY Note II N7100 also supports microSD up to 32GB size.

Performance is certainly a priority, with buried Exynos processor 1.6 GHz quad-core Mali 400 GPU and 2GB of RAM. Samsung GALAXY Note II is also one of the first Samsung smartphone that features the Android operating system 4.1 or Jelly Bean. Camera quality is maintained, with a 1.9 megapixel front camera and 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash. There are two interesting features of the camera functions Note II. Best Faces faces can choose the best of several images into one new image containing the most good expression of the people in it. Another interesting feature is the Photo Note. With this feature, we can write the back of the photo. Hopefully inscribed photo can be opened on other devices.

For fans of the stylus GALAXY Note, Samsung has a joyous surprise. Note GALAXY S II has been equipped with a stylus-pen that is longer and thicker. The new design is a S-Pen is more ergonomic and comfortable to use, at least on paper. Not only that, Samsung also includes a variety of advanced features associated with this new pen.

There is the “Water View” that allows users to peer content such as video, images, email, and so on, simply by sending the S Pen on it (about 10mm). So do not get touched. Also there Popup Note, which could bring the record’s Note above other applications, for example, you took notes while being called and so on. There is a Quick Command to launch frequently used applications using the S Pen, and there is a Screen Recorder can record row action taken on the phone. This last feature is useful for, for example, teaching others to use an application or show your drawing skills.

Other significant increase occurred in the rear. Battery capacity Samsung GALAXY Note II increased dramatically to 3100 mAh or about 25% greater than the GALAXY Note. This is an important aspect for an average smartphone greedily consuming power. With a variety of improvement, the Samsung GALAXY Note II seems to be a tempting option for users GALAXY Note and consumers who want a smartphone with an extra-sized screen. But the question is, at what price?

No pricing information from Samsung. But observing the price freefall GALAXY Note, GALAXY Note II seems to be marketed as the original version of the GALAXY Note in the range of 6.9 million dollars. Samsung says that the new GALAXY Note II will go on sale in the third quarter of 2012 or between October and December 2012.