Samsung Galaxy Note 2 unveiled
As expected, the Samsung Unpacked event at IFA 2012 in Berlin, Germany, saw the unveiling of the latest phablet from the South Korean consumer electronics giant, Samsung, in the form of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. This will definitely up the ante where the Galaxy Note family is concerned, where you get an even larger display than ever before (time to give your tailor a tinkle and make some changes in size to your pants pockets), in addition to a slew of other technological advancements that we will check out in the extended post.
For starters, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is a sight to behold even before it is turned on, and when you power it up, your eyes will definitely fall in love with the 5.5” HD Super AMOLED display that is touted to deliver breathtaking visuals and crystal clear detail. Boasting a 16:9 screen ratio, you are guaranteed of a cinema-like video viewing experience, making it ideal as the portable media player of choice. Sure, it might have fewer pixels overall compared to its predecessor, but that was a necessary evil in order to achieve the mentioned aspect ratio.
With the introduction of Air View, you are able to hover the included S Pen over an email, S Planner, image gallery, or video, where doing so will let you preview the content without having to open it. Talk about efficiency, and that would also mean less burden on your monthly data plan if you are not subscribing to unlimited data.
There is a Popup Note feature that extends the concept of Popup Play, where you can open an S Note instantly as a pop-up window, anywhere you like on the screen, giving you the opportunity to jot down a quick note as well.
Underneath the hood lies the muscle of a 1.6GHz quad-core processor complete with HSPA Plus or 4G LTE connectivity (depending on the market you are in), with Android 4.1, Jelly Bean running right out of the box. Depending on your budget, you can choose from 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB capacities that can be further augmented using a microSD memory card. Fret not about juice, as the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will boast of a 3,100mAh battery that ought to last quite the distance through a day’s worth of heavy duty use.
At the back lies an 8-megapixel shooter, while the front has a 1.9-megapixel camera that also does HD video recording. You can choose from Marble White or Titanium Gray colors, where the Galaxy S2 is set for an October release in major European, Asian, and Middle East markets. Pricing details have yet to be disclosed.