It just a few months before the holidays again, and for makers of electronics devices, this usually spells big earnings. It is thus no coincidence that Samsung has announced that the United States launch of its new phablet, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, will be in November.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will feature Samsung’s 1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos processor instead of the Qualcomm’s 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus, which was usually spotted on Samsung devices sold in the United States. Apart from this, however, the device has the same set of specifications as the Galaxy Note 2 that is headed to international markets.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 sports a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels. It also has 2GB of RAM as well as 16, 32, or 64GB of storage capacity, expandable through a microSD card slot for up to 64GB. The device gets is power from a 3,100 mAh battery, which is larger than the one found on the first Galaxy Note. In spite of this, it weighs less than its predecessor, tipping the scale at only 182.5g, mainly because Samsung decided to give it a smaller bezel. This phablet is likewise the first Samsung smartphone to have Android 4.1 Jelly Bean onboard.
As with the original Note, this phablet comes with the S Pen. The accessory allows for applications like Easy Clip, Air View, Idea Sketch, Quick Command, and Photo Notes. Samsung is also offering a separate S Pen with an Eraser as an optional accessory to the Galaxy Note 2.
The device comes in two color options, Marble White and Titanium Gray. Those who want a more colorful device, however, can purchase one of Samsung’s exclusive flip covers. The accessory is available in Lime Green, Orange, Blue, Mint, Pink, in addition to Titanium Gray and Marble White.
Its pricing and availability have yet to be revealed, but more information may arrive once Apple’s iPhone 5 officially hits the market.