Samsung Unveils Galaxy Note II

Samsung has unveiled its much-anticipated Galaxy Note II at its Unpacked event as part of IFA 2012 in Berlin.

The new iteration of the smartphone/tablet hybrid from the Korean manufacturer has been at the centre of huge amounts of speculation leading up to the launch, with the final specification confirming many of the rumours.

With a 1.6GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM, the Note II looks to be a somewhat formidable proposition. Running Android Jelly Bean out of the box, the handset also comes loaded with an 8 megapixel rear camera with a 1.9 megapixel front facing unit.

The device also features a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display complete with 16:9 aspect ratio, a huge 3100mAh battery and a chassis thickness of just 9.4mm.

NFC connectivity is included and the handset will have 4G LTE capability in territories where the 4G service is available. As of yet there has been no word on the Note II’s 4G compatibility with the UK’s forthcoming 4G network from Everything Everywhere.

As is becoming the norm within the smartphone world, the Note II will be offered in a range of colours, with marble white and titanium grey options available at launch. Differing storage capacities will also be offered, with 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions all available. For those seeking even more storage space, the option of 64GB of expandable storage via microSD is also available.

The Note II continues the legacy of its predecessor via the inclusion of the S-Pen stylus, however, the peripheral has been improved this time round, with a new ergonomic feel and increased functionality built in.

The Samsung Galaxy Note II will be released in the UK in October, but stay tuned to the Dialaphone blog where we hope to have a full review of the hybrid smartphone over the coming days.

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