Samsung announces the Galaxy Note 2 with 1.6GHz quad-core processor, Android 4.1

Just as predicted, today at their IFA 2012 press conference, Samsung went ahead and announced the Galaxy Note, the successor to the original Galaxy Note. With the new Galaxy Note 2, Samsung went ahead and redesigned the entire phone and gave it higher specs. Overall, the Galaxy Note 2 resembles the Galaxy S III, but with a bigger display, of course. The phone features a large 5.5-inch Super AMOLED HD display in a chassis that’s just 9.4mm thick. Powering the Note 2 will be a powerful 1.6GHz quad-core Samsung Exynos processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will be the operating system found inside the Note 2, a move that will please many future customers. Other specs of the Galaxy Note 2 include an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera cable of recording video in 1080P HD, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat, HSPA+ 21Mbps, 4G LTE connectivity, Wi-Fi, NFC, and more. The phone will be available in 16, 32, and 64GB models all of which will support microSD cards up to 64GB.

Unfortunately, availability of the device hasn’t been announced yet. Hopefully Samsung will take the release route of the Galaxy S III and make it available in as many markets as possible as fast as possible. Check out the Galaxy Note 2 Gallery below and let us know what you think.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Specs

  • Network: 3G: HSPA+ 21Mbps (HSDPA 21Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps); 4G LTE: 100Mbps/ 50Mbps
  • Processor: 1.6 GHz quad-core processor
  • Display: 5.5” HD Super AMOLED (1,280 x 720)
  • OS: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • Camera: Main(Rear): 8 Megapixel Auto Focus Camera with LED Flash, BSI; Sub(Front): 1.9 Megapixel VT Camera, BSI; Best Photo, Best Faces, Low light shot
  • Video: Codec: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VC-1, DivX, WMV7, WMV8, WMV9, VP8, Format: 3GP(MP4), WMV(ASF), AVI, FLV, MKV, WebM; Full HD(1080p) Playback & Recording
  • Audio: Codec: MP3, OGG, WMA, AAC, ACC+, eAAC+, AMR(NB,WB), MIDI, WAV, AC-3, Flac; Music Player with SoundAlive; 3.5mm Ear Jack
  • S Pen Optimized Features: S Pen Experience; S Note, S Planner, Email with hand-writing integration; S Pen Keeper; Quick Command, Easy Clip, Photo Note, Paper Artist; Air View; Popup Note, Popup Play; Shape Match, Formula Match, Idea Visualizer
  • Sharing Features: Samsung AllShare Play & Control; Samsung AllShare Cast(WiFi Display) – Mirroring & Extension; Samsung AllShare Framework; S Beam
  • Content Features & Services: Samsung Apps; Samsung Kies /Samsung Kies Air; Samsung TouchWiz / Samsung L!ve Panel; Samsung Hub; Game Hub; Learning Hub* / Music Hub* / Video Hub* / Media Hub*(US only); Samsung ChatOn mobile communication service; Samsung S Suggest; Smart Stay, Direct Call, Screen Recorder, Quick Glance; Page Buddy/ Tag Buddy/ Word Buddy
  • Google apps: Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude
    Google Play Store, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies
    Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk,
    Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads
  • Available Enterprise Solutions (upon request): On Device Encryption (H/W); Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync; VPN(F5, Cisco, Juniper); MDM(Sybase Afaria, MobileIron, SOTI, Good); CCX; VMware MVP
  • GPS: A-GPS; Glonass
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth® v 4.0 (Apt-X Codec support) LE; USB 2.0 Host; WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5 GHz), Wi-Fi HT40; Wi-Fi Direct; mHL; NFC
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, RGB Light, Digital Compass, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer
  • Memory: 16/32/64GB User memory + 2GB (RAM); microSD (up to 64GB)
  • Dimensions: 80.5 x 151.1 x 9.4 mm, 180 g
  • Battery: Standard battery, Li-ion 3,100mAh

Jonathan converted to the Android platform from Blackberry with the original Motorola Droid. He currently has a Samsung Galaxy Nexus complete with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on Verizon Wireless, a Motorola Xoom, and a Kindle Fire. Besides keeping up with Android news, he enjoys spending time with his family, gaming, reading, and computers. Google+

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