Samsung unveiled the successor of its monster smartphone cum tablet Galaxy Note, the Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100 smartphone in Berlin few days ago. First version of Note got mixed reviews due to its large size as a smartphone, some people feels that it is annoying to hold the Galaxy Note with one hand while you talk with someone during a call, because you can’t grip the phone comfortably and half portion of your face is also covered by phone while calling. Apart from these issues, i think Galaxy Note was a good device with decent hardware and re-born of the traditional stylus as S-Pen. Now coming back to the new Note, let’s discuss Samsung Galaxy Note II Specifications and Features in detail.
Galaxy Note II measures 151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4 mm in size and has 180 gm of weight, making it similar to the Nokia Lumia 920, the new Microsoft Windows Phone 8 running device which has 185 g. Samsung Galaxy Note II features 5.5 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen compared to 5.3 inch screen of Note I. The screen has touch sensitive controls with S-Pen support and comes with 1280×720 pixels resolution, 16M colors and 267 ppi pixel density. The screen used the standard RGB matrix instead of PenTile Display, it means it has more subpixels, and you will get more clarity.The screen is made by Corning Gorilla Glass 2, which has scratch resistance and protect your phone screen from damage. The phone itself is little thinner and narrower compare to its predecessor. That’s because the aspect ratio is now 16:9 compared to the original, which was 16:10.
The global version of Samsung Galaxy Note II Specifications is powered by 1.6GHz quad-core ARM cortex A9 processor with Mali-400MP GPU and Exynos 4212 Quad chipset. It comes with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB memory options, and if you still need more memory then it comes with microSD card slot, which can be expanded up to 64 GB. The Note II comes pre-loaded with latest Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI.
Samsung Galaxy Note II features 8 megapixel camera with 3264×2448 image resolution, autofocus, Geo tagging, LED Flash, touch focus, face and smile detection and image stabilization. With the camera you can get all features we have seen in Galaxy S3 as well as you will get best face feature, where camera will take multiple images of a person and when you tap on a face, it’ll show a series of sequential and successive photos captured of that face for that group shot, and then you can choose the best face you want. It is able to record 1080p Full HD videos @ 30 fps. You will get 1.9 MP front facing camera for video chatting.
The S-Pen has also improved and now comes with a rubberized tip to add a little bit of extra grip. S Pen now helps you to mark up your calendar and write your mails within the email app, When you hover over on the video, it gives you direct preview of what’s going to be playing as seen in Samsung Galaxy III. You can also hover over an email and you will get preview, whats inside the mail. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will be available in titanium grey and marble white color options
Samsung Galaxy Note III specifications also includes Accelerometer sensor, proximity sensor, compass sensor, microUSB v2.0, NFC support, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, dual-band, DLNA, A-GPS support and GLONASS, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP & EDR, 3G & LTE support, HTML5, Stereo FM radio with RDS, Dropbox (50 GB storage), standard microUSB port with MHL features (TV Out, USB host), GPS receiver with A-GPS and GLONASS, 3.5mm audio jack, TouchWiz 4.0 UI, Extremely rich video/audio codec support, Smart stay and Smart rotation eye-tracking, S Voice and powerful 3100mAh battery. Samsung Galaxy Note II price in India is Rs. 35800, and You can buy NFC Enabled Samsung Glaxy Note 2 Cover in Rs. 1500. Samsung Galaxy Note II Price in UK is £516 inclusive VAT.
Samsung Galaxy Note II Features and Specifications (N7100)
- General: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz; UMTS 850/900/1900/2100 MHz, HSDPA 21 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps; LTE 700/2100 MHz, 100Mbps down, 50Mbps up
- Size: 151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4 mm
- Weight: 180 g
- Screen: 5.5 inch HD Screen
- 1280 x 720 pixels resolution, 16M-color
- Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
- Corning Gorilla Glass 2
- S Pen Stylus, 1024 pressure levels, hover functionality
- Exynos 4212 Quad Chipset
- Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 1.6 GHz processor
- Mali-400MP GPU
- 2GB RAM
- Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System
- 16/32/64GB storage
- microSD card slot
- 8 megapixel auto-focus camera with backlit sensor
- Face detection and Best faces feature
- Touch focus
- Image stabilization
- 1080p Full HD video recording at 30fps
- LED flash
- 1.9MP front facing camera
- Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Standard microUSB port with MHL features (TV Out, USB host)
- GPS receiver with A-GPS and GLONASS
- 3.5mm audio jack
- Stereo FM radio with RDS
- NFC Support
- 3100 mAh Battery
- TouchWiz 4.0 UI
- Extremely rich video/audio codec support
- Accelerometer, multi-touch input, proximity sensor, gyroscope sensor
- Smart stay and Smart rotation eye-tracking
- S Voice
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