Samsung Galaxy Note 2 – Specs, Price, Pictures

Is the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 better than Samsung Galaxy Note, the  original phamblet which took the world by storm ? When it released, the Note with its awesome Super AMOLED display, 5.3 inch screen and S Pen stylus was a thin to reckon with. It is still one of the best selling smartphones in the world. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 – The USP (or the dampener) of Samsung Galaxy No2 is the size, it is 5.5 inch AMOLED screen  (1,280×720 pixels) is wider than the original when measured diagonally.  This means the wide-screen aspect ratio is 16:9, which Samsung believes is quite good for today’s visually oriented apps.  Since the phone is more on the thinner side, it will be easier to handle than the original Note.

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S-Pen for Galaxy Note 2

Just like what the Galaxy Note 10.1 has, this one also has an S-Pen with an array of additional features.  For instance, the S Pen in Galaxy Note 2 will have a virtual cursor and pointer on the screen. This means you do not have to touch the stylus to the screen and the S Pen works like a physical laser printer; this feature is also called the ‘air view’.  The S Pen is also capable of doing playback to videos, tapping on the photos and videos will allow you to get more details about them.

S Pen Features  in Galaxy S 2

Air View

With the ‘air view’ feature of the S Pen, you can hover your mouse over an image gallery, videos, S Planner or an email and preview the content without the need of opening it.   Of course, the S Pen can also be used to scribble notes and make personal reminders as it was meant to be.

Screen Record

The Screen Record feature of Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is another wow! This function reads everything that is seen on the screen like an installation, browsing etc and record it as a video file.

 Quick Command

This feature can allow users to access and activate frequently used apps with the S Pen.

Easy Clip

Easy Clip is used as a screenshot software, you can use it to outline or crop any content on the screen to share, save and paste it anywhere with the help of your  S Pen.

Idea Visualizer

You get illustration images that match the handwritten keyword.

Popup Note

Akin to the concept of Popup Play, you can open the S Note as a pop-up windows anywhere on the phone.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Processor

The performance of the Galaxy Note 2 is enhanced thanks to the 1.6GHz quad-core Samsung Exynos processor, a huge 2GB RAM and Android 4. 1 Jelly Bean. The phone is pretty smooth to use and you can move around apps and menus with incredible easy.  The US version should have a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor.  The battery in the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is a 3,100mAh one.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Camera

The Galaxy Note 2 has an 8MP camera which is the main one and the front-facing camera is a 2MP one. Not quite an upgrade one expected,  but still the smartphone takes great pictures.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 – Price

Samsung has not officially stated anything about the pricing. All the company says is that the shipping of the product will begin in Asia, Europe and Middle East by October and to the US by the end of 2012. It has also said that it plans to release some more dedicated SPen Software similar to the lines of the Premium Suite in the future. However, a price tag has been leaked at IFA for Vodafone’s edition of Samsung Galaxy note. The phone is priced at at €639.90 off contract or €79.90 with service plan. In terms of US dollars, the price of Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is $800.

This however does not imply that it is the actual price or cost of the device when it  hits the store at the end of the year. The pricing will determine the sales of the product. Many users own a Samsung Galaxy Note, an HTC One X or a Samsung Galaxy S3 and the immediate bursting in of Samsung Galaxy Note 2 may not prompt people to ditch their relatively new models for yet another premium product unless the Note offers something substantially different.

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