First Look: Samsung Galaxy Note II

The Galaxy Note II is the successor of the well-celebrated phablet (a hybrid of phone and tablet) with the same name, manufactured by South Korean-based technology giant, Samsung. The Note II made its first appearance in the Berlin Radio Show last August 29. Samsung released the Galaxy Note II in multiple markets the week after, and has sold more than 5 million units in its first 2 months alone. For the Galaxy Note II, Samsung retained the basic concept of the original Note, but added higher-quality components, including a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor.


One of the most evident changes that Samsung made is the unit’s size. The Note II measures 151 x 80.5 x 9.4 mm, with a 5.5-inch display. Of course, Samsung included several features that would enable the average user to get more out of its impressive screen size. Also, the Note II features a 1280 x 720 screen resolution which gives users ample space to perform any activity your tech-loving heart desires – from watching videos to reading articles and playing games such as Angry Birds, Temple Run. If your a gambler, you could even enjoy FoxyBingo on it’s 5.5″ display.. The unit projects crisp, clear and bright images, which is great for viewing photos, video chatting and even gambling on FoxyBingo or you know watch YouTube videos.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note II has a standard micro-USB port at the bottom. With the use of a special adapter that can be bought from the manufacturer’s website, it can double up as an HDMI port so anyone can connect their unit to a TV for a larger display. In addition, the Note II has a single small speaker on its lower back. Despite its size, the speaker surprisingly produces sounds that are loud, clear, and relatively full.

Here is a quick overview of the specs of Samsung Galaxy Note II (N7100):
Dimensions – 5.95 x 3.16 x 0.37 inches (151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4 mm)
Weight – 6.35 oz. (180g)
Screen size – 5.5 inches
Screen resolution – 1,280 x 720 pixels (267ppi)
Screen type – HD Super AMOLED (BGR)
Battery – 3,100mAh
Internal storage – 16 / 32 / 64GB
External storage – microSDXC (up to 64GB)
Camera – 1.9 Megapixels (Front), 8 Megapixels (Rear)
Video capture – 1080p
NFC – Yes
WiFi – Dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 / 5GHz)
Radios – HSPA+ (21.6Mbps) / UMTS: 850/900/1900/2100; GSM / EDGE; LTE (in the N7105)
Bluetooth – Version 4.0 LE (with Apt-X support)
SoC – 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos 4412
MHL – Yes, but requires Samsung adapter

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