Samsung has launched the Galaxy Note II in India for Rs 39,900. The Galaxy Note II features a 1.6GHz Quad-core Exynos processor, a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED HD (non-Pentile) display which is reinforced with Gorilla Glass 2 and has a resolution of 1280×720 pixels which is in-fact lower than the original Galaxy Note. Apart from this, the ‘phablet’ has 2GB of RAM, a 8-megapixel rear camera that can shoot 1080p video, a 1.9-megapixel front facing camera, and also has a gigantic 3,100 mAh battery. Notably, the device actually looks like a stretched version of the Galaxy S III and it runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Galaxy Note II will be available in three memory variants of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB and will also have a microSD slot. Also Read - Samsung executives meet DGCA after Galaxy Note 2 explodes in IndiGo aircraft
The Galaxy Note II is slightly thinner than its predecessor at 9.4mm, but at same time due to the larger battery it is heavier at 2 grams. The Note series of devices have always been unique because of the type of S-Pen compatible apps they bring to the table and the Note II is no different. There is a new feature called ‘Air View’ that allows users to hover the S-Pen over e-mail, gallery or video to preview the content without touching the screen. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 2 to soon get Android 5.0 Lollipop update: Report
Samsung has improved the S-Pen further and has enhanced its touch response and has even included a rubber tip to make the experience more natural than ever. The S-Pen will also have a bevy of optimized third party apps from Autodesk who make Sketchbook and Moleskin.
The multi-tasking video feature called Pop-up-play makes a reappearance from the Galaxy S III and Samsung has added similar functionality for the note taking app in the form of Pop-Up Note that allows users to take notes while keeping another app open. Another feature called Quick Command gets enabled when the user swipes the S-Pen upwards which brings up quick short-cuts for an array of widely used features like e-mail, search, and voice calls.
With Android 4.1 running at its core users will get a number of new enhancements that include a smoother system wide frame rate via ‘Project Butter’, Voice Search, Google Now, Expanded Notifications, enhanced keyboard. This of course will now come in its stock state but with Samsung’s Touch-Wiz UX customization. The product will start shipping from today onwards and it will be offered in two colors – Marble White and Titanium Grey.
|Features||Samsung Galaxy Note II|
|Processor||1.6GHz Quad-Core Exynos processor|
|Display||5.5-inch Super AMOLED HD (Non-Pentile) 1280×720|
|Camera||8-megapixel rear camera, 1.9-megapixel front facing|
|Operating System||Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz Nature UX|
|Expansion||Micro-SD card slot up to 32GB of storage|