Sunday, 23 September 2012

Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Also released to the public at Unpacked 2012 was the Galaxy Note 2. A lot of people were expecting this to be released at IFA 2012 and Samsung didn’t disappoint.

I got some hands on time with this amazing device (you can see some of my videos on here for some of its software features).


On release the Galaxy Note 2 will be released in titanium grey and marble white.

In this photo the original Galaxy Note is on the left where the Galaxy Note 2 is on the right.






  • Dimension: 151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4 mm
  • Weight: 180 g
  • S-Pen with 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity
  • Display: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours, 720 x 1280 pixels, 5.5 inches (~267 ppi pixel density) and
    Corning Gorilla Glass 2
  • Memory options:  16/32/64 GB storage, 2 GB RAM
  • Connections: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR
  • NFC support
  • microUSB (MHL) v2.0, USB Host support
  • CAMERA: 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization
  • Camera Video recording: 1080p@30fps
  • Secondary Camera: Front  1.9 MP
  • OS: Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • CPU: Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9
  • Extra Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
  • GPS Support: A-GPS and GLONASS
  • Extra features: - SNS integration
    - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
    - Dropbox (50 GB storage)
    - TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
    - MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
    - MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
    - Organizer
    - Image/video editor
    - Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
    - Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
    - YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration
    - Voice memo/dial/commands
    - Predictive text input (Swype)
  • Battery:  Li-Ion 3100 mAh

I got some hands on time with this device and also managed to perform a speed test using the Antutu Benchmark app from the Google Play store, check out the results below:

My overall impressions on the device are that I WANT ONE! It’s really great for creative people and I’m forever drawing so would love to get my hands on one to have a bit more play time. There’s also some really fantastic software features (see my post here:

More Galaxy Note II photos:

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