Samsung unveils Galaxy Note II: 5.5-inch HD screen, quad-core, Jelly Bean on board
0. phoneArena 29 Aug 2012, 12:33 posted on
After lots and lots of leaks and rumors, Samsung has finally made the Galaxy Note II official. The new Note “phablet” is exactly what we thought it would be and…
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14. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
Beautiful. Wish that Galaxy S3 would look like this. I dont like that tiny home button at the bottom of the S3. I know its just detail, but for some reason it irritates me. I cant help it.
17. hunted (Posts: 391; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)
please release black color at least for fans like me :)
21. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1011; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
I like the Note II. Definitely worth buying once it hit the states. the question is........WHEN?? it took the original note almost 6 months for it to hit the states and i dont like how we have to wait for it. I will hold on to my AT&T eligibility for this phone and make my wife jealous because she has the original Note lol
29. korean411 (Posts: 42; Member since: 04 May 2009)
Their date is debatable cause in the unpacked event they want to go for October 2012
79. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1011; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
the international version would be october, but what about the US version and im assuming that it'll go to AT&T
92. korean411 (Posts: 42; Member since: 04 May 2009)
well what i am hearing is that it will come out later this year into the states and hopefully it will be the same trend that the sIII has which is be on all five carriers in the states
31. jenna_23 (Posts: 145; Member since: 02 Apr 2010)
I sooo hate the design thts the reason I got rid of my s3 this looks like an s3 but bigger so I wnt be getting it. THUMB me dwn all u want cuz most likely sum people will I could care less..
32. Djillest (Posts: 5; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)
Pllllleeeeeaaaasssse sprint you have to have this phone!!!!!
34. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
well, there went my small hope for an E5 dual surprise.. boo! lol
43. redmd (Posts: 1018; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
would you like to hop into the quad krait bandwagon remix? hehe I have my eye on that LG superphone though.
52. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
nope. I dont throw down final judgement until we get commercially released reviews and benchmarks. We have a good idea of what to expect with the note2.. the LG still has a bit of "faith" involved that they've upped their game.
The Note2 is still probably too big for me. I'd have to play with it. The note1 just looked like it would be annoying in my pocket.
61. animeware (Posts: 22; Member since: 14 May 2012)
I own the Note 1 it fit's in my pocket just fine....
64. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4628; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
remixfa there is nothing coming out with a E5 this year. They didn't even mention that mystery tablet they were talking about.
Quad-core S4 Krait Pro is coming out in 2012 the E5 dual-core is 2013. I figure sometime before Q2 ends. For the quad-core E5 it looks like it's going to be this time next year.
Wow Qualcomm has the mobile processor on lock this year & next year.
67. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
Q is always first out of the gate. Thats their advantage and Achilles heel at the same time. They get lots of excitement and a space of time all to themselves, then they get pummeled by the other chips being more powerful.
Nope, that was my best hope for an E5. Unless there is another surprise, It looks like by Q2 is now my best guess as well. BOOOOOOOOOOOO.
I just need a device im excited for... none of them are good enough for my $$ yet. I dont want to compromise on jack.
75. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4628; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
remixfa if you think like that you will never get anything. Remember nothing is ever the best for long.
Just think of it this way, (I know it helps me) everything you buy in theory is already obsolete because if it's out in a store that means that the OEM is already working on or is about to release something more kickass than that.
83. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
thats why the last phone I bought was the SGS1. It was exactly what I wanted. strongest specs, best screen, lots of development (though since i got it day 1, i didnt know that would happen... but i had faith :) ), and a surprisingly agile 5mpx camera which was still considered top end at the time.
I would have gotten the S2 or the S3 had they not been reduced to reject status by the chip trade out and power compromises... the quality issues of the S3 are a bit of a turn off as well.
I'll get what I want and exactly what I want. If I'mma shell out 600 for a phone its going to be darn near perfect. :)
I will wait until the multiple nexus announcements that are around the bend, that is my next great "hope" for a device that really gets my engine running. I will "settle" for a Krait quad or maybe even Pro if the rest of the device is perfect, otherwise I'll likely be holding out for an E5.
I love the idea of the Note2 and its features, but its a bit too big for me. Kinda spoiled by how thin, light, and pocket friendly my Vibrant is. I literally have to check my pockets half the time to make sure its still there because I dont feel it.
I am a tech nut. Cant help it. Its like OCD. You think I know as much as I do because it floats into my brain at night? lol. Always lookin, researching, comparing. Shyyyt, im supposed to be studying my Med/Surg book right now and im here yackin about new tech instead. lol
84. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5682; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i've been keeping up just fine by scheming and burying the phones i buy with the last phones i used. o:
85. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
REMIXFA just buy it, its no point waiting.... Ile be buying it once it's out, Simfree.
86. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
buy what? the note2? I just said its prob still to big for me :) I'd have to handle it to see though.
Way too picky. Cant help it. I'm one of those guys that researches every tech/car/ect buy to death, pouring over comparisons and reviews for days before i make a purchase.
41. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)
I'd rather have the windows phone 8 version
48. Aeires (unregistered)
Samsung didn't miss a beat, awesome job in bringing some really great phones to the consumers.
50. Sprintfan (Posts: 68; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)
Any carrier announcement? Anyone have any links for HTC's response to this?
54. maverick786us (Posts: 138; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)
I am bit disappointed with the resolution. I was expecting it to be 1680 X 1050 as mentioned earlier
55. onggeo (Posts: 30; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)
Dunno if some of the comments here regarding the design are sarcastic or what cause it looks exactly like the S3 imo
56. Sniggly (Posts: 7250; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I don't know what you guys who are disappointed really expected or wanted Samsung to do. The phone is coming with Jelly Bean pre installed, a great processor, two gigs of RAM, and an even bigger screen without increasing overall size. This is a nice upgrade, what the Note should have been in the first place.
Now PLEASE, Samsung, get this to the US as soon as possible, and on MULTIPLE CARRIERS this time.
68. Savage (unregistered)
I know. I am impressed Samsung released it with Jellybean, not ICS. Great phone with huge screen, redesigned stylus, latest Android on board, best specs on market, can't really complain.
Aside from the lawsuits, it is has been a fabulous year for Sammy. Wish them luck.
58. animeware (Posts: 22; Member since: 14 May 2012)
I understand Note 2 got faster processor I'm just fine with my Note I do not need to Upgrade Note 2 not that much better from Note. The Note 1 has better pixels 1280x800 as for note 2 it's only 1280x720 something like that.
I wait for Tegra 4 or 5 to come out.....
70. sbr999 (Posts: 79; Member since: 05 Jun 2012)
For us Note users, the Note 3 will be our upgrade. At least that's what I'm going to do. I will skip 2 and wait for 3. I'm also disappointed because There's no Note 2 with WP8...
102. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4166; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
It technically has a lower pixel count, but it uses the RGB matrix instead of Pentile, so it should actually look clearer than the Note 1's screen despite the lower pixel count. And then there's Jelly Bean, Touchwiz UX, OC quad Exynos (the best out right now), 2 GB RAM which make it almost guaranteed 2 years worth of updates, and the advanced S-Pen abilities... I'd say it's a pretty decent upgrade.
69. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5682; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
my dad may replace his MAXX with this instead of the Razr HD like i will probably do with my own Razr. o:
72. lilg29 (Posts: 89; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)
Is that the samsung galaxy note 2 or are you just happy to see me? That screen is HUGE!!
78. prisilla111 (Posts: 11; Member since: 29 May 2012)
Great phablet overall. Glad they went with super amoled plus.But would like 2 have seen it have at least the same resolution as Note 1. Samsungs excuse for using pentile instead of samoled plus, in the sg3 seems to be bs now. Also, hoped for something better than Mali 400, as far as the graphics.
80. Iphone4 (unregistered)
no Black? HTC One X for Me
89. tiara6918 (Posts: 1910; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
They would probably release later on other color options just like on the galaxy s 3
90. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 704; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)
display isnt S.AMOLED +..... its old S.AMOLED
93. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)
why does every other site say that this phone uses the Pentile matrix but phonearena claims otherwise?
103. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4166; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
"While we were waiting with bated breath for Samsung to announce an HD Plus screen, meaning a regular RGB matrix, it seems to have quietly gotten rid of the typical PenTile arrangement with the Note II, yet employed something different than standard RGB stripes."
It's not Pentile, but it's different from standard RGB.
100. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
Oh wow... the Note II looks really nice. The design aspect is taken from the SIII, but for some reason I find this way better looking than SIII.