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Samsung unveils Galaxy Note II: 5.5-inch HD screen, quad-core, Jelly Bean on board

0. phoneArena posted on 29 Aug 2012, 12:33

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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posted on 29 Aug 2012, 14:10 1

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.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:44

58. animeware (Posts: 24; 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.....

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 14:21

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...

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 07:01

102. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; 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.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 14:21

69. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; 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:

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 14:37 1

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!!

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 15:18

78. prisilla111 (Posts: 12; 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.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 15:47 1

80. Iphone4 (unregistered)

no Black? HTC One X for Me

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 21:52

89. tiara6918 (Posts: 2110; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

They would probably release later on other color options just like on the galaxy s 3

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 22:27 1

90. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 704; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)

display isnt S.AMOLED +..... its old S.AMOLED

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 04:36

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?

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 07:05

103. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; 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.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 12:45

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.

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