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

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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103 Comments

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: 32; Member since: May 14, 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: Jun 05, 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: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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: Sep 14, 2011

Is that the samsung galaxy note 2 or are you just happy to see me? That screen is HUGE!!

78. prisilla111

Posts: 12; Member since: May 29, 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: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

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

90. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

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

93. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

why does every other site say that this phone uses the Pentile matrix but phonearena claims otherwise?

103. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

http://www.phonearena.com/news/No-more-PenTile-Samsung-Galaxy-Note-II-specs-review_id33845 "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: Mar 06, 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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