The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 in Titanium Gray and its S Pen stylus (Photo : Samsung)
Samsung recently showed the world what the Galaxy Note 2 is all about. The Korean Company is touting it as one of the most powerful and creative smartphones out there. The only bad news? You might not get to play with one until October.
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Yesterday, on August 29, Samsung held a Mobile Unpacked event for the second time this year in order to take the wraps off the Galaxy Note 2. An official release date, pricing and carrier info was not given out by Samsung, however, it is safe to say that the Galaxy Note 2 will definitely be available in October through AT&T in the colors Titanium Gray and Marble White.
A successor to the Galaxy Note, the Galaxy Note 2 offers a compelling device to those interested in this "phablet."
The original Galaxy Note's screen was 5.3-inches, which led some initial-skeptics to believe that the device would be too large for consumers to latch on to. It went on to sell more than 10 million units, and the the Galaxy Note 2 builds on that by boasting an even bigger 5.55-inch screen (somewhere between a phone and a tablet, hence, the "phablet").This impressive screen will run at 1280X720 that will allow for a 16:9 aspect ratio.
The bigger screen is meant to induce more creativity - mostly through the S pen stylus.
The S pen is a digital pen that was first introduced along with the original Galaxy Note. A new iteration of the stylus appears alongside the recently-released Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet, but its flagship device will now be the Galaxy Note 2.
On the Galaxy Note 2, you can simply pull the stylus out of its socket and prompt a notepad to jot phone numbers, memos, and other important information down. Samsung wants this device to only replace both your smartphone and tablet, but your pen and paper too.
In addition, the Galaxy Note 2 will come with S pen-specific apps designed to take advantage of the stylus, as well as the latest version of Android, Jelly Bean, that is currently officially available on only a handful of handsets worldwide.
The Galaxy Note 2 will also sport a 1.6GHz quad-core processor; an 8-megapixel, 1080p video-capturing rear-facing camera; and and a 1.9-megapixel, 720p video-capturing front camera.
The handset is definitely a technical beast, but in the end, its appeal will probably lie in its size, its Jelly Bean operating system, and its S pen stylus.