The Samsung Galaxy Note II tablet device is pictured during Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2012 event in Berlin (Photo : Reuters)
This is a big week for techies. In the deluge of press conferences at the IFA tecnology expo, several major vendors have announced new devices. Whether you're in the market for a smartphone, laptop, TV, or "phablet",it's likely that at least one of the conference's announcements has caught your eye. Specifically, if you have even a passing interest in the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, take a look at the specs below, which were officially announced Wednesday.
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Galaxy Note 2 Specs
Operating System: v4.1 Android Jellybean
Dimensions: 151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4mm
Resolution: 1,280 x 720 pixels (267 ppi)
Screen Type: HD Super AMOLED
Versions Available: 16, 32, and 64 GB
Memory (RAM): 2 GB
CPU: 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos
Cameras: 8-megapixel rear camera, and a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera which both display at 1080p.
In addition to these specs, the Galaxy Note 2 will feature Near Field Communication (NFC), integrated 4G LTE, and HSPA+. The Note 2 also can be supplemented with microSD cards going up to 64GB.
In terms of a release date, Samsung revealed that the Note 2 would release for sale in the U.S in 2012 in the following statement:
"Samsung Mobile is planning a U.S. version of Galaxy Note II, which will be available later in 2012. Building on the success of the original Galaxy Note, we're confident that the Galaxy Note II continues to redefine what consumers should expect from their smartphone and delivers a powerful, innovative and unique experience. Exact timing and retail channel availability is not being announced at this time, we will continue to share information as it becomes available."
No specific month or date was mentioned. Similarly, Samsung did not communicate which carriers the Note 2 will support. However, Engadget offers speculation on the topic. The site predicts that AT&T will carry the Note 2 due to its support of the original note. Due to its 4G LTE network, Sprint also seems like a likely home for the device. Given that Verizon is the "biggest 4G LTE network", Engadget deems the company a likely carrier. T-Mobile is speculated to be a likely candidate as well.
Pricing has also been kept in the dark, but some websites provide predictions in that area as well. The 16GB may sell for $199, the 32GB for $299, and the 64GB for $399.
More details to follow as they become available.