The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 in Titanium Gray and its S Pen stylus (Photo : Samsung)
Samsung finally showed the world what the much-anticipated Galaxy Note 2 is all about when they took the lid off the device on August 29 at a Samsung Mobile Unpacked event in Berlin. Now, ahead of its actual launch, Samsung Mobile has posted video showing a more detailed hands-on preview of the handset.
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Titled "Galaxy Note 2: First Hands-on Video," Samsung goes through a number of features in this 13-minute-long video.
To begin with, you can see the size of the Galaxy Note 2. At 5.5 inches, this device is huge compared to other handsets on the market, being a full 1.3 inches larger than the Galaxy S3 and a whopping 2 inches bigger than the iPhone 4S. It blurs the line between phone and tablet, and has been dubbed a "phablet."
Critics initially thought the original Galaxy Note would not do so well because of its 5.3-inch screen, but the public embraced the device, helping it sell over 10 million units over the past year.
This time around, the even-larger size has more people excited, and a major reason is that it allows for a better experience with the Galaxy Note 2's main unique feature: the S Pen.
The video places special emphasis on the S Pen stylus, which was introduced to the world via the original Galaxy Note. The idea here is that it promotes creativity, which is a theme that Samsung seems to be associating with the Galaxy Note 2.
With a larger screen and a ton of new apps, the S Pen turns the Galaxy Note 2 into, what Samsung hopes will be, a digital notepad. Consumers will be able to use the S Pen to take notes, alter images, or simply open apps.
As you can see from the video, the Galaxy Note 2 will be launching with the latest version of Android, Jelly Bean, which means that buyers won't have to wait for an update from Samsung and their carrier.
Samsung has not released any information on pricing, a U.S. release date, or carriers yet.
View the video here: