The Note 2 sports a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED Display (Photo : Samsung)
The iPhone 5 seems to be the talk of the town. Apple managed to sell 5 million units of their next-gen handset in just three days and had consumers lining up around the block. But Apple's chief rival, Samsung, doesn't seem to be worried - the South Korean-based company just launched what could become its next flagship phone, the Galaxy Note 2.
Naturally, Samsung began selling the phone on its own soil: Korea. The handset is also slated to hit the United Kingdom on October 1, and the United States by mid-November, according to Samsung. Carrier U.S. Cellular in the United States has already started taking pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 2.
The Galaxy Note 2 follows in the footsteps of its predecessor, the original Galaxy Note. The original Galaxy Note launched with a 5.3-inch screen that had many critics wondering if consumers would latch onto such a large device. Despite the skepticism, the original Galaxy Note went on to sell over 10 million units, and paved the way for the in-between-phone-tablet, the 'phablet.'
The Galaxy Note 2 is even bigger and more powerful, sporting a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display and a 1.6GHz quad-core processor running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The handset also comes equipped with a 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 1.9 front-facing camera.
The biggest draw, however, might be its S Pen stylus. The digital pen allows you interact with the Galaxy Note 2 and Samsung hopes that it make the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 a digital notepad at your fingertips.
The Galaxy Note 2 will launch on 260 carriers worldwide, and the same five that launched the Samsung Galaxy S3 in the United States: AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and U.S. Cellular.
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