And there you go, itâ€™s now official. The Samsung Galaxy Note II is now finally out of the rumor bin!
True to rumors, this new Note rocks a bigger 5.5-inch touchscreen. But note, thereâ€™s a fineprint here – itâ€™s bigger alright, but not exactly higher in resolution. Compared to the first Galaxy Note, this new release only support up to 1280×720 resolution, down from 1280×800. Itâ€™s not really a biggie. Just something you should know.
Also, itâ€™s front-facing camera shed a 0.1-megapixel from its rating, now just 1.9-megapixels (vs 2-MP on the Galaxy Note), though its rear main cam still stands at 8-megapixels.
But everything else has been improved, from its processor down to its stylus. The 2nd gen Note now runs on a 1.6GHz quad-core (up from 1.4Ghz dual-core) with 2GB of RAM, Jelly Bean as its OS, Bluetooth 4.0 with Apt-X codec support, dual band WiFi (2.4Ghz/5Ghz), a redesigned stylus with added features, and if all variants make it to local stores, can now be enjoyed with more onboard storage, 64GB to be exact (up from a max of 32GB)
Speaking of local availability, no word yet in that department, but Iâ€™m optimistic thisâ€™ll make it in time for the mad 2012 holiday shopping rush, especially since its global roll out is scheduled sometime in October.
As for price, my bet is the Galaxy Note 2 will debut around the Php33-35K price point. I do hope I’m wrong though, but given its specs, I doubt it.
Full press release here.
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