Samsung Galaxy Note II officially announced at IFA

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Samsung has announced a so many devices, but since the Galaxy Note II is special, it warrants a post on its own. Now it’s not just any day you get a smartphone with a smart stylus, these are fronts Samsung is venturing and curving a niche, irrespective of what other mobile phone manufacturers think, they did it with the first Galaxy Note and they are at it again. The much awaited Galaxy Note II is here with us, announced just moments earlier at IFA trade show in Berlin, Germany. Fast forward to the specs, these are the things that have kept us waiting ever since it was just a rumour, a drop in the ocean causing tiny ripplies.

Samsung Galaxy Note II specifications:

Network 

3G: HSPA+ 21Mbps (HSDPA 21Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps)4G LTE: 100Mbps/ 50Mbps (HDSPA 42Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps)

Processor 

1.6 GHz quad-core processor

Display

5.5” HD Super AMOLED (1,280 x 720)

OS

Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Camera

Main(Rear): 8 Megapixel Auto Focus Camera with LED Flash, BSI
Sub(Front): 1.9 Megapixel VT Camera, BSI
Best Photo, Best Faces, Low light shot

Video

Codec: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VC-1, DivX, WMV7, WMV8, WMV9, VP8, 
Format: 3GP(MP4), WMV(ASF), AVI, FLV, MKV, WebM
Full HD(1080p) Playback & Recording

Audio

Codec: MP3, OGG, WMA, AAC, ACC+, eAAC+, AMR(NB,WB), MIDI, WAV,
 AC-3, Flac 
Music Player with SoundAlive
3.5mm Ear Jack

S Pen Optimized Features

S Pen Experience 

– S Note, S Planner, Email with hand-writing integration

– S Pen Keeper 

– Quick Command, Easy Clip, Photo Note, Paper Artist 

Air View

Popup Note, Popup Play

Shape Match, Formula Match, Idea Visualizer

Sharing Features

Samsung AllShare Play & Control

Samsung AllShare Cast(WiFi Display) – Mirroring & Extension

Samsung AllShare Framework

S Beam

Content Features & Services

Samsung Apps

Samsung Kies /Samsung Kies Air

Samsung TouchWiz / Samsung L!ve Panel

Samsung Hub 

– Game Hub 

– Learning Hub* / Music Hub* / Video Hub* / Media Hub*(US only) 

Samsung ChatOn mobile communication service

Samsung S Suggest

Smart Stay, Direct Call, Screen Recorder, Quick Glance

Page Buddy/ Tag Buddy/ Word Buddy

Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude

Google Play Store, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies

Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk,

Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads

Available

Enterprise Solutions

(upon request)

On Device Encryption (H/W)
Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync
VPN(F5, Cisco, Juniper)
MDM(Sybase Afaria, MobileIron, SOTI, Good)
CCX
VMware MVP 

GPS

A-GPS
Glonass

Connectivity

Bluetooth® v 4.0 (Apt-X Codec support) LE

USB 2.0 Host

WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5 GHz), Wi-Fi HT40

Wi-Fi Direct

mHL

NFC

Sensor

Accelerometer, RGB Light, Digital Compass, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer 

Memory

16/32/64GB User memory + 2GB (RAM)

microSD (up to 64GB)

Dimension

80.5 x 151.1 x 9.4 mm, 180 g

Battery

Standard battery, Li-ion 3,100mAh

Samsung Galaxy Note II will be available in Marble White or Titanium Gray color options, the Samsung GALAXY Note II is set to launch in October starting in major European, Asian, and Middle East markets.I wont dwell much on the nitty gritties, will do a comprehensive post abit later detailing why this is such an awesome buy.

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