Samsung officially unveils Samsung Galaxy Note 2 with S Pen

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 debuts at IFA 2012

Samsung’s latest superphone has now arrived and with a new stylus. The long wait is over as the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is finally announced officially by Samsung at the IFA 2012.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 with pen Samsung officially unveils Samsung Galaxy Note 2 with S Pen

The second generation of the popular phablet pushes the screen frontier to 5.5 inches wide. With its 5.5 Super AMOLED HD display, S Pen technology has been redesigned- the new S Pen is longer, thicker and ergonomically designed for the perfect grip providing a more precise, comfortable, and natural writing and drawing experience. The advanced stylus features several new interesting additions like:

  • Air View- Allows users to hover with the S Pen over an email, S Planner, image gallery, or video to preview the content without having to open it. This feature enables users to quickly search and see more information in one view without screen transitions.
  • Popup Note- extending the concept of Popup Play it lets users  to open an S Note instantly as a pop-up window anywhere on the screen.
  • Quick Command- lets users activate frequently used apps with the S Pen.
  • Screen Recorder- allows users to record a whole sequence of actions taken on their screen.
  • Easy Clip- allows users to instantly outline and crop any content on the screen in any shape to save, share or paste.
  • Idea Visualizer- allows users to easily add illustrations by handwriting keywords on the S Note.

The Galaxy Note II is slightly thinner than its predecessor at 9.4 mm (the Galaxy Note is 9.65 mm thick) and just 2 grams heavier, at 180 grams.

The Samsung Galaxy Note II is built around the Exynos 4 Quad chipset with 1.6 GHz quad- core processor that has recently been used in the Samsung Galaxy S III. Galaxy Note 2 will be launching on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean bringing stunning graphical capabilities & features to the device and will carry 2 GB of RAM. The device will sport a 8 megapixel HD camera with a 2 megapixel front camera. The camera has great features like Buddy Photo Share, Burst Shot and Best Photo, which were introduced on the GALAXY S III earlier in the year. In addition to that, the GALAXY Note II features a unique camera function called Best Faces which allows users to choose the most preferred face or pose of each person from group portrait photos.

The Galaxy Note 2 houses a larger capacity (faster charging) 3100mAh battery . The memory options includes 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB with an expandable micro SD memory slot.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 with pen Screen Samsung officially unveils Samsung Galaxy Note 2 with S Pen

Full Specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2:


  • GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 (2G)
  • HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 (3G)
  • LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 2100 (4G)

CHIPSET: Exynos 4412 Quad

PROCESSOR: 1.6 GHz Quad-core processor

OPERATING SYSTEM: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)

DISPLAY: 5.5” HD Super AMOLED (1280 x 720 pixels)

DIMENSION: 80.5 x 151.1 x 9.4 mm

WEIGHT: 180 g


  • 16/32/64GB User memory + 2GB (RAM)
  • microSD (up to 64GB)


  • Primary / rear: 8 MP Auto Focus Camera with LED Flash, BSI
  • Front: 1.9 MP VT Camera, BSI


  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n , Wi-Fi HT40 , Wi-Fi Direct
  • Bluetooth v 4.0
  • USB 2.0 Host
  • NFC
  • GPRS / EDGE / HSDPA 21Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps

BATTERY: Standard battery, Li-ion 3100mAh

S Pen Features:

  • S Note, S Planner, Email with hand-writing integration
  • S Pen Keeper
  • Quick Command, Easy Clip, Photo Note, Paper Artist
  • Popup Note, Popup Play
  • Air View
  • Shape Match, Formula Match, Idea Visualizer

OTHER Features:

  • 3.5 mm jack
  • A- GPS

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 availability

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will ship in Europe this October with US and worldwide availability to follow shortly afterwards.

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