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The Samsung Galaxy Note II, successor to the famously huge Galaxy Note, ups the ante with an even larger 5.5 inch screen. Like other Samsung Note products, it's built with stylus use in mind, with several OS enhancements to support it. Additionally, the Note II's hardware has been redesigned to resemble that of the Galaxy S III.

Description

The Samsung Galaxy Note is a unique Android smartphone; It features a large 5.3-inch touch-screen and inductive stylus. The Super AMOLED display capable of extremely rich color reproduction. Inside it sports a dual-core 1.4GHz processor and 1GB of RAM.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: October 2012
  • Price at launch: $299.99

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Jan. 25, 2012
  • Price at launch: $299.00
  • Height: 5.9 inches
  • Width: 3.2 inches
  • Thickness: 0.37 inches
  • Weight: 0.4 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: White, Grey
  • Loudspeaker: Yes

Hardware

  • Height: 5.74 inches
  • Width: 3.27 inches
  • Thickness: 0.38 inches
  • Weight: 0.39 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: White, Black, Pink
  • Screen size (diagonal): 5.5 inches
  • Technology: Super AMOLED HD
  • Resolution (Y): 1280 px
  • Resolution (X): 720 px
  • PPI: 267
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive

Display

  • Screen size (diagonal): 5.3 inches
  • Technology: Super AMOLED HD
  • Pixel arrangement: RGBG (PenTile)
  • Resolution (Y): 1280 px
  • Resolution (X): 800 px
  • PPI: 285
  • Carriers: Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, US Cellular
  • LTE: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • 802.11n frequencies: 5GHz, 2.4GHz
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC support: Yes
  • Media streaming: DLNA, AllShare

Connectivity

  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies supported: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies supported: 900, 2100, 1900, 850
  • LTE: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 3.0 + HS
  • Manufacturer: Samsung
  • Brand / family: Exynos
  • Clock speed: 1.6 GHz
  • Number of cores: 4

Processor

  • Clock speed: 1.4 GHz
  • Number of cores: 2
  • RAM size: 2 GB

Memory

  • RAM size: 1 GB
  • Internal size: 16 GB, 64 GB, 32 GB
  • External: Yes
  • Max external size: 64 GB
  • External type: microSD

Storage

  • Internal size: 16 GB, 32 GB
  • External: Yes
  • Max external size: 32 GB
  • External type: microSD
  • Resolution: 1.9 megapixels

Front Camera

  • Resolution: 2 megapixels
  • Resolution: 8 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p

Rear Camera

  • Resolution: 8 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Video framerate: 24
  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: TouchWiz
  • Launch OS version: 4.1

Software

  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: TouchWiz
  • Launch OS version: 2.3
  • Notable apps: S Memo, S Planner, S Choice
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB, MHL

Interface

  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB, MHL
Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Barometer

Sensors

Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Accelerometer
  • Capacity: 3100 mAh
  • Removable: Yes

Battery

  • Capacity: 2500 mAh
  • Removable: Yes

Benchmarks

  • Quadrant: 3818
  • SunSpider: 3053 ms
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