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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 display. Like other Samsung Note products, it's built with stylus use in mind and has several OS enhancements to support it. Additionally, the Note II's hardware has been redesigned to resemble that of the Galaxy S III.


  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Nov. 9, 2012
  • Price at launch: $299.99


  • Height: 5.95 inches
  • Width: 3.17 inches
  • Thickness: 0.37 inches
  • Weight: 0.4 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: White, Grey
  • Loudspeaker: Yes


  • Screen size (diagonal): 5.5 inches
  • Technology: Super AMOLED HD
  • Resolution (Y): 1280 px
  • Resolution (X): 720 px
  • PPI: 267
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive


  • Carriers: AT&T
  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies supported: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies supported: 2100, 1900, 850
  • LTE: Yes
  • LTE frequencies supported: 1700
  • 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


  • Manufacturer: Samsung
  • Brand / family: Exynos
  • Model: 4412
  • Clock speed: 1.6 GHz
  • Number of cores: 4


  • Manufacturer: ARM
  • Model: Mali-400 MP4


  • RAM size: 2 GB


  • Internal size: 16 GB
  • External: Yes
  • Max external size: 64 GB
  • External type: microSD


  • Resolution: 1.9 megapixels

Front Camera

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

Rear Camera

  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: TouchWiz
  • Launch OS version: 4.1


  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB, MHL


Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Barometer


  • Capacity: 3100 mAh
  • Removable: Yes


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