At IFA in Berlin last month, Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 2, successor to it's surprise hit, the Galaxy Note. The phone, after being revealed last month, has made it's way to the Indian markets. Priced at Rs. 39,900, this "phablet" sees some neat improvements over its predecessor.
Dubbed as a smartphone by Samsung, the Galaxy Note 2 comes with a massive 5.5-inch AMOLED HD display, with a resolution of 1280 X 720 pixels (267 ppi). Samsung has protected the display with a Gorilla Glass 2.
Under the hood, the Note 2 comes with a 1.6 GHz quad core processor with 2 Gigabytes of RAM. With such raw power, you can expect the Note 2 giving blazing fast performance with minimum lag.
The smartphone comes with Goggle's latest OS, Android 4.1, jellybean out of the box. Samsung has given the Note 2 an 8-magapixel auto-focus rear camera with a singe LED flash, that offers full HD (1080p) video recording and a 1.9 megapixel front facing camera. The phone can run on 2G, 3G and 4G LTE networks.
The phone also comes with the options of 16/32/64 GB of internal storage with a micro-SD card slot, that can support up to 64 GB.
The S pen (stylus) from Samsung, that offers handwriting recognition support, has got some new tricks up it's sleeve, but they are more of a gimmick and offer little practical use.
The Note 2 comes with a 3,100 mAh battery, which Samsung claims will give you 30+ hours of 2G talk-time and over 16 hours of 3G talk time.
Samsung is calling the Note 2, the most powerful Android smartphone till date and seeing the specifications, it's hard not to believe that. To make the Note 2 reach the same level of success that was achieved by the original Galaxy Note, the introductory offer by Samsung includes a free Bluetooth headset, which is valid till stocks last.
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