IFA 2012: Samsung Galaxy Note II revealed

Samsung Galxy Note 2

Samsung has, as expected, taken the white sheets off the Galaxy Note II today, revealing a phone-tablet hybrid that’s outwardly very similar to the original Note.

The Note II sports a 16:9, 5.5-inch 1280 x 720 Super AMOLED screen, 4G capabilities and Android 4.1 Jellybean with TouchWiz spread over the top. It’s available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions, with a microSD slot allowing you to expand that by up to a further 64GB.

There’s 2GB of RAM and a 1.6GHz quad-core processor, and 8-megapixel and 1.9-megapixel cameras on the rear and front respectively.

Some new features include Popup Web, which allows you to open a moveable, floating web browser window from any link without having to switch to a new screen.

Popup Video does the same with movie clips, while Popup Note opens a new S Note in the same way, allowing you to jot away with the S Pen stylus while something else is going on in the background.

The Galaxy Note II will go on sale in October.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.