Although Samsung have recently ordered to pay over $1 billion to Apple in American courts, it appears that the Korean technology goliath is back to business as usual. Whilst enjoying the record breaking success of its Galaxy S3, Samsung has also recently announced a follow up to the popular Samsung Galaxy Note.
Samsung has not yet given an actual release date for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, but has stated that we can expect to see the handset in European, Middle Eastern and Asian markets in October. No comment has been made regarding availability within the U.S. but this may be some time after its launch in the aforementioned markets if the release schedule of the original Galaxy Note is anything to go by. This was made available in Germany in October 2011, and took until February 2012 to reach the U.S. market.
Despite no exact official launch date for the Galaxy Note 2, a number of UK networks have commented on their involvement with the follow up device to the popular Galaxy Note. Both O2 and 3 have categorically stated that they will be carrying this handset. Operator of T-Mobile and Orange, Everything Everywhere, does not currently have any information regarding this phone. However, Vodafone has stated that it has ‘no involvement’ with this device.
So what features can expect to see with the Samsung Galaxy Note 2? Being a successor to the original Galaxy Note, this handset of course packs a huge touchscreen. At 5.5 inches, it is even larger than the 5.3 inch super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen of its predecessor. It will also come with an upgraded S-Pen, 8 megapixel camera, and the latest Jellybean version of the Android operating system. One of the most interesting features of this phone though is its processor. At 1.6 GHz, this quad-core processor will make the Galaxy Note 2 even more powerful than Samsung’s record breaking flagship, the Galaxy S3.