The famous 5.5 inch phablet that we’ve been waiting for has become real and I’m talking about the Samsung Galaxy Note II here. Leaked a bunch of times online over the past months, the product has become reality and it keeps all the specs that have hit the web. Now it was unveiled at IFA 2012, in Berlin and let’s see what it brings.


First of all, we get a HD Super AMOLED 5.5 inch display with a 16:9 aspect ratio, for the perfect movie viewing experience. There’s also a new feature called Air View, that allows the user to preview with the S Pen your email, The S Note, S Planner, galeries and video files easily and without having to open them. Galaxy Note II also does Pop Up Play like the Galaxy S III and has a new gesture function called Quick Command. This one allows quick activation using the S Pen of the apps that you use often.

Inside this newcomer there’s a quad core 1.6 GHz processor and you also get HSPA Plus connectivity and 4G LTE. The OS of choice Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, with the famous Google Now and Project Butter speed. Note II will be available in storage versions of 16, 32 or 64 GB and will also feature a microSD card slot and impressive 3100 mAh battery. The device has a back 8 megapixel camera and front 1.9 megapixel camera with HD capture. The product comes in pearl white or titan grey and it will hit the market in Europe, Asia and Middle East in October.

Other features include Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi Direct, mHL, NFC, Glonass and Smart Stay. The phablet measures 9.4 mm in thickness and weighs 180 grams.

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