It will be available for purchase for $835/€655 outright
The dual-SIM version of the Galaxy Note II emerged back in September, but Samsung was pretty secretive regarding the phone’s availability and pricing options.Well, it looks like the smartphone re-surfaced in China along with more details on launch and price tag.
Chinese site Bolopad reports the dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy Note II will be launched on November 24 via China Telecom.
The smartphone comes with two SIM slots, one for GSM SIMs and another one for CDMA SIM cards. Customers will be able to purchase the handset starting next week for around 5200 yuan off-contract, which is about $835/€655.
The bad news is that there’s a high chance the dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy Note II won’t be available outside China.
However, the handset maker has yet to offer more details on the phone’s availability in other countries, so stay tuned for more updates on this one.
The dual-SIM Galaxy Note II comes with the same features as the single-SIM version, so expect this one to bring a powerful 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, accompanied by 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 64GB via microSD memory card.
The smartphone will ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean platform out of the box, and probably some bloatware from the Chinese carrier that will sell it.
On the back, the dual-SIM Galaxy Note II boasts an 8-megapixel photo snapper with autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording. There’s also a secondary 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls.
Another strong point of the phablet is the huge 5.5-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display that supports HD (720 x 1280 pixels) resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass coating.
The Galaxy Note II is powered by a high-capacity 3100 mAh Li-Ion battery, which should provide up to 1000 hours of standby time or up to 35 hours of talk time.