Australian mobile phone carrier Vodafone has finally made official specific details regarding the upcoming availability of Samsung’s Galaxy Note II smartphone on its network.The new device will become officially available for purchase at Vodafone Australia on December 5, and will be put up for sale both through the carrier’s website, as well as via its brick and mortar stores.
The latest phablet from Samsung will be available on various plans from the carrier, with one of the offerings having it at $10 per month on Vodafone’s $50 Plan, over 24-months (total min cost $1,440).
“Our customers are loving the ‘phablet’- big is sometimes better and this certainly is the case when it comes to the Samsung GALAXY Note II,” Katie Turkal, general manger of Devices at Vodafone, said.
“We’re delighted to be bringing our customers the out-of-this-world Samsung GALAXY Note II on our great value plans just in time for Christmas.”
Running under Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the Galaxy Note II smartphone arrives on shelves with a 1.6GHz quad-core processor packed inside, complemented by 2GB of RAM to deliver true multitasking capabilities to users.
Furthermore, the new device arrives with a 5.5-inch touchscreen display, which should provide users with new capabilities when compared to what large smartphones usually have to offer, courtesy of the included S-Pen technology.
“The work Samsung has done with its S-Pen is exceptional. It feels like you’re putting pen to paper; instead of a stylus pen to a smartphone screen,” Vodafone notes in a blog post.
“Scribbling your notes rather than battling the touch-screen keyboard will be an absolute pleasure as the S-Pen delivers greater accuracy than ever before.”
Galaxy Note II also sports an 8-megapixel photo snapper on the back, with support for recording videos in full HD resolution, as well as with a front camera for making video calls. Furthermore, it sports a powerful battery inside, which should deliver up to 12 hours of talk time to its users.