US-based carrier Sprint has just announced it will offer the Samsung Galaxy Note II starting October 25 for as low as $199.99 USD with a new two-year agreement. The same price is available for customers eligible for upgrade.
According to Sprint
, the smartphone will be available in two color options, Marble White or Titanium Gray. We expect the carrier to start taking pre-orders for Samsung Galaxy Note II in the following days.
As expected, the smartphone will be shipped with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean operating system out of the box. The popular S Pen stylus is included as well, along with several dedicated apps that unleash advanced texting and drawing features.
The smartphone will be fully compatible with Sprint’s 4G LTE network, but also offers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB (MHL), NFC (Near Field Communication), DLNA , TV-out and Mobile Hotspot.
One of the few Android phones to feature a larger than 5-inch display, Samsung Galaxy Note II packs a powerful 1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos processor
, complemented by a Mali-400MP graphics processing unit and 2GB of RAM.
The phone’s 5.5-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display supports 720 x 1280 pixels resolution and features Corning Gorilla Glass 2 coating.
Another strong point of the Galaxy Note II is the impressive 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, which offers innovative features introduced on Galaxy S III, such as Buddy Photo Share, Burst Shot and Best Photo.
There’s also a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera with HD video recording, which can also be used for video calling. Under the hood, Samsung Galaxy Note II packs 16GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 64GB via microSD memory card.
The phone’s high-capacity 3100 mAh Li-Ion battery is rated by the manufacturer for up to 980 hours of standby time or up to 35 hours of talk time (16 hours in 3G mode).