We’ve already got confirmation that Samsung will be launching the Galaxy Note II in the United States on October 24. Well, it appears that Canadians will get it about one week later.The first carrier to announce it will offer the Galaxy Note II is TELUS. The phone is now on “Coming Soon” and will go on sale on October 30, though there’s no mention of pricing options yet.
The first Samsung smartphone to come with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean platform out of the box, the Galaxy Note II is the South Korean company’s new flagship smartphone.
Although it comes with better features than the popular Galaxy S III, the Galaxy Note II is aimed at those Android enthusiasts who are not bothered by extremely large display.
Unlike Samsung Galaxy S III that sports a 4.8-inch display, the Galaxy Note II boasts a huge 5.5-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display that supports HD (720 x 1280 pixels) resolution.
The Galaxy Note II’s display is 0.2-inch larger than Galaxy Note’s. It is also worth mentioning the former’s display has been improved with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 coating for extra protection.
Samsung Galaxy Note II features an Exynos 4412 Quad chipset at its core, which packs a quad-core Cortex-A9 processor clocked at 1.6 GHz. The phone’s CPU is accompanied by a Mali-400MP graphics processing unit and 2GB of RAM.
The phone boasts an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording, though previous rumors were claiming Samsung might include a 13-megapixel photo snapper.
There will be three versions of Galaxy Note II available on the market with different amounts of storage: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB.
In order to be able to sustain all that power inside the Galaxy Note II, Samsung added a 3100 mAh Li-Ion battery that should provide up to 980 hours of standby time or up to 35 hours of talk time. Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.