London: After a great success of its really excellent Galaxy S3, Samsung has unveiled a set of interesting new products, including an Android-based camera and a Windows RT tablet, but its Galaxy Note II hybrid Smartphone was the highlight at IFA 2012 in Berlin on Wednesday.
The first Galaxy Note was a big hit when it arrived last year. Global sales hit 1 million in two months, 5 million in five months and have since surpassed 10 million. If you thought the Galaxy Note couldn’t get any bigger, it did. The second-gen phone-cum-tablet, which had its specs leaked a few hours early, has jumped up from a 5.3-inch screen to 5.5 inches.
The new Galaxy Note II is powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor and runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The device will support either HSPA Plus or LTE connectivity. Buyers can choose between 16GB, 32 GB and 64 GB of storage, and it has an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera, the Next Web reports.
There’s no release date for the device yet, though Samsung has confirmed that it will launch in Europe, Asia and the Middle East in October and will arrive in the US by the end of this year.