One of the devices to look forward to in the coming months is Samsung’s Galaxy Note II.
Now, what can we expect from the newer Note compared with the original?
The tale of the tape actually tells a lot of differences. The new Galaxy Note II is narrower and taller and is also a little bit heavier at 180 grams (g). In terms of screen size, it packs a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 16:9 (original only had a 5.3-inch display). Operating system (OS) also tells the story because the newer Note comes with Android 4.1 or Jelly Bean. There’s also a meaner processor with the 1.6GHz quad core Exynos. RAM was increased to 2GB from 1 GB. Internal storage comes in three (3) options – 16GB, 32GB and 64 GB. If this is not enough, it can be expanded up to 64 GB through microSD. Connectivity support is provided by Bluetooth 4.0 (original had 3.0) and near field communication (NFC).
The last critical feature to look into is battery as the newer Note comes with 3,100 mAh compared to the 2,500 mAh of the previous. Of course the Galaxy Note II comes with the S Pen stylus that also has new abilities such as Air View, Quick Command, Pop up Note and Easy Clip. The new Note has two (2) colors to choose from – white and gray.
Availability is by October in Europe, Asia and Middle East priced at BHD 280.