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August 30, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is now official

Samsung has finally announced the next generation Galaxy Note. Dubbed the Galaxy Note 2, the phablet has the striking semblance of the Galaxy S3 and is packed with a solid hardware configuration.

Aside from the Nexus 7, the Galaxy Note 2 is among the the first handsets that’s been announced to come with Android Jellybean pre-installed.

Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100 specs:
5.5″ HD Super AMOLED display @ 1280×720 pixels
Exynos 4 Quad 1.6GHz
2GB RAM
16GB, 32GB, 64GB internal storage
up to 64GB via microSD card
HSPA+ 21Mbps or 4G LTE 42Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, dual band 2.4GHz & 5.0GHz
WiFi Direct
NFC
MHL
Bluetooth 4.0
8MP rear camera, 1080p video recording
1.9MP front-facing camera
GPS with aGPS support
3100mAh Li-Ion battery
Android 4.1 Jellybean

Samsung did not indicate the retail price of the Galaxy Note 2 but we expect it will be almost in the same range as the first one (around Php35k). The Note 2 will start shipping out this October in the US and Europe to be followed by Asia (so that’s November to December here in the Philippines).

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69 Responses to “Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is now official”

  1. Smith says:

    which is better

    Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100
    specs:
    5.5″ HD Super AMOLED display @ 1280×720 pixels
    Exynos 4 Quad 1.6GHz
    2GB RAM
    16GB, 32GB, 64GB internal storage
    up to 64GB via microSD card
    HSPA+ 21Mbps or 4G LTE 42Mbps
    WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, dual band 2.4GHz & 5.0GHz
    WiFi Direct
    NFC
    MHL
    Bluetooth 4.0
    8MP rear camera, 1080p video recording
    1.9MP front-facing camera
    GPS with aGPS support
    3100mAh Li-Ion battery
    Android 4.1 Jellybean

    or

    Optimus G

    Key Specifications:
    · Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Processor with 1.5GHz Quad-Core CPU, Adreno 320 GPU with 4G LTE
    · Operating System: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
    · Network: 2G / 3G / 4G LTE
    · Display: 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS+ (1280×768 pixels) / 15:9 ratio
    · Memory: 32GB
    · RAM: 2GB DDR
    · Cameras: 13.0MP rear / 1.3MP front
    · Battery: 2,100 mAh
    · Size: 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.45mm
    · Weight: 145g
    · Other: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, USB2.0 HS, A-GPS, MHL, DLNA, NFC

    • ishi says:

      Iba ang features ng Note 2 its phabet compare to Optimus G na smartphone. Pero in terms of specs mas lamang sa Optimus G.

    • Ricky M says:

      @ smith OPTIMUS G.

    • Ian says:

      LG OPTIMUS G. mas maganda ang hardware at spec.
      awesome!definitely i’ll go for optimus G.

    • manny says:

      The back cover of ‘Optimus G’is made of glass and gives users diverse look depending on the light and the angle you see it via ‘Crystal Reflection’ design. LG has registered ‘Crystal Reflection’ design at the patent office. ‘Optimus G’ is an unibody that gives the impression of a dressed-up gentleman.

    • Russel says:

      @smith
      OMG! Optimus g amazing 13mp really quadcore s4 qualcomm?adreno320?!
      shit! i can’t wait to have this superphone.
      please keep on updating us.
      t.c.

    • beefsteak says:

      Kung white collar professional ka, blogger, or media enthusiast, note 2. Kung gamer or benchmark guy ka Optimus G.

      Sa ngayon wala pang comprehensive review ng parehong devices, pero sa mga articles at videos sa net, mukang mas maganda yung functionality ng Note 2. Sana yung Optimus G ganun din

      @Russel – Yung megapixel-count sa mga cameraphone, hindi masyadong importante. Kahit mataas yung MP ng camera pero maliit yung sensor (which is the case sa lahat ng camera phone), hindi rin ganun kaganda yung quality. Besides, kung hindi ka naman gagawa ng poster o tarpaulin, hindi mo kailangan ng mataas na MP.

      @Manny – buti naman niregister nila sa patent office. You have to think, kung hindi lang KUP*L yung Apple, mas magagandan yung design ng mga phone ngayon. Lahat ng pinanalo nilang patents sa kaso pwedeng ma-consider na ‘prior art’, hindi lang pinatent nung mga naunang gumawa kasi hindi sila kasing-KUPA*L nung apple pagdating sa innovation.

  2. Guilar says:

    Samsung has better support for its phones, and with the Note getting apps specific for its S-pen, it’s clear that Sammy has a winner in the Note and Note 2 (which is in a class on its own).

    Without apps to really demand a more powerful GPU, the level of the S3 and Note2 is sufficient.

    Sayang, maganda talaga ang specs ng Optimus G, but the smartphone / tabphone experience is more on the support of the manufacturer with its native apps and updates.

    • carlo says:

      huhuhuhuh… bakit mababa ang resolution ? at bakit 8mp lang ang cam.? hay nakuh naman please samsung parang nag anatay lang ako ng pinalaki lang ang s3?
      yaw ko kasi ng design din eh. bakit ang lg at sony 13mp cam. nila

      please… make a different design naman!

    • gadgetsnion says:

      @carlo hindi pede eh showcase lahat ng high specs sa isang unit like 8mp to 12mp,battery etc. and regards to resolution subrang liit lang ang difference 720 to 800 kung titignan halos walang pinagkaiba, at sa note 2 hindi na sila gumamit ng pentile. Isa pang i consider yung features ng unit na wala iba. Kung ilalagay lahat baka masyado ng mahal ung device, hindi na sya affordable.

    • beefsteak says:

      Agreed. Kasama din dapat sa yung functionality at user experience sa pagpili ng device. Kung puro spec at performance benchmarks lang ang selling point, wala rin silbi yung device. Kung kayang mag-60fps ng isang HD video game sa Note 2 at 80fps sa Optimus G, pero wala namang functionality sa ibang bagay kagaya ng S-pen, S-note, S-pen hover, etc etc, I don’t think I’ll buy the Optimus G.

      As with the design ng Note 2, hindi nga siya maganda kumpara sa ibang mga telepono :) Pero karamihan naman ng mga telepono ng Pinoy peeps may protector, case, etc etc, so hindi rin masyadong importante yung design. Minsan nga mas importante pa sa mga Pinoy yung design ng case at headset kaysa telepono, which is weird hehe

    • HeyHey says:

      @carlo

      Please take note na ang ganda ng pictures na makukuha sa isang cameraphone eh HINDI nakadepende sa pixels. Nagdedepende pa din yun sa size ng processor na nakakabit sa phone. Kung mataas ang pixels na nakalagay sa specs, at maliit lang ang sensor (o hindi kagandahan) eh may chance na ang photos na makukuha mo eh mostly grainy.

      That’s all. Thank you.

  3. Jortz says:

    I have the first Beast(Note). Galaxy Note has a league of it’s own. I believed that it’s geared towards productivity and not only games! The capacity of this Beast to enable gamers to play great games is just a plus side. Now it’s official, the 2nd Beast has been released :)

  4. beefsteak says:

    Well, it seems wala talagang laban yung exynos quad chip na gamit ng s3 at note 2 sa snapdragon s4 ng optimus g. Worse, wala din silang laban even sa dual core snapdragon ng Xperia T.

    Pero I would like to hold my judgement on the Optimus G until yung functionality ay kagaya ng note 2, please see the link below:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZxrpIC4ohg

    Btw, gaya ng mga sinasabi ng mga iSheep parati, “Apple doesn’t focus on the specs, they focus on the user experience”. Sa tingin ko ganyan din ang selling point at lamang ng Galaxy Note 2 kaysa sa Optmius G.

    You won’t need that kind of specs like Optimus G kung walang selling point yung device. Sa kaso ng Experia T, ang selling point niya ay support para sa Playstation-compatible games. Sana lang kapag may review na ang Optimus G, may something awesome sa functionality niya, or else I’ll just buy Galaxy Note 2

  5. Jp1mp says:

    All this marketing has made all of us zombies to technology. Aminin man o hindi at one point in our lives we all wanted to get the gadget with the “high end” specs but suddenly realize that there is more to the gadget itself in order to maximize it’s full potential. Some of these outside factors worth noting is the hardware support – (not all hardware companies have great cust serv support here sa p.i. and if you’ve purchased yours through grey market, alam na! ) Connectivity options – internet service is not at par with other countries yet we pay so much for it anyway! Then you suddenly realize na sa dinamidami ng features ng gadget mo, di mo naman nagagamit lahat..just my 2 cents lang. To each his/her own naman =)

  6. king yayay says:

    puro anti samsung product kau … mahilig kau mag search … i search nio lahat ng sites kung asaan yang mga binabanggit niong sphone … sa top list ng s phone … at anu ung binabatikos nio ..

  7. Yung galaxy note II yan ang next target kong bibilin this year hopefully makaipon ng maraming salapi sa recent kong work napag iiwanan na ko ng mga katropa ko. Nag try na ko mag canvass sa mga ibat ibang mga website look promising yung mga price nila sana lang walang interest pagbibilin sa online. Mas gusto ko mag walk in at bilin thru sa store nila para sigurado ako tunay at may warranty at hinde ako tatakbuhan tulad ng nakita ko sa website na ito samsung galaxy note philippines.

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