Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is now official

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).



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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69 Responses

  1. Sammy crap says:

    Another monster specs + plastic build. lol

  2. mama's crap says:

    another troll + sh*t for brains. lol

  3. robchongke says:

    parang pinalaking s3 lang din.

  4. Marcelino says:

    They should have done better. I was expecting more from Samsung.

    The screen quality was compromised a bit, but could not be noticed since it has a bigger screen (5.5″) than the first Galaxy Note (5.3″).

    The design could have been better. From afar, it really looks like an out of scale version of Galaxy S3.

    Even the camera. It’s still stuck at 8 MP while Sony, HTC and Nokia are going as far as 41 MP.

    Nevertheless, it’s still a great gadget to have.

    • sylv3rblade says:

      Only Nokia’s phone has the 41MP spec plus oversampling so you’re not getting a 41 MP image from your phone.

  5. ishi says:

    ang tagal naman :( bday ko sana sa sarili ko.

  6. Joshua says:

    variant lang to nang s3. implemented lang ang note. Its a monster

  7. ChesireCat says:

    It kinda resembles an iPhone. I wonder if the paranoid Apple’s gonna sue ’em for this…….

    • Marcelino says:

      Have your eyes checked, iSheep.

    • ChesireCat says:

      @Marcelino .I think I had it checked already. Try checking yours….. My name ain’t iSheep.
      If you didn’t get it, the thing about Apple was sarcasm. Apple wants to take copyright of everything rectangular-ish. Probably they’ll sue Samsung’s fridges next time.

    • Marcelino says:

      OK

    • John says:

      You’re joking, right ? Poke your eyes out, they’re useless.

  8. dsds says:

    Tignan nyo yung Samsung Activ, maganda at aluminum yung ginamit.

    • Marcelino says:

      Yung ATIV S?

      Ok naman, parang Galaxy S2 yung design niya.

      Kaso pag usapang Windows Phone, parang synonymous na yan to Nokia eh.

      Let’s see how it will go against Lumia Pureview.

  9. nono says:

    I don’t need a device with an identity crisis. I mean a “phablet”? Come on Samsung make up your mind.

    • Trollala says:

      This device doesn’t have an identity crisis. The size of this device is just perfect for people with big hands and fingers.

  10. Ramon says:

    Sad it doesn’t have the Exynos 5 proxessor =/

    But still, it’s a pretty good phone

    I’m satisfied with my current note, no big reason to swap phones yet XD

  11. wreek888 says:

    Sabay siguro ito ilalabas ng iphone 5 at baka pareho ng price. Wow dami pwede paggastusan by xmas time.

  12. marc says:

    i think they’ve pulled an “Apple” on this one. Incremental upgrade on specs (from note) and on design (from gs3). it’s like iPhone 4 to 4s.

    • sylv3rblade says:

      The original Note stemmed from the GS2. It only makes sense that the GN2 will take it’s roots from the GS3.

  13. Lezure2010 says:

    That’s on my Christmas list for sure.:) Almost all of the rumors were true, except for the increase in resolution(People were expecting something higher than 720p). Also what happened to the flexible screen? There isn’t a mention of it anywhere?

    Oh guys I also have one big question that I have to ask. Does the Note 2 and SGS3 support files larger than 4GB? A bigger screen and added processing power is nice to have, but unless you can play videos of good quality, then they’re usefulness ain’t really gonna show. And I’m still under the impression that most phones still use a FAT32 storage format instead of better formats like exFat or NTFS.

    • sylv3rblade says:

      linux can support files larger than 4GB. It’s the format of the SD Card that’s the problem, don’t use Fat32.

    • Lezure2010 says:

      I’ve tried using non FAT32 format Sd cards on a couple of Galaxy devices, and they don’t run. You have to reformat them to FAT32. And the internal memory is also on FAT32.

      Albeit, these were first generation Galaxy devices though, galaxy tab and SGS.

      Have you tried loading up an SGS3 with a 10GB 1080p movie?

    • sylv3rblade says:

      ExFat on my Sandisk micro SD, I guess some cards (Class A? etc) it seems have problems with non-Fat32 format.

    • Lezure2010 says:

      So you use the exfat formatted sd card on your SGS3? Thanks for the info. The 4GB limit had always been a deal breaker for me.

  14. Someone says:

    I think LG Optimus G is so much better

    • John says:

      The XPERIA T is better. Lol.

    • Earlier someone says:

      @John, I’m sorry but opt g have quad core krait and the new adreno 320 while sony xperia t is only dual and uses old gpu lol.

      And opt g have a bigger screen, battery, and 2gb ram( xperia t, 1 only
      Lol). Have larger internal memory 16/32/64 while xperia t is stuck at 16 only lol. Opt g have sexier dimensions… Its slimmer than s3 while xperia T is as fat as iphoney. Gotta love the better design of optg

      If i might have somehow misinform(im pretty sure im correct)some… that doesnt matter, so many advantages of lg opt g you see. Well if u already know about this.. I can say maybe it’s just a matter of taste… A good or bad taste :)

    • jesse says:

      LG Optimus G is like Samsung S3, full of Quadcore but ugly looks & late updates, what part did you see the sexiness on that devices, its just an slim iphone
      Xperia T got curvy, outstanding design, specwise & also updated on its OS and never compare it to an iphone, bcoz apple owe its success too an old walkman from sony
      hahahaha

    • yao says:

      OPTIMUS G. is the best of all smartphone rightnow!

      could you imagine?
      dualcore na qualcomm ADRENO 225 lang ang gamit ng XPERIA T.& TX PERO nilampaso nila ang S3 SA benchmark?

      lalo na ILALAMPASO NG OPTIMUS G. ang S3 at NOTE 2 DAHIL PO ANG OPTIMUS G. AY QUADCORE NA QUALCOMM ADRENO320 S4!

      SPEAKING OF DESIGN SEXY HOT ELEGANT ANG OPTIMUS G. AT PLASTIC CHEAP ANG S3!

    • yao says:

      OPTIMUS G. is the best of all smartphones rightnow!

      could you imagine?
      dualcore na qualcomm ADRENO 225 lang ang gamit ng XPERIA T.& TX PERO nilampaso nila ang S3 SA benchmark?

      lalo na ILALAMPASO NG OPTIMUS G. ang S3 at NOTE 2 DAHIL PO ANG OPTIMUS G. AY QUADCORE NA QUALCOMM ADRENO320 S4!

      SPEAKING OF DESIGN SEXY HOT ELEGANT ANG OPTIMUS G. AT PLASTIC CHEAP ANG S3!

  15. ranma2303 says:

    i was disappointed with this new note 2. I came from galaxy note pero was not impresed sa note 2. Tama. Pinalaking s3 lang naman. .2 inch lang nilaki niya sa note and quad core siya. Pero you dnt need quad core na specs in ur everyday life…was expecting more pa naman…some apps can be downloaded din naman sa market na meron ang note2…and also os can update via ota or kies…again its just my opinion…

  16. Oh man, wala pa nga akong Note 1, may Note 2 na agad haha :D Sir Yuga, can you compare the two based on longevity in the market? I know Note 2 is better than Note 1 in some ways, pero I’m curious if Note 1 is still a “best buy” considering that Note 2 will be out this December.

    I just want to know your opinions (especially those who are Note 1 owners :D ) balak ko kasi bumili ng Note 1 e, pero parang nacompromise na dahil sa Note 2; im considering my budget din kasi :D

    • ranma2303 says:

      for me since im a note user its not qorth it. First para lang siyang s3 na pinalaki. Compared to note 1 .2 inches lang nilaki niya sa note 1 and dualcoe ang note1 and quad core ang note 2…for me di naman kasi need ang quad core for your everyday life eh…cam is the same 8megapix pero ang front cam panalo ang note 1 kasi 2megapix ang note 1. Note 2 ay nsa 1 megapix lang ata. Sa ram naman panalo ang note 2 kasi 2gb ang ram niya sa note 1 naman 1gb lang…pero still you will not use 10 apps all at the same time naman…about sa aps ng note 2 you can download din naman yun sa market eh to have it on your note 2…about os na jellybean ng note 2 you can have it sa note 1 na update via ota or kies if dating na doto sa pinas ang update for note 1. Price wise…cyempre note 1

  17. John says:

    Lol. I would never buy this. Sigh… Can the next Nexus have specs like this ? Please samsung !!

  18. Lezure2010 says:

    Until smartphones are able to support files larger than 4GB, then A screen of this size is useless. Who would watch a 4GB 1080p video? The bitrate would be horrible.

  19. ishi says:

    Sa nga nagtatanung kung anu diff. ng Note 2 sa S3 at Note 1. check this website para may idea kayo. Design and Display almost the same ang Note 2 at S3 but Specs sympre mas advance si Note 2.

    http://blog.gsmarena.com/which-is-the-brightest-star-in-the-samsung-galaxy-galaxy-note-ii-vs-galaxy-s-iii-vs-galaxy-note/

  20. iVan says:

    don’t want the elongated display screen.

    am completely satisfied with the dual-core, so i couldn’t care less about quad-core.

    will most definitely stick with my galaxy note 1.

  21. Rc says:

    The real seller will be the new and improved S-Pen. Personally, if you have the Gnote, you could stay content, but I think the more responsive stylus would be good if you’re using this device for writing, editing, etc. Oh and it’s running Jellybean…means it’s faster. :-)

    http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/29/samsung-galaxy-note-ii-whats-changed/

  22. iGET says:

    The s3-ish appearance doesn’t really pose an issue for me… maybe it shouldn’t unless you want to get your hands on both devices… i was actually thinking of getting an s3 and an ipad (for reading)… 2 in 1… naka tipid pa ako… :D still waiting for the iphone5 though… let’s see…

  23. yao says:

    OPTIMUS G. is the best of all smartphone rightnow!

    could you imagine?
    dualcore na qualcomm ADRENO 225 lang ang gamit ng XPERIA T.& TX PERO nilampaso nila ang S3 SA
    benchmark?

    open this link!
    http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_xperia_tx_t_and_v_benchmarks_are_here_promising_too-news-4722.php

    lalo na ILALAMPASO NG OPTIMUS G. ang S3 at NOTE 2 DAHIL PO ANG OPTIMUS G. AY QUADCORE NA QUALCOMM ADRENO320 S4!

    SPEAKING OF DESIGN SEXY HOT ELEGANT ANG OPTIMUS G. AT PLASTIC CHEAP ANG S3!

  24. yao says:

    OPTIMUS G. is the best of all smartphone rightnow!

    could you imagine?
    dualcore na qualcomm ADRENO 225 lang ang gamit ng XPERIA T.& TX PERO nilampaso nila ang S3 SA benchmark?

    lalo na ILALAMPASO NG OPTIMUS G. ang S3 at NOTE 2 DAHIL PO ANG OPTIMUS G. AY QUADCORE NA QUALCOMM ADRENO320 S4!

    SPEAKING OF DESIGN SEXY HOT ELEGANT ANG OPTIMUS G. AT PLASTIC CHEAP ANG S3!

  25. OPTIMUS G. says:

    OPTIMUS G. is the best of all smartphone rightnow!

    could you imagine?
    dualcore na qualcomm ADRENO 225 lang ang gamit ng XPERIA T.& TX PERO nilampaso nila ang S3 SA benchmark?
    TRY NYO TINGNAN SA GSMARENA
    lalo na ILALAMPASO NG OPTIMUS G. ang S3 at NOTE 2 DAHIL PO ANG OPTIMUS G. AY QUADCORE NA QUALCOMM ADRENO320 S4!

    SPEAKING OF DESIGN SEXY HOT ELEGANT ANG OPTIMUS G. AT PLASTIC CHEAP ANG S3!

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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 :)

  29. 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

  30. 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 =)

  31. 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 ..

  32. 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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