Fresh from its annoucement this week during the IFA 2012 event in Berlin, smartphone fanatics are yet to ready their pockets with the introduction of the next predecessor of Samsung’s famous “phablet”, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Many speculations have been roaming around about what the next generation Galaxy Note would be like both for its specs and physical design. Seems like almost all the rumors were true.
Let’s take a look what the new Samsung Galaxy Note 2 offers compared to the original Galaxy Note and if it can indeed live up the hype of new and existing Galaxy Note owners to purchase or update their mobile devices.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Specs Comparison
|Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (left) vs original Galaxy Note (right)|
There are a couple of new things with the Galaxy Note 2 when compared to the original Galaxy Note though they are not really that of a major update for me. Mostly are hardware/specs boost but one factor that I like about the Galaxy Note 2 is its new slim and “Galaxy-S3-ish” form factor.
Responsible for making the device faster, mobile processor upgrades are really inevitable when we talk about introducing a predecessor phone. With the current 1.4Ghz dual-core processor of the original Galaxy Note, Samsung has even stretched the phone’s processing capacity by replacing it with a 1.6Ghz Exynos quad-core processor so users can expect a snappier interface. Casual users might not notice the improvement but can be very helpful when opening a number of applications simultaneously.
Size & Weight
Storage, Memory & Battery
The Samsung Galaxy Note upgrade won’t be complete without talking about its native, pre-installed Android operating system. Among the first few handsets in the market that comes out with the latest version of Android OS, the Galaxy Note 2 comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean pre-installed in the device. With Jelly Bean running the device, users can fully maximize and enjoy the modern functionalities of the smartphone.
Below is the complete Samsung Galaxy Note specs comparison:
We may be attracted by the Galaxy Note 2’s beauty and capabilities but one thing that can hold us back is definitely it’s price. With high-end specs and features, this device will surely cost anyone a damn penny. Pricing scheme is not yet announced at this point in time (rumoured to be between € 639 – € 699) but what’s sure is that it will officially start shipping this October starting in the US and Europe then Asia.
So what do you think of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 2? Will you buy it or rather wait for the iPhone 5? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below. :)