Samsung Unveils the Galaxy Note 2: It Gets Even Bigger

You know that tiny little tablet...massive phone Samsung's Galaxy Note? Well, it's back and bigger than ever. The previous model has a 5.3-inch display, and the upcoming Galaxy Note 2 bumps that up to 5.5-inches. Mind you, the resolution and ratio has taken a bit of a step the other way, with the new one at 1280x720, while the outgoing model has more pixels at 1280x800. Nevertheless, the screen is still Samsung's in-house AMOLED technology.

Here are the rest of the specs:

2 GB of RAM
1.6 GHZ quad-core CPU (Samsung did not clarify if it was an Exynos)
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Weighs 180 grams
Comes with a 3100 mAh battery
Measures 80 x 151 x 9.4 mm
8 MPixel rear camera, 1,9 MPixel front camera
Available with 16, 32 and 64 GB

Stay tuned for hands-on impressions and live photos as our European team gets them.

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  • freggo
    Doesn't it look like a slim iPhone?
    Bit larger but the same round corners.

    Easy to mistake the two!

    /SARCASM
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  • back_by_demand
    Will sell boatloads, just like the last one and not a flicker from Apple about it so must not have a leg to stand on for lawsuits, until they patent the stylus and start all over again
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  • willard
    I think Samsung tapped into a totally unexpected market with the Note. Namely, people 40+. My aunt, who is 60, loves her Galaxy Note. She doesn't care about Android vs iPhone. She doesn't care about Apple or Google. She doesn't care about which apps are on which devices.

    The one thing she cares about is its massive number keys for dialing. If she could make calls on her iPad she'd be in heaven.
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  • back_by_demand
    Will sell boatloads, just like the last one and not a flicker from Apple about it so must not have a leg to stand on for lawsuits, until they patent the stylus and start all over again
    19
  • belardo
    Are these made for the Avatar blue giant monkeys?
    -9
  • willard
    I think Samsung tapped into a totally unexpected market with the Note. Namely, people 40+. My aunt, who is 60, loves her Galaxy Note. She doesn't care about Android vs iPhone. She doesn't care about Apple or Google. She doesn't care about which apps are on which devices.

    The one thing she cares about is its massive number keys for dialing. If she could make calls on her iPad she'd be in heaven.
    18