Samsung has just released their behemont phablet at IFA Berlin, last week, and it comes with impressive specs, though it’s not the Science Fiction device that some expected. While it will reach Europe by October, the United States release date seems to be sometimes later this year, as we got used to most Android devices.
The first who will be able to get their hands on the device are Germans, as it will first be released in Berlin, according to some sources. Fortunately most of the Europeans will be able to buy the Galaxy Note 2 soon thereafter, along with a part of Asia.
Unlike Samsung’s last releases, that left Americans in the dark for a long time, it seems like they are now planning to release the Note 2 faster in the US. The Korean maker officially announced that we will see the device in US stores later this year. Hopefully carriers will follow suit and add it to their offer faster than usually.
The Galaxy Note 2 N7100 features a 5.5-inch 1280×720 ( 267ppi ) display, which is below are expectations, especially considering that the original Note has a 1280×800 pixels resolution and a 285 ppi. It comes with a quad-core Exynos 4412 1.6Ghz processor and Mali-400MP GPU, an 8MP rear camera and a 1.9MP 720p frontal one, 2GB of RAM and three storage variants of 16, 32 or 64GB.
Fortunately Samsung managed to get the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean on-board, so it comes with Google’s latest operating system. And this is really a plus for Samsung, considering that most phone makers are still planning to release ICS devices in the following months.
One more thing Samsung did very well is the device’s size. While it’s slightly taller ( 151.1 vs 146.9 mm ), it’s less wider ( 80.5 vs 83 mm ), which makes it easier to use with one hand, except if you want to reach the top area. It’s also a bit slimmer, though you can’t really notice it ( 9.4 vs 9.7 mm ) and it weights 2 more grams ( 180 g ).
All-all-all it’s an awesome device, though it definitely isn’t for everyone, due to its behemont size. I am really a fan of huge devices and it will probably be my next one, though other will definitely go for the Galaxy S3, HTC One X or something else.