Samsung's Galaxy Note II is launching on 1 October across all major UK networks, Carphone Warehouse and Phones 4u, as well as the manufacturer's own brand store in Westfield, Stratford City.
The device will run Android's Jelly Bean operating system. It has a 5.55-inch high-definition Super Amoled screen, its S-Pen and runs on a 1.6GHz quad-core processor. The device is thinner and lighter than the original Galaxy Note. The device has a 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 1.9-megapixel front facing camera. The camera shares features from the Samsung Galaxy S III like Buddy Photo Share, Burst Shot, Best Photo and Best Faces.
Simon Stanford, vice-president for the UK and Ireland telecommunications and networks division, said: 'The introduction of the original Galaxy Note was a great success – we succeeded in creating an entirely new category and went on to sell more than 10 million devices globally. With the Galaxy Note II, we’re not only expanding the category, we’re also evolving the technology to the point where it genuinely feels as though you’re using a traditional pen and paper. What’s more, it’s a device that everyone can use – whether that’s a fashion designer drawing a new design, or young professionals using the multiscreen and pop-up features to edit a document, send an email and browse the web – all at the same time.
'We were delighted by the hugely positive response we received when we first announced the Galaxy Note II at IFA back in August. The Galaxy Note II is a whole new level of innovation and we are confident users are going to enjoy the updated features and design of our latest Galaxy device when it hits the shelves on the 1 October.'
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