Samsung has announced the successor to the massive Galaxy Note, and no surprise on the name – It’s called the Galaxy Note II. Why II? Well, besides the obvious, there are a number of things that have seen a bump up by the factor of 2. For starters, the screen goes from 5.3 to 5.5". Then we have the processor that goes from a 1.4 dual-core to a 1.6 GHz quad-core. The weight even went up by a factor of two, from 178grams to 180 grams. Other improvements include storage options of 16/32/64GB with MicroSD support up to 64GB. The Note II has a monster 3100 mAh battery to help you get through the day.
In typical Samsung style, they’ve added some cool additions into the Note II. Features like Air View will allow you to hover the S Pen over an email, image, or video and preview the content without having to actually open it. Popup Note will automatically launch when you pull out the S Pen while on a call, allowing you to quickly jot down notes. And Quick Command will let users activate frequently used apps with just a swipe up on the screen using the S Pen.
The Galaxy Note II will start off in Marble White or Titanium Gray. But I’m guessing we might see more colors launched down the road, just like the Galaxy S III had. As is normal at these product announcements, there was no mention of price or a date for availability. All we know at this point is that it is expected to be available October starting in major European, Asian, and Middle East markets.