Samsung Galaxy Note 2(II) 10/25 Release Date @ Sprint 1st JB, 5.5 & 4-Core

Sprint's Samsung Galaxy Note II will have an Octbober 25 release date and sell for $299.99 with a new line or upgraded contract. Upcoming competitors to the Samsung Galaxy Note are the LG Optimus G and Nexus 4.

The Samsung Galaxy Note II expands the phablet category created by the Galaxy Note with improved battery life, a thinner and narrower design and enhancements to the S Pen.

Sprint pointed out the many first for the Samsung Galaxy Note II:

  • First Samsung device with Android 4.1.1, Jelly Bean.
  • First smartphone larger with a screen larger than 5 inches - 5.5-inch 720p HD Super AMOLED touchscreen.
  • First with  a quad-core processor -Samsung's Exynos 1.6GHz quad-core processor.
Other features of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2:
  • 4G /LTE network speeds.
  • Global voice and data roaming.
  • 8MP camera with  Buddy Photo Share, Burst Shot and Best Photo.
  • 3,100 mAh battery.
  • 2GB RAM, 16GB on board
  • Wi-Fi, NFC, microSD and Bluetooth.
  • Enterprise SAFE
The S Pen has been ergonomically redesigned to be more precise, ergonomic  and has 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity. Remove the S Pen from the Galaxy Note II and it automatically launches the S Pen menu. When you forget to put the S Pen back into the case, an alarm sounds.

A new feature is a screen capture that you can draw around the image when the S Pen’s side button is pressed down.

Here are Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Software features:

  • Air View allows users to hover with the S Pen over an email, S Planner, image gallery, or video to preview the content without having to open it.
  • Popup Note extends the concept of Popup Play, which lets users open an S Note instantly as a pop-up window anywhere on the screen.
  • Popup Video – little popping video that can sized and moved around the screen.
  • Popup Browser – launches a new browser when a link is tapped in an email.
  • Quick Command lets users activate apps by the command pad by holding the S Pen and swiping upward.
  • Screen Recorder - lets  user record screen actions and share it.
  • Easy Clip – takes a screen shot of the screen which can be sized by the S Pen.
  • Visualize – offers images that  illustrate hand written words.
  • Features found on the Samsung Galaxy S III – S Beam, AllShare Cast and Group Cast.
The Samsung Galaxy Note II for T-Mobile will come a free game. AT&T and Verizon Wireless will also be offering the Samsung Galaxy Note II in time for the holidays.
See current fall and winter release dates.
The least noted feature of the Samsung Galaxy Note is the handwriting recognition capabilities of the S Pen. We took a Samsung Galaxy Note to the beach and our Editor was able to write an entire copy/paste tips article with it.

4 thoughts on “Samsung Galaxy Note 2(II) 10/25 Release Date @ Sprint 1st JB, 5.5 & 4-Core”

  1. I think the nexus for will be a better deal, but you won't be able to use it with an S Pen.

  2. I prefer Sprint's unlimited data as long as you are in area with 4G LTE, if you are not, wait until you are.

  3. I'm overwhelmed with choices this year, I don't know how I'll decide what device to upgrade to....

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