The Galaxy Note II has been quite a popular device, but it comes in only two colours: gray and white. However, it seems everyone's favourite phablet also comes in a different avatar, as a new photo of the Note II in a new 'Amber Brown' colour has been leaked, courtesy of GizChina.

Judging from the NTT Docomo logo on the phone and the box, this seems to be a Japanese variant. There is no news on whether the colour will be available in countries.

The Amber Brown Galaxy Note II has an NTT Docomo logo

The Amber Brown Galaxy Note II has an NTT Docomo logo

Variants of the phablet in other colours, dubbed Wine and Amber Brown, have been spotted earlier. The picture had appeared in a magazine form Korea, which leads to speculation about release of the phone in these colours to other countries.

Back in December, Samsung started rolling out Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean for the Note II. The update was dished out in phases and the first country to receive the update was Poland. The JZO54K update for the Galaxy Note II includes improvements and features that let you better customise the notification panel. The update brings additions to notification toggles, lets you customise the notification panel and disable the brightness slider in the panel.

With Android 4.1.2, the browser is smoother than before, the status bar colour has been changed from grey to black, there's a new input method on the Samsung keyboard, and the lock screen has a new ink effect. Among other additions, you get a new group cast application along with the ability to disable Multi-View.

No clue on whether it'll be coming to other countries any time soon

No clue on whether it'll be coming to other countries any time soon

You can update your Galaxy Note II through Samsung Kies or over-the-air. However, it would be good remember that this is a phased roll-out and the update might not be available for your device just yet.

The Samsung Galaxy Note II is one of Samsung's most popular handsets. In November, the smartphone manufacturer revealed that global sales of the device had exceeded 5 million units.

The Samsung Galaxy Note II features Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box, and is powered by a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor. The major talking point about the Galaxy Note II is that it features an all-new Air View feature.

Here is a quick look at the specifications of the Galaxy Note II:

  • 5.5-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels
  • 4G LTE, EDGE, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi HT40, NFC
  • GPS with GLONASS and A-GPS support
  • Bluetooth v4.0 with USB 2.0 Host
  • 8 megapixel AF/ Touchfocus camera, 1.9 megapixel VT Camera, BSI front-facing camera
  • 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB versions, all with expandable support up to 64 GB
  • 2 GB RAM
  • MHL for AV out

Samsung currently sits at pole position as the largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. The Samsung Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II are two of the brand's hottest selling devices this year, and this has made Samsung's smartphone sales look good. A report by Yonhap, a financial analysis company, estimates that Samsung will have a good fourth quarter and will sell over 60 million smartphones.

Read our review of the Galaxy Note II here.

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