The Samsung Galaxy Note II is up for pre-order on for Rs 38,500. The phablet was announced recently at the IFA 2012 event in Berlin. The device was reportedly set for an October launch. As per the product listing on the site, the Galaxy Note II will be released on September 10, 2012, and will be shipped within 1 or 2 business days from the release date. We tried to get in touch with to clarify the date discrepancy, and are expecting a statement soon.

Galaxy Note II up for pre-order on

Galaxy Note II up for pre-order on

The Samsung Galaxy Note II has most of the specifications that had been speculated in the past. Also, Samsung has thrown in a new feature that can potentially change the way mobile phones are used. Apart from the facts that it features the Android 4v.1 (Jelly Bean) OS out of the box, and is powered by a 1.6GHz 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 highlighted features of the Samsung Galaxy Note II:

  • 5.5-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen with a 1280 x 720 pixel density
  • 4G LTE, EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 and 5GHz), Wi-Fi HT40, NFC
  • GPS with GLONASS and A-GPS support
  • Bluetooth v4.0 with USB 2.0 Host
  • 8 megapixel AF/ Touchfocus camera with full HD video recording and playback, 1.9MP VT Camera, BSI front facing camera
  • 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions, all with expandable support up to 64GB
  • 2GB RAM
  • MHL for AV out

Samsung states that 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. This feature enables users to quickly search and see more information in one view without screen transitions.

The brand has redesigned the S-Pen. Samsung states that the new S Pen is longer, thicker, and ergonomically designed for the perfect grip. Therefore, it provides a more precise, comfortable, and natural writing and drawing experience. 

Samsung states that the S Pen’s advanced features also provide enhanced capabilities to capture ideas instantly and to combine handwriting with any digital content directly on the screen. By simply pressing the dedicated S Pen button, the S Pen recognises that users want to clip or edit the selected content on the screen. The Easy Clip feature allows users to outline and crop any content on the screen in any shape to save, share or paste. Once done cropping the image, users can freely edit the cropped content through colouring, shading, or their own personal handwriting.

Another expression feature called Idea Visualizer allows users to add illustrations by handwriting keywords on the S Note. It provides illustration images that match the handwritten keywords. It’s an illustration match function that will allow users to express, organise and visualise ideas in a more innovative and creative way. Users can even customise and add in their own illustrations library.

Other highlighted features found here include Pop-up Note, Quick Command, Screen Recorder and a host of other interesting features that raises the bar over the previously launched Galaxy Note smartphone. For those who are worried about major battery drain, Samsung has added a 3100mAh battery here.

The Samsung Galaxy Note II is available in Marble White or Titanium Gray colour options. The Samsung Galaxy Note II is set to launch in October starting in major European, Asian, and Middle East markets.

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