Samsung has recently taken the wraps off its second generation phablet, the Galaxy Note II, and the dust around the announcement is yet to settle. Even though the brand has just announced its second generation Galaxy Note, it appears that it is preparing a variant of it with dual-SIM capabilities.
This information comes via Unwired View, which sourced it from MyDrivers. Apparently this dual-SIM Galaxy Note II will be heading to China first. As per the report, the author Staska states, “After the unexpected success of the first Samsung Galaxy Note phablet, Samsung is getting even more serious about Galaxy Note II. Especially when it comes to what is fast becoming the world’s biggest smartphone market – China. Galaxy Note II for the rest of the world was announced a week ago in Berlin. But for China, Samsung has a special version of the second generation Note, with dual-SIM dual standby support.”
A variant of the Galaxy Note II in the works
From the leaked image we can see that there are three card slots at the back, one for a MicroSD card, one for a regular-sized SIM card, and one for a micro-SIM. It is believed that the rest of the device remains unchanged with all the other specifications being the same as those the Galaxy Note II.
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
Apart from the fact that the Samsung Galaxy Note II features Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean) 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.
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 and 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.
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