Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note II in the U.S. with five major U.S. carriers by mid-November.
The company did not disclose pricing details.
Optimized for the 4G LTE and HSPA+ 42 networks, the Galaxy Note II combines some of the capabilities of the Galaxy S III with an enhanced S Pen and new S Pen apps, the processing power to multitask like a PC, with a larger screen yet in a thinner form factor.
Galaxy Note II marks the U.S. debut of Samsung?s Exynos 1.6 GHz quad-core processor optimized for LTE networks. It has 2GB of internal RAM; and comes with 16 GB of onboard file storage and supports up to 64GB of additional memory with a microSD card.
The Galaxy Note II is the first Samsung smartphone to launch with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It also has a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED touchscreen with 16:9 aspect ratio and comes with a 3,100 mAh battery, which is 24 percent larger than the original Galaxy Note.
At the heart of the Galaxy Note II and the ability to create and collaborate is the S Pen, which has been ergonomically redesigned to provide a more precise and natural writing and drawing experience. The new S Pen can sense 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity, four times more than the original S Pen.
When the new S Pen is removed from the Galaxy Note II, it automatically launches the S Pen menu, which opens a new home screen that allows one-touch access to most used S-Pen applications. Keeping track of the S Pen is simple now too because a visual and audible alarm appears if the user forgets to put the S Pen back inside the device.