For long, people have been waiting for the official release of the first quad-core LTE smartphone Samsung Galaxy Note II in U.S. And now from the latest news report, we know that Samsung will introduce this super-size smartphone "by mid-November". The Korea-based manufacturer announced today that it will kick off the 5.5-inch Android 4.1 Jelly Bean "phablet," a smartphone with tablet-like proportions, on the same five carriers that initially offered the Galaxy S3 this summer, including Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and U.S. Cellular.
Also confirmed is that the U.S. Samsung Galaxy Note II will have a quad-core 1.6GHz Samsung Exynos processor, even the LTE version. It will be the same model Brighthand previewed in a recent Galaxy Note II hands-on report, which is notable because the LTE and U.S. versions of recent high-end Android smartphones, like the HTC One X, have had dual-core chipsets, while the international versions, often running on an HSPA network, had quad-core chips.
Unfortunately, those are the only details Samsung disclosed. Pricing and exact ship date information is being left to the carriers.
The Samsung Galaxy Note II will have a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display with a 16:9 aspect ratio, which has earned the Note the title of "phablet" (smartphone/tablet) and is larger than the previous Galaxy Note's 5.3-inch display. No doubt, it produces excellent visual experience for users to watch HD movies on Galaxy Note 2. It will also have 2GB of RAM, expandable storage via microSD, and will be the first Samsung smartphone to ship with Android Jelly Bean 4.1, which ensures quite smooth and fluent phone operating.
Of course, the defining Galaxy Note features will be the Samsung S Pen and Wacom display technology. For the Note II, Samsung updated the pen to support 1,024 pressure points, and the Note II will automatically launch user-specified applications when the S Pen is undocked from the device. The Note II will also sound an alarm should the user walk away and accidentally leave the S Pen behind.