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IFA 2012: The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is like Samsung Galaxy S3 but with a pen

Samsung’s JK Shin has announced the new Galaxy Note 2, the successor of the initial Note which was announced last year at IFA.

The president and head of Samsung Mobile said that the phablet – which looks a lot like a bigger version of the Galaxy S3 but with a pen - would be able in 128 countries thanks to more than 260 partners as early as October 2012.

As we posited earlier today, the phone comes with a quad-core system-on-chip clocked at 1.6GHz, possibly the Exynos 4412 that powers the Galaxy S3. There’s also an 8-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front facing camera, 2GB of RAM, a massive 3,100mAh, a 5.5in Super AMOLED HD display with a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 1,280 x 720 resolution.

Compared to the original Galaxy Note, the new one is slightly narrower and taller. At 9.4mm thick and 180g, it is thinner and lighter than its predecessor with a premium metallic hairline finish.

As for the S-Pen, it has been improved with a 1024 level of sensitivity as well as a couple of new features like Airview and “Seize the day” which brings up a menu when the stylus pen is pulled out.

Existing Galaxy Note customers will get some of the improvements according to Shin although he didn’t commit to any dates.

It’s worth noting that the phone – which will be available in Marble White and Pebble Blue - will be LTE compatible hinting that Qualcomm might be, somehow, involved.

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