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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 goes on pre-order for £500

Samsung’s new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 2, which was announced at IFA in Germany in August, has been put on pre-order for just under £500 with free delivery at digital-phone.

The phone is unlocked and unbranded and the retailer expects the first stocks to land on 8 October. The device is inspired by the Galaxy S3, both in its shape and specifications.

There’s a quad-core Samsung Exynos 4412 system-on-chip clocked at 1.6GHz, 2GB of RAM, 16GB onboard storage (with a microSD card slot), a massive 5.55in Super AMOLED display with a 1,280 x 720 pixels resolution, a 3,100mAh battery (one of the biggest of any smartphone on the market), an 8-megapixel camera with flash and a BSI sensor, a 2-megapixel front facing one and runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Connectivity options include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC and Samsung’s AllShare technology (Cast, Play and Control, Framework).

Like the Galaxy S3, the Note 2 has a number of interesting features, such as the S Pen, which has been improved from its previous iteration on the original Galaxy Note.

Samsung has also added a few applications optimised for the device like the popup note and the page buddy.

Check out our coverage of the launch event and our hands-on review of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, as well as a handy comparison between the Galaxy Note and the Note 2.

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