If you just bought yourself a shiny new Galaxy Note, you might wanna take it back to the store and demand a refund.  Today, Samsung officially announced the Galaxy Note II.   Not only has the screen sized been increased, but so has the processor and much more.

First things first.  The Galaxy Note II sports a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED.  That’s .2-inches bigger than the first iteration.  However, the resolution has dropped ever so slightly from 1280×800 to 1280×720, though we’re confident you’ll be none the wiser during actual use.  That said, the screen technology has changed from Super AMOLED.

The more significant of the bumps in terms of specs seems to come in the way of the processor, which is now a 1.6 GHz quad-core as opposed to the Note’s 1.4GHz dual-core.  Complementing that is 2GB of RAM, a two fold improvement over last year’s model and a 3,100mAh battery (a 600mAh increase).  Lastly, Sammy has increased storage, offering 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB flavors, along with support for up to a 64GB microSD card.  It would appear that the cameras will remain the same, with an 8-megapixel shooter at the rear, and a 1.9MP at the front.

And in case you were wondering, the S-Pen continues to work with the Note’s proprietary premium suite of software.  However, physically it has been made longer, thicker and more ergonomically shaped for preciser movements and a natural feel.

Available in Marble White or Titanium Gray color options, the Samsung GALAXY Note II is set to launch in October beginning in major European, Asian, and Middle East markets.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."