Samsung officially launches Galaxy Note II
- 15 November, 2012 10:11
Samsung officially launched its Galaxy Note II Android smartphone in Australia last night, with the device set to go on sale next week.
The Galaxy Note II will be sold through the three major telcos in Australia — Telstra, Optus and Vodafone — but no contract pricing or plan details have been revealed yet. The device will retail for $899 outright.
At the time of writing, the Galaxy Note II was not listed for pre-order or sale on the Telstra, Optus or Vodafone Web sites.
The Galaxy Note II launching in Australia is the N7105 version that features 1800MHz 4G connectivity. It will work on the Telstra and Optus 4G networks in Australia and will support Vodafone's 4G network when it launches sometime in 2013.
Unveiled internationally in August at the IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) consumer electronics trade show in Berlin, the Galaxy Note II is the successor to the original Galaxy Note smartphone. The new model has a larger 5.5in screen, a faster, quad-core processor and runs the Google's 4.1 'Jelly Bean' version of Android.
Like the original Galaxy Note, the Galaxy Note II once again comes with an "S Pen" stylus that allows users to take notes, draw onto the screen and annotate images and PDF files.
The Galaxy Note II has been available in Europe, Asia and the Middle East for a number of months and was officially released in the US in late October.
Samsung announced in August that it had sold 10 million units of the original Galaxy Note worldwide. The milestone came four months ahead of schedule, as the company initially forecasted it would sell 10 million units by the end of 2012.
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