With a flurry of Samsung Galaxy Note 2 rumours teasing the device’s innards ahead of the handset’s formal unveiling, Samsung’s second-generation smartphone-turn-tablet hybrid was officially unveiled late last month with no confirmed pricing details or release information given beyond an October launch.
Now, however, handset retailer Unlocked Mobiles has made the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 available for pre-order with the 5.5-inch, stylus packing smartphone available for advance orders with an October 15th UK release date. What’s more, the online outlet has offering an insight into the handset’s price with a hefty £544.98 Samsung Galaxy Note 2 price tag listed.
Although Samsung has yet to confirm when the Note 2 will make its way to retailers, and at what price, Unlocked Mobiles has offered eager consumers to snap up their 5.5-inch handsets ahead of time with the SIM-free device to be able to run on any network.
Building on the strong base laid out by the original Samsung Galaxy Note, the Note 2 is set to line up with a revised form factor and improved stylus as Samsung looks to offer a more intricate user experience. Whilst the Samsung Galaxy S3 continues to dominate the Android market, the Note line of work orientated devices is being taken from strength-to-strength, following the recent arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet.
With the handset making the jump to a new 5.5-inch form factor, up from its 5.3-inch predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 sees its visually impressive 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display offer a tantalising 1280 x 720p image resolution and 16 million colour contrast ratio.
Despite increasing in size, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is slimmer than its original-generation counterpart, with a minimalist 9.4mm thick design playing host to a speedy 1.6GHz quad-core processor and Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS. Elsewhere, an 8-megapixel rear-mounted camera features with an integrated LED flash and 1080p Full HD video recording capabilities, whilst a 1.9-megapixel snapper features on the handset’s fore.
Touting a more ergonomically friendly S-Pen stylus, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2’s input offering has been made more accurate than its predecessor with the rubber tipped device increasing pressure sensitivity from 256 levels to 1,024 levels.
Has the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 captured your imagination? Will you be snapping up the stylus loving handset when it hits the UK next month or are you holding out for the Apple iPhone 5? Let us know via the comments boxes below or through the Trusted Reviews Twitter and Facebook feeds.