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5.5-inch phone/tablet will pack a quad-core processor and LTE/HSPA+

Samsung Electronics Comp., Ltd. (KSC:005930) is trying to not let Apple's legal attacks hinder its stellar U.S. sales performance.  It's been busy announcing new models of late, including the Galaxy Note II, which features the S-Pen technology.

The first generation Note was a modest sales success, but the next generation brings far more to the table.  It packs largely in-house hardware -- a gorgeous 1280 x 720 HD Super AMOLED display, a beastly 1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos system-on-a-chip, and 2 GB of DRAM.  

Both the latest HSPA+ spec and LTE will be supported and the device will ship with Google Inc.'s (GOOG) latest and greatest Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean".  The body designs -- like HTC Corp.'s (TPE:2498) new Windows Phones and Nokia Oyj.'s (HEX:NOK1V) Lumia line -- will come in an array of colorful polycarbonates.

Galaxy Note

The device will be available on all major U.S. carriers "by mid-November" [source].

Source: Engadget

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RE: Win phone 8 version is coming
By Pirks on 9/20/2012 12:38:35 AM , Rating: 2
BTW no it's not coming. There are no rumors now about Note with WP8 onboard. So looks like I'm staying on Android for a long time. Sigh.

RE: Win phone 8 version is coming
By Samus on 9/20/2012 1:51:54 AM , Rating: 2
Too bad, because WP8 on a 5.5" would be amazing.

RE: Win phone 8 version is coming
By Pirks on 9/20/2012 2:34:40 AM , Rating: 2
Man you don't say! Ballmer is such a loser by not making some real advanced hardware available for WP8. Windows Phone is bog standard even in version 8. Better than junk hardware in WP7 but still... just like any other Android middle end phone. Small screens, small batteries, weird accessories like wireless charging, while Android has fastest latest CPUs/GPUs (Optimus G), best screens (Note), best batteries (Razr Maxx), which is way more useful and substantial in real life usage scenarios.

I'm disappointed with the current WP8 launch hardware line up. Nothing impressive at all. I'll probably try it out this xmas anyway, maybe it'll grow on me. ATIV S has kinda decent screen and hardware overall, microSD is there too so must be a good investment. If Madfinger eventually ports Dead Trigger to WP8 (which is very likely since this is a Unity game and Unity announced WP8 port coming soon) then I won't probably have a single app on WP8 that I'd miss after leaving Android. We'll see.

RE: Win phone 8 version is coming
By Mint on 9/20/2012 2:39:02 PM , Rating: 2
You're being too hard on the WP8 offerings, especially the Lumia 920. It has the highest resolution, best touchscreen (working with gloves is a solid selling point), and by far the best camera due to the OIS and f/2.0 lens.

For real-world usage, those have way more impact than quad vs dual CPU, or any of the other features you mentioned, of which you can only find one in any phone. IMO, overall the Lumia 920 stands above every phone except the Note 2, which isn't Samsung's best seller anyway.

I hope they market it right, and Win8 apps take off quickly.

RE: Win phone 8 version is coming
By CyCl0n3 on 9/20/2012 3:21:19 PM , Rating: 2

By Reclaimer77 on 9/21/2012 12:08:48 PM , Rating: 2
Wait is this the same pirks? Don't you mean "crapdroid"?

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