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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 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
signed.


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