Not only did Samsung announce a new line of Windows devices devices today (the Samsung ATIV), the company also took the stage and announced the long expected Samsung Galaxy Note II, sequel to one of the most controversial devices of 2011, the Samsung Galaxy Note. Basically what you’ve got here is a Samsung Galaxy S III, only on some serious growth hormones (as if the Galaxy S III wasn’t large enough already) – a 5.5″ HD Super AMOLED display running with a resolution of 1,280 x 720, complete with a newly updated S-Pen stylus with a rubber tip.
Other specs include a quad-core 1.6 GHz Exynos processor, a brand new Galaxy S III inspired design, 1080p video recording, 8MP camera, a large capacity 3,100mAh battery, and some fancy new updates to Samsung’s TouchWiz UI to optimize it for stylus based input. This bad boy will also be running Android 4.1 “Jellybean” at launch, so you won’t have to do any waiting to get Google’s latest and greatest.
Pricing and availability has yet to be announced for the device, though Samsung did say that we should expect to see it in stores before the year is up.