Samsung’s latest smartphone/tablet hybrid, the Galaxy Note 2, will be available on Three when it lands in the UK, the network has confirmed.
Freshly announced at the phone-maker’s pre-IFA event yesterday, the Note 2 has already cropped up on Three’s ‘Coming Soon’ page, a move some might find a bit ironic considering the original Galaxy Note was initially snubbed by the carrier as a ‘niche’ device.
But hey, the past is the past. Plus it helps that the Galaxy Note has shifted an impressive 10 million units worldwide since then, which most of us could not have anticipated.
Punters looking to get their mitts on the Sammy’s newest ‘phablet’ can register their interest on Three’s website to be notified when it launches in sometime in October.
Redesigned to look more like its nature-inspired older sibling the Galaxy S3, the Note 2 is home to a slightly larger 5.55-inch Super AMOLED HD display (the Note had a regular, 5.3-inch Super AMOLED panel), an eight-megapixel (same as the Note) and a 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor (up from 1.4GHz dual-core previously).
Also on board is the latest, chewiest Jelly Bean iteration of Android out of the box (huzzah for that, eh?), a larger 3,100mAh battery, Near Field Communications support and 4G LTE connectivity for markets that offer it.
An improved, more ergonomic S-pen stylus is also included that works with a feature called Air View that allows users to preview content by simply hovering the stylus over the screen.
The Galaxy Note 2 is expected to hit store shelves in October. Pricing details have yet to be revealed. Rest assured, we’ll bring you these as soon as they become available.