Samsung Galaxy Note II Hands-on
The Galaxy Note II has a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED™ touchscreen with 16:9 aspect ratio, the standard for true HD video viewing, and comes with a 3,100 mAh battery, which is 24 percent larger than the original Galaxy Note. It features a 1280 x 720 HD Super AMOLED display, quad-core 1.6GHz Exynos processor, 2GB RAM and ships with a skinned version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The screen has gone from 5.3 inches on the Note to 5.5 inches on the Note II. Yet it’s more comfortable to hold. This is because it’s longer, but skinnier.The S Pen (Samsung’s pressure-sensitive stylus) has undergone improvements as well.The S Pen has added a few cool new tricks, too. The phone is now aware of when the pen is in or out. Removing it will take you to a screen with some S Pen shortcuts. The phone can also tell when the tip of the S Pen is within 10 millimeters, which it uses to some advantage (it’s called Air View). For example, when you’re playing a video, you can hover over the timeline to get a thumbnail preview of what is happening at that point, then you tap to go there. Moe in our Hands-on video below.