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Just two short days ago, Samsung unveiled the massive Galaxy Note 2 at IFA in Berlin. They briefly showed off some new features of the Note II, like Air View and various note-taking and image editing tweaks. Still, this left anyone who may be interested in this next-gen phablet wanting more.

And now you've got it.

Samsung just released a note-tastic 13 minute video detailing several new features of the Note II, including the video player and Gallery applications, Air View, the ability to natively record the screen, and so much more. Even if you're not into the whole oversized phone thing, it's still worth a watch just to see some of the cool technologies that Sammy built into the Note II with the S Pen. 


Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Paul_Werner

    Now we need
    Ron Amadeo to to a GTK (Getting to Know) for Samsung, break down all the points of it. Though I doubt it'd be as popular

    • fixxmyhead

      hahaha totally agree. it'd be something like "well its touchpiss blah blah it sucks, terrible,blah blah, not stock so big FAIL, get rid of touchwiz, cheap plastic (yet the one X is made from this same cheap plastic and no one says anything bad about it), and at the end show it in a trash can. probably forgot other stuff but u get the point.

      dont worry ron i still like u though ur a bit too nitpicky. everyone has different preferences. some people actually like "touchpiss"

      • Ron Amadeo

        ^ That is SO me. =D

        Do Cameron next.

        • fixxmyhead

          lol stop hating ron :P

          cant do cameron he doesnt put enough emotion/feel like u in his articles

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

            What about Artem?

          • fixxmyhead

            no :(

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

            Why not?

          • fixxmyhead

            he doesnt write much so i cant get a feel of him

      • Matti

        It's called TurdPiss. Get your facts straight, please.... and it's still a bloated, steaming pile of santorum, btw.

        • John O’Connor

          I hate when my santorum steams

    • Ron Amadeo

      The differences between the new and old version of Touchwiz would be interesting, but I would need a Note 1 for that.

      There's also the fact that the stock Android articles only really work because I'm so familiar with the software. TouchWiz is strange and scary to me.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

        I feel in the Note 10.1 review you didn't try out the Galaxy Tab 10.1 Touchwiz, am I right?

        +1 At TouchWiz's scariness, this is why I have CyanogenMod. If I do get this phablet I will be installing CM or something similar to CM (such as Paranoid Android).

  • Jonathan Cohen

    So...does it have NFC or not?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

      I think it does, I looked at several articles such as this one here and they mentioned S-Beam

      Truth be told I would be surprised if it did lack it as it is one of Samsung's new big things, though the Galaxy Note 10.1 surprisingly did lack NFC which didn't help when AP's own Ron Amadeo reviewed it. Don't worry I am asking the same question as well as this question:

      Does the Galaxy Note 2 have a notification LED and a Wolfson audio chip?

      • ProductFRED

        It'll have the LED light because the GS3 does, and it has the same SoC (Exynos 4412) as the Galaxy S3 i9300, so yes (at least for the international version). The US and Canadian versions won't because they'll have LTE.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

          That's good to hear as I would be getting the International version. It will be nice to have an LED notification light because they look nifty and of course I will be using it as an MP3 player so I would love a Wolfson audio chip to maximise the stuff I do with DSP Manager in CM10.

    • Kevin Niven

      Yes on the NFC

  • UNF

    16:9 aspect ratio is an unfortunate regression from the original, which is 80 pixels wider in portrait mode. For that reason alone I will stick with my current Note and CM10.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

      Samsung wanted it so it could be widescreen which would be great for movies, games...

      Also apparently 16:10 would have been awkward as not many Android devices use that resolution.

  • Kevin Niven

    Im getting this for sure!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

    So many cool features. This'll be hard to resist.

  • PINJ

    What A Horrible Choice For The Homescreen

  • boe_d

    Damn you verizon and your subpar VU. Even if you decide now to get the note 2, it will be obsolete by the time you get it in your line up.. Please plan on getting the note 3 the day it is released.

  • yarrellray

    This is very exceptional to say the least. Samsung should be very proud of it's products they shine out of all what's out there. I will be getting this on day one it arrives to tmobile. These features are something that won't be found in any other 5 inch phone/tab not even by HTC and it's 1080p device that will appear on Verizon. And you know that Lg Vu is the biggest 5inch JOKE on the market. Gotta say tmobile will be crazy kool this winter with the HTC ONE+, NOTE 2, and the upcoming GSM NEXUS 2 this will be a great winter...