Samsung announced its newest Android smartphone: the Galaxy Note 2.
The Android 4.1-powered Galaxy Note 2 is the successor to Samsung's
original Galaxy Note, which was introduced close to a year ago. Except
this time the phone -- if you can even call it that -- is bigger and
While it is hard to believe that the phone -- or phablet (a portmanteau
of the words phone and tablet) -- could get any bigger, the 5.3-inch
screen has been taken up a few notches to 5.5 inches. It is closer in
size to a 7-inch tablet than the iPhone, which currently has a 3.5-inch
screen. The device is all screen, and it's a nice screen at that: it has
Samsung's 1280 x 720-resoltuion, Super AMOLED panel.
Samsung says that even though the screen is bigger the actual gadget
isn't any wider. It's actually narrower -- Samsung reduced the frame
around the screen to make it smaller than the previous version.