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KOREAN PHONE MAKER Samsung has unveiled its Galaxy Note 2 large format smartphone at the IFA tradeshow in Berlin, boasting a 5.55in screen and running the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
The device is powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core processor, has a rear-facing 8MP camera and a front-facing 1.9MP camera, and can also shoot full HD 1080p video.
It also boasts both 3G and 4G connectivity options, although not for any future LTE networks in the UK.
As well as the huge screen, the device features an HD Super Amoled display with a 16:9 aspect ratio and includes Samsung's S Pen technology, as also seen on its recently released Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet device.
It weighs 180g, and measures 80.5x151x9.4mm while internal storage options range between 16GB, 32GB and 64GB.
The device also includes a microSD memory slot, while a sizeable 3,100mAh battery should mean that the device will last for at least a day.
The Galaxy Note 2 will be available in a range of colours and will launch in European markets in October, although no specific dates were provided. Pricing information was also not provided.
Samsung will be hoping the launch of this smartphone draws attention away from the firm's legal troubles in the US, where it recently lost a high-profile patent case against Apple, but no doubt Apple's lawyers will be taking a keen interest in the device. µ
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