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Samsung Galaxy Note II 4G available next week in Australia

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noteii4Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy Note II smartphone in Australia and it will be available through Telstra, Optus and Vodafone from next week.

The device with a 5.5-inch screen is the follow up to the original 5.3-inch device that can be described as a cross between a smartphone and a tablet.

The Samsung Galaxy Note II has the curved look and design of the hugely popular Galaxy S III smartphone.

It is 9.4mm thick and weighs 180g. The onboard battery is 3100mAh battery which will get users close to two days of battery life.

Also included with the Galaxy Note II is an improved S-Pen which is more than just a stylus.

The S-Pen has 1024 levels of sensitivity and also includes a new feature called AirView which allows users to view the contents of a document, email or calendar entry simply by hovering the pen above the screen.

The Samsung Galaxy Note II

Good news for Australian users is the device offered to all of our networks will be 4G compatible.

Pricing and an exact release date have not been released by Telstra, Optus or Vodafone but the device will be available for outright purchase for $899.

It will also be available from the Samsung Experience Store in Sydney next week.

The Samsung Galaxy Note II (right) next to the original Galaxy Note

Under the hood will be a quad-core 1.6Ghz processor and 2GB of RAM which makes the Samsung Galaxy S II one of the most powerful smartphones ever created.

Also included with the Galaxy Note II will be the Navigon GPS solution which will provide users with free turn-by-turn directions with no impact on your data allowance.

Tech Guide has a hands on look at the Samsung Galaxy Note II when it was first unveiled in Berlin in August

On a 5.5-inch screen with a special windscreen mount, the Galaxy Note II will be an attractive GPS solution.

Stay tuned for a complete review of the Samsung Galaxy Note II here on Tech Guide when it is released.

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