Samsung Galaxy Note II what's changed

It's hard to believe that the word "phablet" has now been in our vocabulary for exactly a year. Perhaps even more difficult to believe is that it's still in our lexicon, but it doesn't look like the term is going anywhere anytime soon. Today, Samsung introduced the Galaxy Note II, a followup to the company's S-Pen equipped sleeper hit introduced at last year's IFA. But what does the sequel have that the original doesn't? Head below with us as we take a closer look at how the two devices compare.

Note: We'll continue filling out the chart as details surface.

Samsung Galaxy Note II hands-on

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Samsung Galaxy Note II Press Shots

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Galaxy Note N7000 Galaxy Note II N7100
Dimensions 5.78 x 3.27 x 0.38 inches (146.9 x 83 x 9.7 mm) 5.95 x 3.16 x 0.37 inches (151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4mm)
Weight 6.28 oz. (178g) 6.35 oz. (180g)
Screen size 5.3 inches 5.5 inches
Screen resolution 1,280 x 800 pixels (285ppi) 1,280 x 720 pixels (267ppi)
Screen type HD Super AMOLED HD Super AMOLED
Battery 2,500mAh 3,100mAh
Internal storage 16GB 16 / 32 / 64GB
External storage microSD (up to 32GB) microSD (up to 64GB)
Rear camera 8MP 8MP
Front-facing cam 2MP 1.9MP
Video capture 1080p 1080p
NFC In select variants Yes
Radios HSPA+, LTE HSPA+, LTE
Bluetooth version 3.0 version 4.0
SoC 1.4GHz dual-core Exynos 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos
RAM 1GB 2GB
MHL Yes Yes
Operating system Android 2.3 (upgraded to 4.0) Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

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Samsung Galaxy Note II: what's changed?