Samsung Galaxy Note II Plus by Ben Ling: Less Elongated, Touch Home Button, Better Camera

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Designer Ben Ling proposes a very slight update to the Galaxy Note II, that is supposed to hit the USA stores soon. He imagined the Samsung Galaxy Note II Plus, a device that keeps about 80% of the specs of the predecessor and adds minor changes. One of them is replacing the physical Home button with a touch one and another is making the device less elongated, from what I can see.

We’re still dealing with a 5.5 inch phablet with a Super AMOLED TFT display and Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection. The screen here supports a 720p resolution and on board we find a quad core 1.7 GHz Exynos 4412 processor, as well as a Mali 400 MP GPU. The OS of choice is Android 4.1.1. Jelly Bean with the promise of updating to Android 4.2 ASAP. TouchWiz is applied on top of the OS and at the back of the device we find a 12 megapixel camera with LED flash and 16x digital zoom.

The camera is capable of 1080p HD video recording and there’s also a front 2 megapixel camera, with 1080p capture as well. Inside the phablet we find a Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery and other features available include 16/32/64 GB of storage, 2 GB of RAM, NFC and Bluetooth 4.0. The S Pen stylus is kept and the thickness of the device is 9.3 mm. Would you buy a Note II with these small upgrades?

[Thanks Ben Ling]