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Samsung targets 400 million handsets sold, Note 2 coming to all major US carriers.
Samsung is targeting 400 millions handsets sold for this year 2012, instead of the initial 370 million projected.
The Galaxy Note 2 is coming to all major US carriers, and not only to AT&T as happened with the Galaxy Note first version.
The Note 2 will be available to consumers in the United States from late next month or early November. Samsung plans to roll out the device in 12 countries via 260 clients, said Samsung.
"More consumers in Europe and the United States are acknowledging the Galaxy Note’s S-Pen functionality. We’ve been receiving very constructive responses from consumers in existing developed markets," said Shin.
In terms of hardware specifications, the Note 2 is far better than Apple’s iPhone5. The Note 2 features a 5.5-inch high-definition (HD) Super OLED screen, while the iPhone5 still uses a 4-inch Retina Display supplied by LG Display.
The product uses a display with 1280-by-720 resolution and a 16:9 contrast ratio at a density of 267 pixels-per-inch (ppi) _ the iPhone’s screen has a 1136-by-640 resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio at a density of 326 ppi.
The Note2 is powered by 4.1 Jelly Bean, the latest version of Android software. The version included many improvements, including Google Now, Project Butter and Google Wallet.
The touch lag issue has been considered Android's biggest weakness, but Google Now, a voice-activated app available in over 40 languages, seemed to have resolved the issue as it provides users with personalized services by recognizing repeated actions. The function is based on Google's extensive search database.
The Galaxy Note 2 provided various multitasking with an enhanced S-Pen functionality. The Air View function offers a quicker and easier search into content by allowing users to hover with the S Pen over an email, S Planner, image gallery, or video to preview contents without having to open it, said Samsung in a statement.
Samsung Electronics said Wednesday that it will hold a top-level meeting with its biggest software business partner Google today.