Verizon Skips On Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Due To Intuition, A Good Move? (Rumor)
Earlier this month, Verizon revealed the LG Intuition, a phablet that many believed were the first signs Big Red would not be adding the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to its lineup. The second clue came by way of benchmarking sites which showed both an AT&T and T-Mobile version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 doing its rounds.
Now anyone wanting to enter into the phablet market have two great choices of devices – the LG Intuition and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. So if you’re into phablets, you’ll be jumping on either one. The question is did Verizon make the right move by skipping on more popular Galaxy Note 2 for an Intuition. Let’s take a look at the specs to answer that.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs LG Intuition
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 comes with a 5.55 inch Super AMOLED display of 1280 x 720 which gives it a 16:9 pixel aspect ratio with 265 ppi. The Intuition on the other hand has a 5 inch screen 1280 x 720 IPS LCD with a 4:3 aspect and 294 ppi. If you want a device that happens to be a true phablet then it has to be the Galaxy Note 2.
The Intuition comes with a dual core Qualcomm 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor and it is very fast and can be compared with the Samsung Galaxy S3. However in the US it will be the quad core processor 1.6GHz Cortex A9 which would make them both a draw.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 comes with the S Pen which is based on the Wacom and the LG will have a Rubberdium Pen. The S Pen has been given great reviews on the Note 10.1 and it is thought that it will offer the same experience on the Note 2. The Intuition will have the same stylus as seen on the Optimus Vu and this would not have the features of the stylus of the Note 2, so the Note 2 is the winner.
The LG Intuition has not changed a great deal since it was released in February while the Note 2 comes with more advanced hardware and software than the original Note.
The Intuition will be available on Verizon for $199.99 from 6th September while the Note 2 will be in the shops later in 2012 and as yet the price has yet to be announced. Personally, we think Verizon is going to regret passing up on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, just like they did with the S2 last year. Here’s hoping there is a Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 2 model coming and the carrier has just been clever about stopping any possible leaks of its existence.