Samsung is set to launch its new Galaxy Note II smartphone — although it’s almost a tablet, honestly — in the United States this Wednesday at a special event in New York City. The smartphone has a massive 5.55-inch display and packs a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, 2 GB of RAM and expandable storage up to 128 GB. The device comes preinstalled with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, becoming the first Samsung device to ship with that software update installed as standard.
While the Galaxy Note II has already been released in several markets worldwide, Samsung is looking to capitalize on the American launch of the smartphone in particular by teaming up with hip hop star Kanye West to deliver an exclusive performance to fans in New York City. Samsung confirmed the event on its Facebook page, but does not divulge any further information about the performance outside of noting that its New York City fans will have a chance to attend.