This undated image provided by Samung shows the Galaxy Note II. Samsung, the world's largest maker of phones, announced Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, just days after a wounding legal battle with Apple, that the company will be revealing the Galaxy Note II, an offbeat, oversized smartphone that's become a surprise hit. (AP Photo/Samsung)
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Fresh off a legal battle with Apple, Samsung is announcing a new version of the Galaxy Note, an offbeat, oversized smartphone that's become a surprise hit.
The phone's 5.5-inch screen is narrower but longer than on the first version.
The processor is faster, and the software has been further adapted for the included stylus — the phone's signature feature.
Samsung Electronics Co. says it has shipped 10 million first-generation Galaxy Notes in one year.
Samsung says the new phone will go on sale in Europe and Asia in October. It did not say when it would launch with a U.S. carrier.
The Galaxy Note is not among the phones Apple is asking a judge to ban from the U.S., after a court ruled that some Samsung phones violated Apple patents.