The successor of the highly popular Samsung Galaxy Note will see the light this month and, though Samsung hasn’t confirmed anything regarding the specs and features of the handset, our sources have given us a promising specs sheet. A Seoul Newspaper has provided some clear details which give us a somewhat clear image of what to expect from the phablet.
The device will carry the name GT-N7100, which clearly suggests it will success the original Galaxy Note (GT-N7000). The first thing you will probably spot on such a device is the huge screen,which will reportedly measure 5.5 inches and will be a Super AMOLED unit of HD resolution (1280 x 720). That’s a little bit lower than the original, but hey, it now features 16:9 aspect ratio, which is way more common than the 16:10 aspect ratio of the original Note. The processor of choice is a quad-core Exynos 4412 unit, probably the same as the one of the Galaxy S3. On the back of the device there will be a 8 mp shooter and on the inside, 8 or 16 gigabytes of storage. The Note 2 will feature 3G and 4G LTE connectivity, as seen on the specs list.
Rumors suggested that the Galaxy Note 2 will run on Android 4.0.4 ICS. However, from the picture above we can clearly see that it will be running on the latest Google OS: Android 4.1.1 Jellybean. We expect to see Touchwiz on top of it, and it shouldn’t be much different from the version offered in the latest Jellybean leak for the Galaxy S3.
Speaking of the design, the Galaxy Note 2 will likely have a rectangular shape, rather than the curved edges seen on its predecessor. That’s due to Apple’s patents and Samsung would clearly not want risking a lawsuit or even a ban of the device.
The unpack event of the Galaxy Note 2 is scheduled on August 29th. That’s when the highly anticipated phablet will see the world for the first time and it will be available for sale in October. We can’t wait to see it in action and, if you are as excited as we are, please stay tuned for more info, or consider sharing an opinion in the comment section.