Over the past few weeks, there have been a lot of rumours that Samsung is set to launch the successor to its highly successful Galaxy Note, the brand’s 2011 smartphone dubbed the ‘phablet.’ Though a lot of specifications of the Galaxy Note 2 are known, we haven't seen any images of the device before Samsung officially unveils it. A source has recently provided Know Your Mobile with an image of what it claims is the Samsung Galaxy Note 2.
The report by Know Your Mobile states, “Know Your Mobile was sent the image last night by one of our tipsters. The device in the image bears more than a passing resemblance to the recently launched Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 with its similar colouring and chic silver edging. Our source tells us that the device will feature a 5.5-inch display, confirming earlier reports that it would be even bigger than its predecessor, but did not go into specifics about the display technology – our guess would be that Samsung will use one of its Super AMOLED setups”.
Captured in the wild
Here is a quick look at some of the supposed specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2:
- 5.5-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen with a 1680 × 1050
- 4G LTE, EDGE, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC
- GPS possibly with GLONASS and A-GPS support
- Bluetooth possible v4.0 with USB and hopefully USB-on-the-go
- 12/ 13 megapixel AF/ Touchfocus camera with full HD video recording and playback
- A front facing camera for video calls and chats
- Possibly a 64 GB edition, along with 16GB and 32GB versions, all with expandable support
- MHL for AV out
Earlier reports have indicated that the next generation Galaxy Note is expected to feature the Pen-tile matrix display instead of the RGB variant used in the S II. Apart from the screen size, the design is said to be heavily inspired from the Galaxy S III, so we can expect a similar form factor with heavily rounded edges and a pebble-like design. If the Note II is indeed modelled around the S III, there is a good chance that the phone will get some or all of the ‘S’ features such as S Beam, Smart Stay eye tracking, and Smart Voice.
This handset is also believed to be equipped with a flexible screen, owing to which it can withstand bumps to an extremely large degree. The report also says that the semi-flexible screen used on the Galaxy Note 2 will allow the handset to be thinner, and this will also help the manufacturer to add a larger battery to the device.
Samsung is expected to unveil the device on 29 August at the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event.
Do share your thoughts on the looks of this handset, and let us know your reactions on the speculated features that may be found in this upcoming smartphone.