Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to come with 5.5-inch display: release date in Sept


    Korean tech giant Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2 will come with 5.5-inch display and 12 mega pixel rear camera. Its release date is expected in September, says Abdul Vahid V

    Is Samsung going to launch an upgrade for its Galaxy Note? Yes, recent rumors indicate that Samsung is currently working on a larger version of its Note for October this year. Multiple sources including GSMArena have reported that they got inside information on the arrival of a new Galaxy Note phablet, which will tout a 5.5-inch display from the original’s 5.3-inch screen. Well, we have no official word from the South Korean tech giant on this product. However, there is immense probability for such a handset, because a quad core-based Note with a bit larger screen can be a nice successor to the Note.

    As per rumors, the new Note, which may be addressed Note 2, will come with many rich features. It will run on Samsung’s new Exynos 4 Quad family of quad core SoC, Google’s upcoming Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and more. In short, the Note 2 will be the most advanced phablet we can get from the market, which has recently witnessed the arrival of a few other phablets like LG Optimus Vu and Lenovo LePad S2005. Of course, besides the original Note, we have already received a number of phablets; but they didn’t come to forefront due to lackluster response from market. Here we discuss the potential features of the rumored Galaxy Note 2.

    Display screen: As per some sources, the new Note will sport a 5.5-inch Super AMOELD touchscreen. The screen will have a resolution of 1680 x 1050 pixels at an increased 360 ppi. Certainly, the large display will be one of the major showpieces of the handset, if the rumors are true. The current version of the Note has a 5.3-inch display and most other phablets in the market sport just 5-inch displays. But, the new Note is rumored to mount a larger 5.5-inch display.

    Connectivity: Without any surprise, the new Note may feature all major connectivity options. Yes, the device will have 4G LTE, EDGE, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC and others. Chances are high that Samsung may also integrate Beam S and other advanced connectivity features on the Note 2, thus making it a mini computer. The device may only avail GPS possibly with GLNONASS and A-GPS support, say the rumors. Bluetooth 4.0 with USB and USB-on-the-go may be some other specialties of the Note 2.

    Camera: There is an argument that the Note 2 will feature a 12-megapixel AF/touch focus rear camera. It can record video at full HD and it may also have video recording and playback features. Some sources report that the Note 2 will come with only an 8-megapixel rear camera. Indeed, there will be a front facing camera for making video calls and chats.

    Storage: Following the path of the newly launched Galaxy S III, the Note 2 may possibly have a 64GB edition. Along with it, the phablet will feature 16GB and 32GB versions, of course with expandable microSD slots. Yes, users will require large storage on a device with a large display and all modern day features.

    Multimedia and others: Needless to mention, Samsung will prepare the Note 2 with advanced multimedia features. The device will have MHL for AV out and it can capture video at 1080p clarity. An advanced S-pen digitizer and other features can also be expected with the rumored device.

    New firmware: Certainly, the new Galaxy Note phablet will feature Google’s new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS. Google has just announced its new Android version at its I/O conference along with Nexus 7, a 7-inch tablet that will debut the software. Surely, the upcoming Note will preload the new operating system.

    Apart from rumors, we have no information about a possible Galaxy Note 2. Samsung has never exposed anything about such an upgrade for the Note, which has been an immense success following its launch. Samsung has earlier this year uncovered a 10.1-inch version for the Note series. So we can’t completely refute the chance for a 5.5-inch phablet upgrade for the Note.


    1. iPhone 5 vs Samsung Note 2

      Smaller screen, less RAM, less cores, slower cores, no pressure sensitive stylus, no microSD support, non-removable battery and none of the S-features like Smart-stay, Direct Call, Smart Alert, S-beam, S-memo, Formula Match, etc.

      I Fail to see anything revolutionary in the iPhone 5.

      At best, the iPhone 5 will just be ordinary with the current rumoured specs.

      The Apple team got to really pull up their socks and come up with something truly extraordinary if they want to make a dent to the sales volume of the Note 2 this coming end of the year holiday season.

      Otherwise iPhone will quickly become irrelevant in the smartphone market place.

      This is clear as Apple have to rely more and more on injunctions, not innovations to compete with the likes of Galaxy S3, Tab and the Note 2.

      If the injunctions fails to stop the sales, Apple can always borrow Elop from Microsoft and send him to Seoul to be the next Samsung CEO.

      Maybe, just maybe the Koreans won’t notice where he’s been and done…he he he !

    2. I really wanted to get a Note now but I’m going to wait for the newest one. I was looking literally for a mini computer and if I can get the Note 2 then that’s what I’ll get. Why does it take so long to get other competing products to the market? The other phones listed to supposedly “compete” aren’t comparable. I hate the iPhone because it’s impractical for what I need to be able to do on the go. I’ve never liked Apple products – they are all hype and high price. Anything that can be customized to me – instead of the reverse is a preferable product. The only thing that really annoys me is that it’s only on AT&T. It has to move to other carriers or I’m just buying one without a contract. I’m sick of getting ripped off on service plans, etc.

    3. When will Note 2 be arriving in Singapore? Heard that the screen can be 5.65″, pelase confirm whether 5.5 or 5.65″ screen size. What is the expected price?

    4. The more they try to get an injunction against any device that has a frame & a screen without a keyboard, the more I’ll be willing to get it in a foreign nation with similar frequencies as USA phones use, and just ebay it from a guy in HongKong or order it from a foreign store.

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