The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is slowly but surely stealing the spotlight and since the device in question is expected to make an official appearance by the end of this month, followed by a September release date, I reckon more and more rumors and leaks will surface concerning the Korean manufacturer’s upcoming phablet.
Speaking of which, a new photo has surfaced very recently depicting the front side of the Note 2. This particular leak is allegedly an official photo but since the source is pretty much unknown we don’t really know if that’s actually the case or not. Nevertheless, take a look for yourself and join us after the break for more details about the leak.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2
Amongst the very first rumors concerning the Galaxy Note 2 was the one claiming that the upcoming phablet will heavily borrow design cues from its smaller counterpart, the Samsung Galaxy S3. The leaked photo above confirms initial rumors about the design and overall, it looks pretty good. It’s nothing out of the ordinary but yet again, this is nothing official.
However, I must point out that other reports are indicating that the Galaxy Note 2 will feature a flexible AMOLED display so to be honest, I don’t really see the point in fitting a flat device like the one in the pictures with a flexible display. Remember, a flexible screen doesn’t mean you can bend the device. It means that the manufacturer can easily adopt other form factors that include a curved display.
Nevertheless the information about the flexible screen is also not confirmed by Samsung, but it does from Korea IT Times so it’s not easy to overlook.
As for the leaked picture above, the source of the shot also revealed and re-confirmed some technical specifications regarding the Samsung (N7100) Galaxy Note 2, mainly the idea that it will come with the Exynos 4 Quad processor boasting a speed of 1.5 GHz and four cores and the fact that the device will boast the same 8 MP camera found on the Galaxy S3.
Additionally, the source has mentioned that the screen’s resolution will be 800 x 1280 and that the previous rumors about a FullHD display being in the works for the Note 2 were actually true. However, the idea of a FullHD display has been dropped after testing because the battery was not able to maintain the handset alive for too long.
Last but not least, the Note 2 will most likely hit the market with Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box because there’s not enough time to develop Jelly Bean before the handset will be ready to hit the shelves. Nevertheless, this bit of information also indicates that an Android 4.1 update might happen soon after the launch of the Note 2.
So what are your thoughts on the upcoming phablet? Do you think this is how the device will look like and if so, is it your cup of tea? Let us know.
Thanks GSM Arena for the heads-up regarding the Samsung Galaxy Note 2.