Samsung has enjoyed an unexpected amount of success with its Galaxy Note smartphone. The phone/tablet mixture initially looked like a niche device but the tens of millions of copies sold it’s pretty clear now that people love a big smartphone. So it’s natural that Samsung would want to continue this success by releasing a true successor. We’ve already seen some rumors regarding the successor to Galaxy Note before, let’s see what we have this time around.
According to reports, Samsung will hold a dedicated event for the launch of Galaxy Note 2 on August 30th. The event will start at 7pm CET and as mentioned, it will be about Galaxy Note 2 only.
Now onto some speculated specs. Samsung will most likely go with a quad-core CPU to power this monster. It’s probably going to be their Exynos brand of SOCs with Mali GPU. The screen size is increased and now measures at 5.5″ with the same 720p resolution. It will use Samsung’s SAMOLED technology. There’s no mention of RAM capacity though it’s likely to be around 2GB. The smartphone will come with Jelly Bean out of the box (thank heavens for that).
The camera is rumored to be a 13MP unit. That is easily the biggest sensor (in terms of MP) that Samsung has used in an Android smartphone. It seems unlikely though, because Samsung still keeps its Galaxy S lineup as its top end, and that only has a 8MP camera.
If the phone does support LTE, which it most likely will, Samsung will probably go with a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset for the North American market. That is if they’ve not yet found a way to incorporate LTE onto a quad core chipset.
So this is shaping out to be quite a monster of a phone, both physically and technically. August is only a month away, so we’ll know more about this as the time approaches.