The Galaxy Note 2 is the next big thing coming from Samsung, quite literally. The device is set to boast a whopping 5.5-inch screen, but its actual size will not increase, thanks to a thinner bezel. Moreover, we suspect that the Note 2 will come rather soon. As we’ve told you in our Galaxy Note 2 rumor roundup, Samsung has scheduled an Unpacked event on August 30, which seems like the best occasion to launch the magnificent successor of the Note.
Now, PhoneArena has spotted an interesting entry in GLBenchmark. A device that identified itself as Samsung GT-N7100 briefly showed up in the benchmarks’ database. The original Galaxy Note carried the GT-N7000 codename, so it would make perfect sense for the Note 2 to be called GT-N7100.
Somehow disappointingly, the benchmark listing revealed that the device was powered by an Exynos 4412 processor, coupled with a Mali-400 graphics unit. This is Samsung’s current generation architecture, also found on the Galaxy S2, Galaxy Note, and the Galaxy S3. I know that some of you have hoped to see an Exynos 5250, but let’s face it – why would Samsung rush out the 5250 now, when the current Exynos 4 Quad is perfectly adequate for a high-end device?
The chip on the supposed Note 2 did perform better than the Galaxy S3; the benchmark shows a top clock speed of 1.6GHz, which is a 200MHz extra over the S3. Another leaked specification is the resolution of the ICS-running mystery device, which is 1280×720.
Check out our Note 2 roundup for a bird’s eye view of everything we know so far about Samsung’s next gen phablet.