News on Samsung Galaxy Note 2, upcoming release

August 27, 2012
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Above is a sketch in which we, the adoring public, have a visual estimate of what the newest Samsung Galaxy Note will look like. Below, we have Samsung’s teaser video in which they don’t really tell us much, but do provide some geometric shapes that appear to subtly hint at the shape of the design. There’s also a glimpse of the famous S-pen being utilized.

In between here and there, it appears more details have developed in regards to the upcoming Aug. 29th release . Here’s what we have heard so far:

  • Sammy may be shocking us with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean in lieu of ICS
  • “G-Note Duece” may have a bigger screen, a whopping 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display w/1280x720p resolution
  •  The engine in this beast may be an Exynos 4412 quad-core processor
  • Options such as 3G and 4G LTE connectivity and a 16:9 aspect ratio have also been discussed

The usual items like an 8MP rear camera, 16GB and 32GB storage options are being being bandied about as well. Strangely, the name switch from GT-N7000 to GT-N7100 hasn’t done much in terms of gossip, but we have to ask Samsung: Why? We know why you’re possibly gluing sharp corners on your device (Thanks Apple!) but why go to all the trouble to stick a different digit in the name? Does the FCC really care?

In closing, consumer interest is at a fever pitch, and these rumors come with the standard “pinch of salt” warning. But on the 29th, at IFA Berlin, I have a suspicion we’ll all know what Samsung has been up to in their lab.

 

 

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