“Galaxy Memo” renders surface. Real or not?

June 28, 2013
    Two images of an alleged new device from Samsung, the Galaxy Memo, surfaced online. The specs paint the picture of a high-end Note variant with a 4.5-inch display. But is the Memo real?

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    It must be a good day for the folks over at Sam Mobile, who just made available a fully functional version of the yet to be announced Android 4.3 Jelly Bean for the Galaxy S4. Here’s another alleged leak that supposedly landed in their inbox.

    The two renders you can see below are supposed to represent a new device from Samsung, dubbed Galaxy Memo. According to Sam Mobile, the renders were tipped along with a set of specifications by an anonymous person. The site warns that this is the first time that respective source sends a tip – in other words, there’s no guarantee this isn’t a hoax or fan concept.

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    The alleged specifications of this Memo device include a 4.5-inch Full HD LCD display, which would translate to a 489 ppi pixel density, higher even than that of the HTC One, a quad-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz, 2GB of RAM, and an 8MP camera.

    Looking at the images, the device looks like a shorter, fatter version of the Galaxy S4, with an S Pen not very convincingly photoshopped on top. Moreover, the specifications are a bit puzzling – why would Samsung shrink the Note range to 4.5-inch? Why would Samsung introduce a new stylus-wielding device with a different name? Why would it offer an S Pen for a relatively small device? That display format? Nobody wants it, it’s dead and buried alongside the LG Optimus Vu.

    While this Galaxy Memo might be real, we prefer to err on the side of caution and file this “leak” in the Fakes folder, at least for now. What do you think? Real or not?

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    Comments

    • MasterMuffin

      this screams FAAAAAKEEEEE. The best part was the 4,5″ Full HD display, yea right

    • Ryan Castle

      Seems fake in my opinion. People would only laugh at this short and fat phone.

    • mumusen

      Before reading the specs i thought it’s a real deal. But after reading the specs i felt a little skeptical.

    • Ares

      Lg optimus vu?
      Samsung just stop!
      Samsung have more galaxies than the universe

      • jef

        Lol

      • Yama

        I always wanted to say that! XD
        “samsung got more galaxies than the universe”

    • Adam Koueider

      Samsung Exec 1: “People love the S-Pen, but some think the Galaxy Note 2 is too big for them”
      Samsung Exec 2: “I know exactly what we’ll do, we’ll create a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Mini”
      Samsung Exec 3: “Samsung Exec 2, you’ll be recieving a raise”

      #innovation

      • Terry

        It’s a fake, get that through your fanboy skull.

        • Adam Koueider

          Oh I know it’s a fake, the crappy photoshop job makes it quite obvious. It was a joke man, relax.

        • Adam Koueider

          Oh I know it’s a fake, the crappy photoshop job makes it quite obvious. It was a joke man, relax.

    • Agustin Almada

      Samsung Galaxy Note Mini. I would say that it’s more likely to be a Note because it has the same S-Pen feature

    • tomn1ce

      May be this from where sites are reporting that the Note 3 is coming in 2 display variant…..I doubt it, but samsung likes to spit out a phone every other week or so.

    • aritra

      its a fake..sammobile has updated their article..

    • Simon Belmont

      Please, just no. No more Galaxy variants, Samsung.

      Hopefully this is fake. It kind of looks that way.

    • Simon Belmont

      Please, just no. No more Galaxy variants, Samsung.

      Hopefully this is fake. It kind of looks that way.

    • bob

      That screen is the wrong shape to be 1080p or WUXGA. Looks closer to 5:3

    • bob

      That screen is the wrong shape to be 1080p or WUXGA. Looks closer to 5:3

    • Christopher Vanwinkle

      1080p? Really? Really?

    • ash71ish

      Samsung will make anything to get profit by the name of galaxy. and I am getting bored by eating the same dish again and again.

      • freedomspopular

        ….get something different then?

    • Ben Edwards

      Fake. The screen resolution was a dead give away. Samsung would never bother with that resolution at that screen size.

    • freedomspopular

      Those specs make it sound more like someone’s wish list.

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