We’ve been bringing readers information on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (Note II) since the beginning of this month when we first heard about it. The original Galaxy Note has been a mammoth success for Samsung despite initial misgivings about its large screen size making it more of a ‘phablet.’ Today we have further news that the release of the Galaxy Note 2 could be brought forward and also it seems some ‘confirmation’ of the display size.
In the sparse information we’ve heard so far about the Galaxy Note 2 there was a rumored release date for this October and most recently we heard that an upcoming Galaxy Note 2 was official when it was mentioned in a tweet from Samsung Arabia. Other details of the Galaxy Note 2 have been sparse but we have heard mention of a screen size of at least 5.3-inches that may be an unbreakable plane display, a possible quad-core processor and maybe a 12-megapixel camera although of course none of this has yet been confirmed. Now that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has been revealed by Google and is due out in mid-July, there’s also a possibility that the Galaxy Note 2 would run this latest operating system.
We have heard today of ‘confirmation’ that the Galaxy Note 2 will in fact feature a 5.5-inch display. This comes from an exclusive GSM Arena report that claims this screen size has been ‘confirmed’ by an industry insider. As this is not yet then officially confirmed by Samsung we hesitate to use the word ‘confirmed’ but GSM Arena seem pretty sure of their facts and to be honest they’re a pretty reliable source of information. The insider told how the display will definitely be a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display and that the design of the Galaxy Note 2 will be inspired by the latest Samsung flagship phone, the Galaxy S3.
Even more intriguing is that it’s claimed that the Galaxy Note 2 will measure less in width even though the display is larger. To top off the information we’re told that the Galaxy Note 2 may now be released in September instead of the previously mentioned October. This is apparently because Samsung wants the device to launch before Apple’s iPhone 5, also due in the fall.
Other features mentioned by GSM Arena include a possible dual-core ARM-15 processor instead of quad-core as we mentioned earlier, an 8-megapixel camera rather than 12-megapixel and 2GB of RAM, although none of this has been confirmed by the industry insider that gave information on the design and screen size. We’ll continue to keep you updated with developments on the Galaxy Note 2 as we hear them and hopefully we’ll be hearing much more very shortly.
Are you interested in the Galaxy Note 2 and if so are you a fan/owner of the original? Are you pleased that it seems it will have an even larger display than the original Note or do you feel a larger screen is unnecessary? Let us know with your comments.