Just days away from its official unveiling, the Samsung Galaxy Note II has been withdrawn from its mystery veil, with a Korean newspaper claiming to know all the goodies Sammy’s next-generation tablet-smartphone will offer.
The Note 2 GT-N7100 will reportedly sport a 5.5-inch, 1280 x 720 display, which will reportedly use one of Samsung’s Super AMOLED panels, and will pack a 1.4GHz quadcore Exynos 4412 processor. The tablet-smartphone hybrid will be bundled with a stylus. No word yet if the device will feature the same S pen as its predecessor, but it seems a safe guess.
Most notably, the second-generation Galaxy Note will supposedly run Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) straight from the box, instead of OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Despite rumors of a 12-megapixel shooter, the device will feature an 8-megapixel main camera, and will be available in both 16GB and 32GB flavors, as well as support 3G/4G LTE connectivity.
As for physical changes, the handset will allegedly sport rounder edges compared to the blunter edges of the original Galaxy Note. Perhaps Samsung is slightly shaving down the size of the Note by rounding off its edges to make it more pocket-friendly. Despite initial criticism of its size, the Note found a loyal following from consumers looking for a larger screened device that offered note-taking capabilities, as well as browsing abilities ideal for media consumption.
While rumors of a follow-up to last year’s surprise hit from Samsung have been mounting for months, reports claim that the world is likely to see the Galaxy Note II at Samsung’s IFA press conference on August 29th.