About a week ago, a supposed render allegedly showing the Samsung Galaxy Note II leaked out. But that turned out to be just a concept image that had been floating around the Internet since even before the Galaxy S III was unveiled (and at one point was even said to depict that smartphone). So, clearly not an accurate representation of the next Galaxy Note.
Today a new supposed render of Samsung’s next phablet is doing the rounds, claiming that it is the real deal. And granted, at least this ‘Galaxy Note II’ shares some design traits with the Galaxy S III, which would seem rather logical.
That said, this could be a fake too. The tipster who sent this to GSM Arena is anonymous, and this could be just a fan-made concept. Still, if the new Galaxy Note is going to be similar to the Galaxy S III, this is probably a good rough sketch of what it will look like.
Alongside the picture, the leaker also sent in some specs – most of which we have heard before. There will be a 5.5-inch touchscreen, though not Full HD, just 1280×800 like the original Note. A higher-res display was apparently tested, but it was replaced because it drained too much battery. It will be a Super AMOLED panel, and with a good ol’ RGB matrix for the love of pentile haters.
An Exynos 4 Quad processor will be powering this beast, clocked at 1.5 GHz, and the camera will be the same 8 MP unit found in the Galaxy S III. As we heard before, the Galaxy Note II will probably launch with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. An update to Jelly Bean is being worked on, but it’s unlikely that it will be ready until the release date.
And speaking of software updates, the Jelly Bean bits for the Galaxy S III are apparently ready to roll out, so Samsung will announce the availability of this update at the Galaxy Note II’s unveiling on August 29.
How much of this is real and how much is just in the imagination of an eager Samsung lover remains to be seen. We’ll know for sure in about two weeks, so hang tight.
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