Another Samsung GALAXY Note II leak, the second of the day, appears to be the real deal

Another Samsung GALAXY Note II leak, the second of the day, appears to be the real deal
Earlier Friday, a leaked photograph purportedly revealed the eagerly awaited Samsung GALAXY Note II. As usual with these things, the image wasn't 100% clear and with the device off, it wasn't a smoking gun. A couple of hours later, another picture was spotted and this time it showed both the front and back of the model and the screen displayed an image.

If the picture is genuine, it certainly looks like Samsung has taken design cues for the son of phablet from the Samsung Galaxy S III. The square corners are gone, replaced by  softer rounded edges and a camera/speaker placement that copies the hottest phone on the planet. It looks as though the Samsung GALAXY Note II will be available in marble white only. The screen is supposed to measure up at 5.5 inches, slightly larger than the 5.3 inch display on the original version. There is also a slot for the S-Pen.

The Samsung GALAXY Note II is expected to be introduced August 29th at a Samsung pre-IFA event.

source: Twitter via Phandroid

UPDATE: Apparently, we got our hopes up too high as it turns out that this photo is not the Samsung GALAXY Note II. This photo is merely a concept that was sent out by artist Daniel UY via Twitter on Thursday.

source: AndroidCentral

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GALAXY Note II
  • Display 5.5 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.9 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh
  • OS Android 4.4.2
    Samsung TouchWiz UI

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43 Comments

43. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

damn it. i'll just wait till IFA starts. i don't look at any picture that's NOT LEGIT

41. McSteezy

Posts: 22; Member since: Aug 18, 2012

All this needs for me is a huge battery. Bigger than the Razr Maxx. My upgrade was a week ago and I waited for this for the new iPhone. Better be worth it. And it does look ugly.

40. kpfirefighter

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

it looks like a nice phone! but lets not get our hopes up about the specs. we dont know what the U.S version will be packing. i love my siii but the quad core exynos would have been nice. i had the original note and loved that too. at&t jusy sucks where im at.

38. Gaurav008

Posts: 328; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

PA trolled...:D

37. Samsomesh

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

@Phonearena i heard that Dual SIM Samsung Galaxy SDuos GT-S7562L hits the FCC!!!.

36. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

Whenever it shows up i will be purchasing this device on day one when it lands on Tmobile.

34. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

As a person who left Verizon after being a long time customer just to get a Note and jumping on to AT&T for one, bring on Note 2, cause i'll pay the price if samsung does it right! I can't go back to less then 5'' screens now, its just too "inconvienent" Haters for whatever reasons can enjoy their narrow minded lifestyles with their 4'' screens, the rest of us have moved onto something greater and bigger then you can imagine. As for the whiners about "not being able to pocket a Note" Maybe if you didn't wear tight ass emo jeans and or butt tight spandex outfits, you could actually pocket a Note but you have other issues beyond that for wearing that type of clothing anyway....

39. wendygarett unregistered

i rather keep my current phone and buy nexus 7 and 7inch screen is way better than 5inch

28. Peter98

Posts: 119; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

They have no problem with spec. Just the design...

31. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

I totally agree, if only they started to use materials like HTC does,

25. khmer

Posts: 95; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

Samsung spent $822 millions on new R&D headquarter, we will see better products in next few years. This year Samsung spent $20 billions on building new plants.

26. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Wishing and my blessings are upon, good luck! For it was for Samsung and HTC that pushed the boundaries on high specs. And SONY for designs! & Apple for feel and touch of the phone. NOKIA what can say......

20. gallitolimitededition

Posts: 18; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

well I want it in Verizon, Quad-Core Exynos and LTE...

21. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The quad Exynos isn't compatible with US LTE.

22. gallitolimitededition

Posts: 18; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

I know just daydreaming I guess..

33. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Is the Gallitoking....?

27. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Do u prefer Quad-core or LTE.... ?

29. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Well considering I don't have LTE in my area, and probably won't for a while, I'd take the quad-core Exynos with HSPA+ over the S4 with LTE. More power and better battery life, who can complain?

32. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

I have the international version, and Exynos is better than S4!

35. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Agreed

15. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

only in white??? i would like it in deepblack

14. JeffreyMDoran

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

All I really want to know is, is this thing coming to Sprint

13. rla2680

Posts: 18; Member since: Aug 17, 2012

i dont get the fascination with these things. I much prefer my S3. This thing is too big for a phone and too small for a tablet.

16. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Hence the concept of CHOICE.. I don't get why you'd want the S3 when this beast is lurking around the corner! :P The S3 works for you.. the Note will work beautifully for ME. See.. we can co-exist under such circumstances!

30. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Yeah, I thought the same things about the big display devices myself... but then a friend of mine overseas got the precursor to the the first Galaxy Note, the Galaxy Player, before I'd ever even heard about it over here in the US and even being diminutive of size did nothing but rave about it. I tried out the Note when it released here in-store and I have to admit, it swung my vote.

11. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

technically it looks to be nearly Identical to that fake "photo" that was put up earlier. They are probably related. They even have the exact same "shading" for the bezel lines. My guess.. same artist, same base photo, different backgrounds.

10. pkiran1996

Posts: 166; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

The back looks ugly

23. MISTER.H

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

it does look ugly, like the back of S3.

9. Sprintfan

Posts: 68; Member since: Nov 18, 2011

I can't imagine the real thing would look or be much different.

8. khmer

Posts: 95; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

Giant smartphone is coming soon, please take Note.

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