Galaxy Note II specs leak, 1.4GHz quad-core and Jelly Bean in tow?

Galaxy Note II specs leak, 1.4GHz quad-core and Jelly Bean in tow?
A Korean newspaper claims to have gotten the goods on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note II, including a screen grab and a bevy of specs for the upcoming phablet. Among the surprises are that it will be sporting Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, making it perhaps the first non-Nexus device to ship with Android’s latest and greatest.

Other specifications include a quad-core 1.4GHz Exynos 4412 CPU, a 1280 x 720 resolution Super AMOLED panel for the 5.5” screen, and an 8 MP rear shooter. For internal storage the device reportedly comes in 16 and 32GB flavors. The edges have supposedly been rounded off a bit, and as we reported earlier, it may ship in some new colors.

The article also indicates the device will come with “3G/4G” radios, although that raises an interesting question about U.S. versions – so far all LTE devices for the U.S. of A. that had quad-core international versions have made it to America’s shores with the dual-core Snapdragon S4 chip instead. Will this be the device that breaks this pattern, or will the U.S. once again get the (still very capable) S4 inside of their phablets?

There’s no saying right now, and it’s possible that these specs may turn out to be wrong – we should know the whole story after Samsung’s Unpacked event this Wednesday.

source: Seoul Newspaper via The Verge

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  • Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1600 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh(16h 3G talk time)



1. Tjey007

Posts: 86; Member since: May 22, 2012

apart from that screen size its all same like S3 as its getting JB...hope Samsung puts a 12mp camera..enough of 8mp.

13. D3VR04

Posts: 34; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

I may get this since I skipped on the sg3 or either lg's super phone with quad s4/adreno. i'll wait for IFA first though. so excited. When's htc's phablet going to be announced?...

16. Trobes05

Posts: 106; Member since: Aug 01, 2009

You realize the MPs of a camera do not equate to quality of photo. Once you get past 5MP you have to be making fairly big photos to notice a difference.

25. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

see number 800 on the image thats mean 8mp camera

30. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

True. I really hoped there's a 12MP camera. Yeah yeah. it's not all about the "MP" but the thing here is that, it's not just about MP but also, the way samsung matches its software with its sensor. See s2's camera? or even s3's camera? They're stunning... But let's all move on.. 8mp will be a thing of the past soon. Why not make it more future-proof by including a 12MP shutter. right? :)

2. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Wow this is a VERY nice surprise. If it comes with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean it will even be that much sweeter. I really just want to know all the details already. Man 8.29 can't come soon enough! lol

3. TheCellX

Posts: 50; Member since: Nov 08, 2011

Same as GS3.. but bigger, dissappointed.

26. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Why dissappointed? That's always been what the Note was, a big version of the current Galaxy S series... The original note was a big GS2, so it's only logical that the Note 2 would be a big GS3.

31. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Yes but in any case the USP of the Note series is the Big screen and the S-Pen So, whoever needs that will go for it and not S3

4. twens

Posts: 1180; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Yea, if this specs are true I will be disappointed but will buy it all the same bcos of the giant screen. S3 is dope but the size is too small for me.

5. Cesar

Posts: 140; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

It is just like the Samsung Galaxy S III with a bigger display. Should be have more performance and higher camera!

6. Rogerlebo

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 08, 2011

For sure, I will not buy it if 1270X820 is true. Resolution lower than Galaxy Note 1 ? Really ?

9. SleepingOz unregistered

most probably fake!

18. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

It's logical. First Note had 16:10 aspect ratio, now they increased diagonal to 5.5" but utilised 16:9 ratio, which is 1280x720 pixels. That way Note could be more effectively used as a phone since large width was the obstacle for that, making it clumsy. It's a compromise, but it's good enough and valuable change that will probably make Note even more popular. Besides, if it should be RGB matrix SuperAMOLED, the improvement in perception of density and resolution would be huge over the original Note!

20. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

Lower resolution and shi*tier aspect ratio... Ill stick to my OG Note if thats the case, if these spec's are legit im going to send a strongly worded letter to Samsung...

7. D3VR04

Posts: 34; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

Why no Plus?! Sammy have been disregarding the Super AMOLED Plus! Woe is thou... is the new LG w/quad S4 with Adreno super phone's ips 720p screen, better than Super AMOLED HD Plus?...

8. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Not a major jump from the first one.

11. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

ICS sounds more believable than JB.

12. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

i think it will have JB cuz there where leaks of the s3 jb firmware..

22. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

If their were leaks for JB for the OG Note, than maybe JB could be on the Note 2, but I doubt it.

14. Jay_F

Posts: 236; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Well I had high hopes for this phone... Let's hope the announcement in 2 days comes with better news than what's presented here, because with the exception of JB, this is pretty meh.

15. joseph98

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 03, 2012

No way Samsung will not do that. if this specification is to be true then why should I trade my galaxy note 1280x800 screen resolution with the note 2 1280x720. I am not convinced and I assure you this specification is wrong. At least I am hoping so or it is a measure turn down for me because I really like to upgrade from 5.3 to 5.5 but will not sacrifice screen resolution. To upgrade my note 1 the note 2 must come with quad core of at least 1.4 gHz, 2 GB of ram, 5.5 inch with no less than 1280x800 with ppi no less than 300 and better battery and less than 200 gram. This is the least I am expecting from sammy .

27. g2a5b0e unregistered

Some of what you said made no sense. The original note has a ppi of 285 (5.3" & 1280x800). If the Note 2 also has a resolution of 1280x800 with a screen size of 5.5", the ppi will be 274. Obviously, because a bigger screen with the same resolution means the ppi will be lower. So explain to me how exactly you expect the ppi to go over 300 if the resolution stays the same.

32. joseph98

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 03, 2012

You are right a 1280x800 in 5.5 inch will be 274 ppi. I should have say I wish it will be a 1920X1080 but that is way up to 400 ppi and I don't expect Sammy will inforce this high resolution screen. It will be the the biggest phone with the highest resolution ever in the history of all phones. Who knows mybe samsung will do it. I will be the first to buy it if they did. Thanks for the correction. Good day

17. ObjectivismFTW

Posts: 211; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

I really doubt the Note 2 will have a 768p screen. If anything, I am looking for Sammy to push the res up to something like 1680x1050 or even 1920x1080 if we are lucky. Mali-400 supports 1080p resolutions so I don't think people should kill the idea of a 1050p+ display just yet. Additionally, I hope this will sport an Super AMOLED HD Plus display(RGB Matrix) instead of PenTile, which should be dead by now. Jellybean is a nice add-on as well. Samsung really needs a bigger selling point for this device other than a Quad-Core processor.

19. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

May I ask everyone why is this a disappointment?

23. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Some people want a FHD screen as opposed to the current 720P one. Quad Core is good but it will most likely be the same one used on the Galaxy S III and the GPU is the same as the old one.. Again if the rumors are true...


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Someone please help me out as, it's been a few centuries since I've had to speak or read Korean.

24. serge327

Posts: 79; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

But the exynos 4412 is lose to Qualcomn APQ 8064 quad core krait and adreno 320... hope note 2 will use this cpu instead of exynos...

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