Samsung Galaxy Note 2 with a 5.5-inch screen to be announced late August?

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 with a 5.5-inch screen to be announced late August?

The Samsung Galaxy Note is probably a great illustration of swimming against the tide - while screen sizes were rapidly growing last year, the huge leap to a 5.3-inch display left everyone surprised, with many writing off the Note as a niche device. To a certain extent we still think it is, but look at those 7 million Notes Samsung has already sold, and it no longer looks that niche.

For those of you who like the original device, good news is that the Korean company is said to be bringing the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 in just over a month at the IFA show in Berlin in late August.

“Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 2 during the IFA 2012, a consumer electronics show held in Berlin, Germany in late-August,” said a source familiar with the matter. “The new model will definitely come with a 5.5 in. display, but it is unclear as to what other features will be included.”

This means the new Note will come with a screen 0.2 inches larger than the previous one while retaining the dimensions. Earlier we heard that the Galaxy Note 2 will feature a 12-megapixel shooter and a quad-core processor.

Unlike the original Note which is still waiting for its Gingerbread update, its sequel will actually come with the latest of Android, Jelly Bean, from the get go.

“There are also talks of improving the camera resolution to 12.0 or 13.0 megapixels, up from current 8.0 megapixels, but this may be changed depending on other factors. It will not, however, showcase the unbreakable plane (UBP) display technology, a precursor to the flexible display. UBP will most likely be applied for the next product released after Galaxy Note 2,” an official allegedly familiar with Samsung’s product development concluded.

source: MK via Phandroid

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1. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Just Bring it Samsung !

33. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I am so waiting for that phone/tablet. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will just be EPIC!

2. tiburonpineda

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

do you mean is waiting for ICS update right, because already came with gingerbread.

4. ph00ny

Posts: 2024; Member since: May 26, 2011

and ICS updates have started rolling out for a while now

43. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

Not for North American Versions so far only T-mobile will have ICS when it's released in a week or so.

12. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

i've updated mine for 3 weeks now


Posts: 8; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

Me 2.

48. CivicSi89

Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 23, 2011

i got scared when i read that for a second. I think Phonearena is mistaking it for the Dell Streak. haha!

3. ph00ny

Posts: 2024; Member since: May 26, 2011

King Kong is back better than ever

5. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

for the record the galaxy note comes with Gingerbread, the note was waiting for ICS and it was rolling out in Europe (read the update brick issue) so only US is missing the update for now

6. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

Is that waiting for gingerbread or ics??

7. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012


8. dcgore

Posts: 234; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

Instead of including a custom cover, Samsung should include a pair of pants with pockets big enough to carry the phablet.

19. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011


55. SonyFTW2020

Posts: 311; Member since: May 03, 2012

If I could I would thumbs this up 10 more dont know how disturbing a phone that size is.. :( this is only plaguing the phone world and making other companies buy into this bulls**t....bigger is not always better my friends

56. Riven

Posts: 25; Member since: May 25, 2012

Thats NOT what she said :P

9. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Dream specs for galaxy note 2: minimum 5.3'' super amoled plus 1366*768 display Exynos 4quad/5 dual 2gb ram new and improved stylus Jb preinstalled. now I need the $.....:(

10. eDiesel

Posts: 142; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Make that 1920x 1080

26. ph00ny

Posts: 2024; Member since: May 26, 2011

Make that 1920x1200 if we're going up to 19xx resolution

15. ghostkilla1388

Posts: 50; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

Ultimate dream specs the 5.3" screen at 1920x1080(full 1080p hd compatible with youtube, and other video services) Intel core i7 3920xm quad core (with hyper threading to 8 cores) and for gpu would be Nvidia gtx 680m minimum 4gb ram new and improved stylus with more functionality latest android and a battery thats capable of 10,000mah lol Thats a dream phone lol but that would be one hell of a phone to show off haha :D

16. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

you can keep the 1080p. you cant tell the difference between 720 and 1080 at that level... however it will eat up much more battery life and processing power. better would be SA+ RGB 720p at 330ppi. however, ghost, you want a full PC in your pocket.. lolol.

25. ph00ny

Posts: 2024; Member since: May 26, 2011

mathmatically 720p res at 330ppi with 5.5" will be impossible

35. DigitalBoy05

Posts: 275; Member since: Jun 04, 2011

hes tired of his porn having to buffer

27. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Dear God, it sounds like you just want to carry a desktop everywhere.

37. ghostkilla1388

Posts: 50; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

Remixfa true about the resolution on the screen but were just dreaming here right now and a high ppi would be just as good to me. Berzerk000 yeah a "portable" computer would be a better term than a smartphone haha DigitalBoy05 shhhhhh lol jk haha XD, your comment made diet dew fly across my desk lol +10 rep to all haha

20. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

1440*900!!!!! VERIZON!

57. Riven

Posts: 25; Member since: May 25, 2012

Just FYI the original Gnote had a 800p display, granted the long size wasnt 1366 (1280) :)

11. hateftotti

Posts: 225; Member since: May 03, 2011

GSIII killer :)


Posts: 40; Member since: Nov 24, 2011

iphone 5 killer is the right term, lol.......

30. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

than u can meet galaxy note 2 behind the Bar

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