Samsung Galaxy Note II image leaks, Jelly Bean coming to Galaxy S III on August 29th?

Samsung Galaxy Note II image leaks, Jelly Bean coming to Galaxy S III on August 29th?
The Samsung Galaxy Note II will get unveiled in a mere two weeks on August 29th, but Samsung might have just failed keeping it a secret. This image is allegedly showing what the upcoming Galaxy Note II will look like - a huge white slab looking almost identical to the original Note except for the big curvy physical home key at the center bottom.

What you’re seeing below is allegedly the front panel of the Samsung Galaxy Note II. The tipster who provided the image to GSM Arena also says the device will not feature a 1080p display (as it’s too power and resource-hungry), but rather go for a slightly larger, 5.5-inch 1280 x 800-pixel Super AMOLED screen. Good news is that it will use a regular RGB matrix, rather than PenTile, which in simpler turns means more subpixels and better image quality.

The Samsung Galaxy Note II will also expected to be powered by a Samsung Exynos 4 Quad chip with each of the four cores clocked at 1.5GHz. The rear camera will be an 8-megapixel one, the same as the camera on the Galaxy S III.

Now, the not so good news is that the Note II will likely launch with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Samsung might still put Jelly Bean on it but chances are slim, and it’s more likely that a future update will bring the G Note II Android version up.

That’s not the only Samsung news, though. Best of all, the Samsung Galaxy S III is allegedly getting an update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on August 29th. The big news will be announced at the event the Koreans have scheduled for the Galaxy Note II launch. Keep your fingers crossed that all of this is true, and let us know how do you like that gorgeous new Note!

source: GSM Arena

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GALAXY Note II
  • 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)
Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)

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59 Comments

1. 09wbd03516

Posts: 140; Member since: May 30, 2012

Keep your fingers crossed that all of this is true?? LOL

21. MeoCao unregistered

This is clearly fake. SS should drop the physical buttons and add dedicated button for the camera.

27. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

What's the point of the camera button when you can place a shortcut on the lockscreen or activate that touch-rotate camera shortcut?

30. MeoCao unregistered

Button camera can be used to take quick pictures when the phone is locked or the camera app is off. And it feels better too.

59. eyad_996

Posts: 29; Member since: Jul 10, 2012

I was thinking that day if that camera shutter button can also be used in applications (If it existed!) like when playing shooting games you can use that button to shoot, makes a lot of sense, and developers can do a lot with it!!! I think that popular smartphone should offer everything to developers.

40. glentomas123

Posts: 70; Member since: Jun 01, 2011

Just my opinion, so don't flame me: A physical front-facing button is essential for good functional operation of these mobile devices. A completely button-free phone is a step in the wrong direction, IMO. Android seemed to understood that in the beginning as function reigned over form. I think they tried to one-up iOS and go all button-less for Honeycomb and ICS device. I'm an Android fan, but I Apple has it right with the physical front facing button. You are afforded some much more functionality with such a design. I think iOS fans would riot if their next devices removed this front-facing physical button. On a related note: Sammy is starting to make these devices a bit too touchy with these CT keys right near the end. I do enjoy the easy response you can get with these CT keys, however, if they are at the edge of the device, as Sammy is doing more of this reduced bezel design, it makes for a very delicate use of their devices. You definitely have to use them with cases that are slight raised around the screen edges to mitigate accidental CT contact.

43. TimTebow

Posts: 70; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

Why would you want this to be true? Just another Samsung disappointment. Starting to look like Apple. How long do we need to wait to see a real cpu/gpu combo and 1080p?

45. RomeoJDR

Posts: 245; Member since: Dec 09, 2011

An Apple phone with a 5.5 inch sceen, nearly edge to edge screen and has an extra function as a digital notebook? I'm not really seeing the resemblance. Although, I wish it was more like an Apple design so it would be housed in premium material instead of Samsung's go-to cheap plastic.

50. The_Godfather

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Holly mother that looks beast.. give me ma f**kin Note 2 :(

2. droidpop

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

Don't want it all to be true, I was so hoping it would have a 1080p display. Still on the top of the list currently for next replacement.

9. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I am looking at this too, but I am also waiting to see what the new Nexus will be like. I am going to wait to see what is up. My Samsung Galaxy Nexus has been the best phone I have ever owned & It might be VERY hard to leave the Nexus line. I root & the Galaxy Nexus is in a league of it's own.

14. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

hope they increased the battery

15. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

1080p + razr maxx's battery.

36. maryaaadil

Posts: 146; Member since: Apr 07, 2012

I think note 2 needs something more than razr maxx's battery........

44. glentomas123

Posts: 70; Member since: Jun 01, 2011

Exactly! What up with dat?? Why don't these manufacturers use large CAP batteries, since they obviously exists, ala RMaxx. Are these large CAP batteries that much more expensive? And if so, did Motorola take a hit on their device margins by using this just to satisfy the user's demand for battery life? I would love to know the trade-offs. I'm sure it's not just (or hope it is not) an arbitrary decision.

47. RomeoJDR

Posts: 245; Member since: Dec 09, 2011

I really see a 1080p screen on standard sized phones as pointless since the real estate available really wont show much, if any, noticeable difference over a high quality 720p, but this phone approaches the size territory where it might make a real world difference. I would definitely favor a battery like my Razr Maxx over the 1080p, and if it were to include a full HD resolution, that size battery would be imperative to handle to power hungry monster. Still, as much as I despise Samsung's choice of cheap plastic frames this phone will definitely be impressive and limit the need for most people to pay extra data charges for to keep their tablet on-line on the road and the pen is more useful than you would think until you have a device with that extra function.

52. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2487; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I'm hoping for the 4 series Exynos to have support for LTE. Otherwise, we will be seeing another dual-core version here in the US (unless they decide to put the new quad-core S4 chip in). I don't know, I am starting to look forward to seeing what the HTC phablet has to offer.

3. s.mrabet

Posts: 147; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Hope they hurry up with the JB update!! I think the picture of the Note II is fake, because of the position of the power button is too high.

4. caseball2051

Posts: 31; Member since: Feb 09, 2012

dont care about the note, but that jellybean S3 news certainly made me smile.

5. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

what happened to 1080p or flexible amoleds? kind of a let down, but I'd still want that bigger S III... I'm a person with big hands... looks like a render, like the s3 leaks, but looks good to me. I wonder if they will keep S Voice when Google Now is available. I consider S Voice bloatware...

6. Peter98

Posts: 119; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

In my opinion, there is nothing special. It's just a giant display GSIII.

19. MISTER.H

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Right said.

25. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

still awesome :D

56. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

its just a photoshopped SIII.... edited by enlongating and widening it.

7. Cha7520

Posts: 222; Member since: Oct 31, 2010

720p Display? 8 MP camera? Old news....next!

8. wgaurav

Posts: 22; Member since: Dec 17, 2010

what about Jb update to galaxy nexus -LTE; VZ suck...

10. McJobs

Posts: 107; Member since: Jul 08, 2012

Where is Cortex-A15@Mali-604@28nm ?

16. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

underdevelopment

18. MISTER.H

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

A15QC@Mali-T604@28nm running at 2.5ghz?

38. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

That is probably for the Samsung Galaxy S IV. Meaning next year.

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