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

0. phoneArena posted on 14 Aug 2012, 08:42

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…

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posted on 14 Aug 2012, 08:41 8

1. 09wbd03516 (banned) (Posts: 140; Member since: 30 May 2012)

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

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 09:18 6

21. MeoCao (unregistered)

This is clearly fake.

SS should drop the physical buttons and add dedicated button for the camera.

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 09:48 1

27. frydaexiii (Posts: 1475; Member since: 01 Dec 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?

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 09:56 9

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.

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 04:32

59. eyad_996 (Posts: 29; Member since: 10 Jul 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.

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 12:22

40. glentomas123 (Posts: 70; Member since: 01 Jun 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.

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 12:52 1

43. TimTebow (Posts: 70; Member since: 14 Feb 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?

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 13:22 1

45. RomeoJDR (Posts: 244; Member since: 09 Dec 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.

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 18:11 1

50. The_Godfather (Posts: 196; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

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

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 08:46 3

2. droidpop (Posts: 4; Member since: 10 Aug 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.

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 08:52 4

9. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 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.

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 08:58 6

14. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)

hope they increased the battery

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 08:59 7

15. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

1080p + razr maxx's battery.

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 11:17 2

36. maryaaadil (Posts: 146; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)

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

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 13:08

44. glentomas123 (Posts: 70; Member since: 01 Jun 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.

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 13:34 1

47. RomeoJDR (Posts: 244; Member since: 09 Dec 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.

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 00:38

52. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1639; Member since: 14 Feb 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.

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 08:46 2

3. s.mrabet (Posts: 147; Member since: 26 Oct 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.

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 08:47 4

4. caseball2051 (Posts: 31; Member since: 09 Feb 2012)

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

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 08:48 2

5. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 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...

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 08:49 8

6. Peter98 (Posts: 119; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)

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

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 09:04 1

19. MISTER.H (banned) (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)

Right said.

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 09:32

25. Ohrules (Posts: 327; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)

still awesome :D

posted on 17 Aug 2012, 03:57

56. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)

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

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 08:49

7. Cha7520 (Posts: 221; Member since: 31 Oct 2010)

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

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 08:50

8. wgaurav (Posts: 22; Member since: 17 Dec 2010)

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

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 08:52 2

10. McJobs (Posts: 107; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)

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

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 09:00

16. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


posted on 14 Aug 2012, 09:03

18. MISTER.H (banned) (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)

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

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 12:08

38. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

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

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