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Samsung Galaxy Note II rumored to have flexible OLED screen

0. phoneArena posted on 19 Jun 2012, 09:04

After we heard that the Samsung Galaxy Note II might be arriving in October with ultra high-res screen, now comes a contradictory rumor that it could feature a flexible OLED screen. The rumor for a 5.4-incher made with plastic substrate instead of glass comes courtesy of a Korean website, and nobody but Samsung could vouch for the validity of that claim. The source also claims that it will have a 12MP camera, whereas we've heard before it will sport an 8MP shooter, so it would all be some wishful thinking...

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posted on 19 Jun 2012, 11:51 1

21. TheInfamousCJ (Posts: 20; Member since: 24 Nov 2011)

I concur, I do believe this will hit the states as the Google Nexus Note. If the rumors about a Google nexus 5 device line in November are correct. I expect they are true; I would love to see an Asus Nexus 10, Samsung Nexus Note, 2 high end devices from HTC and Lg, and a mid level Nexus from either Motorola/other OEM (if Google balks at using the motorola acquisition for a nexus line possibly Huawei). I doubt Samsung will get commissioned to do another Flagship Device unless its note esque; they don't want to harm their relationship wth OEMS.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 12:35 1

22. Phaze0085 (Posts: 115; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)

Ive been waiting for these rumors to start! I love the size of the Note and i've been looking forward to the Note 2. 5.4 inches tho? That seems like not much of a leap forward, more like baby steps. I was thinking 6.3. Anyway, I look forward to the new model. Cant wait.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 14:01

26. ghostkilla1388 (Posts: 50; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)

Bring the note to sprint and ill be happy!

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 14:37

28. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1121; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)

I hope that the Note 2 will be available in October in the states because i'll save my eligibility to upgrade to it!! My wife has the Note and she loves it. Im a big guy (6'7" 240lbs) and the Note is the perfect phone for me

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 16:25 1

33. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)

Regardless of what this device comes as from a spec standpoint it better launch on all carriers just like the Galaxy S3. No more one carrier junk. I want to have a Galaxy Note 2 to go along with my new Galaxy S3...

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 17:12

34. Myrith (Posts: 57; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)

So when I write on the screen with the pen, it'll be all squishy? This rumor just doesn't sound practical. I'll take glass.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 17:34

37. Hammerfest (Posts: 384; Member since: 12 May 2012)

As long as they keep the 16:10 aspect ratio (ergo the hopeful 1920x1200) and not the s**tty "Media Standard" 16:9 NARROWSCREEN trash I will be on the gravy train for it...

That being said, with the relese of the new Mac laptops... im actually having a "weird" moment... I cant stand Apple, the low IQ of the majority of its user base (read: ignorant fanboyism), the overpriced hardware, and the Berlin wall Software.... BUT...

WHY THE HELL IS APPLE GETTING IT RIGHT? Id have to double check, but I kinda RAGE quit my browser after reading the initial specs because THE APPLE LAPTOP at least (not the phone) has a 16:10 aspect ratio...

WHY SO SANE APPLE... I absolutly HATE the narrow screens that 16:9 provide and have already turned almost everyone I have "challanged" (putting my monitor against theirs and even swapping for daily use, they like....) into a 16:10 lover...

Gah... Im rambling!

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 19:16

38. tiara6918 (Posts: 2111; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

Now that's a good way for you to have the note in your pocket. I won't be too surprised if they'll release the next generation of the galaxy s with a bigger screen, since you can just adjust the size of the screen, that would make it comfortable in your pockets.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 20:37

39. Sweegee (Posts: 4; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)

Hmm the s3 or should I wait for the note? Or wait for windows 8 phones to come out. Decisions decisions.....

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 22:09

40. lsutigers (Posts: 821; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)

Any word on HTC's competitor to the Note? Although I like the Note, anything from HTC will be much better build quality. I know it was previously reported I just haven heard anything in awhile.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 02:04

41. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)

tbh, i have the Galaxy Note, and im disappointed with it. after updating to ICS, the phone lags worse than my Optimus 3D, crashes so many times and the battery drain is beyond terrible. im surprised that the update was so sucky! and even before the update the phone was already laggy. i expected it to be smooth considering that it as a 1.4gHz Exynos dual core processor (and all e hype that Exynos get for being lag free) im super disappointed with the phone. sent it for repair twice already! im not going to upgrade to the Note 2 and im not going to get another Samsung product ever. im going to stick with either LG or Sony. you Samsung fanboys can eat sh*t

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 09:01

42. quryous (banned) (Posts: 106; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

All this is well and good, but we had hoped that they would have a better screen, Full HD, like on the new LG screen, full 1920 x 1080P in an SAMOLED HD +, but NOT Pentile. And, completely water-proof and drop-proof, as well.

We would also like to see them make their screen truly superambiphobic (that is: VERY water (hydrophobic) and oil (oleophobic) repellant, to cut down on smudges and fingerprints).

A superambiphobic screen is able to keep itself completely clean of smudges, smears, water spots, oil stains, fingerprints, etc. Let’s get it on, Samsung! Recently I saw a friend’s phone after he signed in with gestures. From several feet away I could see the pattern he used smeared on the screen, even after several minutes of use. That is NOT secure, we NEED better glass, superambiphobic glass, to be exact.

It should be, naturally, Enterprise Ready, and certified Samsung Approved for Enterprise (SAFE).

Face Unlock should be available.

It should also try to be a bit more future-proof. 2GB of RAM and 32GB Internal storage these days is an absolute MINIMUM! We’d actually like to see 4 and 64, or more, standard, by the end of the year.

Don’t forget the wireless charger, with at least a 12” charging range, 5 feet would be better.

For expanded storage it should have a microSD card slot able to handle at least 64GB, and a micro-USB3 port for external access and drives.

The latest iteration of Bluetooth goes without saying, but so many aren’t paying attention, so I’ll say it. And for goodness sake, update and simplify pairing. Gracious what a mess everything seems to be, needlessly.

Further, it should have Dolby Mobile 3 with support for 5.1 sound via HDMI out.

Then, make sure it can play full HD for at least 10 or 11 hours, minimum.

Let’s not forget an updated, more useful Stylus. The stylus should have a finer point, and the stylus INSIDE a full PEN-sized adapter should fit inside the case of the unit. It should have less lag. The current stylus is just too small to handle well, and the point is too broad for fine work.

Voice control is a must, and must be MUCH improved.

Don't forget wireless charging. It should be able to handle 2 units at least a foot away from the charger. Five feet would be better.

NFC is a MUST! And you should include some of your own NFC TecTiles as a sample, too, say 5 or 6 of them.

Don’t forget, Android 4.1 or 5.0 should be loaded out of the box, with NO bloatware.

Then, of course, you can make it a Nexus device, to avoid bloatware and speed up updates.

Then, bring it to all carriers, as you did with the S III.

NOW, Samsung, you would be getting somewhere.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 09:29

43. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)

you have a lot of expectations and i bet 90% wont come true. Samsung, and every other manufacturer for that matter, won't out a phone with THAT many features, it will super expensive just to build it

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 20:17

45. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 533; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)

oh aye dis is priddy choooice

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