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Samsung Galaxy Note II rumored to launch in October

0. phoneArena posted on 04 Jun 2012, 15:55

While most Samsung Galaxy fans are gearing up to get their hands on the Galaxy S III, rumors have now begun to surface about the next iteration of the Galaxy Note...

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posted on 04 Jun 2012, 16:00 9

1. idanielx (banned) (Posts: 22; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

That's not even a phone anymore.... 5.5 is way too big

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 17:32 10

23. SleepingOz (unregistered)

Same size, less bezel..

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 21:37 8

33. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Some women likes it BIG.

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 01:28 3

48. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

i'm pissed by this. I designed that mock up yet crappy, but ubuntulife claimed it. That mock up can be seen in concept-phones and the dream specs I submitted was 5.5 inches... it's plainly copied from my idea just to stir buzz around the net. :/ and how dare they watermark my design and omit my name.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 17:27

76. KissyQueeny (banned) (Posts: 17; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)

Your precious design is basically an s3, only streched. You really deserve a cookie for this one.

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 06:48

77. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

uhm, no I made that from scratch. Yup it's not one of my better designs but what I'm pissed at is the watermark, psssh claiming what they just saw on the internet and removing my name on the bottom left corner...

anyway ---> bfconcepts.tumblr.com

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 16:01 13

2. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

They should make the resolution 1080p if possible

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 16:09 3

5. nerdydesi (Posts: 6; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)

Isn't the Galaxy Note 1280x800, so 16:10 ratio? I guess they wanted to preserve that with the 1680x1050 resolution. They'd have to go 1920x1200 to keep 16:10 and I guess they just aren't available for manufacture yet. I'm more than happy with 1680x1050....until 2013 when it will be grossly outdated in a pocketable device. ;)

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 11:41

63. Striker81 (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Jun 2012)

1680x1050 is 16:10 ratio
Most Android 4 phones are running 1280x720 which is 16:9.
The Note 2 looks to be an amazing phone but I really think they should stick to the 16:9 ratio instead of the 16:10.
It'll be better in the long run when it comes to maintaining correct ratio for running apps. 1080 anyone?? :)

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 17:31 2

22. jove39 (Posts: 1976; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

That'll be super cool...but its overhead...in terms of power consumption.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 19:07 3

29. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

Why 1080p? With the resolution here, the ppi will be 360.

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 06:08 1

50. PhoneLuver (Posts: 481; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)

Why are they still sticking to 8MP cameras???

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 08:28 2

57. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

Because 8MP is more than sufficient. Better to improve the optics and quality than boost megapixels. You could have a 100mp camera, but unless the optics are decent, its photos won't be of greater quality, just higher resolution

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 23:33 3

45. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1639; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

For me, it's more important that they make the display a Super AMOLED HD Plus than just upping the resolution.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 16:01 3

3. Carlitos (Posts: 557; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

Dam I hope thats thats the display, thats 360 pixels per inch. Looking foward for this phone.
IT also would make sense to release it in october, just around the time the Iphone 5 comes out. Should be a good competitor.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 17:24 1

18. Croxy (Posts: 55; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)

360 ppi is really unnecessary!! Damn even with the small iPhone's screens when you put them close to your eyes, cca 310 ppi, is more than enough for those pixels to be undetectable. But a 5.3. inch display you don't hold that close to your eyes so

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 16:07 5

4. nerdydesi (Posts: 6; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)

Can this please come to Verizon? I will happily buy it off-contract to secure my unlimited data!

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 21:39 1

34. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Verizon have too many good phones already. They dont need the NOT

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 10:59

78. Wildmanfan (Posts: 238; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)

Oh really? Then all the AT&T and T-Mobile people who are passionate about the Note, really don't need your commentary.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 16:09 5

6. nerdydesi (Posts: 6; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)

Lets hope that for the LTE models, it will finally keep the Exynos processor and GPU too!!!

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 16:12 4

7. Allen3697 (Posts: 86; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)

If they can get the screen bigger in the same form factor, it'll be all good.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 16:13 9

8. medicci37 (Posts: 1335; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)

If those specs are right, (there probably not) I would definitely wait 4 this device ! In my opinion, the Note was the best smartphone of 2011. & the Note2 will most likely be the best phone coming out this year. If the rumor about the processor is true. It should at least be the most powerful.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 21:22

31. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

I can see it possibly being an A15, but I think it would be at least 2 gig.. well at least for the american version. This would be an upgrade from the international SGS3, but a downgrade from the american SGS3.

it would be awesome if it were a bit smaller. i think 5.5 would be well out of my hand size even with a smaller bezel. I finally got ahold of a Note and it was just a bit too big for my taste as is. Holding it was fine, I just dont want it in my pockets.. lol.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 22:47 2

40. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

is that a Galaxy Note in your pocket or are you just happy to see me baby? ;)

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 23:32

44. _PHug_ (Posts: 463; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)

Smaller and Note don't belong in the same sentence.
Smaller = the SGS3
The Note's bloodline should remain pure, there are THOUSANDS of smaller options

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 07:01 1

51. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

oh, i dont care what its called, I just want the A15 exynos and Super Amoled HD screen. :)

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 17:33

67. medicci37 (Posts: 1335; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)

Yeah, I was thinking Samsung would stay with a 5.3 display, & reduce the width with the space they saved from the bezel shrink.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 16:13 3

9. BREvenson (Posts: 240; Member since: 17 May 2012)

Okay, it's just my opinion, but Samsung is getting a little carried away right now. They already have the GS III coming this month (to every major carrier, no less) and the original Note was released just this past October...? I mean, it's great to have a little variety with what device you can choose, but give the consumer a break here.

This will be a big topic for the next few months, especially if the S III sells well as expected. There will be a lot of talking, both good and bad.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 16:36 5

12. McLTE (Posts: 922; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

No.. lets NOT give me a break here!

Being on Verizon, we didn't get the Note.. so I want a crack at the Note2!

This is the rumor that I was waiting for.. my eyes are now off the GSIII and firmly towards the horizon and the Note2!

It's really the perfect phone/phablet or whatever you want to call it.. for me.

My Nexus will definitely take a back seat to this beast!

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 17:03 2

14. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)

Thank you! I'm so tired of wondering and waiting for the Note/Journal or whatever on VZW! If they skip this one... I will be switching carriers! There's nothing left to keep me at VZW anymore. They took my early upgrade, my New Every Two discount, and with my next upgrade they're coming for my unlimited plan! If I'm going to pay AT&T prices, get AT&T feature and plans, I may as well have the phone I want too, right! My only worry is how bad the service will suck outside my area. Many AT&T users say its not that bad, but MORE AT&T users say it sucks. TMobile won't be much better, but if VZW gets their heads out of their big red a$$es maybe I won't have to find out.

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