29
Aug
note2b

PocketNow has gotten its hands on what very much look like some leaked press images (and specification details) of the Galaxy Note II, which is expected to be announced in just about an hour. First, to the pictures:

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The specifications have basically lined up with a lot of what has been rumored already, including:

  • 1.6GHz quad-core processor (probably a clocked-up Exynos 4412 from the Galaxy S III)
  • 2GB RAM
  • 5.5" Super AMOLED panel (1280x720 - true 16:9 compared to the original Note's 1280x800)
  • 3100mAh battery
  • 9.4mm thick
  • 16/32/64GB configurations
  • HSPA+ and LTE (depending on model - we'd put our money on a Snapdragon S4 version with LTE for the US)
  • Blue and white colors at launch (same as GSIII)
  • Android 4.1
  • 8MP rear / 1.9MP front cameras

PocketNow also discusses some of the new features of the Note II, including the improved S-Pen. For example, "Air View" lets you hover the pen over a particular piece of content to preview it without actually opening the app. Expect something like that to only work with Samsung's own apps, though. I'm sure Samsung has an entire army of such gimmicks lined up for the Unpacked event today, so undoubtedly we'll be hearing more about the S-Pen's magical powers soon.

Is all this the real deal? Given the timing, almost certainly. We'll find out shortly.

PocketNow

David Ruddock
David's phone is an HTC One. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, imparting a legal perspective on tech news, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • DIS

    Actually, I'm disappointed... This is not a real upgrade. It's just an upgrade like iPhone 4 to 4S...

    • http://twitter.com/Darkmyth_pt Darkmyth PT

      second that

    • RaviShah

      4 to 4s was a big leap if you looked at the internal hardware.

    • leoingle

      dual core --> quad core
      1.4GHz --> 1.6GHz
      5.3" --> 5.5"
      2500mAH battery --> 3100mAH battery
      1GB RAM --> 2GB RAM
      64GB option
      Jelly Bean

      Yeah, you're right. Not an upgrade at all. Freaking idiots, I swear some people have no thought process before they type their drivel on the internet.

      • TheFirstUniverseKing

        I don't understand what people expect from a phone upgrade if this isn't enough.

        • leoingle

          Exactly, people seem to forget it is impossible to make a single device that satisfies every person on the planet. Some people you just can't satisfy, they always have to have something to bitch about. Even if this came with 500ppi, he would bitch that is doesnt wipe his ass for him too.

      • spydie

        quad core only for everyone EXCEPT U.S... we get screwed again, all in the name of LTE we don't even have in most of the U.S. No, I don't want to buy another international version in the U.S... did that last time and we NEVER get the next OS upgrade without rooting and putting on a new ROM (something I'm tired of screwing with half-baked ROMS that always have some feature that doesn't work like the factory ROM does)

  • http://twitter.com/krzaq Krzysztof Borny

    If it's true then I'm more than dissapointed with screen resolution.

    • David

      But are you going to notice such a small regression in screen resolution? Not likely.

      • http://twitter.com/simp1istic simp1istic

        yes? a ten percent reduction in horizontal space?

  • Bariman43

    Insane! Those specs almost don't even seem real. And Android 4.1 right out of the box? When the original Note came out it was on Gingerbread.

  • http://profiles.google.com/marcusleejh Marcus Lee

    So a bigger screen than the OG Note, but fewer pixels?
    /scratches head

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      Getting the 16:9 aspect ratio with a SAMOLED panel probably doesn't really leave many other options. They'd have to jump to 1366x768 or 1600x900, and a SAMOLED panel of that size in such a resolution probably doesn't exist yet.

      • http://profiles.google.com/marcusleejh Marcus Lee

        I suppose so... but couldn't they just have chosen to release it next year, or whenever they have enough of those panels? AFAIK the OG Note wasn't in danger of being shelved by Apple and is probably still selling well.

  • Oliver Petruzel

    yayyy, it's a 5.5" SGS3! oh, wait, that's not what I wanted... DOH! :(

    • al

      That's actually what I wanted :)

  • r3drox

    Could use more pixels on the new bigger screen!!!

  • Jay Shah

    fewer pixels.. and wouldn't 16:10 be better for spen use and note-taking than 16:9?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      Yes, but you have to realize that Android phones are almost universally 16:9 devices. Making something 16:10 is a bit silly when the rest of the ecosystem doesn't really use it.

      • http://twitter.com/simp1istic simp1istic

        I disagree completely. Horizontal real estate is always welcome. 80 more horizontal pixels doesn't break any layouts I've seen.

      • Jay Shah

        Agreed. Call me old, but I miss 16:10.

  • fixxmyhead

    the king has arrived.

    dos specs

  • IAmVideogames

    All I need to know is whether or not its coming to Verizon.

  • moelsen8

    inspired by bic

  • Alex Cervantes

    I wonder if the S-Pen is interchangeable with the Note 10.1 version.

  • Андрей Калинин

    Good upgrade, especially on the battery, since the 2500mah is too small. But I am very annoyed by the screen. It's a downgrade, and it's something I don't like, since I buy the Note only for the screen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

    Will there be NFC and a Wolfson sound chip?

  • chultu

    uhm.... this was shown at IFA.... not "leaked"....

  • http://twitter.com/namd88 Nam Dang

    Just curious, any info about the dimensions? I've heard they are similar to the Note?

  • jezza

    wolfson audio chip ? a15 exonys ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/mag.mak.5 Mag Mak

    Do you know what kind of sound/audio chip used in note 2?? Can you check/find it out for me??Thank you very much!!