New Galaxy Note II will have a 5.5-Inch Screen, Planned for October Release
Rumors have been swirling around Samsung’s plans to release a new, improved version of their hugely popular Galaxy Note late this year. In a story published at UbuntuLife, the Galaxy Note 2 will come with a 5.5-inch display, a bit larger than the 5.3-inch display of the first-released Galaxy Note. The release date is slated on October 2012.
Having sold more than 7 million units on the Galaxy Note when Samsung first released it more than 6 months ago, consumer response on the “phablet” has been more or less positive. Gadget reviewers however have been less forgiving, as a few of them did not approve of the Note’s more than ample size. It appears, though, that Samsung is banking on the impressive sales performance of the Galaxy Note, as it plans to release the Galaxy Note 2 in the last quarter of this year, with a sales projection of 10 million units.
While there is no complete information about the Galaxy Note 2 as of date, reports have it that the device will sport a bigger Super AMOLED PenTile display at 5.5-inch and a density of 360 pixels. Compared to RGB AMOLED Plus displays, Super AMOLED non-plus displays are known for the durability and greater power efficiency.
Further speculation points to the possibility of the new Galaxy Note running on the new Exynos 5250 dual-core processor, first planned for the Galaxy S3. This upcoming version of Samsung’s generally well-received phablet will also possess 1.5 GB of RAM, 4G LTE, 8 megapixel camera, and possibly other software features like SmartStay and S Beam, already familiar to Galaxy S III users.
Cory Gunther, who writes for Android Community, thinks a 1.5GB of RAM for the Galaxy Note 2 is questionable, given that the Galaxy S III already comes with 2GB. And for a device set to be launched as late as October, it’s highly probable that Samsung may already be using a quad-core processor for the new Galaxy Note rather than dual-core.
Samsung has not confirmed any of the details yet, including the rumored October 2012 release date.