Samsung’s Galaxy Note “phablet” is definitely a gargantuan device loved by many. It’s definitely “the” device to get if large-screeened phones are your thing as it is the biggest available. And very soon the follow-up to the successful first-gen device, the Galaxy Note II, will be unveiled to the world.
Today, GSM Arena has posted a render that their source claims is the upcoming Galaxy Note II. You’ll notice it bears a striking resemblance to the recently released Galaxy S III (a good or bad thing depending on where you stand regarding the Galaxy S III’s styling). The source says that the 1080p Full HD display we’ve been hearing rumors about didn’t make the final cut because battery usage was simply too high. Instead, Sammy opted for a 5.5″ 1200 x 800 display. Power is provided by a Exynos 4 quad-core processor (HSPA version) with the LTE-spec’d version likely dropping down to a dual-core Qualcomm S4 to place nice with the higher speed network technology.
As for software, there’s still a slim chance that the Galaxy Note II will launch with Jelly Bean if Samsung’s in-house software team can sail through the remaining checkpoints sans problems, though, a launch with Android 4.0 ICS is most likely with a Jelly Bean update following not too long after.
Speaking of Jelly Bean and Samsung, GSM Arena’s source also says that the Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S III is “almost ready” and should be revealed alongside the Galaxy Note II launch at Samsung’s press conference on August 29th.
Real or not, the image depicted here is likely pretty close to what the final Galaxy Note will look like – mostly screen, a little plastic and a button or two. These days, the real magic is inside.
Via: GSM Arena