Samsung’s Galaxy Note is a polarizing device capable of quickly splitting a room into supporters and hecklers. The larger-than-life 5.3″ display is gargantuan by phone standards. And the upcoming Galaxy Note II is even bigger at 5.5″. So what does it actually look like?
The images, acquired by Pocketnow show a device that has essentially transformed into a stretched Galaxy S III. Seriously. It looks pretty much identical.
As far as specs go, the 5.5″ display will actually take a resolution cut to 1280 x 720 compared to the original Note’s 1280 x 800. Display tech is said to be Super AMOLED (no +) meaning it’s PenTile once again. 80 rows of pixels isn’t that much all things considered. But when you factor in the use of PenTile technology, the loss of pixels as well as the larger surface area the end result ends up being a less sharp image where font is sure to look fuzzier than it should for a phone of this caliber.
Powering the whole shebang will be a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor and 2 GB of RAM along with a 3,100 mAh battery. Cameras weigh in at 8 and 1.9 (rear/front respectively) while storage options will come in the usual 16/32/64 GB variants. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will be the default OS straight out of the box and cellular support will come in HSPA+ (21 Mbps) and LTE flavors.
European hopefuls can begin snapping up the Note II in October in Marble White or Titanium Gray note while U.S. residents are still left without a launch date to look forward to.
Looking like a worthy upgrade (or first purchase if you skipped the first Note)?