Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Rumors: 5.5-Inch Display, Galaxy S III Design, September Release Date
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 rumors have once again picked up and it appears that that the device will indeed be coming with a massive 5.5-inch display and a design similar to that of the Samsung Galaxy S III. It also appears that the Galaxy Note 2 release date may have been moved from October to September.
According to GSMArena, the Galaxy Note is in the works and the device will apparently sport that 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display that we’ve heard about in the past. Previous rumors pegged the device as having a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with 1680 x 1050 resolution. It has also been rumored to have a flexible OLED display although that was not touched on today.
The original Samsung Galaxy Note sports a 5.3-inch AMOLED display.
In addition, it looks as though the Galaxy Note 2 will also come with a design similar to the nature-inspired Samsung Galaxy S III that the company launched back in May of this year. If true, expect a device with a lot of curves.
We expect that the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will use a dual-core 1.7 GHz or higher Exynos CPU with 1.5GB of RAM and 4G LTE connectivity for U.S. models. The Galaxy Note 2 will almost also assuredly include special software that uses the S-Pen and includes some of the software features from the new Galaxy S III.
We also expect the device to launch with the new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as its operating system.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Release Date
The report also claims that the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has been bumped up from October to September. The reason? Apple’s iPhone 5, which is rumored to be coming during the month of October.
With a September launch, Samsung would avoid any collision with an iPhone 5 launch date. It could also snag some customers who were on the fence about buying the new iPhone 5.
Read: Samsung Galaxy Note Review.
The Galaxy Note includes the S-Pen, an accessory that delivers handwriting and other functions to the phone, a feature which Apple cannot match with the iPhone 4S, and no iPhone 5 rumors point towards the same type of stylus functionality offered by the Note.