A user on XDA-Developers forums has seemingly outed the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 after he sifted through some Samsung RDF files (Internet Explorer only), found a device called the Samsung SPH-L900, and then confirmed that the RDF is indeed for the Sprint Galaxy Note 2.
RDF files are the files that reveal the design and development specs for a phone.
The files list the SPH-L900 as having similar specifications to the already announced Galaxy Note 2, which Samsung introduced at an Unpacked event in Berlin, Germany, shortly before the start of IFA 2012.
Here are the specifications listed within the RDF files for the SPH-L900:
- Exynos 4412 processor
- 1280 x 720 resolution display
- Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean
- Support for EVDO, DOrA, WiFi and LTE
- 2 GB RAM
- 16 GB HDD (with expansion slot up to 32 GB)
- 8MP camera
These are all consistent with the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and given that Sprint was heavily rumored to be launching the original Galaxy Note, it’s looking like the Now Network may actually be gearing up for a Galaxy Note 2 launch on its 4G LTE network.
This is the third U.S. carrier we’ve heard rumored for the Galaxy Note 2 as Sprint now joins both AT&T and T-Mobile as rumored carriers for the 5.5-inch phablet device.
A potential Verizon device has yet to emerge from the shadows and given that it already has an LG phablet on the market with the LG Intuition and seemingly has a 5-inch HTC device in the works, it’s possible that Verizon could pass on the Galaxy Note 2.
We should know for sure in a few weeks when we hear from carriers about a launch.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is set to replace the original Galaxy Note phablet when it arrives in October. It features a 5.5-inch HD display, quad-core processor, new S-Pen stylus, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean amongst other features.