We’ve been talking a lot about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 2 lately and now it seems like the release date got closer. Many sources say that Samsung is preparing to release their next-gen phablet at IFA Berlin, on August 29th.
In the image above you can see a sketch of the Galaxy Note 2, which seems to have much less wider margins, so it might be smaller than its predecessor. The phablet’s biggest issue is the size, as people find it hard to use or keep in pocket and it’s definitely a priority for Samsung to make it a bit smaller.
Most rumors and sources say that Galaxy Note 2 will come with a 5.5-inch display, though it might be the same size or even smaller than the original Galaxy Note.
As specs, it should much powerful than the first phablet. A quad-core Exynos 4412 processor might come on-board, along with 2GB of RAM, an 8MP camera comparable to the one in Galaxy S3, 4G LTE support, and storage capacities of 16GB, 32GB or 64GB. If our sources are right and the device will come with a 5.5-inch 1,280×720 pixels resolution, it could mean that it will be less wider, considering that the original Note features a 1,280 x 800 resolution. And this is probably the biggest issue. Using it with one hand is very hard due to its width.
Fortunately Samsung seems to have listened to their customers wishes and the Galaxy Note 2 will come with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean out of the box, which would really be great. If phone makers will start working on using new Android versions faster and releasing updates sooner, then Android will definitely grow more, as fragmentation is one of its biggest issues.