Samsung is busy sending out invites to its second ‘Mobile Unpacked’ event of the year and all fingers point towards the world’s largest smartphone vendor to launch the Galaxy Note II. The launch, which is scheduled for August 29 in Berlin, is around IFA, which is also where Samsung had launched the first Galaxy Note last year. While we don’t have any leaks of what the Galaxy Note II will look like, we do have a fair idea of its hardware. Read on. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Note II Android KitKat update now available in India
The hallmark of the Galaxy Note II is supposed to be its massive 5.5-inch high resolution display. It is expected to have a 1680×1050 pixels resolution, giving it an insane 360ppi pixel density. This would make the Galaxy Note II display the sharpest of any smartphones/phablets out there. Rumors also indicate the display would be unbreakable as Samsung is said to have used “plane display” technology, which is just a notch below flexible displays. Also Read - Samsung serves old Galaxy Note II in a new shell, charges a bomb for it
Samsung could also arm the Galaxy Note II with its latest Exynos 5 Dual chipset, which was released last week. The dual-core processor has been clocked at 1.7GHz and has been built using the ARM’s Cortex A15 design, which would make it competitive with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 chipset. It could ensure the Galaxy Note II’s performance is close to par when compared to the Galaxy S III but provide better battery management, which would be necessary for its bigger, higher resolution display. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Note II starts getting Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update in India
The fast processor would be combined with a minimum of 1.5GB of RAM, though we believe Samsung could pump it up to 2GB. The Galaxy Note II will also feature at least a 8-megapixel camera, though we have heard conflicting accounts of it sporting a 12-megapixel snapper.
All said and done, the Galaxy Note II would be the best Android phablet when it is unveiled later this month. The only thing we would like to see is how handy the thing is, considering we still do not see ourselves using the Galaxy Note as our primary smartphone, despite its global success.