Samsung Galaxy Note 2 rumoured... and yes, it's even bigger

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 rumoured... and yes, it's even biggerWhen Samsung announced an oversized stylus-friendly Android phone nigh on a year ago now, the reaction for the most part was either cautious curiosity, or complete bafflement.

Yet here we are a year later with news that a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is apparently in the pipelines. And after all the headlines about the original's ridiculous 5.3in screen size, it seems Samsung's planning to do the only decent thing: it's making it even bigger.

Or that's what we've been led to believe, anyway. Tech blog UbuntuLife seems pretty certain of its facts – namely that the Galaxy Note 2 will launch in October with a 5.5in screen and a Samsung 5250 Exynos (dual-core) processor, and that it'll take its design cues from the newly announced Galaxy S III. We're even given a rather fetching mock-up to salivate over.

The spec-ulation continues further with talk of a WSXGA+ resolution (that's 1680 x 1050), an improved 8MP camera and 1.5GB of RAM.

The only thing missing is even the slightest mention – in what is a pretty lengthy post – of just where any of this information actually comes from. Not a word. So we can't say how much is inside info and how much is guesswork built on a bit of common sense.

If we are talking more about the latter, then we'd rather stick with our own crystal ball-gazing Matt, who called a fair few of these details himself in speculating about a potential Galaxy Note 2 more than two weeks ago now. If you'd just done a quick mock-up we could have had us an exclusive, Matt...

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JanSt / MOD  Jun. 5, 2012 at 19:30

Matt's a slacker... I knew it :p

Smaller bezel... looks like it mightn't be much bigger overall than the original Note?

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 5, 2012 at 20:09

Matt's a slacker
I prefer the term "analyst" ;).

Treab  Jun. 5, 2012 at 21:45

Surely this will have the same quad core processor as the gs3 rather than a dual core one?

not like this wont have the room...

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 5, 2012 at 22:23

I'd prefer the Cortex A15 dual-core one, especially as it comes with the Mali-T608 GPU...

If we're going by what processors the Note has room for, I'll take a Xeon E5-2687W, thanks :p.

Treab  Jun. 5, 2012 at 22:46

now now dont be silly matty ;)

tbh why cant that quad core have that gpu? or a variation of one designed for the chip?

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 5, 2012 at 23:26

Because it's an SoC, not a CPU and GPU as you would have in a PC.

Treab  Jun. 6, 2012 at 00:18

true but why cant the SoC the mali 400 be swapped out for something else?

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 6, 2012 at 00:55

Does the A15 bit carry over to the GPU too? I'm now pushing the envelope of my admittedly limited SoC architecture knowledge...

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 6, 2012 at 01:13

My limited knowledge does stretch to knowing that the A15 dual core is more powerful than the A9 quad core, so why would you prefer to see the inferior processor? Not to mention that most apps can't use all four threads anyway, so a monstrously powerful dual core chip is preferable in reality (and in benchmark land, for that matter).

Treab  Jun. 6, 2012 at 08:27

My limited knowledge does stretch to knowing that the A15 dual core is more powerful than the A9 quad core, so why would you prefer to see the inferior processor? Not to mention that most apps can't use all four threads anyway, so a monstrously powerful dual core chip is preferable in reality (and in benchmark land, for that matter).

so the a15 is more powerful but quad core ;) still any a15 quads on the horizon?

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