Samsung will announce the Galaxy Note 2 later today at IFA, but thanks to a leak, we now have official pics and specs for the device. According to PocketNow, the device will sport a 1.6GHz quad-core processor (likely an Exynos), 2GB RAM, 16-32-64GB internal storage options, an expandable microSD slot, 5.5″ HD Super AMOLED display (1280×720), 8MP rear camera, 1.9MP front camera, 3100mAh battery, and will run Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) out of the box.
The device will ship to Europe in October with HSPA+ and LTE radios inside. It will be available in two colors: Marble White and Titanium Grey.
Other new features to set this apart from the previous Note have to do with the S Pen. The new S Pen is going to be slightly thicker, longer, and has been designed to be more ergonomic. It will allow you to preview content without having to open it, by simply hovering over things like emails, images and videos. Lastly, the Note 2 will have a screen recorder application, so that you can show off demos of activities on the device.
Sounds solid. Are you buying (assuming it comes to the U.S. at some point)?
Thanks to a tipster of Know Your Mobile, this is the first full frontal shot of the mysterious Galaxy Note 2 fromSamsung. Just days ago, we wrote up another leaked image of the device’s bezel and it looks exactly the same, even that huge home button along the bottom. Unfortunately, it looks like Samsung is sticking with that darn button.
Along with the picture, the tipster has confirmed a 5.5″ display size, one of Sammy’s Super AMOLED displays (no specifics), their new 1.5GHz quad-core Exynos chip inside, 2GB of RAM, and Jelly Bean. Official unveiling of the device is to take place later this month at IFA in Europe.
Update: Just as we posted this, another picture has leaked!
Update 2: As with any other leak of this type, let’s try to remain hopeful, but also skeptical. That’s the nature of the Internet. In a world of a shady tipsters and fantastic Photoshop work, let’s take these as just a small stepping stone until official reveal at IFA later this month. Thanks, folks.
What are your thoughts? Anyone else hoping they ditch the home button before August 29?