Samsung Rumored To Have Galaxy Note Follow-Up In The Works, Will Feature Exynos 5250 Processor And 5.5-Inch Screen

The Samsung Galaxy Note is not only one of the most innovative Android devices ever, it’s also one of the most successful too. Samsung realized it found a winning formula and may have plans for its successor to be released later in the year. According to the International Business Times, the Galaxy Note follow-up is poised to be bigger and better than the first… literally. Instead of featuring the 5.3-inch screen from the original, the Galaxy Note 2 is expected to have a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED WSXGA screen with a resolution of 1050 x 1680 and 360 ppi. Samsung’s reasoning for featuring a Super AMOLED screen? Compared to RGB AMOLED Plus displays, the Super AMOLED display has topnotch durability and power-efficiency. Speaking of power efficiency, the upcoming smartphone is also expected to feature Sammy’s dual-core Exynos 5250 processor. This powerhouse chip is not only expected to be clocked at speeds up to 2.0GHz, but it’s expected to double the performance of existing 1.5GHz Cortex-A9 processors. In addition, the chip is more than capable of handling the Galaxy Note 2’s display as it’s designed to support high resolution WQXGA (2500 x 1600) displays.

The Galaxy Note 2 is also expected be similar in design to the Galaxy S III, while coming with premium bells and whistles too. It will likely arrive with more RAM (1.5GB is expected) and also feature an 8MP camera like the original. While 8MP may sound a bit disappointing, the Galaxy Note 2 is expected to feature an improved lens and sensors which will result in improved photographs and video. And like the recently-released Galaxy S III, the Galaxy Note 2 will likely feature S Beam, S Voice, Near Field Communication (NFC) and Smart Stay.

Just when we thought the hoopla with the Galaxy S III saga was over, we now have the possible mystery and excitement hovering over what looks to be the Galaxy Note 2. Make sure you stay tuned with Talk Android as we will continue to share news as we get it.

source: International Business Times

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Conceived as Spock’s 4th cousin, Roy has had quite the life. He was born in beautiful San Jose, California, raised in Los Angeles, California and now resides in the greater New York City area. He has always been fascinated and obsessed with technology, especially the continuous advancements of mobile platforms. He was a Blackberry slave since his undergrad days at the University of Southern California until realizing in Feb. 2011, there were greener pastures in the land of Android. His first Android phone was the Motorola Atrix 4G, and he hasn’t looked back. He currently works in corporate media, enjoys following media and technology trends, reading a good book, weightlifting, playing on his XBOX 360 and conversing with total strangers.

  • Carlos

    With how much the carriers are pushing LTE I would be surprised if Samsung releases any premium devices without it.

  • Superduty1985

    Ah little to Big

  • leoingle

    It’d be much nicer if this one was on more than one carrier.

  • Mei

    Look much nicer than Galaxy S3 and has slimmer bezel as well.  They are going cheap with the screen (not Super AMOLED+) as well as 1.5GB RAM instead of 2GB?  Dual CPU instead of quad?  They already have a working LTE chip with Exynos.  All I am seeing is Samsung is skimping out on features. Guess they will not put higher end features until their competitors pushed them to. (Sony and Motorola new phones coming with 13MP camera, likely Samsung will follow).  Hopefully, iPhone6 (or 5? whatever) is released soon. That will keep them on their feet with making a better phone next time around.

    • rj5555

      The dual core 5250 processor is faster than the quad-core, and you are really complaining about the screen not being “plus” ??? At a resolution of 1680×1050 it can’t hardly can be called going cheap ..(this kind of resolution has never been seen on a smartphone before)

  • John

    I know a phone this size will fit into a cargo pocket but what do you carry it with in a business casual environment(slaks and a polo shirt)? A belt pouch? It would look strange tucked into a traditional pants pocket. Seriously. I like these but i’m not about to start carrying a man-purse…

  • Hire a Design Team Samsung..

    John I’ve owned a note for about 3 months now and can asure you from the office to the gym it fits in all my pockets fine. Except when cycling it’s a bit close to the edge and I’m scared it will fall out. Oh and yay if the Note 2 looks like the S3 ill be buying five, only to smash them in public places in disgust of the lack of innovation in the cheap un thought out design from years ago that makes the phone look worth $12
    Good on ya Samsung, maybe you’ll get the point one day. .