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

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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

Galaxy Tab 11.6 Outed On Samsung’s Own Site?

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We already know Samsung announced Angry Birds Space and not the Galaxy Tab 11.6 at SXSW. So where is this mystery tablet? Apparently, it’s hiding right on Samsung’s own site. Or at least something that looks like it could be an 11.6-inch Galaxy Tab. The image appears inside a PDF document on a page about the Exynos 5250 processor, which is the same 2 GHz Exynos 5250 that is rumored to be powering an upcoming Galaxy Tab.

This tablet looks similar to the recently announced Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, with some minor tweaks. Of course, this image could simply be a generic prototype or mockup used for the Exynos brochure. You be the judge. Full high resolution image after the break.

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Samsung Rumored To Bring 2GHz Exynos-Powered Galaxy Tab To MWC

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We know Samsung is pushing its Exynos line of processors in its devices. That’s a given. However, we all know Sammy has yet to really push the boundaries of its impressive chip. It’s exactly why the brand is hard at work on its Exynos 5250 series of chips. According to Phandroid, Sammy is looking to take the ARM Cortex-A15-based processor and push it into 2GHz territory. You read that correctly folks, it is looking to have its chips at a whopping 2GHz. Moreover, rumor has it that while the chip will be insanely fast, it will suck less power than that the earlier chipsets. As it stands, the chips are currently in testing right now and we can expect to see them in devices by Q2 of this year.

Naturally you can’t have a chip in the works without a device made for it. That’s why Sammy is also rumored to be developing a special Galaxy Tab that will take full advantage of the Exynos 5250 series of chips. The tablet can support a resolution of up to 2560×1600, all in a WXQGA display of greater than 10-inches of course. Further details are scarce at the moment, but we expect to see something demoed or previewed at the upcoming MWC.

[via Android and Me by Phandroid]