Well what do we have here? It looks like a mystery Samsung device has popped up in GL benchmarking touting an HD (1280×720) display, Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean and a max CPU frequency of 1600MHz (amount of CPU cores unknown). The device is dubbed as the SGH-I317, which indicates either an AT&T or Canadian handset.
Sadly, not much else is known about the device and we can only speculate what it may be. The obvious guess would either be a Galaxy S III for a Canadian carrier, or perhaps a Galaxy S III variant for AT&T (this I highly doubt). Another possibility would be the device being AT&T’s version of the Galaxy Note 2 that was just unveiled last week. After all, Samsung did say the Note 2 would arrive in States side sometime this Fall/Winter.
Either way, this is definitely a device to keep an eye on. As we get more information on this, we’ll be sure to let you know!
We are only moments away from the Samsung Unpacked event in which we will finally see the Galaxy Note 2 unveiled, but the image and specs just leaked. As you can see in the image, it carries the same design as the Galaxy S III, which isn’t surprising. As far as specs go, there aren’t any surprises, but it has been confirmed to have a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED HD (1280 x 720) display, 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor, 2GB of RAM, 8MP rear camera, 1.9MP front camera, a whopping 3,100mAh battery. It will also be a little thinner than the original Note, coming at 9.4mm as opposed to 9.65mm. You will have your choice of 16, 32, or 64GB for internal storage and color options will be Marble White and Titanium Gray. As far as radios go, they will offer both HSPA+ 21mbps and LTE.
We’re only a few days away from Unpacked and the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (GT-N7100). We are expecting it to sport a 5.5-inch display and a quad-core processor. A newspaper in Seoul confirmed that the Note 2 will indeed have a 5.5-inch (1280 x 720) Super AMOLED display and a 1.4GHz quad core Exynos 4412 processor. What about the camera? Some were hoping for a 12MP, but it looks like it will definitely sport an 8MP shooter.
The other very interesting news is that it will come with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. I guess this isn’t a shocker since the international Galaxy S III will get Jelly Bean shortly after the event. Other minor details are that you will have your choice of 16GB or 32GB of storage and the edges are more rounded than the original Note. We already heard that there will be two color options.
As Samsung prepares for perhaps a major announcement this week, we’ve just gotten word of some additional tidbits of news regarding the Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S III smartphones. According to a leaked database photo obtained by the gang at SamMobile, Samsung plans to launch the Galaxy Note 2 smartphone in 2 color variations: Ceramic White and the other TBD (for now). Meanwhile, it appears Samsung plans on launching yet another color for its successful Galaxy S III smartphone called Titan Grey. While it’s great that we have an idea of what colors each device will come in, the real question is when they will be available. SamMobile reports the new Titan Grey color will be available from Week 37 (Week of September 10th), while the other Galaxy Note 2 colors should be available by Week 40 (First week of October).
Earlier today, web surfers started noticing something odd about the Samsung Galaxy Note for T-Mobile. The intrigue began when the Galaxy Note’s status on the T-Mobile site started showing up as not available. Checking other sites resulted in similar dead-ends – “out of stock” on Wirefly, “Closeout” on Costco, and “Backordered” on Amazon Wireless.
As it turns out, T-Mobile does appear to be in the process of putting the Galaxy Note in “end of life” (EOL) status, with the projected final date around November 1st according to anonymous sources. This probably should not be a major surprise to potential buyers considering the Galaxy Note has been out for close to a year and the successor Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is poised for release.
Now T-Mobile users who are interested in one of Samsung’s Note devices need to hope T-Mobile is a little more on the ball in getting the Galaxy Note 2 into their pipeline.
source: Android Police
Let the official hype machine begin. Samsung released a short teaser video of the new Galaxy Note 2 ahead of the IFA show in Berlin, which is a little over a week from now. The video obviously doesn’t reveal too much, however in normal teaser fashion, you do get a few extreme closeups and it also includes a cameo of “Wings of Desire” director Wim Wenders. One of the closeups is of the included S-Pen, but you will also find a rapid succession of screen shots of included apps. One of those apps clearly looks like the media player app packed with the Galaxy S III. I’m definitely excited for this one, and we will be sure to let you know about all the juicy details from the unveiling on August 29th. Hit the break to check out the video.
The unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (GT-N7100) takes place in about two weeks and everyone’s trying to get the real scoop. A couple of days ago an image popped up and then we had a nice image of the bezel. Today we get another glimpse and it looks similar to the image we saw a couple of days ago, but this time it’s not a press shot. It’s supposedly the actual device.
Remember the story we ran about how tight security was around the Galaxy S III? I’m sure the same shenanigans is going on with the Note 2. It might not be as coveted as the Galaxy S III, but it’s far from a dog as well. This image is probably a very close representation of it even if it’s not the real one. I just wish Samsung would get rid of that home button, but it doesn’t appear that way. Maybe I will be surprised.
Yup it’s a Photoshop fake by Daniel Uy. It’s a mockup based on the bezel that leaked on Wednesday. I still think it will look similar based on the fact that it was created from the bezel leak. Personally, I’m expecting it to look much like the Galaxy S III, only bigger. I will be shocked if it looks any different.
Well here’s something interesting news for you morning coffee. The image above showed up on the Samsung Pakistan Facebook page with “Picture perfect view made even more perfect with Samsung Galaxy S3″ as the caption. Now it clearly isn’t a Galaxy S III and interestingly enough, this same image made the rounds before the Galaxy S III was officially introduced. There is a big difference though and that is that this is more a legitimate source.
It was an obvious mistake because it disappeared shortly after, but it wasn’t the end of it. The page re-appeared but with “Galaxy Note” as the caption. Not surprisingly it disappeared yet again.
Yesterday we reported that Samsung sent invitations for an Unpacked Event on August 29th at the IFA Conference in Berlin and we were 99.9% sure that it was going to be all about the Galaxy Note 2. We just moved to 100% as Samsung confirmed it to Reuters. Usually Samsung doesn’t confirm such details, but Samsung is probably looking for a little media attention since Apple will probably unveil the iPhone 5 a couple of weeks later in mid September.
If you’re hoping Samsung unveiled their specs as well, forget it. They need to have some surprises for the event don’t they? We do expect a quad-core chip and a 5.5-inch display, but maybe they will surprise us with the display being a Super AMOLED Plus and a 12MP shooter. It seems like the perfect way to end the Summer.
As reported earlier, Samsung is promising to unveil their next U.S. Galaxy device on August 15th. We have speculated that it could be either the Galaxy Note 10.1 or the Galaxy Note 2. To add to the mystery, a new video surfaced on YouTube today from the company that handled casting for a new Samsung commercial. The video is a commercial for the Galaxy Note 10.1 and shows off a couple features like dragging with they stylus and the shape match function. Viewers may also notice the commercial is targeted at business users.
Hit the break to view the video.