After enjoying the grand success of Galaxy S3, Samsung is all set to launch an amazing phablet called Galaxy Note 2, the successor of the Galaxy Note. The Galaxy Note was indeed the very first phablet (tablet plus phone) that became a huge success and consequently a phablet revolution was started by Samsung. Seeing that upcoming Note 2 is the successor of Galaxy Note, people are quite confident that it will come with even better features and specs then the original Note. So, the entire world is very much excited for the Galaxy Note 2. Already online sites are being flooded with rumors regarding the release date and features of the upcoming phablet. The recent set of rumors says that Samsung will launch the brand new phablet by the month of August 2012. Now, let’s take a look on top ten expected features of Galaxy Note 2.
If rumors are to be believed then the Galaxy Note 2 will flaunt a huge with an impressive 5.5 inch display. This means, the upcoming Note 2 device will get a screen that is 0.2 inches larger than its predecessor i.e. Galaxy Note. Plus, it is also expected that the display will be a Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The pixel density of the screen will be 360 ppi along with an aspect ratio of 16:9 which guarantees high definition picture. So, all those who are fond of big but crisp screens, will definitely love this phablet.
It was highly estimated that the Galaxy Note 2 device will use the very same processor that is being used by the Galaxy S3 for its working i.e. the quad core Exynos 4412 processor. However, a short time ago, a device with model name ‘Samsung GT-N7100′ popped up on GLBenchmark. As the model name of the previous Galaxy Note is ‘Samsung GT-N7000′, the newly surfaced device GT-N7100 is being assumed to be the Galaxy Note 2. The revelations from the benchmark suggest that the Galaxy Note 2 will be some what more powerful than the Galaxy S3. The Note 2 processor will run at 1.6 GHz unlike 1.4 GHz of the Galaxy S3. In short, there are greater chances for Galaxy Note 2 for getting more powerful processor than the Galaxy S3.
Like for all other features, lots of rumors have been surfaced about the RAM capacity of the Note 2. Some rumors claims that it will have 2 GB of RAM while others states that it will get 1.5 GB of RAM. Most likely, the Galaxy Note 2 will get 1.5 GB of RAM. The powerful processor along with 1.5 GB of RAM would really result in fast paced processing and clutter free operations for the users.
4, Operating System
A big confusion is still prevailing over the Operating System of the Galaxy Note 2. There is no idea as to whether the Galaxy Note will be shipped with the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Operating System or with the upcoming Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Operating System. However, even if the Galaxy Note 2 comes with the Android 4.0 OS, there is a great possibility for getting an update to the latest Jelly Bean OS in coming period, which sounds really exciting.
5, Form Factor
As per the rumors, the design of the Galaxy Note 2 is greatly inspired by the Galaxy S3. So, it is believed that the Galaxy Note 2 handset will be made of plastic and it will have rounded curves. In spite of supporting a relatively bigger screen, the galaxy note 2 will have narrower body design compared to its predecessor. Although there is no info about the exact thickness of the device, it can be guessed that it might be slimmer than the original Note which measures just 9.7mm of thickness. Moreover, it will look less bulky than the Galaxy Note because of the reduced bezel size.
Camera is another interesting feature of the Galaxy Note 2. Rumors are going around that the galaxy note 2 device might come equipped with either 12MP or 13MP camera along with full HD video recording facility. Plus, it has been said that the Samsung would improve the image sensor of the camera, to be used in the note 2 by keeping the resolution same as that of the original Galaxy Note’s camera. The improved image sensor will certainly help the device in delivering higher quality images and videos.
7, Storage Capacity
The original Galaxy Note is offering 16 GB of internal storage capacity along with micro SD support for additional storage of up to 32 GB. Most likely, the Galaxy Note 2 will also offer 16 GB of internal storage but unlike its predecessor, this device might support micro SDXC instead of usual micro SD card. This micro SDXC is capable for offering an additional storage of up to 64 GB. Rumors also states that the Galaxy Note 2 might come in two variants, one is 16 GB version and the other is 32 GB version.
Most probably, the upcoming and the much anticipated Galaxy Note 2 will be a NFC (Near Field Communication) enabled device. The NFC technology will enable the device to support contactless sharing of data with other devices over a distance of few centimeters. It does sound similar to Bluetooth technology but users can connect more rapidly with NFC connectivity option compared to Bluetooth as the NFC connection is established automatically. Just touch the devices together to link them.
9, Bluetooth Improvement
The Galaxy Note comes with Bluetooth 3.0 and according to rumors it will get upgraded to Bluetooth 4.0 when coming to Galaxy Note 2. Bluetooth 4.0 is the latest version of the technology and it offers awesome high-speed data transfers along with improved energy efficiency. Only few high end devices like Droid Razr maxx, Motorola Droid Razr, and Apple’s iPhone 4S has the Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. If this rumor comes out to be true then the Galaxy Note 2 will get into the list of devices having Bluetooth 4.0.
All those who love using S Pen for writing or drawing on the capacitive touch screen would love this phablet too, as it is almost confirmed that the Galaxy Note 2 will come with a wonderful next-gen S Pen. It is also anticipated that the S Pen will have a wireless headset that will enable the user to make and receive calls directly with the pen. Plus, the buttons located on the pen will turn into volume controller when the pen is used as headset. The stylus will come with several such applications that will enhance the stylus feature of the Galaxy Note 2 even more.
On seeing these amazing expected features, it seems that the Galaxy Note 2 will really surpass the success of both Galaxy Note and even Galaxy S3.