Rumor: Quad-core Samsung Galaxy Note 2 coming next month

With 7 million Galaxy Note smartphones under Samsung's belt, it's clear to the Korean electronics giant that consumers want larger displays. Rumor has it the successor to last year's "phablet" will rear its even larger screen next month.

Rumored Galaxy Note 2 specs include a slight screen boost from 5.3-inch to 5.5-inches, but with a downsizing in aspect ratio from 16:10 to 16:9. This change would effectively drop the resolution from 1280x800 to 1280x720, a resolution that's much more scalable across Samsung's portfolio of Android devices.

Phone Arena reports that its discovered a few graphics benchmarks of a device labeled GT-N7100 that it believes could be the Galaxy Note 2. The tech blog is reporting that Samsung's next phablet could have a 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos (Samsung's homegrown system on a chip) processor and Mali-400 graphics (the same one found in the Galaxy S III).

As of now, it appears the Galaxy Note 2 is running on Android 4.0.4, but it's possible that when it ships it could include 4.1 Jellybean or be upgradable to it soon.

To add more fire to the flames, Samsung dropped a teaser in our inbox telling telling us that Samsung Electronics America has a "major announcement and unveiling of the newest GALAXY device" scheduled for August 15. Might we hear about the Galaxy Note then? Possibly. Or it could make its grand debut at IFA in Berlin, Germany on August 30. Both are possible dates.

It's also plausible that Samsung will reveal an entirely new Galaxy device and not the Note 2.

Earlier this week, T-Mobile announced that it would be the latest U.S. carrier to sell the Galaxy Note. AT&T has had the Note as an exclusive since its launch on February 19,

One thing you can count on the Note 2 will definitely have: a stylus.

Via Phone Arena

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