By Anu Passary | Aug 14, 2012 12:45 PM EDT
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is one of the most anticipated smartphones of 2012. Slated for an Aug. 29 release, the Galaxy Note 2 will be unveiled in Berlin two days prior to the start of the IFA conference. The Note 2 is a follow-up to Samsung's hugely successful Galaxy Note and is expected to give Apple's iPhone 5 and iPad Mini some stiff competition. The new smartphone's specs and features are enumerated below.
The Galaxy Note 2 will feature a 5.5-inch flexible AMOLED screen with 1280 x 720 resolution, which is a marginal bump up from the Galaxy Note's 5.3-inch screen. The increase in screen size is attributed to the slimmer bezel and not an increase in the overall size of the device. Moreover, the Note 2's flexible display reduces the device's thickness by 0.4mm.
The Note 2's bigger screen is made with UBP or Unbreakable Plane Display technology, which basically means that the Note 2 has the most robust smartphone screen around. The polymer film on which UBP is based also allows the use of thinner and lighter components.
Processor and OS
The Note 2 is expected to have the quad-core Exynos processor, which clocked at 1.6GHz. The quad-core betters the original Galaxy Note's dual-core processor, which clocked at 1.5GHz.
Rumors indicate that the Galaxy Note 2 will come pre-loaded with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS). The Android-powered smartphone is eventually expected to get the Jelly Bean update.
Galaxy Note 2 has 1.5GB of RAM, compared to the original Note's 1GB, and will be available in the 16/32/64GB versions. It will also have a microSD card slot which would increase the expandable memory by an additional 64GB.
Camera and Price
Rumors indicate that the Galaxy Note 2 will pack a 13-megapixel camera.
The Note 2 is expected to be priced competitively, but exact figures are not available.
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