By Jonathan Charles | Aug 19, 2012 09:22 AM EDT
Recent images of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 suggested that it would launch at Samsung's Aug. 29 event. Additional images reveal the "phablet" again, bearing a strong resemblance to the UK-bound Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.
Know Your Mobile received the images on Thursday. The device is white with a silver border around its screen like the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. The source said the device uses a 5.5-inch screen but did not reveal the technology behind the resolution. A 1280x720 resolution leaked in benchmark results, which were taken down after being captured by PhoneArena. Samsung has consistently used Super AMOLED technology recently, including the Samsung Galaxy S3, so it is likely that the trend will continue.
A 720p resolution might not look great on the 5.5-inch screen, though the Samsung Galaxy Note sported a similar resolution (1280x800). Even if the display technology is not up to scratch, its performance could be a step above the Samsung Galaxy S3 and even the iPhone 5, though Apple usually pumps the processor and internal RAM during releases.
Apparently the phone-tablet hybrid will use a quad-core processor, perhaps the Exynos 4 Quad, with 2GB of RAM. PhoneArena's benchmarks also revealed that the device outperforms the Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone; the Galaxy Note 2 is clocked at 1.6GHz compared to the 1.4GHz in the Galaxy S3.
The device will also feature "Samsung's next-generation S-Pen technology" reported Know Your Mobile. The latter refers to the stylus used with the Galaxy Note, so perhaps Samsung will update the design or include additional functions. Tech pundits have suggested that the stylus on the Aug. 29 event's teaser image is a hint toward the Samsung Galaxy Note 2.
With no official word on a release date, the Aug. 29 event could be exciting for users interesting in the device.
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