By Jonathan Charles | Aug 29, 2012 12:53 PM EDT
Samsung's August 29 event is expected to reveal the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, and a Seoul newspaper recently leaked information on the device.
Along with with a larger 5.5-inch screen than its predecessor, the device will support a 720p resolution. The Korean newspaper claimed, according to Slashgear, that the Note 2 will use a 1280x720 display across a 5.5-inch screen, which will use a Super AMOLED panel. The Note 2 also packs an 8-megapixel front-facing camera.
The smartphone-tablet hybrid will have 3G/4G connectivity, house a 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos 1142 processor, and run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. 16GB or 32GB of internal storage will apparently be included, and the device will probably support microSD cards.
The Korean newspaper also claims that the "blunter" edges of the original Galaxy Note 2 are gone. Rumors suggest that the phone-tablet hybrid offers better performance than Samsung's Galaxy S3 smartphone. Samsung's devices are known for providing cutting-edge hardware and performance, a reputation bolstered by the inclusion of Jelly Bean.
Considering that the Samsung Galaxy Note is the successor to the Galaxy Note, a similar design and iterative improvements on the specifications probably will not be a surprise to many consumers. The original "phablet" device attracted attention for using a stylus on a screen size approaching tablet territory. The Dell Streak is considered a tablet with a six-inch screen.
Recent rumors reported by Mobilenapps.com revealed that Samsung is building a product line to combat Apple. The Samsung Galaxy S3 will go against the iPhone 5, while a Samsung Galaxy S2 "Plus" looks to be a match-up to the iPhone 4/3GS. The company released the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet in the UK recently, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 may be the final product in the lineup, perhaps gunning for Apple's much rumored iPad Mini.
Regardless of the rumors, Samsung's event is just a day away. Mobilenapps.com will have coverage of the event as the news unfolfds.
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