When Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 2 at IFA in late August, it did not provide much information about the U.S variants of the device. However, over the last couple of weeks, enough evidence have leaked to confirm that the Galaxy Note 2 will be launching on all the major U.S carriers like the Galaxy S3.
Now, a tipster has sent some leaked pictures of the Verizon variant of the Galaxy Note 2, showing off the phablet in its entirety. While the Verizon Galaxy Note 2 will look similar to the international Galaxy Note 2, it will sport a Verizon branding at its back and on the physical home button on the front. I really hope that the Verizon Galaxy Note 2 does not sport the VZW logo on the physical home button at the front. If it does, Verizon, you just won the award for placing your logo at the most weird place possible in a device.
The leaks suggest that all the U.S variants of the Galaxy Note 2 will sport the quad-core Exynos SoC along with 2GB of RAM. This will be the first time that Samsung will be coupling its Exynos SoC with an LTE baseband in the United States.
Last month, Samsung sent out invites for the unveiling of the next Galaxy at a special event to be held on August 15th. Rumors indicated that Samsung will finally unveil the long-awaited, rumoured, delayed and upgraded Galaxy Note 10.1. Samsung had originally announced the Note 10.1 at the beginning of this year at MWC, but the tablet had ‘FAIL’ written all over with it a older-generation Tegra 2 processor and a less than stellar display.
Today, Samsung has sent out press invites for another event on August 29th at Berlin, Germany. This pre-IFA event will be live streamed, and the teaser photo accompanied in the email confirms that Samsung will be unveiling the successor to the Galaxy Note, thanks to the S-Pen.
Rumors indicate that the Note 2 will sport a slightly bigger, 5.5-inch Super AMOLED HD display with 720p resolution, and depending on the region of the world, will come with a 1.5GHz Exynos processor or the Snapdragon S4 SoC. It will be interesting to see what all software enhancements Samsung will include in the Note 2 that take advantage of the bundled S-Pen, and will the phablet include any surprising new feature or not.
Via – SamMobile