The original Galaxy Note was a success for Samsung. (Photo : Samsung)
Samsung's Galaxy Note 2 is set to debut next Wednesday according to latest reports, and although official features have been limited, the rumored features may bare similarities to its predecessor and the Galaxy S3.
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The original Galaxy Note comes in weighing 6.28 oz., 1GB RAM, 5.3-inch screen with Super AMOLED HD display, a resolution of 800x1280, 2500mAh, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, a front-facing camera with 2MP, and available for Android operating systems 2.3 to 4.0.
The Galaxy Note 2's screen is expected to increase by 0.2-inches for a 5.5-inch screen but maintaining the super AMOLED HD display. The resolution reports are still sketchy, but early reports indicate it might to reverse from its predecessor with 1280x800.
A 13-megapixel rear-facing camera makes the device capture power images, something the original Note didn't feature. Additionally, it will feature 4G LTE data access, 1.5 to 2GB RAM, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, use the dual-core Exynos 5250 chipset, and most likely S Voice.
The Galaxy Note 2 is projected to feature some designs from the Galaxy S3, in terms the display curves and a narrower case. Additionally, the Galaxy Note 2 will run on Android's Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, the same as Galaxy S3. However, both devices are scheduled to receive the Jelly Bean operating system upgrade later this year.
The Galaxy Note 2 is expected to go on sale at around $930, similar to the price the original Note when it first launched. The price is definitely larger compared to Google's Nexus 7 going on sale for about $300.
The Galaxy Note 2 will launch on Aug. 29, just two weeks before the rumored launch of Apple's iPad Mini and iPhone 5.