It’s fair to say that most phone makers are more open than Apple with their upcoming iPhone 5, although the same problems arise when following rumors of new smartphones, which includes the expected Samsung Galaxy Note 2. The release date might not be known and Samsung hasn’t confirmed anything, but so-called sources point to a launch this year and possibilities of a showcase at Unpacked 2012.
The hype machine works for Samsung just as it does for Apple, although the latest speculation surrounding specs for the Galaxy Note 2 are confusing some people. This article points out a benchmark report that claims exclusive information on the Galaxy Note 2 performance, which is shocking considering the secrecy surrounding this smartphone and also the lack of details from officials.
Statistics from GLBenchmark state the Galaxy Note 2 has a “1280Ã—720” screen resolution, which is of unknown size and technology. They also state the phone is running on Android OS 4.0.4, and packing a 1.6Ghz quad-core Exynos processor. Considering the first Galaxy Note has a resolution of 1280Ã—800, this made some people doubt the credibility of the benchmarks and those that did believe the claims expect a disappointing Galaxy Note 2.
One reader has explained a reason for lower screen resolutions in benchmark reports, and they claim the benchmarks are normally run-off a set screen resolution. This is done in order to make it easier when comparing to other devices, and this could be set at 1280×720. Take a look at the benchmarks and further details via the above links, and then share a comment below.
What are you expecting to see with the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, and is this a smartphone you would really love to own?
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