Galaxy Note 2 specifications leaked?

Korean newspaper leaks specs of Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 2 smartphone

A Korean newspaper has published leaked specifications of what appears to be Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 2 smartphone.

The specifications, published by a newspaper in Seoul, suggest Galaxy Note 2 will come with a slightly larger 5.5in display, a Super AMOLED panel with a resolution of 1280x720.

The Galaxy Note 2 will also have a faster quad-core processor, Samsung's own 1.4GHz quad core Exynos 4412 processor.

The Galaxy Note 2 is expected to ship with the latest version of Google's Android platform, 4.1 Jelly Bean and should also come with an 8-megapixel camera. It will be available in 16GB or 32GB variants.

The leaked specifications sheet also appears to suggest the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will come with 4G LTE connectivity. However, it is unknown whether the phone will be compatible with Telstra's 4G network in Australia, which runs on the 1800MHz network band.

The Galaxy Note 2 is expected to be unveiled by Samsung at the IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) consumer electronics trade show in Berlin later this week.

The original Samsung Galaxy Note, only released in Australia back in March, is best described as either an extra large smartphone or a small tablet. It has a 5.3in screen and includes a stylus called the "S Pen" that allows users to take notes, draw onto the screen and annotate images and PDF files.

Despite initially expected to be a niche device, Samsung announced earlier this month that it has sold 10 million units of the Galaxy Note worldwide. The milestone came four months ahead of schedule, as the company initially forecasted it would sell 10 million units by the end of 2012.

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