After Galaxy S3,the next big thing coming from Samsung is Galaxy Note 2 phablet which is expected to be unveiled next month. Without increasing the actual size of the device (thanks to thinner bezel), 2nd-gen Note is expected to have a whopping 5.5-inch screen.
Like Galaxy S3, supposed 2nd-gen Note GLbenchmarks have appeared which reveals some interesting information. A device that identified itself as Samsung GT-N7100 briefly showed up in the benchmarks’ database. The original Galaxy Note carried the GT-N7000 codename, so it would make perfect sense for the Note 2 to be called GT-N7100.
Instead of being equipped with a brand new Exynis 5250 chipset, the benchmark listing revealed that the device was powered by Exynos 4412. Also, instead of rumored dual Mali 400 GPUs, Mali 450MP, the benchmarks show that it’s coupled with a singleMali-400 graphics unit. These are Samsung’s current generation architecture, also found on the Galaxy S2, Galaxy Note, and the Galaxy S3.
The processor on the supposed Note 2 did perform better than the Galaxy S3; the benchmark shows a top clock speed of 1.6GHz, which is a 200MHz extra over the S3. Another leaked specification is the resolution of the ICS-running mystery device, which is 1280×720.
These benchmarks could have been captured from a prototype of Galaxy Note 2, resulting in different specs. It’s understandable that new devices run through many test for quality assurance, so it’s much likely that specs in the benchmark may have no value.
Either way, the only way we all can find out the truth is by waiting for the unveil event to show up and present actually what’s going to be int the Galaxy Note phablet.