For now it's all rumours and hearsay, sometimes leaked from subcontractors, but what's certain is that the Galaxy Note II (seen in the non-official photo above) is already creating a buzz. Word on the street says it will have a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with Pentile technology (two sub-pixels per pixel) with 1680 x 1050 pixel resolution (300 dpi), compared to the current Galaxy Note's 5.3-inch Super AMOLED screen and 1280 x 800 resolution (285 dpi).
According to Korean website, MK Business, the display currently in the works is unbreakable and the first in a coming generation of Samsung-made flexible OLED screens, possibly the fruit of the firm's Youm technology. Only a few weeks ago it was announced that the components would be ready for implementation in client/competitor devices by late 2012. It appears Samsung may have fast-tracked the display for its own products.
So what else does the grapevine tell us? The Note II will reportedly run Android 4 ICS with a new version of TouchWiz and have a 2 GHz dual-core processor (Samsung's own Exynos 5250), a 12-Megapixel 1080p photo/video camera, a Mali-T604 GPU, 1.5 GB of RAM, brand new dedicated apps, a Galaxy S III-inspired design and a stylus.
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