One of my personal gripes about the Samsung Galaxy line of devices was the button layout from the international version to the U.S. variants. I have never found out if that was a carrier specification, a Samsung specification or some absurd U.S. standard. All I know is that when the Galaxy S III came out and it looked the same overseas as it did here in the states, I was very pleased. If it was a carrier choice to change the buttons then apparently Samsung has started to tell them ‘No, we make millions, you make millions, take the phone the way it was made.’ At least that is my thinking.
With the end of the month fast approaching and the Samsung unpacked event all scheduled, we aren’t surprised that images are leaking of the new Galaxy Note 2. With rumored specs of a 5.5-inch screen, 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 32GB internal storage and an 8MP rear camera, it is hard not to get a little bit excited about the device. Especially since the slightly larger screen shouldn’t make it look or feel any bigger than the current Note. All it would take is a slightly smaller bezel to achieve the 5.5-inch over the 5.3-inch display. The Note 2 is most likely going to launch with Ice Cream SAndwich with an update to Jelly Bean soon after release. At least that is the news from the tipster at GSMArena.
We are just happy to see leaked images that will mirror the design and the one center button home key that international Galaxy users have had for years. It really ties the world together regardless of internal specs here in the states.
Any thoughts? I mean seriously, does it look all that different from what you have seen in the market already? I’m still hell-bent on getting an S III personally, but I am going to have to sell a kidney or my soul to get one. But if this thing can pull the Exynos quad-core states side and T_Mobile manages to get it (unlikely) then it might be a tough choice.