The image, sent to KnowYourMobile by an unnamed source, shows a device which certainly appears large enough to be a successor to the Galaxy Note. Samsung’s new ‘phablet’ is rumoured to feature 5.5-inch display, slightly larger than the 5.3-inch screen on the original Note.
Whilst the handset pictured in the more recent image does bear similarities to the S III it is different to that depicted in the earlier rendering, most notably in that its corners are not as rounded.
Know Your Mobile commented that the pictured device looks a lot like Samsung’s recently launched tablet device, the Galaxy Note 10.1.
While nothing has yet been confirmed, the Galaxy Note 2 is rumoured to feature a quad-core, 1.5 GHz processor with 2GB of RAM and could have the same 8 megapixel camera used in the Galaxy S III.
Whilst the device could launch with Android Jelly Bean, GSMArena has claimed that the Note 2 version of the software is still in development and that the device may make its debut running Ice Cream Sandwich.
Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy Note 2 will get an official unveiling at the IFA conference in Berlin on 29 August.
The purported image of the Note 2 has since been revealed to be an edit of a mock-up of the upcoming device that was created a by a concept designer.