Samsung Galaxy Note 2 gleams with Jelly Bean, 16:9 screen

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will have quad-core power, 4G, Jelly Bean, and a 16:9 screen, rumours say.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is going widescreen. Rumoured specs for the sequel to the popular 5-inch phone-stroke-tablet thingy reveal it will have quad-core power, 4G, Jelly Bean, and a 16:9 screen.

Seoul Newspaper claims that the new Note will have a slightly bigger 5.5-inch Super AMOLED screen. As well as being 16:9, the display will boast a 1,280x720 resolution, perfect for treating your eyeballs to high-definition movies while on the go.

Underneath that slab of a screen the Note 2 is set to be powered by a quad-core 1.4GHz Samsung Exynos 4412 processor and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the latest version of Google's Android software. It also packs an 8-megapixel camera and will offer next-generation data speeds in countries where they have 4G phone networks.

We already know the Note 2 will once again include the Note's signature stylus, or S Pen, complimented by special apps. Check out legendary film director Wim Wenders getting spaced out by the prospects...

The iPhone 5 is also expected to switch to a 16:9 screen when it's revealed later this year.

The Note 2 will be unveiled tomorrow at the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event, at technology bunfest IFA in Berlin. We'll be there in force to give you the first news and previews, so be sure to keep it CNET.

On the subject of oversized devices, the Samsung Galaxy Player 5.8 is a new media player with a whopping 5.8-inch screen -- even bigger than the Note. It runs Android Ice Cream Sandwich, and we'll try it out at IFA.

Is the Note 2 looking good? Would you buy one? Tell me your thoughts in the comments or on our Facebook page.

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