For all the rumors we’ve heard about the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, there’s been very little in the way of convincing claims made about its hardware. The idea of moving to a slightly-larger 5.5-inch screen sounds plausible, but the rest of it seemed more like guesswork than anything we could really count on. As we continue to look for more info on the phone’s specs, some new benchmark data has arrived that may give us our best glimpse at the Note 2’s hardware to date.
Before we get into things, GLBenchmark has apparently removed the relevant data from its site since news of this story first broke. For now, it’s unclear what’s going on, but we have to at least consider the possibility that this info was taken down due to questions regarding its legitimacy.
While it lasted, the site was showing results for an unknown Samsung model, the GT-N7100. Since the first Note is the N7000, it’s not big a leap to think this model might be the Note 2. According to the data, the phone would run an Exynos 4 Quad, like the GS3, but clocked all the way up to 1.6GHz. This info also suggests that the phone would feature a 720p resolution, rather than the 1280 x 800 employed by the first Note.
Without feeling too confident about this new data, and still lacking plenty of info on the Note 2’s hardware design, we’re anxious to get a much closer look at the handset; hopefully we’ll get a chance before its rumored late-August announcement.