When the Note was released by Samsung many thought that it would be a flop, thanks to its large size. However they were wrong as it proved to be quite popular and now Samsung have announced the Galaxy Note 2, with an even larger display of 5.5 inches.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs HTC Google Nexus X: phablet showdown
HTC has taken notice of its success and they are getting ready to release their own device which will be in competition with the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Rumour has it that the device will be the HTC Droid Incredible X5 and there will also be a stock Android version of it which at the moment is being dubbed the Google Nexus X. So can the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 take on a phablet that has the added advantage of being part of the Nexus family?
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will be the same in the US and it is internationally, when it comes to specs. The display will be 5.5 inches of Super AMOLED with a resolution of 1280 x 720. It will run on a 1.6GHz quad core processor and it will support 4G LTE. The device will have Android Jelly Bean pre-installed and the S Pen has been updated. It will also be available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB and will be the first device that is quad core and has support for LTE. It is thought that all the major carriers in the US will have the Samsung Galaxy Note 2.
The Google Nexus X from HTC is rumored to come with a screen of 5 inches and a mind-blowing 1080p display with 440ppi. It will run on the Snapdragon quad core processor (1.5GHz) and have 16GB of storage internally. However it will lack a stylus and the battery will not be removable. There is no indication of which OS is will run, however it is likely that by the time it is released, Android Key Lime Pie will be ready for launch.
One of advantages of the Google Nexus X may have is the slightly smaller 1080p display of 5 inches, which means it is easier to put in the pocket. Furthermore, running on a stock Android typically leads to getting updates faster. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 of course won’t be a pushover for HTC, it wins with the removable battery, the S Pen stylus and the fact that its predecessor pretty much invented the phablet genre.
We’ll keep you posted as more develops about the mysterious HTC Nexus device with a 5-inch display.