There's been a lot of speculation concerning the next Galaxy Note device, when it's going to launch, what type of display it's going to have – the list goes on. We all know that Samsung is going to introduce a follow-up to last year's Galaxy Note II, and we're pretty sure that it's going to be a great device no matter what. Leaks and rumors are always going to present themselves but, this latest leak courtesy of SamMobile really doesn't help things.
Apparently, two renders of a device called the "Galaxy Memo"have leaked out and as you can see, these look very much like images of a squashed Galaxy Note:
According to the leak, the device is packing a 4.5-inch Full HD Display, a quad-core CPU at 1.4 Ghz, 2GB of RAM, an 8MP main camera and the rest. So, just what makes this device any different from say a regular Galaxy Note? Well, the display size and ratio for one. Take a closer look below:
You can see that the display looks like a crumpled Galaxy Note Display, which is because that 4.5-inch display wouldn't be at the normal ratio of 16:9 (or 16:10 in some cases) that most Android devices run. At 489ppi though, text would look incredible. Why Samsung would want to go after that screen ratio, of something that looks like 4:3 to us, is a little confusing. However, the Korean in the screenshots could be a giveaway. In Asia, writing out characters is often much much quicker than it is to type them. With more space right to left in which to write script, this is a device that might not ever leave the East.
There's a good chance that this is a fake as well, for one SamMobile themselves are warning that this is the first time they've heard from this source and to my eye, these shots sort of look like someone has cut and pasted bits together. So, have your salt at the ready. interestingly though, the Memo might do well in the East but, as the Optimus Vu and it's 4:3 ratio proved, there's no love for that sort of thing West.