Samsung Galaxy Note 2 official pictures and details leaked

We don't know what it is, but the normally tight-lipped Samsung has been leakier than a festival portaloo today. Pictures, specifications and details on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 have escaped ahead of the company's planned Samsung Mobile Unpacked event in Berlin, Germany, tonight.

A "tipster" has sent Pocketnow.com a couple of pics of the new device that we are in no doubt are genuine. In addition, the site has been informed of several of the new handset's features.

The HD Super AMOLED screen of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is 5.5-inches, as widely expected, and is 16:9. That means it'll have a smaller resolution than the former model, at 1280 x 728 instead of 1280 x 800, but it'll fit widescreen video content perfectly.

A 1.6GHz quad-core processor is running the show, along with 2GB of RAM to speed things up further. There's an 8-megapixel camera on the rear, Sammy's traditional 1.9-megapixel one on the front, and it will run, get this, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean from the off.

Pocketnow reports that the battery will be 3,100mAh, yet the device will be slimmer than its forerunner, at 9.4mm.

Network support for 4G LTE will be built into some localised versions (no idea if the UK is included in that), while the rest will get a HSPA+ version. There will be 16GB, 32GB and 64GB handsets available, and in two colours, titanium grey and marble white.

The included stylus, the S Pen, will be longer, thicker and more ergonomic, while a new feature that's been mentioned - Air View - allows the user to hover over content to open it without having to tap on the screen.

No pricing or release details have been leaked as yet, but what do you want, blood?

More will be revealed during the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event starting at 18:00 BST.