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Samsung Could Launch the Galaxy Note 2 at the Unpacked Event a Day Prior to IFA 2012


Reports suggest that the Galaxy Note 2 could be announced a day before the IFA 2012 event. According to a Korean daily, the Galaxy Note 2 will break cover on August 30, at a dedicated Samsung event otherwise known as the Samsung Unpacked event. The event will be held in Berlin, the same location where the IFA 2012 is being held. Going by the company’s new tradition of launching flagship devices in its own event, it makes complete sense for Samsung to launch the tab/phone this way. As for the IFA 2012, Samsung could have a range of other droids to display during the event, with only the Note 2 taking center stage at the Unpacked event.

The Galaxy Note 2 has been quite a mystery so far, with very limited details available. The rumor mill however has been steadily flowing with purported launch dates. While some peg an August end launch, some favored the IFA 2012 launch (September). While the original Galaxy Note was displayed in its entirety at the IFA 2011, this time around it will be right before IFA. Samsung didn’t launch the Galaxy S III at the MWC as many expected, this was to avoid getting lost in the crowd and rightly so since there were an array of quad core smartphones launched during the Barcelona event. This explains why Samsung would want to announce the Note 2 right before the start of the IFA 2012.

To go through the list of rumored specs of the fancy new droid, the Note 2 could feature a new 5.5-inch display along with a 13MP camera accompanied by a more than decent Exynos 4212 quad core chipset with ARM’s Mali-400MP GPU. And as hard as it might be to believe, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is said to be the default OS. Take that with a pinch of salt for now though. The much acclaimed flexible display is said to be on board as well, but we won’t believe it until Samsung makes the announcement.

So if you were waiting for the launch of the Galaxy Note 2, you might want to start marking your calendars for August 30, as that is when we could see the new Samsung flagship. Let’s hope Samsung doesn’t change its plans. As we draw closer to the announcement, we should get to see a few leaks of the device to give us an idea about what to expect and what not to. Fingers crossed!

Would you place your smartphone buying plans on hold and wait for the Galaxy Note 2?

Source: Digital Daily (Translated)
Via: GSM Arena


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  1. Fine, fine! All this is well and good, but we had hoped that they would have a better screen, Full HD, like on the new LG screen, full 1920 x 1080P in an SAMOLED HD +, but NOT Pentile. And, completely water-proof and drop-proof, as well.

    We would also like to see them make their screen truly superambiphobic (that is: VERY water (hydrophobic) and oil (oleophobic) repellant, to cut down on smudges and fingerprints).

    A superambiphobic screen is able to keep itself completely clean of smudges, smears, water spots, oil stains, fingerprints, etc. Let’s get it on, Samsung! Recently I saw a friend’s phone after he signed in with gestures. From several feet away I could see the pattern he used smeared on the screen, even after several minutes of use. That is NOT secure, we NEED better glass, superambiphobic glass, to be exact. That on a flexible screen would be PERFECT, as it would be essentially unbreakable.

    It should be, naturally, Enterprise Ready, and certified Samsung Approved for Enterprise (SAFE).

    Face Unlock should be available. Forget Signature unlock, too cumbersome and slow.

    And, the whole phone should be UNLOCKED, completely. Bootloader, everything.

    It should also try to be a bit more future-proof. 2GB of RAM and 32GB Internal storage these days is an absolute MINIMUM! We’d actually like to see 4 and 64, or more, standard, by the end of the year.

    For expanded storage it should have a microSD card slot able to handle at least 64GB, and a micro-USB3 port for external access and drives.

    The latest iteration of Bluetooth goes without saying, but so many aren’t paying attention, so I’ll say it. And for goodness sake, update and simplify pairing. Gracious what a mess everything seems to be, needlessly.

    Further, it should have Dolby Mobile 3 with support for 5.1 sound via HDMI out.

    Then, make sure it can play full HD for at least 10 or 11 hours, minimum.

    Let’s not forget an updated, more useful Stylus. The stylus should have a finer point, and the stylus INSIDE a full PEN-sized adapter should fit inside the case of the unit. It should have less lag. The current stylus is just too small to handle well, and the point is too broad for good work.

    Voice control is a must, and must be MUCH improved.

    Again, don’t forget wireless charging included in the Note box. It should be able to handle 2 units at least a foot away from the charger. Five feet would be better.

    NFC is a MUST! And you should include some of your own NFC TecTiles as a sample, too, say 5 or 6 of them. A buck a piece, though, no higher.

    Don’t forget, at LEAST Android 4.1 should be loaded out of the box, with NO bloatware.

    Then, of course, you can make it a Nexus device, to avoid bloatware and speed up updates.

    Then, bring it to all carriers, as you did with the S III.

    Last, but certainly not least, make a nice dark Garnet color available on opening day.

    NOW, Samsung, you would be getting somewhere.

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