Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 2 has not managed to raise as much hype as the Galaxy S3 smartphone did but it is still one of the most anticipated and most debated Android gadgets as of now. There have been rumors over the past month about this smaller tablet or phablet especially concerning the release dates but it appears now that Samsung may have to launch the device on two different dates in August – For the American and for the European and global market.
Last week, Samsung sent out mysterious media invites for a ‘major event’ where there was expected ‘announcement and unveiling of the newest Galaxy device’ on August 15th but it did not fit with earlier speculations. This almost guaranteed that Samsung plans to launch the Galaxy Note 2 right before the IFA in Germany. There have been speculations regarding the device specs as well, all pointers indicating a 5.5 Inch screen, 3G and 4G LTE support, Exynos 4 Quad or a new Samsung-made quad processor.
There is a chance that Samsung may announce the phablet in two separate events – On August 15th and on August 30th but there is no shred of proof to this speculation.
The American market may get the launch first on 15th and the European and global market two weeks later on August 30th. If Samsung chooses to launch the device twice – separately, there is a high chance that there will be difference between the two versions of the phablet. This would not be such a surprise though, it appears the US market always gets a raw deal – like with the S3 where the devices for the US market came with dual core processors while those for the European and the Global market featured quad-core processors.
This rumor seems noteworthy largely because Samsung has had the habit of releasing European market devices in advance of the US market. For now, we just have to keep our eyes and ears open, when we hear anything we will let you know.
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