Samsung is likely to unveil the next generation of the Samsung Galaxy Note II phablet this coming August 30th in an Unpacked event in Berlin, Germany. This will happen one day before the start of the Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin or IFA electronics trade show in the same city.
Samsung often hosts Unpacked events to showcase their newest devices. This will be the second Unpacked event this year as the first one was held last May in London to unveil the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone.
Prior to the Unlocked event, Samsung is holding a developers event at 14:00 to 18:00 PM, Germany time, for which it has already started taking registrations. The Developers Day 2012 allows Samsung to reveal new technological breakthroughs, features, and services to developers. The Unlocked ceremonies will happen right after this developers event at 19:00 so developers in attendance might catch a glimpse of the new Note.
Samsung has not explicitly stated that it will be featuring the Samsung Galaxy Note II in the upcoming gathering, but rumors of the device have been quite strong these past few months that it is almost certain that the phablet will make its debut there.
The Samsung Galaxy Note II is expected to have a display measuring 5.5 inches diagonally, which makes it slightly larger than its predecessor. However, to maintain the sleek appearance of the original phablet, the bezel has been reduced a bit in size. Many of the internal hardware found on the Samsung Galaxy S III will also be available on the Samsung Galaxy Note II including the Samsung Exynos quad-core CPU, although there are speculations that some markets will have a Qualcomm processor instead on the phablet.
Meanwhile, it is unknown whether Samsung is also scheduled to showcase any other device during the IFA event. During the same occasion last year, the company revealed the Samsung Galaxy Note, Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, and the Wave 3 smartphone powered by bada. There is a chance that the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, the larger version of the original phablet, might make an appearance alongside the next generation of the Galaxy Note.