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?