The market is currently crowded with all sorts of smartphones and tablets. Heck, we have some devices which are both tablets and phones. Yes, we’re talking about the Samsung Galaxy Note of course and the device was one of the unique smartphones of 2011. The device is also available on AT&T since January and has managed to appeal to the public in general. A bigger sibling of the Note, known as the Galaxy Note 10.1 was announced at the MWC 2012, but the device never reached the consumer’s hands. While the device was put up for pre order last month, it was later cancelled with the release dates remaining uncertain. So that leaves us with uncertainty.
Well, a successor called the Galaxy Note 2 is believed to be in tow. We have heard reports circulating in the web about the device arriving in August, but nothing was confirmed as with any rumor. But now we have something coming out of the rumor mill again, suggesting that the Galaxy Note 2 will be announced at the IFA 2012 event in September this year. Preliminary reports suggest that the device will be slightly bigger than its predecessor at 5.5-inches while not necessarily increasing the size of the device as it will apparently use a smaller bezel.
To go by what’s being said as of now, the Galaxy Note 2 could feature a bigger screen, a quad core Exynos CPU like the one on the Galaxy S III, as well as the typical TouchWiz Nature UX user interface and according to latest reports, a 12 or 13MP camera sensor for the shutter bugs. Of course, these are the specs that we see floating around the web so there’s no way to make sure. The updated camera is the one feature we would love to see as there are just a handful of smartphones out there that pack a better than average camera. The much acclaimed UBP (unbreakable plane) display tech will be absent from the Note 2 as it is believed to be saved for the device coming after this.
The Note 2 seems like one beast of a device, or so the rumors say. The unveiling of the device at the IFA makes more sense because the original Galaxy Note was shown off at last year’s IFA conference. So it is very likely that Samsung would want to take center stage at this year’s event too. Let’s hope for the best.