Yesterday we reported that Samsung sent invitations for an Unpacked Event on August 29th at the IFA Conference in Berlin and we were 99.9% sure that it was going to be all about the Galaxy Note 2. We just moved to 100% as Samsung confirmed it to Reuters. Usually Samsung doesn’t confirm such details, but Samsung is probably looking for a little media attention since Apple will probably unveil the iPhone 5 a couple of weeks later in mid September.
If you’re hoping Samsung unveiled their specs as well, forget it. They need to have some surprises for the event don’t they? We do expect a quad-core chip and a 5.5-inch display, but maybe they will surprise us with the display being a Super AMOLED Plus and a 12MP shooter. It seems like the perfect way to end the Summer.
As reported earlier, Samsung is promising to unveil their next U.S. Galaxy device on August 15th. We have speculated that it could be either the Galaxy Note 10.1 or the Galaxy Note 2. To add to the mystery, a new video surfaced on YouTube today from the company that handled casting for a new Samsung commercial. The video is a commercial for the Galaxy Note 10.1 and shows off a couple features like dragging with they stylus and the shape match function. Viewers may also notice the commercial is targeted at business users.
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We received an email on Friday from Samsung telling us to save August 15th for an unveiling of the next U.S. Galaxy device. There were no other details, including the location. My initial thought was that this is going to be the Galaxy Note 10.1 because it has been rumored that the Galaxy Note 2 will be announced at IFA 2012 in Berlin. That completely makes sense to me since Samsung rarely has device announcements in the U.S. first, and the while the Note 2 is expected to launch overseas, why unveil it in the states?
This morning BGR is reporting that a source has told them that the August 15th announcement will indeed be the Galaxy Note 2. I’m having a hard to believing this, but I’ve been wrong before. Since Samsung seems to unveil most of their device overseas, the question has to arise as to why it would be the Note 10.1? Well don’t forget it was already shown at Mobile World Congress in February, which was in Barcelona, Spain. Of course we are expecting an updated version from what we saw then. This latest version will probably sport an Exynos quad-core processor. There is one last tidbit and the press team handling the August 15th event handles tablets so I’m still putting my money on it being the Galaxy Note 10.1. Who knows, maybe we will get a major bonus and both devices will be unveiled. Stay tuned.
Samsung is sending out Save the Date emails to the press about a big Galaxy announcement on August 15th. The email is pretty direct about announcing a new Galaxy device, but totally mum on what that device may be.
“Please join Samsung Electronics America for a major announcement and unveiling of the newest Galaxy device.“
See what I mean? Ok, so it could possibly be the Galaxy S Blaze Q, but our money is on the Galaxy Note 10.1, the S-Pen enabled tablet we caught our first glimpse of at Mobile World Congress in February. While the Galaxy Note 2 is also a possibility, the more believable rumor has that being unveiled at IFA 2012.
What do you hope to see? Let us know in the comments!
What exactly is the Samsung GT-N7100? I’ll tell you what we know. We know that it has a Exynos 4412 processor with Mali 400 graphics, we also know that the screen resolution is 1280 x 720 with a 16:9 aspect ratio and finally we know that the device is currently running Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. The reason we know all of this is that a device labelled GT-N7100 has appeared on GLBenchmark listing the aforementioned specifications.
So why do we think the GT-N7100 could be the Galaxy Note II? The first reason is that the GT-N7000 is the original Galaxy Note so following typical Samsung numbering, the GT7100 would suggest the follow up device. Still not convinced? The new aspect ratio points to a screen size greater than 5.5″. Perhaps we’ve taken 2 + 2 and come out with 5 however I believe the GT-N7100 will indeed turn out to be the Galaxy Note II.
Keep tuned in to TalkAndroid as we bring you updates on the Galaxy Note II as they break.
Adding credence to the earlier rumor, the Korean site Digital Daily is reporting that Samsung will be holding a Galaxy Note 2 Unpacked event August 30th, one day before the IFA expo in Berlin, Germany. The Galaxy Note 2 is expected to have a 13MP camera, be powered by a quad-core Exynos chipset, and run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on a 5.5-inch screen.
Last year Samsung announced the original Galaxy Note at IFA, so their choice in venue and timing would make perfect sense. The first Note defined the phablet space, where a device is not quite a phone or a tablet, but according to Samsung it’s the best of both. From what we’ve seen, the Note is a solid device, and seeing Jelly Bean on an updated version can only make it better.
source: digital daily (translated)
via: gsm arena
Last year Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note at the IFA Conference in Berlin, and in the “no shocker” rumor of the day, Samsung will introduce the Galaxy Note 2 during this year’s conference. We’re hearing it will have a 5.5-inch display (5.3 for the original), but the device itself probably won’t be any bigger than the original as they will make it up with less bezel. I also think it’s safe to assume it will sport an Exynos quad-core processor and will probably resemble the “made for humans” design of the Galaxy S III. The conference will take place at the end of August so there’s plenty of time for you guys to send us some fake renders!! Of course the image above from GSM Arena might just hit the mark.
We’ve previously reported about the various rumors of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 floating around. Today, an exclusive tip that was given to GSM Arena has the Note 2 confirmed to have a 5.5″ Super AMOLED screen with the phones design taking a kin to the Samsung Galaxy S III. Interestingly enough, even though the screen is slightly larger than the predecessor, the width and the form factor of the Note 2 will actually be slimmer than the first one. That’s definitely good news to hear and I’m eager to see the first pictures of it in the wild sometime in the near future.
According to the source, Samsung has also decided to move the release date of the Note 2 to September, rather than the original rumor of October. The main reason I can see them doing this is to get this bad boy out before the release of the iPhone 5. Samsung hopes to take away some thunder of Apple’s next juggernaut. The rest of the phones specifications are still rumored to be an 8MP camera with an improved sensor, as well as 2 GB of RAM, along with a new Exynos 5250 chipset, featuring a dual-core ARM-15 processor.
Any readers out there even more excited about the Note’s successor?
source: GSM Arena
Did Samsung Mobile Arabia just confirm the Galaxy Note 2 on Twitter? They just tweeted the following:
Which one of these are you excited about: #GalaxyBeam #GalaxyTab2 #GalaxyNote2?
Of course, Samsung Mobile Arabia doesn’t speak officially for the whole company, but this tweet sure is compelling. An earlier Korean leak provided specs for the next Note, including a thinner profile, a 12MP camera, a slightly larger screen than the original’s 5.3-incher and a quad-core processor. Android 4.1 JellyBean is also expected to be on board.
Samsung is expected to show the Galaxy Note 2 at IFA in Berlin later this summer.
Samsung’s mysterious Galaxy Note 2 is in the news yet again. According to MK Business News, the upcoming Galaxy Note 2 will not feature the flexible display that we’d previously heard about… though of course we had also told you not to hold your breath anyways. Instead— the upcoming device is rumored to likely feature an unbreakable plane (UBP) display, which will be the prelude to Sammy’s introduction of the flexible display. In addition, the Galaxy Note 2 will likely be complimented with additional features such as a thinner profile, a possible 12MP camera, a slightly larger screen than the original’s 5.3-incher and a quad-core processor. All in all, this latest rumor seems to fall in line with what we’d heard about recently.
Samsung is looking at the bigger picture too. It’s planning on including some topnotch features not just to appeal to consumers— but it’s also ensuring it has the topline specs in order to compete with Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5. Keeping that in mind, Samsung will push back the device’s launch in order to tinker and tweak the device and plans on launching the smartphone in October… which will be around the same time the iPhone 5 is expected to launch.
That’s right ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to start anticipating the next round of the smartphone wars.
source: MK Business News