Samsung will reportedly launch a Galaxy Note 2 this year to compete with the Apple iPhone 5. Updated on 03/08/12
The follow-up to the Galaxy Note will come with an unbreakable plane (UBP) display, a precursor to flexible screens, according to MK Business News. Samsung is deliberately looking to launch the Note 2 at the same time as the iPhone 5.
Galaxy Note 2: Release Date
The first rumours surrounding the Galaxy Note 2 suggested the device would launch in October. However, Samsung has confirmed it will unveil its Galaxy Note 2 on 29 August. The Samsung Unpacked event will take place a couple of days before IFA where the firm announced the first Galaxy Note.
This date is also a couple of weeks before Apple is tipped to reveal the iPhone 5 and an iPad Mini on 12 September.
Galaxy Note 2: Specifications
Samsung is supposedly looking to use a larger screen on the next Galaxy Note than the current 5.3in whopper. It will also feature longer battery life, better build quality and a quad-core processor. We're waiting for a comment from Samsung on the subject.
The UBP display will apparently mean the phone can be slimmer by allowing more space for the baseband core chip and application processor.
The Galaxy Note II is said to be derived from Samsung's current flagship device, the Galaxy S3. Furthermore, the Galaxy Note 2 will come with the next version of Google's Android operating system, 4.1 Jelly Bean.
"The Korean phone maker was rumoured to be planning a successor to the Galaxy Note from earlier on in the year, but the decision to move up the launch date to October was made very recently as the company finalized its strategies for the second half of the year." said MK Business News.
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