Samsung Announcing the Galaxy Note 2 at the IFA

This invite to Samsung Mobile’s Unpacked event on August 29th, right before the kickoff of the IFA in Germany hints us with a stylus that’s most likely from the Galaxy Note 2.

A company spokesperson has confirmed the sequel to the Galaxy Note (known to be the Galaxy Note 2) will be announced on that date. “We plan to unveil the next Galaxy Note at the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event in Berlin on August 29,” the Samsung spokesperson told Reuters. Nothing else was revealed but, the Note 2  is expected to have a 5.5 inch screen as opposed to the 5.3 in the original note, as well as a faster processor and an improved camera. The first Note was announced at IFA at the same time last year.

The first-generation Galaxy Note features a 1.5 GHz dual core Qualcomm S3 processor, 1 GB of Ram and 16 GB of built-in storage plus a MicroSD slot. Its Super AMOLED display is 1280 x 800 pixels. An 8-megapixel camera on the rear complements a 2-megapixel front camera, and there’s a 2100 mAh battery.

Various reports have indicated that Samsung will announce the U.S. availability of the Galaxy Note 10.1 at a New York event being held Aug. 15. That device was first unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February, and it also features a stylus.

Both August events by Samsung come before the expected Sept. 12 unveiling of Apple’s new iPhone.

Apple and Samsung are in a classic smartphone competition — the iPhone is still the top selling single model, while shipments of Samsung’s various models arenearly double in the second quarter, according to IDC and Strategy Analytics.


[via Reuters, IDG News Service]





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