Samsung confirms Galaxy Note 2 for August 29th
Samsung has confirmed that it will be unveiling the next generation of Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone next month. The successor to the Galaxy Note will be unveiled at Samsung event in Berlin, Germany on August 29th. The confirmation follows past rumours surrounding the device, said to have an even larger screen than its 5.3-inch predecessor. Now it’s official.
A company spokesperson confirmed the reveal to Reuters, saying: “We plan to unveil the next Galaxy Note at the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event in Berlin on August 29.”
The date coincides with an event that Samsung has been inviting the media to at German consumer electronics show IFA – a venue that Samsung has in the past used to launch new smartphones. It was where the first Samsung Galaxy Note was unveiled, after all.
Word of a Galaxy Note successor was originally leaked by the Samsung Arabia Twitter account back in June, in a message asking Samsung fans if they were excited about “GalaxyNote2.” The message was swiftly deleted.
Samsung has yet to confirm anything else about the new Galaxy Note. Rumours suggest that it will have a larger 5.5-inch screen, 12-megapixel camera, a faster quad-core processor, and the latest Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean” operating system.
As tablets appear to be getting smaller (see the 7-inch Galaxy Nexus 7 and rumoured 7-inch iPad mini) smartphones appear to be getting larger in size. Despite its dimensions, the current Samsung Galaxy Note has proven popular, but how about an even larger Galaxy Note, gadget fans? Is 5.5-inches too big for a smartphone? What do you hope to see from a Samsung Galaxy Note 2? Let us know in the comments below.