Samsung will bring the Galaxy Note 2 to market earlier than expected, rumours suggest, as it bids to grab tech-press column inches ahead of the anticipated unveiling of the next iPhone in October.
Earlier this month reports suggested that the South Korean phone maker’s hitherto unconfirmed second tablet-smartphone hybrid is dropping in October - potentially setting up a battle royale for market and mind share.
Not so, according to GSM Arena. Citing an unnamed source, the site claims that Samsung is set to bring the Note 2’s release forward so it can hoover up as many would-be buyers as possible before Apple launches a handset that some analysts have pegged as the most comprehensive smartphone upgrade ever.
The same insider blabbermouth also claims that he can confirm that the device will feature a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display and that it will take its design cues from the nature-inspired curves of the Galaxy S3.
He does not appear to have corroborated rumours that it will run Android 4.1, aka Jelly Bean, out of the box. But this is surely such a gimme that he doesn’t really need to.
Talk of a successor to the Note comes after it bucked industry expectations that it would struggle to find support outside a very specific techy niche market to post confirmed sales of over five million units.
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