A successor to the Galaxy Note will be unveiled next month, Samsung insiders have disclosed, as the phone-maker looks to build on the unexpected runaway success of its original ‘phablet’.
According to sources familiar with matters cited by Korean site MK News, Samsung will debut the device at the IFA consumer electronics conference in Berlin on August 31st.
The insiders also appear to have corroborated rumours that the Note 2 will be larger than the current-gen model and pack a screen measuring 5.5-inches. The Note packs a slightly smaller 5.3-inch display.
Also present and correct is a quad-core processor, it’s been claimed, and possibly a higher grade camera.
Alas, those hoping that the Note 2 will showcase the much-touted flexible screen technology Samsung is known to have been developing are to be disappointed.
The source stated: “There are also talks of improving the camera resolution to 12.0 or 13.0 megapixels, up from current 8.0 megapixels, but this may be changed depending on other factors.
“It will not, however, showcase the unbreakable plane (UBP) display technology, a precursor to the flexible display. UBP will most likely be applied for the next product released after Galaxy Note 2.”
For a full round-up of Note 2-related speculation, check out our one-stop guide to all the spec-sheet, pricing and availability rumours currently doing the rounds.