The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will retain broadly the same design as the original Note but will compensate for that with a rejigged suite of features, an analyst claims.
NH Investment & Securities analyst Lee Sun-tae told Reuters that the phone-maker will not be changing the formula that saw the first Note buck expectations to rack up seven million sales. And counting.
He said: “There won't be huge innovative changes in design, but the Note 2 will feature quite a few improvements and enable Samsung to carry on its strong sales momentum in the category.
"With the launch, Samsung will also be trying to turn around downbeat sentiment after the U.S. legal defeat."
Heat on tech sites in recent weeks suggests that the handset, which is set to make its debut later today at the IFA expo in Berlin, will take at least some of its design cues from the S3.
That could equate to a more pebble-shaped form factor and the introduction of ‘nature-inspired’ U.I tweaks, such as the voice controlled S-Voice digital assistant app from Samsung's current flagship phone.
The Note 2 is also expected to feature 5.5-inches of SuperAMOLED screen – up from its predecessor's 5.3-inches – and an enhanced version of the S-Pen stylus.
The latest Jelly Bean version of Android is purportedly present and correct, as is a quad-core Samsung Exynos 4412 processor, an eight megapixel camera and 4G and 3G support.