The Galaxy Note 2 will make its entrance in a matter of weeks, Samsung has confirmed, as the phone-maker looks to build on the surprise success of its first tilt at a smartphone-tablet hybrid.
A Samsung spokesperson told the business-minded folk at Reuters that the company will debut the Note 2 on August 29th at Unpacked event taking place on the eve of the IFA tech expo in Berlin.
The release date gives Samsung a crucial window in which to hoover up column inches and mindshare of the mass market ahead of the putative release of the iPhone 5 in September or October.
Features of the successor to the five million-selling Note are wholly a matter of conjecture right now. But purported leaks from Samsung’s supply chain suggest it will feature a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED HD touchscreen, up from the 5.3-inch panel that features on the original.
Rumours suggest the hybrid handset could also showcase a revamped S-Pen stylus that doubles as a voice-to-text microphone and perhaps even house a Near Field Communications chip, as well as a range of built-in stylus optimised apps and an Exynos quad-core processor.
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