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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Release Date Set For October?

Andrew Williams


Samsung Galaxy Note 2
Samsung Galaxy Note 2

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will reportedly launch this October. Pushing the screen envelope even further, its display is rumoured to be larger and "unbreakable".

According to MK Business News, a Korean publication, the second Galaxy Note phone-tablet border tightrope walker will launch later this year, in October. Although no sources are cited for this finding, the site comes up with some interesting-enough suggestions to be worth a mention.

It writes that the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will have larger screen than its predecessor, a slimmer design and - most interesting of all - will use a UBP display. This stands for unbreakable plane. It's a precursor to fully flexible displays, able to flex rather than shatter under pressure.

The next major version of the Android OS, Jelly Bean, will reportedly feature in the device, and a quad-core processor is set to run it. An iterative-upgrade approach seems very Samsung, but MK Business News's take on the phone-tablet should only be treated as a rumour at this point.

The current Samsung Galaxy Note features an impressive 5.3in 800 x 1,280 pixel screen, and while its bod is just-about pocketable, any larger would be stretching it. Quite literally. Could you take more than 5.3 inches?

via MK Business News

Luan Bach

June 20, 2012, 4:18 pm

Well, in theory, they can make the screen 'larger' and keep the phone more or less the same dimensions by changing the screen's aspect ratio, make it 16:9 and 5.5" and you'll have a bigger screen, not really bigger but a higher number anyway. Maybe go to 1920x1080 so they can claim Full HD while they're at it. There's plenty of space above and below the current Note's screen.

Tariq Pugh

June 20, 2012, 5:03 pm

"...any larger would be stretching it. Quite literally. Could you take more than 5.3 inches?..."

Erm... That's what *she* said?

Martin Daler

June 21, 2012, 1:07 am

I think the phablet is phab, so glad to hear they have plans to pursue the idea beyond the first iteration (if a little piqued to learn of it so soon after my purchase!).
Curious to know how they will marry flexibility with a hard scratchproof surface, rigid enough to write on to boot. Flexibility is all well and good, but a bendy screen would be a turn off. Had enough of that with the iPaq 214

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