Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Launch Date Set for August?

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will reportedly get an official unveiling next month at the IFA tech conference.  Expected to offer a larger screen and more power than its predecessor, it’s a real power user device.

A Korean publication MK News has quoted a source “familiar with the matter” suggesting that the Galaxy Note 2 will be unleashed next month at IFA 2012. It’ll “definitely come with a 5.5in display” according to the source, making it a full 0.2in larger than the original Note‘s screen. It might not sound like a lot, but let’s not forget the current Note is a bit of a pocket-stretcher.

MK News does say, however, that the Note 2’s body is likely to be a similar size to the first Note, cutting down on the screen surround to compensate for the larger panel. The camera is also expected to get an upgrade. At present, the Note offers an 8-megapixel sensor, but the next could get a bump up to 12 or 13 megapixels – greater even than top-end phones like the Samsung Galaxy S3 and iPhone 4S.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will run Android Jelly Bean 4.1, the new version of the Android OS, which is only just starting to be delivered to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus – the first phone to get the upgrade. The un-named source also quashes a prior rumour linked to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, though. It will reportedly not feature a UBP display. UBP stands for unbreakable plane, and is a technology closely related to flexible panel tech, making it much tougher than “standard” displays.

Without knowing where the quoted source comes from, we can’t lend this release rumour too much weight. But, then again, the original Galaxy Note was unveiled at IFA last year.
via MK News

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