Samsung to announce Galaxy Note 2 on August 29
Published Aug 3 2012, 10:53 BST | By Andrew Laughlin Samsung
Electronics will announce a sequel to its multi-million selling Galaxy Note smartphone at an event later this month.
The Korean firm yesterday (August 2) confirmed that a Galaxy Note launch event will be held at Berlin's IFA, Europe's biggest consumer electronics trade fair, on August 29.
"We plan to unveil the next Galaxy Note at the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event in Berlin on August 29," a Samsung spokesman told Reuters
According to media reports in South Korea, the new Galaxy Note will feature a display at 5.5 inches, slightly larger than the current model's 5.3 inches.
Some have claimed that it will feature Samsung's unbreakable plane display (UBP) technology, but others have suggested that this will be saved for future products.
It is expected, however, that the Galaxy Note 2 will come with Samsung's new quad-core processor, a considerably better camera (possibly up to 12-megapixel) and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean - the latest version of Google's operating system. > Samsung Galaxy Beam launches in the UK> Samsung Galaxy S3 shows support for Team GB
The original Galaxy Note - a smartphone/tablet hybrid bundled with a stylus that can write on the screen - proved a huge success for Samsung, shifting more than 5m units as of March 2012
Its successor is expected to go on sale in the autumn, meaning it will clash with Apple's expected launch of the next generation of the iPhone on September 12
Apple and Samsung - the two biggest makers of mobile devices in the world - are currently locked in a major court battle in the US with billions of dollars at stake.