There have been a lot of rumors regarding the release of a successor for Samsung’s largest smartphone out there, the Galaxy Note, and a new one has just emerged.
Dubbed Galaxy Note 2, the sequel to Samsung’s 5.3-inch smartphone is expected to make an official debut in late August in Germany, roughly one year after its predecessor was launched.
The new device
was initially said to be on its way to the market in October, but it appears that Samsung might be ready to bring it into the spotlight earlier.
The South Korean mobile phone maker is now expected to launch the smartphone at the IFA conference in Germany, just as it did with the Galaxy Note last year.
Korean news agency MK reports
that sources familiar with Samsung’s plans on the matter have already confirmed the near availability of the device.
“Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 2 during the IFA 2012, a consumer electronics show held in Berlin, Germany in late-August,” said sources reportedly confirmed.
“The new model will definitely come with a 5.5 in. display, but it is unclear as to what other features will be included.”
This is not the first time we learn that the mobile phone might sport a larger display than its predecessor, which makes the rumor rather solid.
At the same time, it is said that we can expect for the new device to sport a 12- or 13-megapixel photo snapper on the back, up from the 8-megapixel camera that was present on the first device.
Rumor has it that Samsung will be ready to load the new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean platform from Google on the new smartphone
right from the start, which should make the phone more appealing.
While specific info on the handset’s specs lacks at the moment, we can also expect it to feature a quad-core CPU, the same as Galaxy S III. The phone is also said to sport a thinner bezel, which would allow it to maintain the same size as the Galaxy Note, despite the larger screen.