Galaxy Note 2 rumoured for October
A larger 5.5" display is on the cards
Published: 6 June, 2012
Samsung is a company well known for delivering yearly updates to its most popular handsets and now it looks like the Galaxy Note may be getting the same treatment in October. According to Ubuntu Life a slightly larger version of the original device, incredibly popular despite its identity crisis, is destined to land later this year though Samsung has yet to confirm it. Of course the odds are highly in favour of such a phone launching around that time, what's less certain is the specs which the site claims the new handset will contain.
The rumoured details of its specs include a 5.5" Super AMOLED display (compared to the original's 5.3" display) with a WSXGA+ resolution (1680x1050), 1.5GB of RAM and 4G LTE connectivity. On the rear there's said to be an 8mp camera with an improved lens and image sensor. In the processor department it's expected to be packing a dual-core 1.7GHz, possibly higher, Exynos 5250 chip.
As well as the details the news also comes with a leaked render of the device which shows that externally the Note 2 will look much like its predecessor.
October seems like a likely launch month, considering that it will be one year on from the release of the Galaxy Note, but until Samsung makes an official announcement Note owners shouldn't be too quick to start lusting after the new device.
As rumours goes this one seems destined to be proved correct as it would be more surprising if Samsung didn't release a Note 2. The company recently made it official that it has sold an impressive 7m Notes to date. While it's still short of the 28 million Galaxy SIIs that have been sold (or the 24m Galaxy Ss) it's none the less a respectable achievement which suggests there's plenty of Note successors and spin-offs to look forward to in the future.