The Samsung Galaxy Note, the tablet-smartphone hybrid, was a great success for Samsung. Now, the Korean company is preparing to send the successor to the market, and an official release date is known.
The first Samsung Galaxy Note has been quite successful – over 5 million units had been sold since late spring, contradicting those saying that it was difficult to operate with one hand. It has solid specs and a large battery, as well as a huge 5.3 inch size screen with 1280 x 800 resolution.
Samsung is planning to release the second Galaxy Note in an event taking place on August 29 in Berlin, Germany, according to Reuters quoting a Samsung spokesperson. The event will take place right before the huge IFA fair, which is set to start on August 31st in the German capital.
The fun part comes when talking about the rumored specs. Media from Samsung’s home country of South Korea says the screen will be a little bigger (5.5 inches), and it will be unbreakable.
Also, the new device will feature a better camera – the first one had 8 megapixels, as well as a better CPU. I don’t know how much better the camera will be (although I’ve read 13 megapixel rumors), but a quad core CPU is certainly a must for a top smartphone.
I was quite impressed by the first Galaxy Note as it opened up a lot of possibilities, and I’m looking forward to see this one.
Since sources say the next iPhone is going to make its appearance in mid September, it’s clear that Samsung wants to make a serious impression before that happens.
Really? 5.5 inches? Might as well just get a tablet at that point! I really think phones should be smaller, and leave the bigger screens to the tablets. Otherwise the line is just blurred too much between the two.
I really like the bigger screen, as long as it fits in my pocket I’m happy.
But golly gee whiz is this phone late to the U.S. market. It’s pretty much the same as a Galaxy SII, just a bigger screen. And it’s been available since about the same time overseas. I would have bought one of these instead of my S2 if it had been available.
With the next step up, the Galaxy SIII, already on the market now I can’t imagine a lot of these selling. Unless, Samsung matches the S3 specs with the U.S. version of the Note.
I thought exactly the same on screen size, until I got to use it. I just loved what you could do with it and the comfort of the whole thing. And the first one does fit in jeans pocket (if you don’t have two phones, that is) :)
Agreed. I need a device that fits in my pocket an doesn’t weigh me down. That’s bigger than I need.
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5.5 is definitely too big for a phone, I mean at that size, just get a tablet and put use Google Voice…