July 6, 2012 | by Natesh Sood
The original phablet — the Samsung Galaxy Note — performed well in the sales department in nearly every market it launched in. The moral of the Galaxy Note story is consumers do enjoy large displays on their smartphones, almost to the point where it becomes a functioning tablet. Now, according to a few rumors, it looks like Samsung is going to launch a successor to the original device by October. The official announcement is expected to take place in the end of August at IFA 2012.
Today, we learned some of the specs and features that will and will not be present on the Galaxy Note II. To begin, it offers an increase in screen size from 5.3 inches to 5.5 inches. While the increase isn’t a huge leap, it is, nevertheless, an increase in size. It will run Android 4.1 out of the box, to please Android enthusiasts and general consumers alike.
In terms of the camera, the Korean report claims the rear facing shooter will be 12 or 13MP. It will not feature an Unbreakable Plane at this time, as Samsung intends to save it for phones further down the pipeline. The processor is said to be of the quad-core variety, which offers enhancements to speed and productivity.
Again, the Galaxy Note II will be announced at IFA in August and then launch in October if the rumor turns about to be true.