by Chris Smith, 10 months ago
A few days ago we told you that Samsung has already scheduled a special Unlocked event for August 30 in Berlin, Germany – a day ahead of IFA 2012 – where the company is expected…
CES, MWC, and IFA are the events that usually host the unveilings of some of the most important new Android devices. Almost all of the big names in mobile tech have made a habit of using major trade shows to show off their latest “thinnest phone ever” or “world’s snappiest tablet”.
Samsung, on the other hand, seems to have started its own tradition, which consists of holding special “Unpacked” events, outside the established trade shows, to unveil new products. That has been the case with the Galaxy S3, presented at a huge London event back in May, and it seems that the company’s upcoming devices will get the same treatment.
We’ve known for a while that Sammy is preparing a new “Unpacked” event for August 29 or 30, and now the first invites have started to go out, confirming the date, but also hinting at the device to be unveiled.
One of the first invitation was received by the guys over at Dutch website MobileCowboys, who have been kind enough to publish it online. The Berlin event will take place on August 29, at 19:00 (we’re guessing Germany time, so GMT+2), and it will most likely have the Galaxy Note 2 as the star.
Why are we saying that? Well, because there’s a stylus nicely placed on the Unpacked logo, hinting at the presentation of a gadget with support for such an accessory. Interestingly enough, Samsung is yet to send invitations for another event, which should take place on August 15. There's a good chance that we will see the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet at that event, but we can't exclude the possibility of Samsung showing both the Note 10.1 and the Galaxy Note 2 at the Unpacked event on August 29.
The invite for the pre-IFA event also includes a marketing slogan (“when magical moments come alive”), but that’s much too vague to reveal anything about the product(s) to debut in Berlin.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is one of the most anticipated gadgets to be released in the near future, with rumors and leaks flowing for the past couple of months. If you aren’t up to date with all these, you can check out our rumor roundup here, but also this “slipped” benchmark from a couple of weeks ago. Now tell us you're not excited about it!