Mock-up design of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Mock-up design of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2

We’re not sure if Samsung is trying to pull a Galaxy S3 on the Galaxy Note 2 – keeping all information about the phablet on a lock down until introduction day – but it sure feels like it. All we got so far of the Galaxy Note 2 are speculations that tech pundits have been throwing about, with Samsung seemingly staying quiet – save for one tweet. Here’s an update on the phablet phenomenon straight from the usual anonymous source.

GSM Arena has gotten in touch with an insider who said that the next-gen phablet will be out in September. This, of course, contradicts earlier reports that hinted of an October release. The September launch date of the phablet is apparently designed to fend off the expected arrival of Apple’s iPhone 5. Word has it Cupertino is prepping its latest iteration of the iPhone for an October release.

The insider also confirmed that the Galaxy Note 2 will boast a 5.5-inch super AMOLED display. Still unconfirmed are the resolution of the display, the use of a dual-core Exynos 5250 chipset, the 2GB RAM, and the 8MP rear camera.  Design-wise, the Galaxy Note 2 is expected to gain some curves a la the Galaxy S3 as well as a narrower body.  We certainly hope the extra 0.2 inches of the display won’t make the device bigger than the predecessor.

A September release means Samsung still has about three months to hype the device. But judging from the brisk sales of the first Note, we believe there’s already a pent-up demand for a sequel. It’s bound to be a hot item as well.

Do you think the possibly bigger size of the Galaxy Note 2 will make it even more awkward to hold and use? Or are you in the “bigger is always better” camp and hoping for a 6 incher instead?

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