By Stephen Schenck | July 12, 2012 12:47 PM
Following last year’s launch of the Galaxy Note, Samsung’s been at work refining its design of stylus-based Androids, coming up with the Galaxy Note 10.1. While it will be great to see what a stylus can lend to the tablet experience, we’ve also been curious to learn what the manufacturer might come up with as a direct sequel to the Note. We’ve heard several rumors about just such a Note 2, and most recently looked into some claims about just when the phone may be announced. Those looked to the IFA in Berlin, and today some new rumors back-up that theory while attempting to further narrow-down just how the Note 2 will be revealed.
Rather than debuting the Note 2 during the IFA itself, Samsung is supposedly planning on announcing the phone just before things get started, on August 30. Apparently, Samsung has scheduled one of its “Unpacked” events for that date, and will use the opportunity to show-off this year’s Note follow-up. We’re used to seeing manufacturers arrange to make their big announcements just before trade shows like this, so the theory that we’ll hear about the Note 2 on this occasion is an easy one to swallow.
We’ve yet to get a good picture of the Note 2′s hardware from any reliable source, but the phone could end up running an Exynos 4 Quad like the Galaxy S III, and feature a high-res thirteen-megapixel main camera. There have also been rumors about it using a new display technology for its supposedly-5.5-inch screen, but even if that bit’s true, the changes should be barely noticeable to users.