Remember those days when it was beyond anyone’s thinking to perceive a smartphone bigger than 4 inch? Those days are over, and Samsung broke the dew when it comes to the no-longer new territory of phablets(that’s the name that was coined for the hybrid devices that marked the line between the smartphone and the tablet, they couldn’t just get a name for it. Samsung has made quite a stride, and Galaxy Note could be called a success. Since it’s official the Galaxy Note II is coming in the next few weeks, rumours are bound to be in the blogosphere about the specs and release date.
The specifications flying around are a 5.5 inch device with the same design and form factor, Android 4.1, Quad Core Exynos processor designed by Samsung and a larger camera, assumed to be either 12 or 13MP(this can be revised anytime though). This should come just two months before the announcement of the winners of the Galaxy Note and Tab Samsung Smart App Challenge that has been running for some time now.
So the mill goes on that Samsung might unveil the galaxy Note II in August at IFA tradeshow in Berlin, Germany. The device could then go on sale starting September. That part about Samsung actually having devices in the market within days of launch was clearly seen with the Samsung Galaxy S III which was in the market on the same month of launch. Samsung Galaxy Note was launched without many apps optimized for the stylus, Samsung actually developed them and sold the device with the apps pre-installed and it would be interesting to see the experience boost now that Stylus support of apps has increased in the store. Something that was also expected to show up at the Galaxy Note II was the unbreakable display, but indications are that it might be a technology for another device, possibly the next Galaxy after that.