It is fair to say that there is a great amount of excitement surrounding Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5 reveal next month. However, would you agree with us if we said that there is less excitement than previous years, due to the arrival of the equally as impressive Galaxy Note 2 from Samsung?
In the build-up to the iPhone 4 and 4S launch afterwards, there wasn’t really any competition for Apple and the company could enjoy a global eye staring down at them as they announced their new iPhone on stage. Decent handsets such as the HTC One X and Droid RAZR Maxx that had hoped to close that gap, it has been Samsung that have come closest with handsets such as the Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note.
The Galaxy Note appears to have been a surprise success for Samsung as consumers seem to love the idea of jotting away on their S-pens on a glorious 5.xx inch device, replicating that tablet experience but still retaining those crucial smartphone features when needed.
After the success of the Note, consumers are really hoping for something special with the Note 2 and judging by feedback and hype seen so far, consumers are going to be snapping up the successor in an instant, despite the arrival of the iPhone 5 across the shore.
We often see a lot of interest in live streaming of Apple’s events which are mostly unavailable, but would you be more interested in seeing a live stream to show off the Galaxy Note 2 instead? The good news is that Samsung often provide live streaming of their Mobile Unpacked events, so there’s a high chance that you’ll be able to see the Note 2 live for the very first time.
Apple on the other hand may choose to keep their keynote session private, until a few days later when it will turn up on the developers website. Let us know if you have become a Note 2 lover in recent months and if you have more interest in Samsung’s device than the iPhone 5. Will you be tuning into a live stream of both if possible, or just the one?