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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 reveal at Unpacked 2012 Episode 2

If the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is a device that you are seriously looking to buy later this year, we have some good news for you indeed. The ‘phablet’ device remains unofficial for the moment, but we now have a potential date for you when Samsung are looking to announce it to the world.

We had some initial feedback from you when we asked you if you thought 5.5-inches was too big for the device, since the rumors suggest that Samsung will slightly increase the display, compared to the 5.3-inch model that is available now.

It looks like a lot of you wouldn’t mind a 5.5-incher and the latest news is that August 30th may be the date when Samsung chooses to unveil the device for the first time to the world. This date happens to be just one day before the IFA 2012 expo takes place in Berlin, Germany and Samsung may use Unpacked 2012 ‘Episode 2’ to specifically show off the Galaxy Note 2 as the main event.

If we are due for an announcement on August 30, then that would put the launch for the Galaxy Note 2 around late September time – just around the same period when Apple are rumored to take to the stage to announce the iPhone 5 and the smaller ‘Mini’ iPad. With speculated specs such as an ‘unbreakable’ display and a 13 megapixel camera combined with a quad-core Exynos chip, we say that Samsung will have no trouble trying to keep up as a competing device at all.

Don’t forget that the device will also be running the very latest version of Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), so you could even say it is even more anticipated than the Galaxy S3. If the Galaxy Note 2 is on your shopping list at the end of the year, let us know your expectations of the device.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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Hwgdxqwy

I left my note in a taxi in Vietnam 🙁 I was devestated .
If the note 2 is going more to a square shape I will buy another original note.
I could manage my old note with one hand but a square version no way !
A slightly bigger rectangle shape I would buy but not square.
If I wanted a tablet i would buy a tablet and holding the square note to your ear would be more awkward.
Just my thoughts 

QCman
QCman

Use it for phone/work/pictures, no need to carry laptop and ipad?   Use desktop at home and heavier workloads.  S pen can mark up pictures and drawings, etc.

Javi Duarte
Javi Duarte

I strongly believe Sprint should get this phone. I think it will bump heads with other cell providers and if Sprints reason on not jumping on the band wagon with other companies because they for saw the galaxy note 2 coming their way, I give Sprint two thumbs up. It would and probably boost more sales when the galaxy note 2 comes out in the market. Also, my sister owns a Galaxy Note from At&t. When I saw it i feel in love with it. Its exactly just like the Samsung S 2 that i have from Sprint. I compared… Read more »

Said Abdulrahman586
Said Abdulrahman586

I personally love my note and all that I can do with it. I use it to run my life really as it’s like having a computer with me at all times (even the washroom!). I know that most devices have one issue that tends to plague them and I’ve heard some people having issues with theirs, but I have had no problems with mine. The one thing I would love to see Samsung address however, is battery life. It’s not good enough. Give me a slightly bigger box and include a desk stand that allows a spare battery to… Read more »

Javi Duarte
Javi Duarte

Its going to be tha bombest phone ever

Otto
Otto

“we say that Samsung will have no trouble trying to keep up as a competing device at all.” I say the galaxy note isn’t keeping up with anyone, it’s in a class by itself. It’s big, but it fits in my pocket just fine. I usually use a blutooth headset for calls so looking like a dork with a brick held up to my head isn’t an issue either. I don’t know how much better the battery can get, I have three batteries and usually go through 2 a day depending on use. They are cheap, small and easy to… Read more »

Jeet Barman

I would really want to see NFC on this device, Glaxy Note is really a good option but i didn’t bought it as because it lack NFC. I won’t mind to have 5.5inch display on NOTE2, I wish to see poly-carbonate body not just simple plastic. Gorilla 2 glass along with 1080p Full HD Display will be really awesome on Note2. I am waiting for GALAXY NOTE 2 for quite sometime, hope to see it very soon.

Chosenchouraya
Chosenchouraya

Hopefully the battery size will allow the power to endure more hours than Note

BOOMMAN55
BOOMMAN55

Next to the Droid Razr HD, this phone is the most anticipated phone of the year, this phone has the potential to be the most DOMINANT phone we’ve seen yet, but in my opinion if this phone doesn’t hit on Verizon, Samsung is missing out huge. Yes, AT&T has the better phones but has the worst coverage. If Verizon gets their hands on this, the phone can be used they way it should be intended to be used, because we all know Verizon has the BEST coverage in the U.S. and if customers get the phone off Verizon sales are… Read more »

Andy
Andy

Any guess as to when we’d know the carriers- is it likely that they’d announce that on August 30th? I’m eligible to get an s3 on august 1, but if it’s likely that they’ll announce whether or not the note 2 will be on sprint I’d rather hold off,

Damon
Damon

To say that I am anticipating this release of this phone is an understatement. Samsung and Google are creating devices that are just highly competitive vs. any phone on the market, they are creating a cult following of their creativity. I know Mac lovers love their iPhones for it’s proprietary Apple integration, but with only touching on a small part of phone integration within our daily routine, the love is similar but I would beg to differ, a bit greater and truer, because without a doubt, each year with Samsung and Google, it’s an evolution of technology. So am I… Read more »

Adeel
Adeel

The galaxy note 2 will most likely equate to being a larger s3, and this for me will be just perfect. The larger display and larger battery life will make this device the optimum working productive device for ME. I doubt Samsung will have any problems with selling this device, even against the useless iPhone 5. 
Greatness comes from your belief in yourself and to never stop halfway..,to reach the end…and than… CREATE it.

Yoel Ratz

If the current note is taken as the benchmark, I suppose the logical enhancements would be:
1.  Faster camera – Not more pixels! Let’s start making cell cameras WORK before we add more pixels.
2.  More battery life – No brainer; there’s never enough.
3.  Personally, GPS and durability are high on my list in my line of work. Don’t know about everyone else.
4.  More memory options and connectivity – again, there’s never enough.
5.  The screen is great the way it is. Bigger might be better though.
–   Stupid is as stupid does indeed – We’re all infected… And it’s terminal.  LOL

Mark
Mark

The international version of the galaxy note 2 will have quad-core Exynos chip, but what will the U.S  version have?  Will it have the Qualcomm Krait S4 MSM8960T Pro dual core SoC with the Adreno 320 GPU? Or will it have the Qualcomm Krait APQ8064 quad core SoC with also the Adreno 320 GPU?

trob6969
trob6969

I was looking forward to the Galaxy Note 2 until I recently learned of a ‘mystery’ HTC phone that’s been benchmarked. Despite it having a 5″ 1080p FULL HD display, its still nearly twice as fast as the fastest phone on the market.

Lil D3vilz
Lil D3vilz

– 10 megapixel camera
– QuadCore 2.0Ghz
– 16:10 resolution
– Accurate GPS
– Sturdy & Durable
– Ease of accessibility of buttons
– Full display screen with only side buttons
– Sale of “essential” pack
– 3,000 mAH
– Astonishing style of phone

Nadim96
Nadim96

Battery life and speed what matters to me in addition to the phone basic functionality. iPhone is slow and hangs sometimes especially when you are about to make an important call!

GingerNutter
GingerNutter

All I’m looking for is having NFC, a better camera and battery life. Never had an issue with speed/memory but wont say no to a new chip that’ll be kinder to the battery. I love the size but it’s hard to say what difference 0.2 inches going to make until I have it in my had, I’ve a feeling it’ll be just fine to work with. As for touchwiz, I really don’t see why Samsung is bothering with it. It’s not that it’s really bad it’s just not that much of an improvement for it to be worth their time… Read more »

DR. Max
DR. Max

For me, upgraded optics and megapixels in the camera is essential. Galaxy Note has replaced my Navigator with its great screen, but replace my camera it has to be better in both pixels and graphics. By the way, the Note has been a great machine. Anyone who thinks it is too big hasn’t used. If you use a phone just as phone buy something else. But if you use the phone also as a internet portal, camera, video player, email machine and screen big enough that you can actually type on without making a zillion mistakes, this is the one… Read more »

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