Samsung has recently hit the headlines after being ordered to pay over one billion dollars to Apple in U.S. courts. However, it appears to be business as usual for the Korean manufacturer, as it is set to launch a follow up to its popular Galaxy Note handset.
Samsung has not yet revealed an exact date for the launch of the Galaxy Note 2, but an international launch before the end of 2012 looks almost certain. The South Korean technology giant has stated that the device will launch in Asian, Middle Eastern and European markets in October, which is a similar manner in which the Galaxy Note was launched. It was available in Germany in October 2011, and took until February 2012 to reach the U.S. market.
Although we are yet to receive an official launch date from the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, several UK networks have already stated their intentions regarding the device. Networks 3 and O2 have both said they will be carrying the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, and Everything Everywhere (operator of T-Mobile and Orange networks) has stated that it does not have any information regarding the Galaxy Note 2 at this time. Vodafone has stated that it will have ‘no involvement with this device’.
With the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, we can of course expect a massive touchscreen. Whilst the screen of its predecessor is larger at 5.3 inches, the screen of the Galaxy Note 2 is set to measure 5.5 inches, and will come with an S-Pen just like the original Galaxy Note, although this is set to offer increased responsiveness and precision. An 8 megapixel camera will be included along with the new Android Jellybean operating system. One of the most interesting and impressive hardware features of the Galaxy Note 2 is set to be its processor. The device will boast a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, which is even more powerful than most smartphones which are currently on the market, including Samsung’s current flagship, the Galaxy S3.