13
Jul
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Here's some promising news for your Friday the 13th: according to Korean news source Digital Daily, Samsung has scheduled its Unpacked 2012 Episode 2 event for August 30th in Berlin, Germany - and the Galaxy Note 2 is said to be the star of the show.

For the unaware, Samsung holds Unpacked events to unveil its newest flagship devices - like the Galaxy S III, which was announced at the first Unpacked event earlier this year. According the DDaily, we'll hear about the Note 2 this go around, which is said to be sporting some pretty impressive specs, including a 5.5" display with smaller bezel so the device itself is roughly the same size as its predecessor. The Note 2 is also rumored to have the same 1.5 GHz quad-core Exynos processor that's found in the GSIII, though it could also sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon in some markets (again, not unlike the Galaxy S III). Basically, it sounds like an oversized version of the GSIII; perfect for anyone who wants to power of the S III with the S-pen and gargantuan form factor of the Note.

Of course, while sources like this have been spot-on in the past, this new information should be taken with a certain amount of skepticism given its "rumor" status. That said, we won't be surprised at all if we're welcoming a new Note into the Android world at the end of August.

[DDaily (translated) via IntoMobile]

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Quryous

    Fine, fine! All
    this is well and good, but we had hoped that they would have a better screen,
    Full HD, like on the new LG screen, full 1920 x 1080P in an SAMOLED HD +, but
    NOT Pentile. And, completely water-proof and drop-proof, as well.

    We would also like
    to see them make their screen truly superambiphobic (that is: VERY water (hydrophobic)
    and oil (oleophobic) repellant, to cut down on smudges and fingerprints).

    A superambiphobic
    screen is able to keep itself completely clean of smudges, smears, water spots,
    oil stains,
    fingerprints, etc. Let’s get it on, Samsung! Recently I saw a friend’s phone
    after he signed in with gestures. From several feet away I could see the
    pattern he used smeared on the screen, even after several minutes of use. That
    is NOT secure, we NEED better glass, superambiphobic glass, to be exact. That
    on a flexible screen would be PERFECT, as it would be essentially unbreakable.

    It should be, naturally, Enterprise Ready, and
    certified Samsung Approved for Enterprise (SAFE).

    Face Unlock
    should be available. Forget Signature unlock, too cumbersome and slow.

    And, the whole phone should be UNLOCKED, completely. Bootloader, everything.

    It should also try
    to be a bit more future-proof. 2GB of RAM and 32GB Internal storage these days is
    an absolute MINIMUM! We’d actually like to see 4 and 64, or more, standard, by
    the end of the year.

    For expanded
    storage it should have a microSD card slot able to handle at least 64GB, and a
    micro-USB3 port for external access and drives.

    The latest
    iteration of Bluetooth goes without saying, but so many aren’t paying
    attention, so I’ll say it. And for goodness sake, update and simplify pairing.
    Gracious what a mess everything seems to be, needlessly.

    Further, it should
    have Dolby Mobile 3 with support for 5.1 sound via HDMI out.

    Then, make sure it
    can play full HD for at least 10 or 11 hours, minimum.

    Let’s not forget
    an updated, more useful Stylus. The stylus should have a finer point, and the
    stylus INSIDE a full PEN-sized adapter should fit inside the case of the unit.
    It should have less lag. The current stylus is just too small to handle well,
    and the point is too broad for good work.

    Voice control is a
    must, and must be MUCH improved.

    Again, don't forget
    wireless charging included in the Note box. It should be able to handle 2 units
    at least a foot away from the charger. Five feet would be better.

    NFC is a MUST! And
    you should include some of your own NFC TecTiles as a sample, too, say 5 or 6
    of them. A buck a piece, though, no higher.

    Don’t forget, at
    LEAST Android 4.1 should be loaded out of the box, with NO bloatware.

    Then, of course,
    you can make it a Nexus device, to avoid bloatware and speed up updates.

    Then, bring it to
    all carriers, as you did with the S III.

    Last, but
    certainly not least, make a nice dark Garnet color available on opening day.

    NOW, Samsung, you would
    be getting somewhere.

    • hot_spare

      Did you type this all by yourself :)

      • aerinx

        He had it written and reposts whenever a Note 2 article comes up.

    • RocketScience11

      You are ridiculous. That is all.

    • Kenny O

      And I want a toilet made of solid gold......

      • Sven Enterlein

        Austin Powers rules!

    • fixxmyhead

      Ur retarded and that's ridiculous

    • Gobelet

      So um, most Ultrabooks, laptops and even consumer desktop computers have 4 GB of RAM loaded in them. What you're saying is that you want your cellphone to have as much RAM as your laptop? Ridiculous.

    • Sven Enterlein

      I bet he was sleep-typing

  • cj

    Perfect timing

  • Tyler Jones

    My note is the best phone I've ever had by far. I love the size and a smaller bezel is one of the few things I would want plus a quad core processor. A full hd screen is a must for the size and more ram would be useful. It's a great phone and I'm sure the next one will be even better

  • olbp

    Low expectations pretty well guarantee low results. Ask any teacher or marketer

  • Xeltos

    I thought the Note 2 will come with Exynos 5250 processor. Wishing it would come with it.

  • Goregrinder

    If they made the phone he describes, it would rock and you know it. Even if it is a bit recockulous.

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