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Samsung will be holding an event on August 29th at IFA in Berlin. Sound familiar? It should, because Korean news publication Digital Daily outed this event back in mid July. At the time it was said that Samsung would be announcing the Galaxy Note 2, which seems to be highly likely considering the event invite:

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It doesn't really get any more obvious than that, so we'd be willing to put some money on the table that the next iteration of the Note will definitely be the highlight of the event. Digital Daily didn't stop with event details back in July, either; it also gave some pretty believable specifications about the device, noting that it could have a 5.5" display with a smaller bezel, which should keep the overall device size comparable to the Note 1. Otherwise, the device is said to pack similar guts to the GSIII, including a 1.5GHz quad-core Exynos processor in some markets, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 in others.

And let's not forget about the other event Samsung is holding in August, which is happening on the 15th. We have far fewer details about this particular event, only that the "next Galaxy device" will be announced... Galaxy Note 10.1, anyone?

Looks like August is going to be a huge month for Samsung.

[via Sammobile]

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  • http://twitter.com/piotrbuda Piotr Buda

    5.5" is right for me :) Pitty I'll never buy it - will go with Nexus devices only from now

    • fixxmyhead

      i keep seeing this statement over and over. i have the choice of having a galaxy nexus (my wife has one.knows nothing about phones, i can switch with her anytime i want) but i still go with my s2 and will probably keep going with the s series. though the nexus is a nice fast phone but i think alot of people just like sounding cool when they say they will never go with anything else but a nexus. idk maybe i just like touchwiz alot

      • Alex Murphy

        You have Jelly Bean yet on that s2?

        • fixxmyhead

          yes i do. official cm10 alpha 1 but it doesnt feel like an alpha. other than the camera not working which i know they will get it working this week its very stable and smooth. pretty much everything else works

          • http://twitter.com/piotrbuda Piotr Buda

            Some people, like me, who use their phones to take pics too, would argue then that you have Jelly Bean ;) For me it's a no-go if the camera is not working.
            But even so, I do hope that when CM team fixes this I could check it out as well. Can't wait!

          • fixxmyhead

            Soon. One nightly has it working but its a hit or a miss. Works on some but not others

      • http://twitter.com/piotrbuda Piotr Buda

        Oh but I definitely don't want to be cool by going with Nexus :) I too own S2 and while it's a great phone, I only use one feature from Sammy - slide to call or text from contacts. Replaced TW Launcher with Nova which works great but it feels kinda awkward that I have to replace oem launcher with something that feels like original AOSP one.
        My point here is that ICS is like 8 months old now and didn't Note receive it like a month or two ago? That is a long time to wait for a major OS update, not to mention they can stop supporting it any day now. Google can too, but has much more resources to update their previous Nexuses and far less devices to focus on.

        To sum it up: I'd rather have timely updates to oem features I don't use.

    • Justin Quang

      It depends. Commercial devices like the note and s3, they have those features that oem implement to lure in buyers. Nexus devices have latest updates and consistent great dev support. So I'm thinking about picking up the note 2 and the next nexus. I wish that google will make a nexus note.

  • mmmcfc

    2GB of RAM and HD SAMOLED Plus = definite purchase

    • John O’Connor

      or an oddball 3GB ram with 1GB dedicated to Graphics. hehehe

  • http://profiles.google.com/tim.glaser Tim Glaser

    I will be very interested in this if it has the exynos 5250 SoC. I'm pretty certain it won't though. As the article mentions it's probably yet another phone with the S4 Krait SoC.

    Disappointing.

  • smeddy

    I only just got my Note as the S3 didn't do it for me (it was a great phone, but I wasn't a massive fan of the Nature UX or the hardware shape). While the S3 is the best phone out there, it did not really warrant an upgrade from the S2 for me, whereas the Note gives me SCREEEN!!!

    Anyway, I'm very excited by the Note 2, but I'm sure I will feel comfortable on the Note for another year or so before I get twitchy fingers :) Just give me Jellybean please!

  • SYO

    I wonder if they'll be including the new flash memory stuff they've been mass-producing as was recently reported :o if yes, then they can shut up and take all my money!

  • trumpet444

    "Invites" is not a noun, it is only a verb.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      noun
      7.Informal . an invitation.

  • trumpet444

    I would love to see this on vzw. I have no interest in that 4:3 crap LG made

  • CeluGeek

    They are using the word "magical". They really love being sued by Apple!

    • John O’Connor

      if the USPTO was dumb enough to grant them that, then I am sure Disney will be coming after Apple shortly!

  • Justin Quang

    I'm pretty sure it'll have on-screen buttons since the odd res according to the leak specs. And it makes sense bc it'll be easier to nav around when using the s pen. On the current note, when using the s pen, users have to switch to using fingers if they want to nav around with the capacitive buttons.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1329514939 Jason Scott

    The word "magical" was used in their invite. Lawsuit from Apple in 4...3...2..

  • Coleburns

    Any chance of a new PMP being announced? heard some rumours about Samsung releasing a new one after the walkman f800 was announced.