America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilisation in between. - Oscar Wilde
KOREAN PHONE GIANT Samsung has teased its second generation phablet, the Galaxy Note 2 in an online video that pretty much confirms its launch at IFA in Berlin next week.
Though Samsung has not yet announced that it will unveil the Galaxy Note at the IFA conference, the 38 second clip features German film director Wim Wenders talking about when "magical moments come alive" alongside plenty of close-up shots of Samsung's S-pen - one of the main features associated with the Galaxy Note smartphone.
Before the video closes, a statement reads, "On August 29 Berlin, your magic moments will come alive".
A Galaxy Note 2 release would make sense, as it is exactly a year after the original Galaxy Note was shown off at IFA 2011. And if that isn't enough confirmation for you, a Samsung spokesperson reportedly revealed the news to Reuters two weeks ago, saying, "We plan to unveil the next Galaxy Note at the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event in Berlin on August 29."
In terms of specifications, Samsung is remaining pretty tight-lipped. However, speculation suggests that we can expect an even larger 5.5in Super HD AMOLED touchscreen, a faster processor than the one in the Samsung Galaxy S3, Google's Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system and Samsung's Touchwiz user interface.
Expect more details next week when The INQUIRER attends the launch event.
Samsung launched its latest tablet edition of the Galaxy Note, the Galaxy Note 10.1, last Wednesday. The INQUIRER was at the tablet's star-studded launch event in London, where Samsung showed off the device supporting stylus input, enabling users to doodle and take notes on its 10.1in 1280x800 display. µ
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