The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is the hotly awaited 2012 follow-up to the unexpectedly successful Galaxy Note. Read on for information on the Galaxy Note 2 release date and a full feature rundown.

Galaxy Note 2 Release Date

According to information obtained by Reuters, the Galaxy Note 2 release date is slated for August 29, and will be unveiled in Berlin two days before the start of the IFA conference.

A spokesman for Samsung confirmed the report, stating “We plan to unveil the next Galaxy Note at the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event in Berlin on August 29”. While speculation still remains surrounding the iPhone 5 release date, Apple are widely rumored to be announcing the iPhone 5 on September 12th.

A Galaxy Note 2 release date of August 29 gives Samsung a full two weeks on Apple, who are expected to announce both the iPhone 5 and the 7-inch iPad Mini at a press event the following month.

Galaxy Note 2 Mock-up

Galaxy Note 2 Features

A smartphone-slash-tablet, the original Galaxy Note featured a 5.3-inch screen and was criticized for being too large for use as phone, and too small for use as a tablet. Despite the initial negative reviews, Samsung went on to ship over 5 million units.

The Galaxy Note 2 is expected to feature a larger super AMOLED 5.5-inch screen as well as a bump in processor speed and camera quality to 13MP. It’s likely that the Galaxy Note 2 will come pre-loaded with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but will no-doubt be one of the first Android devices to get the Jelly Bean update.

Leaked benchmarking results indicate that the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will feature a 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor, which will deliver better performance than the Galaxy S3 (which comes in at 1.4GHz on the clock)

The increase in screen size on the Galaxy Note 2 from 5.3-inches to 5.5-inches is reportedly not due to an increase in the overall size of the device, but rather a slimmer bezel to fit the larger display.

The original Galaxy Note featured a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1280 x 800 pixel display, 1 gig of RAM, 16GB of storage, 8MP rear and 2MP front-facing camera and a MicroSD slot.

Do you think the August 29th Galaxy Note 2 release date is accurate? How do you think the Galaxy Note 2 will stack up against the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini from Apple? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


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    I figured the S3 was a filler phone…I cant wait for a Note 2 especially since VZW did not get the first one. I’m crossing my fingers for VZW as this will be the hottest!!

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    I dont think the bezel can get any thinner than on the original Galaxy Note & believe we will see the increased size going the other way (top to bottom). The supposed leaked benchmarks are not for the Galaxy Note 2 from what Ive heard. There is also 2 different versions of the Note 2 going to be released, the US & international versions. Also the Note 2 will have the same 8mp & 2mp cameras with the same software we seen for the camera on the Galaxy S3. Also coming over from the S3 is the same Touchwiz UI & Android 4.0.4. Its really going to be an incredible phone as it improving on the small things I dont care for about my Galaxy Note I have now, some which can be covered over with seperate apps but which take up valuable RAM. Im sure we will also see 2gb of RAM in the Note 2 which is a great thing companies are finally doing that has been really needed. -KID ANDROID

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    I want a bigger screen, end of. A 5.5 inch screen in wide-screen format would cover my out and about mobile needs. Would still use a bigger screen for at home on the sofa use (iPad or even bigger) but wouldn’t take it out anymore.

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    i wonder what patents apple is going sue for this time?

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    pyae sone

    i think this is not beautyful but i like this

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    we havent heard that joke before dick wad

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    Gordon Peterson

    Oh a fan boy what a shock. Android OS has taken apple out. Just look at the last Quarter of sales. Apple has a lock down on its OS, where the android phones welcome customization,hacking and development. I was an apple fan until I laid my hands on the Android OS now its all over for apple. SUE SUE SUE and try to slow Samsung down.

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    No match you say my note eats your iphone for breakfast in raw processor power clocked at 1.83ghz oc, my battery last longer and i can multitask unlike your tiny 3.5″phone even my internet is faster than yours my girls has a iphone 4s its slow and battery life sucks. I used to be a fan boy myself but then i bought a NOTE, GAME OVER.

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