Sure, everyone’s speculating about the iPhone 5 and the iPad Mini right now. But let’s not forget that Apple’s current top competitor, Samsung, is already working on new smartphones and tablets that have consistently challenged the dominance of iOS devices. One such device that may just be on its way is the next version of their successful smartphone-tablet hybrid, or “phablet,” the Samsung Galaxy Note 2.

According to various “reputable sources,” the Korean-based company is gearing up for an August 15 unveiling of a new Galaxy product which everybody is speculating to be the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Initially, rumor mills pointed to an August 30 release date, in time for IFA 2012 and seemingly a nod to the original Galaxy Note’s reveal which happened in Berlin during last year’s IFA.

The Galaxy Note 2 is expected to sell at around $900-1000 (without a contract), similar to the launch price of the original Note device. Sure, it’s not going to cheap but then again, no flagship phones are.  So what will your $1000 get you? Reports are saying that the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will be receiving a slight upgrade to 5.5 inches screen from its predecessor’s 5.3 inches. The screen will also have a Super AMOLED display (perhaps even a Super AMOLED HD Plus) and a resolution of 1280×720.

And since it’s at the top of the price scale, it will also have a top of the line processor. Currently, people are hoping that it gets a 2 GHz Exynos 5250 dual-core, the same processor that the Samsung Galaxy SIII was rumored to get but we all know how that turned out. It’s highly possible that the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will be getting the same 1.4 GHz quad-core processor (possibly overclocked to 1.6 GHz) that’s currently powering the Samsung Galaxy SIII.

Are you willing to wait until September to get the iPhone 5? Or are the Samsung Galaxy Note 2’s rumored features enough to convince you to jump to the Android bandwagon?

  1. The Exynos 5250 is actually dual core and would clock in at 1.7 ghz. And the Note 2 is rumored to have a 1.6 ghz Exynos 4 quad not the 1.4 ghz on the galaxy s3. You might want to fix that.

  2. If the galaxy note 2 is for Verizon Im definitely getting it!! Im due for an upgrade and I currently have the iPhone 4. Im waiting for the Galaxy Note 2. I have been wanting it!!

  3. You’re right, the Exynos 5250 is dual a dual core processor. Thanks for catching that. 🙂

  4. Can’t wait for the Note 2! I’d take one even with the lower rumored specs just to get that large display. I also hope it comes to Sprint since they dropped the ball on getting the Note. I really don’t understand why everyone is waiting for the iphone 5 to come out since it already has, it’s called the 4s. The next iphone to be released will be the 6th variant and it wouldn’t surprise me if they simply called it “the new iphone” like they did with the ipad 3.

  5. I would not buy another IT product from those controlling yanks, ( I had an ipad 1, sold it on Ebay after 3 months), I’m sticking with the Note. I might get the new one depending on whats inside.

  6. When my Galaxy Note burns out, I will definetly upgrade to a Note 2. I am sold on the bigger screen and android. Haven’t had my Note long enough though to justify upgradinng at launch, it will prob be 6 months down the track after hopefully some price drops.

  7. Yea totaly agree that although it took a week with no 1. Im convinced to upgrade from 4s to note 2 based on ip5 prototype. Loyal iphone customer since iphone 1 no more. Size matters

  8. To clarify on your statement ,the US version should be dual core. The reason is compatibility with LTE. The European version will be quad because they
    do not use LTE.

  9. i WAS thinking about switching to AT&T just so i could get that note so now im going to wait hopefully this note2 is for verizon… then i wont have to switch…

  10. Yes thank you for that…I was talking about the intl version for quad core, the US should get the dual core snapdragon s4 like you said, unless the quad core s4 is ready for consumer use since it is also LTE compatible. The Exynos 5250 is still some time away from being released to the public.

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