This might be old news to some, but there are going to be two Samsung events this August, with much speculation that they are to be the launch events for the Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Note 2. Samsung Electronics America had sent out invites in the middle of July to unveil the “Next Galaxy” device, as seen in the press photo below:
All clues are pointing to the Galaxy Note 10.1 on this one, as it is Samsung Telecommunications America that usually handles phones, and not Samsung Electronics America. The Galaxy Note 10.1 was initially announced in February at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) with a prototype being demoed that ran on hardware that was mostly from the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. A lot of time has passed since then, and if the leaked unboxing photos and specs are to be believed, the international retail version of the Note 10.1 should be running on a quad core Exynos and have a built in slot for the
Another event is scheduled for August 29, which is a few days ahead of the IFA consumer trade fair and about 2 weeks ahead of what has been the rumored launch of the iPhone 5. While most scoffed at the original Galaxy Note when it first came out, it has gone on to sell 7 million units by the June 2012 mark, proving that there is indeed a market for a device that blurs the line between cellphones and tablets. Unlike the August 15 event, the one on the 29th has been confirmed by a Samsung rep to indeed be for the Galaxy Note 2, saying:
We plan to unveil the next Galaxy Note at the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event in Berlin on August 29.
There is a fair bit of speculation on what kind of specs the Galaxy Note 2 will be running, but based on the original Note and a few rumors, most are expecting the next Note phablet to sport a larger 5.5″ Super AMOLED or Super AMOLED Plus display and the same quad core Exynos CPU as is found on the S3 that has possibly been overclocked.