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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Release Date Tipped for October



The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 release date looks like it will coincide with the iPhone 5 release date this fall, pitting one of the largest smartphones against one of the most popular smartphones.

The latest Galaxy Note 2 release date rumor comes from T3, which reports an early OCtober launch.

Samsung just launched the Galaxy S III on all major U.S. carriers and it will waste no time delivering the Galaxy Note 2, capitalizing on the 7-million Galaxy Notes shipped and consumer interest in a phone with a large display.

Read: Why I Bought the Galaxy Note

Rumors say the Galaxy Note 2 will have a 5.5-inch display with a massive 1680 x 1050 resolution, though more recent rumors suggest that Samsung will choose to use a flexible display, like the one shown below, in the Galaxy Note 2.

Samsung Galaxy Note Specs

We expect that the Samsung Galaxy note 2 will use a dual-core 1.7 GHz or higher Exynos CPU with 1.5GB of RAM and 4G LTE connectivity for U.S. models. The Galaxy Note 2 will certainly include special software that uses the S-Pen and includes some of the software features from the new Galaxy S III.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Release Pegged for October

We expect that Samsung will use the upcoming Android JellyBean release on the upcoming Galaxy Note 2. Google will announce the new version of Android at Google I/O in late June.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Release Date

The newest rumors suggest that Samsung will release the Galaxy Note 2 in early October, pitting it against the upcoming iPhone 5 at launch.

Read: Samsung Galaxy Note Review

The iPhone 5 release date looks good for September or October. The two phones are drastically different in size, but if Apple releases a taller iPhone it may offer more competition for users who are just looking for a bigger display.

The Galaxy Note includes the S-Pen, an accessory that delivers handwriting and other functions to the phone, a feature which Apple cannot match with the iPhone 4S, and no iPhone 5 rumors point towards the same type of stylus functionality offered by the Note.

Which phone looks best so far, the Galaxy Note 2 or the iPhone 5?



  1. Tiovy

    06/21/2012 at 2:36 pm

    Have been waiting for a bigger display for smartphone. The bigger the better. Hope Samsung Galaxy Note II will be bigger than the first.

  2. luvuyo

    06/25/2012 at 3:01 am

    Apple will have to do something special with the ‘iPhone 5’ because Samsung Galaxy SIII is bloody good… so the iPhone 5 will have face the Galaxy SIII and the Galaxy Note.(BTW the Note on its own is a masterpiece)

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