Earlier today it was reported that Samsung is expecting record profits for Q2 2012. It should be noted that Samsung clinched the title of the world’s biggest smartphone vendor from Apple in Q1 2012, in which the company posted record profits. The Korean manufacturer is going strong, despite being heavily litigated against by Apple. A new report today claims that Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will be announced in August. This latest version of the Note will feature Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, a 12 megapixel camera, a 5.5 inch touchscreen display and a lot more.
Samsung advertises the Galaxy Note in a unique way. This device is too big to be deemed a smartphone and too small to be called a tablet. Many media outlets have called the Note a phablet, which is neither a smartphone nor a tablet. Nevertheless, this particular device has done well in the market so there’s no reason for Samsung to discontinue it. Samsung is reportedly going to unveil it’s successor at the IFA 2012 consumer electronics show taking place in Berlin, Germany.
There is no official word on the specifications of Galaxy Note 2 right now, but it is believed that this device will tout a quad-core processor coupled with at least 1GB of RAM, if not more. The display is going to be of 5.5 inches, a not so significant increase over the existing 5.3 inch display. A 12 or 13 megapixel camera is expected, though multiple sources confirm that Samsung will settle for a 12 megapixel one. The exact specifications of the processor have not been determined as yet.
The feather in Samsung’s cap definitely are the Galaxy S and the Galaxy S II. Both of these devices have garnered combined sales of over 50 million units worldwide. Recently Samsung Galaxy S III was released, which is turning out to be a phenomenal hit with consumers all around the world. Channel sales of Galaxy Note are estimated to be around 7 million, not too shabby for a device that is neither a tablet nor a smartphone. By the end of this year, the Korean manufacturer is hoping to sell 10 million Galaxy Note devices across the globe.
Regardless of the fact that this device is unorthodox as compared to other devices in the market, a new version could definitely see a increase in sales provided that it excels in functionality and build quality. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as default operating system is also going to be a huge selling point. No information on pricing just yet. August is not far off though, in a few weeks the cloud of mystery surrounding Galaxy Note 2 will finally be lifted in Berlin.