Samsung's follow up to its plus-sized Note smartphone is set to be unveiled just two weeks before the rumoured arrival of Apple's new iPhone, according to widespread reports.
Samsung Electronics is set to take the wraps off a sequel to its popular Galaxy Note smartphone at the German IFA trade fair on 29 August, about two weeks before the possible debut of Apple's new iPhone.
No official details are currently known about the device, but if it follows the example set by its predecessor it's likely it will feature top-end components and specifications, likely retailing in the £500-plus price bracket.
The original Note is one of a select few smartphone to break past the 5in screen mark, packing a massive 5.3in display that featured its own bespoke S-Pen stylus.
The Note tended to polarise opinion, with some users loving its large screen size, while others were left bemused. Nevertheless, there appear to have been enough buyers falling in to the former category for Samsung to press ahead with new models.
The Galaxy Note 2's unveiling comes just two weeks before the speculated arrival of Apple's new iPhone. Though official information remains vague numerous technology site have claimed "unnamed sources" have confirmed the new iPhone for a September unveiling.
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