Samsung might be locked into a long protracted courtroom battle with Apple, but it is not showing any signs of slowing down. According to Reuters, Samsung will be launching Galaxy Note 2 at a event in Berlin on August 29.
Samsung’s recent Galaxy SIII phone has been a big success and as a phone, has received good reviews. So expectations from Galaxy Note 2 will be high.
Expected Specs for Galaxy Note 2
Here is a list of some expected specs for Galaxy Note 2.
DISPLAY: 5.5 Inches Screen, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with support for multi-touch.
CAMERA: The device is expected to have two cameras. The primary camera should be 13MP with autofocus and LED Flash.
OPERTATING SYSTEM: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
HARDWARE: The unique part of this phone is its support for stylus. It should have a Quadcore processor.
MEMORY: The phone is expected to come in two versions of internal memory which are 16/32 GB. It should also have 1.5 GB RAM.
I have always felt that Galaxy Note is the sort of device which could not decide on weather it wanted to be a tablet or a phone. But then the people buying these phones are also undecided about wanting a fancy smartphone or a tablet. Galaxy Note 2 will find it difficult to escape comparisons with iPhone 5, which is expected to be launched in September.
What are your expectations from Samsung Galaxy Note2? Do drop in your comments.
Related: Why you should and should not buy Galaxy Note?
As I wrote in a previous post, Samsung was not going to release Galaxy Nexus in India. The reason was probably they were coming out with a new phone. Samsung has finally unveiled Galaxy S III phones in London at Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2012.
With Samsung being locked into to and fro patent lawsuits with Apple, it had to come out with a new really good phone that could compete well with iPhone 4s and iPhone 5 is released later this year.
Samsung Galaxy SIII Specs and Features
- The phone will have a very powerful 1.4 GHz quad core processor and 1 GB RAM.
- It will also come with 4.7 inch HD display screen and the camera will be 8 megapixel capable of recording at 1080p HD.
- The most interesting and unique feature seems to be how Galaxy S III front facing camera will be able to sense if the user is looking at the screen or not keeping the back-lit screen on automatically.
- The phone will be running on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and supports NFC for mobile payments.
- It also has something called S- voice which probably seems a lot similar to iPhone’s Siri.
I think the next few months will be interesting for Samsung as it settles patent cases with Apple and surges ahead with Galaxy SIII. This year might see Nokia and others released Windows 8 phones too and maybe a Google released a powerful Android phone from its newly acquired Motorola.
Would you buy Galaxy S III? Do drop in your comments.
Link: Samsung Mobile Press
When Google introduced the Galaxy Nexus which was the first phone with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), most experts thought that it would be only a matter of time before it was released in India. Google even showed a landing page for registering for the Galaxy Nexus for India.
Samsung India has decided that they are not going to release Galaxy Nexus in India at all. They did not announce this through any official announcement but while replying to a tweet by Amit Wagh.
I am quite surprised by this latest announcement by Samsung, as the Galaxy range does have a decent fan base in India. At the moment Samsung is not winning many fans in India, especially the ones who wanted a phone running on Andriod 4.0 (ICS). Also a lot of existing Samsung models have not been updated to Android 4.0.
Samsung Galaxy S III around the corner?
Samsung will in all probability announce a new phone in London at the Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2012 event. The new phone in all probability will be Galaxy S III and that is probably the reason they are not going to split the buying public by introducing Galaxy Nexus in India.
What are your views on Samsung India’s decision not to released Galaxy Nexus in India? Do drop in your comments.