When the very first bits of information regarding the original Samsung Galaxy Note have surfaced on the blogosphere, there was a mixed reaction from smartphone enthusiasts, but the majority was sharing the opinion that the device is rather ridiculous and most people were certain that the “phablet” will fail simply because of its size. Here we are now, after 10 months since the successful Galaxy Note was first launched, talking about its successor, the Note 2.
We’ve heard quite a few rumors about the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, some of which indicate that the device will sport a beefed up Exynos Quad-Core CPU, others indicating that the handset will be officially unveiled by the end of August. All these rumors are still standing and not much has changed, except for the fact that new information about what the device might offer continues to surface.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Flexible AMOLED Screens
Many months have passed since we first had the chance to see Samsung’s flexible AMOLED displays in action but despite the fact that these displays have been demoed more than a year ago, not one Samsung device ended up boasting this type of technology. Nevertheless, if the latest reports turn out to be correct, things will change once the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will hit the scene.
According to Korea IT Times, the Note 2 will benefit from this flexible-display technology and not only that, but it will also sport Samsung’s new Unbreakable Plane (UPB) technology which will free up extra space in the device, giving the manufacturer the opportunity to fit a larger battery.
Other rumors also indicate that newer RGB AMOLED displays are in the works, boasting a pixel density of 350 ppi. We don’t really know if these two bits of information are connected, but a flexible 350 ppi display sounds like a match made in heaven.
Obviously, the idea of fitting a flexible display on a smartphone doesn’t mean we’ll be able to bend our device whenever we so desire. Perhaps it will add an extra layer of resilience, but most importantly, it will give the manufacturer the chance of building a phone with a curved display.
In other words, now that we suspect that the Note 2 will benefit from such technologies we’re very, very interested in learning what form factor it will adopt, and how curved the display will actually be in the final product.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Release Date
So, the biggest question now is, when we’ll be able to see the Note 2 for ourselves and when will these rumors be confirmed / unconfirmed?
According to Korea IT Times the Note 2 will be unveiled at IFA in Berlin, on August 29. As for the actual release date, taking in consideration the fact that the Samsung Galaxy S3 was launched roughly one month after the device was unveiled in London, we can speculate that the release of the Note 2 might follow the same pattern so the phablet might hit the market in the late-September / early-October timeslot. Are you excited about the Note 2 and does a flexible-display make you want this handset more than before? Let us know.
Thanks Android Central for the heads-up regarding the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and the new technologies it might boast.