Samsung is set to unveil the follow-up model of its popular Galaxy Note smartphone on August 29, about two weeks ahead of a possible debut of Apple's new iPhone
BERLIN, Germany -- Samsung Electronics is set to unveil the sequel to its popular Galaxy Note smartphone on August 29, just ahead of the opening of Europe's biggest consumer trade fair IFA in Berlin.
Samsung, which has overtaken Apple to become the world's largest smartphone maker, is timing the Galaxy Note 2 release about two weeks ahead of a possible debut of Apple's new flagship smartphone, the iPhone 5.
"We plan to unveil the next Galaxy Note at the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event in Berlin on August 29," an unnamed Samsung spokesperson told Reuters
According to industry sources, the new Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is likely to feature an "unbreakable" 5.5-inch high-resolution display - slightly larger than that of the predecessor model.
It is also set to sport a faster 1.6 GHZ quad-core processor and a higher-resolution camera.
Samsung is estimated to have increased smartphone shipments to 50.5 million in the April to June quarter of this year, nearly double the 26 million iPhones sold.
The South-Korean firm is currently involved in a full-blown patent battle with rival Apple in U.S. courts triggered by Apple's lawsuit last year claiming that Samsung slavishly copied Apple's smartphones and tablets. Samsung has countersued.
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