Rumors circulating around is that a sequel to the Korean smartphone giant’s lovely phablet, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, is bound for unveiling this coming August at IFA 2012 in Berlin.
The revamped version of the phablet will be running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box and is said to feature a slightly bigger display — 5.5 inches to be exact, a 12-megapixel camera and most notably, the blazing fast quad-core Exynos 4212 SoC (System-on-a-chip) that Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S3 smartphone is currently bearing. There are also some speculations that the Note 2 will possess Sammy’s ‘YOUM’ panel, sounds weird but it’s basically just a branding for their upcoming flexible and ‘unbreakable’ AMOLED displays that’s set for debut on many of their mobile devices in the near future.
So why flexible? Well, one of the biggest culprits behind the cracking of a phone’s LCD/AMOLED panel is the substrate. Substrates are two sheets of very thin, polarized glass that sandwiches the electrodes and liquid crystals in an LCD display or an electroluminescent layer in an AMOLED panel. Currently, glass is the main material used for producing display panel substrates which explains why current LCD and AMOLED displays are very easy to break.
So the Galaxy Note 2 will be more durable than most phones? Probably display-wise. Thing is, these are just rumors so we can’t be so sure.
As for the rumored changes done on the Note 2’s body/chassis, it is said to possess a ‘narrower’ waistline according to ChristianPost which I highly doubt. Although, it may indeed improve the phone’s ergonomics since the Galaxy Note is a bit hard to hold with just one hand, I can’t stop wondering how a slimmer galaxy note with a larger screen will look like.
Either way, we’re just a couple of weeks away from August so it’s not gonna be such a long wait for the IFA event. I for one, am not excited about the Galaxy Note 2 co’z I just bought mine three months ago. Go figure.