We are just few hours away from Samsung's press event at IFA 2012 where the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is set to be unveiled. There has been a lot of rumour and speculation surrounding the launch and so we've rounded-up the main features we're looking forward to seeing on the extrmely large smartphone.
One of the main reasons that so much attention has been given to the launch of the Galaxy Note 2 is the relatively big success and popularity of the current Galaxy Note. According to a report by The Korean Times, Samsung has reportedly sold about seven million Galaxy Notes, despite some scepticism withi the industry when the Note first launched.
Here's what we expect to see in Berlin tomorrow:
A smartphone with a bigger display has its own pros and cons. A bigger display is always good for browsing and playing games but at the same time it consumes a lot of power. The current Galaxy Note is the company's first device to feature a large display at 5.3in with pen input technology.
Following the popularity of the original, the Galaxy Note 2 is expected to launch with an even bigger display. The rumours so far indicate the Note 2 will feature a 5.5in Super AMOLED screen.
Latest Software Version
Announced at the Google I/O developers' conference at the end of June, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) promises significant improvement over its predecessor. According to the specifications leaked by Seoul Newspaper, the Galaxy Note 2 is expected to run on Android 4.1.1.
The original Note was launched with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and recently Samsung released an Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update for the device.
Powerful Processor and Huge RAM
The Note 2 is expected to pack a powerful processor in order to deliver faster performance. Samsung a few days ago announced the details of Exynos 5 dual-core processor which was once rumoured to be power for Note 2.
Meanwhile Qualcomm introduced its Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 quad-core processor which LG is using for its latest Optimus G smartphone. The latest rumours suggest the Note 2 will be powered by the Exynos 4 quad-core processor which runs with a clock speed of 1.4GHz. This is the same processor being used in some of Samsung's flagship smartphone, Galaxy S3.
In addition the Note 2 is expected to come 2GB RAM.
Higher Resolution Camera
The Note 2 was rumoured to sport a higher resolution rear-camera of 12 megapixel. The original Note features an eight megapixel camera, as does the Galaxy S3. According to a leak, the Note 2 is now set to come come with an eight megapixel camera.
With 4G networks coming to the UK soon, it would have been interesting to see next generation Galaxy Note supporting 4G. Rumours suggests that the Note will come in both 3G and 4G LTE versions.
The current Note offers storage space options of 16GB/32GB with support for a microSD card. Samsung may launch a version of the Note 2 with 64GB, as well as keeping the microSD card support for additional space.