Samsung invited the media to an event in New York scheduled on October 24. The company wrote, “The next big thing is here”, but did not provide further details on the upcoming event.
The press believes that the next big thing referred to in the invitation, is the launching of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, the smartphone-tablet hybrid, equipped with a 5.5-inch AMOLED display.
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We previously reported that the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, also known as the “phablet” would be available in the market before the holiday season. The device will be powered by Android’s 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, with an Exynos 1.6 quad-core processor optimized for LTE. The smartphone comes with 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of on board file storage. It has the capability to support 64GB additional RAM memory, with a micro SD card.
The most interesting feature of the mobile device is the S Pen, which allows users to write and draw on the phablet easily. The S Pen on the Galaxy Note 2 was ergonomically redesigned for a more precise use, with the ability to sense 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity, 4x more sensitive than the original stylus pen.
The U.S. carriers for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 include AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), Verizon Communications (NYSE:V), T-Mobile, and Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE:S).
Samsung Electronics launched the Galaxy Note 2 in South Korea on Wednesday. The price of the 32 GB and 64 GB smartphones in the country were 1,090,000 won (US$970), and 1,150,000 won ($1,026) respectively. The Galaxy Note 2 is the most expensive smartphone in Korea.
The company previously announced that it would release the product internationally, within 128 countries, via 260 carriers over the next month. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is also expected to be released in the UK by the end of October.
Last month, the company revealed the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, along with the Windows Phone 8 mobile devices, during the IFA Consumer Electronics Show in Berlin, Germany.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is the newer version of the Galaxy Note, with a 5.3-inch display. The Galaxy Note received positive feedback from consumers and technology reviewers. The company sold more than 12 million Galaxy Note devices since its launching in February.
Samsung Electronics’ sales objective for the Galaxy Note 2 is to triple the sales record of the Galaxy Note during the first quarter of its launching.