Samsung's "Next Big Thing" to be revealed in the Big Apple on October 24th

Samsung's "Next Big Thing" to be revealed in the Big Apple on October 24th
"The Next Big Thing" is going to be revealed in the Big Apple on October 24th according to an invitation to the event from Samsung. Judging from the stylus on the invite, we'd say to expect an actual event on U.S. soil for the Samsung GALAXY Note II. The son of phablet, and it's 5.5 inch display, was announced in Berlin on August 29th just prior to the IFA show. With the Apple iPhone 5 grabbing all of the media's attention at the moment in the U.S. (and not all of it for positive reasons), the Korean manufacturer hopes to bump its rival off the front pages with the Samsung GALAXY Note II.

With the event scheduled for October 24th, this probably puts the kibosh on that rumored October 21st launch of the Samsung GALAXY Note II via AT&T. However, that doesn't mean that we won't see an October launch of the device and in any event, it should certainly be available for the all-important holiday shopping season.

While the original Samsung GALAXY Note resembled the Samsung Galaxy S II, the sequel looks strikingly like a huge Samsung Galaxy S III, with the added S Pen functionality. And on October 24th, we should find out when to expect the device to be available for those in the states who have been patiently waiting for it. Even though no shipping date was listed, U.S. Cellular has already had a pre-order page up for some time now, with a price of $299.99 with a signed two-year pact. Besides U.S. Cellular, all four major U.S. carriers will be offering the device. Samsung expects to sell 20 million units of the Samsung GALAXY Note II over the next year.

source: SlashGear

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GALAXY Note II
  • Display 5.5 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.9 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4 Quad
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh
  • OS Android 4.4.2
    Samsung TouchWiz UI

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