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Samsung Sending Out Invitations for IFA 2012 – On August 29, Magic is Going Down

Invitations for this year’s IFA Unpacked Event by Samsung are rolling out to members of the press and tech community. The event takes place on August 29 at the Tempordrom in the city of Berlin, Germany. The web is abuzz with what we can expect from Samsung this year and fingers, or should I say magic wand, is pointing to a Galaxy Note 2. Rumored specs on the device so far suggest that it contains the new quad-core Exynos processor clocked at 1.6GHz, 4G LTE connectivity, and sports a 5.5″ display at 720p. 

As we get closer to August 29, we can hope to hear more official details of what we can expect from Sammy. As for what we hope to see, I wouldn’t mind catching a glimpse of the 11.8″ tablet with the specs that were released in court showing a resolution of 2560 x 1600 at 256ppi.

What would you like to see from Samsung this year?

Via: SamMobile

  • Master O’Disaster

    “What would you like to see from Samsung this year?”

    Less time in the court room, more time in the design room.

  • ThatsHowISeeIt

    Verizon, don’t screw this one up!

  • KNG60FT


  • jer85008

    Count me in for the “Note 2 on Verizon” campaign. I don’t care how big it is, my usage: 95% data / 5% calls. Time to pass the Rezound on to my wife….

    • Yeah we need to get this campaign rolling

  • ddevito

    The Galaxy Note 2 won’t be a big as the next iPhone

  • dwm

    I’m sure Apple’s patent lawyers will be there with patent applications being filled out during the presentations.

  • Dominick_7

    Can’t wait to hear about the Galaxy Note 2! Hopefully coming out for Verizon as well.

  • Michael_NM

    “Magic is going down.” +1000 for the double entendre.

  • unlocked bootloaders…aside from that I could care less if their next device looked (and smelled like) a squid.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    It’s going DOWN! . . . Basement!

  • paladaxar

    Dear Samsung: Please, please don’t start calling your products “magical”

    We know another company that does that and it doesn’t sit well with any of us.

    • DroidDoesnt_2

      They can’t help it….they are true to their Apple-wannabe nature 🙂

  • jak_341

    GNex 2! I would want a 2 GHz quad core, 2 or 3 GB RAM, 128GB internal, removable battery, and 1080p screen please.

    • Jim McClain

      and of course a 7000 mah battery

  • ddevito


    Touchwiz sucks.

    • Dominick_7

      So does your post. Touchwiz doesn’t seem that bad, it’s especially nice on the Note.

    • Jed Dignazio

      What does it matter if you like Touchwiz or not, its not like you have to use it. With all of the launchers out there that is the least of my concern.

  • zepfloyd

    There’s no way I could take myself seriously holding a 5.5in phone to my ear for phone calls. And no, I don’t walk around with blinking blue lights in my ear.

    • Michael_NM

      Agreed, the Galaxy SIII is the perfect size. Especially, when there’s a tablet nearby for those “big screen” moments.

  • Anakin2Solo

    How about a fix for the Glaxy Nexus Mic drop issue. Seriously.

    • ddevito

      Swap your phone out for one with hardware Revision .10. The early ones are .09 and had all those issues.

      • Jim McClain

        when did the 10’s come out?

        • ddevito

          Late December – I believe they were also made in another country altogether

      • Jim McClain

        where on the phone do you find that listed?

        • ddevito

          Settings – About Phone – Baseband Version I515.10

          • Jim McClain

            crap, mine is a 10 and it still does it, that guy might be right about the at&t and sprint calls, my wife has a blackbery on sprint and the mic cuts out when talking with her a lot, and dont give me hell about the crackberry, her company gives it to her and pays the bill, ive sent the last 4 back for that and signal issues, this one holds signal great,only problem is the mic

          • Tyler Chappell

            I thought that was related to the sticker underneath the battery, whats that revision number for? I think the one on my dad’s Verizon GNex that he got in January is like 11.12, I’ll have to double check.

    • Jim McClain

      was talking with a guy that like us, have the mic problem, he said it only seem to cut off when talking to an att or sprint phone,,, he might be right, all 8 of mine have had it

      • Anakin2Solo

        Happens to me ALL the time. I have called Verizon lines, Pure Talk (ATT) and home hard lines. Even FIOS does it. It has nothing to do with who I call. It is the phone. I spoke to a knowledgable rep at Verizon last week who said Samsung knows it is their issue and is supposed to be working on a fix. When I talked to someone at Samsung a week earlier they said they know nothing about it and will treat mine as an isolated case. I pointed her to the thousands of Google results about it and she said they don’t pay attention to that sort ot thing. WHAT??

  • Droidzilla

    I would kill a man for that phone on Verizon. In cold blood.

    OK, not really; but I’d like that to happen in any case.

    Well, I’d at least consider it.

    • hkklife

      if the original Note formfactor could be modified to be just a tad narrower with comparable or better battery life and virtual buttons AND arrive on VZW in a timely fashion I would do anything to get my hands on that device.

      My biggest gripes on the SIII are the capacitive buttons, the slippery factor, and of course Touchwiz. A Note 2 would theoretically address 2 of those gripes.

      • Droidzilla

        And a root and ROM would address the third (even with a locked bootloader).

        • SubMatrix

          As well as the first. Capacitive buttons can be disabled and on screen buttons enabled.

          • Droidzilla


    • I couldn’t wait any longer. I got an ATT note and switched to T-Mobile (XDA has a flashable zip that enables HSPA+ on it.) and goodness. If this phone were on Verizon, it would be absolutely unstoppable. It really is an amazing phone. I think the only flaw is the battery life especially on ICS. I had to roll back to Gingerbread because of that. I hope this next one gets a bigger screen but keeps the same device size. Any bigger and it may be a problem…

    • michael arazan

      The note 2 looks like a really nice phone, guess that means verizon is going to pass on it. I just saw a commercial for the first time by Verizon selling the galaxy nexus on aug 2nd, and it said the phone was under 100, i thought i heard 49.99. I was shocked just seeing a tv ad by verizon for the gnex. Guess the white verizon Gnex is never coming, and you still can’t buy a SG3 dev phone yet either.