The Galaxy Note 2 will apparently arrive with a 5.5-inch screen -- a fifth of an inch larger than the one found on the original Galaxy Note, which is itself an enormous handset.
Hybrids like the Galaxy Note, which are smaller than tablets but larger than typical smartphones, are what ABI Research calls "phablets." ABI predicts that more than 208 million phablets will ship globally in 2015.
The new device "is a Galaxy Note 2, and that says to me, OK, the first one did well enough to try again, and this has got me wondering," Michael Morgan, a senior analyst at ABI Research, told TechNewsWorld. "I'm starting to think that maybe Samsung's creating another form factor that will generate a different usage pattern. Today people are increasingly using their smartphones for non-voice communications."
Samsung's Galaxy Note "has been an innovative form factor with market positioning -- they embraced the "tweenerness" of the form factor," remarked Danielle Levitas, a group vice president at IDC.
Details about the date of the Note 2's release remain hazy. Some rumors speculate it will be unveiled in August and launched in October, while others contend the launch date has been moved up to September.
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