The Apple iPhone 4S and the Samsung Galaxy S III are the current kings of the smartphone industry with lovers of iOS and Android both running out of superlatives to say about the two devices. Although the two companies find themselves in the unfortunate position of being locked in a court room in California attempting to come to some kind of resolution relating to their patent disputes, they can take some comfort in the fact that the rest of the big players in the industry have some serious catching up to do before they are on the same level.
With Apple looking likely to introduce the next-generation iPhone at a yet to be officially announced event next month, it would appear that all of the industry attention will be lavished directly onto the Cupertino company. Not wanting to be left out of the limelight, Samsung have their own Unpacked event coming to Berlin on August 29th as part of the IFA trade show that happens annually. We should all remember last years event when the Korean giants unveiled the rather monstrous Galaxy Note that brought a little bit of ridicule their way, not only because it was rather large but also due to the fact it came with a stylus.
Samsung haven’t really made any secret of the fact that they are planning to release the Galaxy Note 2. After all, the first device was actually extremely successful commercially so it makes perfect sense that new and improved model would be released to market for those consumers who clearly prefer something a little bigger with the inclusion of the rather nice looking Samsung S-Pen. Rumor has it that the Note 2 will begin its life in the same fashion as its baby brother and will be introduced to the world later this month in Berlin, something that a new video from the company seems to confirm, albeit secretly.
The video itself is a thirty-eight second that teaser for their Unpacked event and features a film director by the name of Wim Wenders as well as imagery that is obviously intended to conjure up inspirational thoughts in us all. Although the video doesn’t directly feature any hardware, it does have small glimpses of the infamous S-Pen being extracted from a device that we can only imagine is the Galaxy Note 2. Other than the inclusion of the writing and drawing implement we don’t know a great deal about what the Note 2 will bring us, but fortunately it is only just over a week until we find out.