Samsung Galaxy Note 2 could be 'surprise' coming 15 August

Samsung has notified US press that it will make a 'major announcement' on 15 August. Will it be the Samsung Galaxy Note 2?

Stand by for a new Samsung Galaxy... something. Samsung has notified US press that it will make a 'major announcement' on 15 August. Will it be the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 , or something else?

A follow-up to the popular Samsung Galaxy Note tablet is hotly anticipated. A new version of the 5-inch oversized phone / mini-tablet / 'phablet' is expected to have a bigger screen, and could be powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Come to think of it, if Samsung were to announce dates for all Samsung Galaxy devices that would be pretty cool. 

Another possibility is a new Galaxy Tab tablet. As long as the new device doesn't incorporate any of the technology disputed by Apple in the patent war currently raging between the two companies in courtrooms around the world, that is.

Of course, it could also be something hellaciously dull, like a new app or cloud service or partnership deal or something. 

The Note was expected to be unveiled at the end of August at IFA, the annual technology blow-out wherein manufacturers descend on Berlin to unveil their wares for the rest of the year. CNET will be there in force, bringing you up-to-the-minute news, previews and videos of all the coolest new kit.

Whatever the folks at Samsung reveal, they'll no doubt have their fingers crossed for another smash hit like the Note or the Samsung Galaxy S3. The S3 has already sold 10 million phones in just a few weeks on sale. Hey, maybe the announcement will be those new colours for the S3 we've been promised!

What should Samsung launch in a couple of weeks? What's missing from the Galaxy lineup? Tell me your thoughts in the comments or on our Facebook page.

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Rich Trenholm is a senior editor at CNET where he covers everything from phones to bionic implants. Based in London since 2007, he has travelled the world seeking out the latest and best consumer technology for your enjoyment.


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