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Samsung plans larger Galaxy Note 2 for October release

Samsung Galaxy Note

Samsung is planning to launch a larger version of its Galaxy Note smartphone in October to go up against the iPhone 5.

The Galaxy Note 2 would have an even larger screen than the 5.3in display on the current Galaxy Note (pictured above next to the S2) and could even use flexible screen technology according to reports in Korea.

Originally planned to go on sale at the end of the year, press reports in Korea say that Samsung will bring the Galaxy Note 2 release forward to coincide with the expected launch of the iPhone 5.

The Galaxy Note 2 would borrow technology from the recently released Galaxy S3 smartphone but sport a noticeably larger screen.

A slimmer display, quad-core processor and longer battery are all expected to feature on a Galaxy Note 2 handset, which would use Android Jelly Bean, the successor to the current Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.

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Joe Cox
Joe Cox

Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung, reported from CES, the Bristol Show and Munich High End for many years, and provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys playing records and cycling (not at the same time).