Samsung has revealed the successor to the Galaxy Note at the unpacking event in Berlin.  There have been quite a bit of press hype leading up to the official unveiling, but Samsung has officially confirmed that the Galaxy Note 2 will be released worldwide in October.

[UPDATE] Hands-on video from Samsung!

Samsung has revealed the successor to the Galaxy Note at the unpacking event in Berlin.  There have been quite a bit of press hype leading up to the official unveiling, but Samsung has officially confirmed that the Galaxy Note 2 will be released worldwide in October.

Contrary to the previously rumored 5.7-8’’ screen upgrade, the Galaxy Note 2 will come with a screen size that’s only slightly larger than the first-gen Note.  A 5.55’’ Super AMOLED (16:9) display will grace the Note 2, which, in its own rights, is already an impressive upgrade compared to the 5.3’’ of the original Note.

Under the hood will be a 1.6GHz Exynos quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM to power Google’s latest Android Jelly Bean OS.  An 8MP camera sits at the rear and a 2MP front camera round up picture and video recording needs.

A 3,300mAh battery will provide an ample amount of fuel to power the tablet-esque size and specs of the Note 2.  Despite the beefy specs, the device weigh in at just 180g and measures 80.5×151.1×9.4mm.  People will be able to choose from marble white or titanium grey at launch, both of which also has 16/32/64GB options.

Samsung recently took at huge blow in court because of patent infringements accusation from Apple.  The monetary loss suffered is small for the pride of South Korean consumer electronics, but Apple’s victory in court may have long lasting impacts on Samsung’s presence in the United States.  That said, the prospects of upcoming and current Samsung products in the U.S. remain uncertain.