Galaxy Note II video builds hype

Posted by Mark Raby

The company that knows how to build hype is at it again.

Samsung hasn't officially announced a successor to its unique large-screen "tablet phone" ("phablet") known as the Galaxy Note.

But it has released a new teaser video that pretty much says that a new one it on the way.

The video just contains a lot of fluff and lofty marketing language, and while it doesn't call out a specific device, many are believing it is a nod to the Galaxy Note 2.

Whether or not you think it's cool, one thing that Samsung's Galaxy Note phone has sparked is that "how big is too big" discussion when it comes to smartphones.

The original Galaxy Note has a whopping 5.3-inch display, a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 16 GB of built-in memory, and a 1280x800 resolution.

In other words, its specs are on par with some of the entry-level tablets on the market. When it comes to display sizes, smartphones generally measure in at 4 to 4.5 inches, while tablets start at around 7 inches.

So the Galaxy Note falls in between the two categories but definitely still sides more with the phone group. Nevertheless, it is a highly interesting phone. The device packs a large 2500 mAh battery which should provide a sturdy battery life to power that bigger-than-usual display.

The new version of the Galaxy Note is expected to debut later this month.