Samsung Video Teases Galaxy Note 2 Ahead of August 29 Unveiling

Despite some concerns about its massive size, high demand for the original 5.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Note proved that bigger can indeed be better in the smartphone realm — so much so, in fact, that Samsung is expected to introduce a new, improved and possibly even larger Galaxy Note 2 at the IFA exhibition in Berlin on August 29th.

Although it never mentions the Galaxy Note 2 by name, the company released a slick teaser video last night that highlights the artistic potential unlocked by the phone’s S Pen stylus, with director Wim Wenders marveling at “all the things you can do in the blink of an eye on such a small and light thing.” It’s an interesting 38 seconds to be sure, but the whimsical video doesn’t dive into hard details about the phone.¬† While Samsung has kept mum about Galaxy Note 2 specs, rumors of the phablet’s alleged build have hit the web.

The reports say the Galaxy Note 2 will have a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with an HD resolution, similar to the first Galaxy Note. The phone is expected to get a big boost under the hood with an upgrade to a quad-core Samsung Exynos processor similar to the one found in the Samsung Galaxy S III, paired with an ARM Mail-400 GPU; the original Galaxy Note had a 1.5-GHz dual-core processor. Picture fans rejoice: the well-performing 8MP camera found in the original Galaxy Note is said to be receiving an upgrade, too.

The rest of the build is rumored to largely follow the Galaxy S III’s lead, with 4G LTE, 2GB of RAM, and a bevy of improved Samsung software, including the various S Pen apps. The design of the device is also expected to somewhat mirror the Galaxy S III, and the Galaxy Note 2 could be lighter than the original Galaxy Note. It’s unknown if the phone will run Android ICS or Jelly Bean.

Samsung has been saying we should expect¬† “Something big” on September 1st. With the large-screened Galaxy Note 2 being announced on August 29th, could that “Something big” be the availability of the new phone? We’ll know before long.