The Galaxy Note 2 will officially launch at IFA 2012 on August 29. Maybe

The Galaxy Note 2 will officially launch at IFA 2012 on August 29. MaybeConsidering we already had the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 pencilled in for an end-August launch all of three weeks ago, you'd think news that the follow-up Android phablet will in fact appear a day earlier than we thought would be fairly simple stuff.

But no. Official word of the Note 2's August 29 reveal surfaced last night, only to be retracted by Samsung again today – then thanks to some crossed lines of our own we utterly failed to say a word on the subject until now.

Bad day in the office all round then, but we won't lose too much sleep about our own screw-up considering Samsung has made a much bigger pig's ear of the whole thing than us, and makes way more money than we do. Trust me.

Anyway, here's the deal. The big German tech-fest IFA is rolling up in Berlin at the end of the month, and Samsung Mobile has announced one of its official Unpacked events for the 29th.

Given the previous rumours of an end-of-month reveal for the Galaxy Note 2 at precisely that kind of event, it wasn't too difficult to reach the obvious conclusion – even ignoring the stylus plastered slap-bang in the middle of the Unpacked graphic.

With that in mind, a Samsung spokesperson appeared simply to be confirming the obvious when he told Reuters that yes, it was indeed the Galaxy Note 2 that would be breaking cover.

But now it seems the company has backtracked to a position of stubbornly refusing to confirm anything at all, telling AllThingsD that “we cannot disclose information on what will be unveiled” at the event.

Sounds like a bit of a mess, and while our first instinct is just to ignore the confusion and call it confirmed anyway, there is one major reason not to: Samsung already has a "major" event lined up for August 15, and plenty of people are suggesting that in fact that is the Galaxy Note 2's big day in the spotlight.

About the only thing we do know for certain is that rumours that the over-eager spokesperson who spoke to Reuters has vanished in suspicious circumstances are... well... entirely made up.

So there you have it. Samsung may or may not launch the 5.5in Galaxy Note 2 at IFA 2012 in Berlin on August 29, largely depending on whether it actually launches it two weeks before that. No wonder we're confused.

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matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 3, 2012 at 20:49

Note 10.1 on the 15th
Note 2 on the 29th.

There we go, sorted.

Treab  Aug. 3, 2012 at 20:54

galaxy s4 on the 21st....

AhmadCentral  Aug. 3, 2012 at 21:39

'Galaxy Cookie Crumble Bites' to be announced on the 25th....

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 3, 2012 at 22:06

'Galaxy Cookie Crumble Bites' to be announced on the 25th....
Nom...

AhmadCentral  Aug. 3, 2012 at 22:23

I met a samsung rep last week who sounded 100% sure that the Note 2 would be out in October. Not sure if he was following rumours or actually knew?

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 3, 2012 at 22:31

I met a samsung rep last week who sounded 100% sure that the Note 2 would be out in October. Not sure if he was following rumours or actually knew?
That depends how much he gets paid, really :p.

Treab  Aug. 3, 2012 at 22:31

I met a samsung rep last week who sounded 100% sure that the Note 2 would be out in October. Not sure if he was following rumours or actually knew?
That depends how much he gets paid, really :p.


well it was me ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 3, 2012 at 22:36

I met a samsung rep last week who sounded 100% sure that the Note 2 would be out in October. Not sure if he was following rumours or actually knew?
That depends how much he gets paid, really :p.


well it was me ;)

So it was utter BS, then ;)?

Treab  Aug. 3, 2012 at 22:42

I met a samsung rep last week who sounded 100% sure that the Note 2 would be out in October. Not sure if he was following rumours or actually knew?
That depends how much he gets paid, really :p.


well it was me ;)

So it was utter BS, then ;)?


how dare you... i might have direct access for all you know...

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 3, 2012 at 22:48

I met a samsung rep last week who sounded 100% sure that the Note 2 would be out in October. Not sure if he was following rumours or actually knew?
That depends how much he gets paid, really :p.


well it was me ;)

So it was utter BS, then ;)?


how dare you... i might have direct access for all you know...

If you had high enough clearance in a company the size of Samsung to be privy to knowledge such as the launch date of the Note 2, you wouldn't be worrying about not being able to afford £25 per year for Xbox Live Gold :p.

Treab  Aug. 3, 2012 at 22:52

I met a samsung rep last week who sounded 100% sure that the Note 2 would be out in October. Not sure if he was following rumours or actually knew?
That depends how much he gets paid, really :p.


well it was me ;)

So it was utter BS, then ;)?


how dare you... i might have direct access for all you know...

If you had high enough clearance in a company the size of Samsung to be privy to knowledge such as the launch date of the Note 2, you wouldn't be worrying about not being able to afford £25 per year for Xbox Live Gold :p.


who says anything about clearance... have you not heard of anonymous...

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