When Samsung announced an oversized stylus-friendly Android phone nigh on a year ago now, the reaction for the most part was either cautious curiosity, or complete bafflement.
Yet here we are a year later with news that a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is apparently in the pipelines. And after all the headlines about the original's ridiculous 5.3in screen size, it seems Samsung's planning to do the only decent thing: it's making it even bigger.
Or that's what we've been led to believe, anyway. Tech blog UbuntuLife seems pretty certain of its facts – namely that the Galaxy Note 2 will launch in October with a 5.5in screen and a Samsung 5250 Exynos (dual-core) processor, and that it'll take its design cues from the newly announced Galaxy S III. We're even given a rather fetching mock-up to salivate over.
The spec-ulation continues further with talk of a WSXGA+ resolution (that's 1680 x 1050), an improved 8MP camera and 1.5GB of RAM.
The only thing missing is even the slightest mention – in what is a pretty lengthy post – of just where any of this information actually comes from. Not a word. So we can't say how much is inside info and how much is guesswork built on a bit of common sense.
If we are talking more about the latter, then we'd rather stick with our own crystal ball-gazing Matt, who called a fair few of these details himself in speculating about a potential Galaxy Note 2 more than two weeks ago now. If you'd just done a quick mock-up we could have had us an exclusive, Matt...