Looks like Samsung is really pressing ahead to get the update to the Note (the imaginatively titled, Note II, we presume) out the door ASAP. Or at least before the iPhone 5.
Recently, Martin was pondering September - now that's been kind of revised by Korea's DDaily as the end of August. In fact, it reckons that Samsung is planning to hold an event at IFA in Berlin to show off the successor to what has, just in the space of around eight months, been an incredibly successful launch.
It also offers some validation to reports last week from MK Business News that Samsung was, indeed, heading for an August reveal.
And it all means that the phone/tablet/hybrid could realistically launch in September as we predicted. Especially if you take the Galaxy S III model where the handset was announced and then released approximately three weeks later.
As for what we'll see, that's anybody's guess but that also hasn't stopped the rumour mill from gaining traction as it does. For example, it's pretty likely it'll look like an enlarged Galaxy SIII and come in both white and pebble blue - in the same way the original Note reflected the lineage of the Galaxy S II.
Plus, a 5.5-inch screen, quad-core Exynos processor and camera that could be anything up to 12MP. Pouring scorn on our recent piece though, the Note won't (apparently) come with an unbreakable screen.
As for the OS, the article reckons we'll see Android Jelly Bean which isn't out of the realms of possibility. Hopefully, Android 4.1 will already be an old friend by then, having been bestowed upon Galaxy S III (and maybe S II) owners.
Maybe. Just maybe.
Via Sammy Hub