Samsung Planning October Launch For Galaxy Note II, Expects Sales To Top 20 Million

Samsung's first attempt at combining a smartphone with a tablet, sometimes referred to as a "phablet" was a huge success. Samsung has sold more than 10 million first-generation Galaxy Note devices, and the company is already looking ahead to the second-generation Galaxy Note II.

In fact, Samsung mobile boss JK Shin is expecting the Galaxy Note II to be even more popular than its older brother: "Sales may grow more than two-fold (compared with the previous model)." Although there have been rumors to suggest Samsung was considering moving the release date of the Galaxy Note II up to beat the iPhone 5 launch in South Korea, Shin indicated the Galaxy Note II will launch sometime in October.

Samsung has already confirmed plans to offer the Galaxy Note II through five major carriers in the U.S. The US versions of this phablet are expected to offer a 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor, 4G LTE connectivity, and a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED HD display.