The swords are drawn and the battleground is set. The battle for the Phablet market, is about to begin and the first phase will be at the end of next month between Samsung and LG. It appears that the battle will be between the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 mini tablet and the LG Optimus Vu mini tablet which has not been as successful in the market as it expected to be.
Although there will be other entrants in the market – particularly the iPad mini from Apple whose arrival date is not yet known. Optimus Vu dismal performance is partly attributed to the fact that it has not been that much publicized or released outside Korea and the dust raised by the all-powerful smartphones and high performance tablets released earlier this year.
It is no secret anymore that Samsung is working on a galaxy note 2 phablet – the company is expected to officially announce the tablet during the 2012 IFA to be held in Berlin Germany between August 31 and September 5. According to DDaily, a Korean newspaper, both LG and Samsung will unveil their phablets sometime before the international expo kicks off in separate events. LG is expected to be the first to make the announcement.
As for the Galaxy Note 2, the only thing that has been confirmed is that it will be shipping with a larger 5.5 inch display but every other detail is expected to remain the same. Rumors indicate that the Galaxy Note 2 will pack a quad core Exynos 4 Quad processor though other rumors say that the mini tablet will have an Exynos 5250 CPU.
The LG Optimus Vu 2 will too have the same screen size as its predecessor of 5 Inches with a 1024 by 768 pixels resolution but it may be powered by a dual core Snapdragon S4 processor. This phablet is expected to run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. Both the Optimus Vu and the Galaxy Note 2 will be available in South Korea in September but an international roll-out should not be too far off after.