If recent reports are to be believed, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 better be prepared for the fight of its short life.
Ever since the announcement that the HTC Butterfly was to be released in the US sporting the HTC Droid DNA handle, rumors have been flying out from all corners of various other Tabphone hybrids with their sights set on the Galaxy Note 2’s crown. Following suit, Panasonic is now apparently about to thrown the gauntlet down and make a grab for glory, with a brand new Eluga Tabphone rumored to be on the horizon.
According to the beady-bodies over at Phone Arena, a few scattered details of the new Panasonic Eluga Tabphone has been spotted swirling around cyberspace and paint a genuinely promising picture. Rumor has it that the as yet unnamed and unannounced device will come packing a 1,080 by 1,920 touchscreen, either right on par with today’s 5-inch Tabphone standard or perhaps slightly larger.
Meanwhile, Sony will be making every effort to ensure that the Panasonic Eluga and indeed all other combatants have their work cut out, having announced plans to launch no less than two brand-new 5-inch Tabphones packing both Android Jelly Bean and full 1,080p HD displays. Known as the Sony Odin and Sony Yuga in their native Japan, both have been penciled in for January 2013 release dates and come with stunning quad-core processors, 2GB of RAM and 13-mepgapixel cameras as standard.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2 may hold the crown in no uncertain terms as it stands, but it is worth remembering that the Tabphone market is not exactly the most congested at the moment and there are comparatively few big guns vying for the top spot.
And in any case, rumors have also started to circulate of a planned Samsung Galaxy Note 3 release date for the first half of 2012 which will introduce a bewildering high quality touchscreen that blast through the 6-inch mark.